Monthly Archives: September 2019

Aqueous Extract of Amla Improves Endothelial Function, Oxidative Stress, Inflammation Markers, and Lipid Levels in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome

The components of metabolic syndrome (MetS) include abdominal obesity, insulin resistance with or without glucose intolerance, dyslipidemia, and hypertension. Conditions promoting thrombosis and inflammation are also associated with MetS. These metabolic abnormalities can lead to endothelial dysfunction (ED), a predictor of cardiovascular disease, by affecting nitric oxide (NO) synthesis or degradation. Amla (Indian gooseberry; Phyllanthus emblica syn. Emblica officinalis, Phyllanthaceae) fruits, which are

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Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program Publishes Saw Palmetto Berry Extract Laboratory Guidance Document

The new publication reviews 34 analytical methods to authenticate saw palmetto berries and their extracts and detect adulteration with vegetable oils and fatty acids from animals. AUSTIN, Texas (September 11, 2019) — The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) announces the publication of a new Laboratory Guidance Document (LGD) on Saw Palmetto Extract.1 Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) extracts have been shown

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