Biotin (Vitamin B7)

 

Biotin is a B vitamin, heavily involved in human metabolism. Deficiency negatively affects hair and skin. Supplementation may improve cardiovascular and muscle health.

Clinical Study:

Biotin supplementation reduces plasma triacylglycerol and VLDL in type 2 diabetic patients and in nondiabetic subjects with hypertriglyceridemia.

Results:

We conclude that pharmacological doses of biotin decrease hypertriglyceridemia.

Study Citation:

Revilla-Monsalve, C., Zendejas-Ruiz, I., Islas-Andrade, S., Báez-Saldaña, A., Palomino-Garibay, M. A., Hernández-Quiróz, P. M., & Fernandez-Mejia, C. (2006). Biotin supplementation reduces plasma triacylglycerol and VLDL in type 2 diabetic patients and in nondiabetic subjects with hypertriglyceridemia. Biomedicine & pharmacotherapy, 60(4), 182-185.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0753332206000539?via%3Dihub

Bee Propolis

 

Propolis is a mixture of beeswax and botanical compounds, produced by bees. It may be associated with metabolic, cognitive and immune improvement.

Clinical Study:

Propolis supplementation improves glycemic and antioxidant status in patients with type 2 diabetes: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.

Results:

Propolis treatment can be helpful as a diet supplement in patients with type 2 diabetes through improvement in glycemic status, reduction in insulin resistance and amelioration in antioxidant status.

Study Citation:

Afsharpour, F., Javadi, M., Hashemipour, S., & Koushan, Y. (2019). Propolis supplementation improves glycemic and antioxidant status in patients with type 2 diabetes: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Complementary therapies in medicine, 43, 283-288.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0965229919300330?via%3Dihub

Bacopa monnieri Extract (Waterhyssop) (Brahmi)

 

Bacopa monnieri is a well-known herb in Indian Tradional Medicine. Supplemention can improve cognitive health and memory.

Clinical Study:

An open-label study to elucidate the effects of standardized Bacopa monnieri extract in the management of symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children.

Results:

Standardized extract of B. monnieri was found to be effective in alleviating the symptoms of ADHD and was well-tolerated by the children.

Study Citation:

Dave, U. P., Dingankar, S. R., Saxena, V. S., Joseph, J. A., Bethapudi, B., Agarwal, A., & Kudiganti, V. (2014). An open-label study to elucidate the effects of standardized Bacopa monnieri extract in the management of symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children. Advances in mind-body medicine, 28(2), 10-15.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24682000

Acetyl-L-Carnitine

 

Acetyl-L-Carnitine is naturally produced by the body and is involved in fat metabolism. Supplementation may contribute to improvements in many facets of health.

Clinical Study:

The supplementation of acetyl-L-carnitine decreases fatigue and increases quality of life in patients with hepatitis C treated with pegylated interferon-α 2b plus ribavirin.

Results:

“ALC supplementation reduced both mental and physical fatigue, improved health-related quality of life… “

Study Citation:

Malaguarnera, M., Vacante, M., Bertino, G., Neri, S., Malaguarnera, M., Gargante, M. P., … & Pennisi, G. (2011). The supplementation of acetyl-L-carnitine decreases fatigue and increases quality of life in patients with hepatitis C treated with pegylated interferon-α 2b plus ribavirin. Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research, 31(9), 653-659.

 

https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/jir.2011.0010?rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed&url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&journalCode=jir