POWER OF CISSUS
Cissus quadrangularis is a medicinal plant that has been traditionally used for its various therapeutic properties. Research studies have shown that this plant has numerous health benefits, making it a popular ingredient in many dietary supplements.
One of the main benefits of Cissus quadrangularis is its ability to promote bone health. Several studies have demonstrated that Cissus quadrangularis can help improve bone mineral density and reduce the risk of fractures. For example, a double-blind, placebo-controlled study found that supplementation with Cissus quadrangularis significantly increased bone mineral density in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis (1).
In addition to its effects on bone health, Cissus quadrangularis has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. Several studies have demonstrated that Cissus quadrangularis can help reduce inflammation and pain associated with various conditions, including arthritis and exercise-induced muscle damage (2, 3).
Moreover, Cissus quadrangularis has been found to have antioxidant properties. Research studies have shown that Cissus quadrangularis can help reduce oxidative stress and protect against cellular damage caused by free radicals (4).
Overall, Cissus quadrangularis is a promising medicinal plant that has a wide range of health benefits. Its ability to improve bone health, reduce inflammation, and provide antioxidant protection makes it a valuable ingredient in many dietary supplements.
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2. Oben J, et al. Phytother Res. 2008 Sep;22(9):1142-7. doi: 10.1002/ptr.2400. PMID: 18510884.
3. Kusamran WR, et al. J Med Assoc Thai. 2011 Aug;94 Suppl 7:S110-6. PMID: 22043697.
4. Suntar I, et al. Pharm Biol. 2010 Nov;48(11):1264-72. doi: 10.3109/13880200903527758. PMID: 20954862.
CALCIUM INTAKE IN INDIA
Data collected from National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau (NNMB) on nutritional status of rural, tribal and urban populations in 10 out of 32 Indian states and union territories from 1975 to 2017 showed there was a decline in dietary intake of calcium both in rural and tribal population in the past four and a half decades.
Harinarayan, C.V., Akhila, H., 2019. Modern India and the Tale of Twin Nutrient Deficiency–Calcium and Vitamin D–Nutrition Trend Data 50 Years-Retrospect, Introspect, and Prospect. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) 10. https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2019.00493
MAGNESIUM-ZINC-CALCIUM-VITAMIN D CO-SUPPLEMENTATION
A randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was performed to assess the effects of Magnesium-Zinc-Calcium-Vitamin D Co-supplementation on endocrine, inflammation, and oxidative stress biomarkers in vitamin D-deficient women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The results showed that co-supplementation for 8 weeks among vitamin D-deficient women with PCOS had beneficial effects.
Maktabi, M., Jamilian, M., Asemi, Z., 2018. Magnesium-Zinc-Calcium-Vitamin D Co-supplementation Improves Hormonal Profiles, Biomarkers of Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Biol Trace Elem Res 182, 21–28. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12011-017-1085-0