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Metavive Salacia extract has been clinically shown to help support healthy glucose and insulin levels.

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Why Metavive?

Metavive—an extract of the Ayurvedic herb Salacia chinensis—can help you differentiate your products:


  • The most clinically studied Salacia chinensis ingredient on the market
  • Clinically shown to support healthy carbohydrate metabolism
  • Undergoes rigorous testing—including DNA fingerprinting—for authenticity and characterization of both actives AND bioactivity
  • Low-dose efficacy
  • Superior organoleptic characteristics for greater formula flexibility beyond capsules and tablets

The OmniActive difference means product excellence

We deliver premium Specialty & Botanical Actives.

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Science overview

Clinically proven blood sugar management benefits

Metavive offers an alternative to conventional starch blockers because it supports healthy glucose and insulin levels by targeting a final stage of carbohydrate digestion. How? It inhibits alpha-glucosidase, an enzyme that plays a key role at the final stages of digestion of carbohydrate and simple sugars:

  • Decreasing glucose absorption
    A dose-response clinical study showed that Metavive blunted glucose and insulin responses with significant differences observed for insulin vs. the placebo.
  • Reduction in blood sugar spikes and satiety support
    A follow-up randomized, placebo-controlled, three-way crossover study showed that Metavive significantly reduced glucose and insulin levels after a meal. Appetite was also significantly reduced in females.


Sugar consumption may lead to a vicious cycle of overeating and snacking, causing spikes in insulin which is linked to suppressing satiety. Our clinical studies show that just 300 mg per day of Metavive supports satiety and metabolic health.

The OmniActive difference means clinical expertise

We are an innovation partner not just any ingredient supplier, continuously bringing novel solutions to meet consumers’ needs. Our strong science, technical, and marketing teams are extensions of your business to help build differentiated and effective formulas.

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Market insights

Don’t think added and hidden sugars affect consumers? Think again.

The recommended daily intake of sugar is only 24-40 grams, yet the average person consumes on average a whopping 82 grams of sugar daily. That’s 27 cubes of sugar per day, and almost 10,000 cubes per year! Sugar consumption may lead to a vicious cycle of overeating and snacking, causing spikes in insulin, which is linked to suppressing satiety. Did you know:

Metavive Market Insights
  • As much as 74% of packaged food contains “hidden” sugar. A serving of yogurt with fruit can contain as much sugar as the daily recommended amount
  • 84% of consumers reported they would purchase products that support healthy blood sugar/insulin levels and help manage the urge to snack


Help consumers break the vicious cycle of overeating and snacking as well as support health blood glucose management with Metavive.

The OmniActive difference means marketing support

We are conducting our own proprietary consumer research to help you build a better brand.


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OmniActive’s verification process ensures authenticity and consistent performance of Metavive. Moreover, our use of proprietary markers ensure that the proper parts of the plant (roots and stems) are used. Metavive is a free-flowing powder for a variety of applications with little to no impact on taste, making it suitable for use in:

  • Tablets and capsules
  • Stick packs and powders
  • Bars

The OmniActive difference means innovation and solutions

We have team members standing by to help you address your most complex formulation challenges.

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Scientific references upon requests. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.