Ipomoea batatas or Caiapo is an extract that comes from white sweet potatoes, cultivated in the mountainous region of Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. The extract has health benefits in metabolic control seen in that of insulin and cholesterol. Patients given Caiapo seen lowered baseline blood glucose levels, an increase in the ability to clear glucose following a meal, as well as lowered cholesterol levels including LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol). This suggests that Caiapo extract plays a role in increasing insulin sensitivity. The supplement benefits individuals with Type 2 Diabetes, the pathophysiology of which causes a lack of response to insulin in the body.