The company said the patent-pending product is the only diabetic beverage with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, amino acids, and provides 25 percent of the RDIs for 24 key nutrients.
"We are pleased to offer a one-of-a-kind nutritional supplement with DHA that helps diabetics manage blood glucose levels and supports both eye and heart health," said Paul Manning, president and CEO of PBM Products. "This is a great drink for diabetics, but it can also benefit people who are not suffering from diabetes."
The drink was formulated to help diabetics manage their glucose levels and maintain a healthy cardiovascular system, but according to the company, it also contains lutein for eye health and L-arginine, an amino acid that has been found to help diabetics by reducing inflammation.
Indeed the company added that it could be used as a nutritional snack or be recommended by a physician or dietician for non-diabetics.
The DHA used in the drink is manufactured by Martek Biosciences Corporation, one of the companies that helped petition the FDA to issue a health claim for omega-3.
The drink is currently being sold by Meijer in its supermarkets and other retailers are set to offer it as a store brand product in the near future. Flavors, at present, include vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry, butter pecan and toffee flavors are under creation.