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Scientific Studies

Biohealth Products are formulated to provide essential herbal / functional food ingredients in safe and therapeutically active dosages. Safety and quality control are our highest priority. Optimal dosage for medicinal plants is only ascertained through rigorous scientific evaluation and understanding of a plants unique phytochemistry. The misconception that "more is better" is incorrect and potentially harmful. Alternately, adding an inadequate amount of a herbal ingredient confers no benefit. The following studies support the core health functions of Biohealth herbal products:

  1. Virgin Coconut Oil & Resveratrol in Alzheimer's Disease
  2. Virgin Coconut Oil & Obesity
  3. Pueraria mirifica & Menopause
  4. Andrographis paniculata & Liver Health
  5. Resveratrol & Weight Loss
  6. Kacip Fatima (Labisia pumila) - Menopause & Anti-Ageing
  7. Misai Kucing Research: Diabetes, Cancer, Hypertension etc.

For instant access to published scientific studies on these and other medicinal herbs please visit the PubMed website of the US National Library of Medicine

Virgin Coconut Oil & Grape Antioxidants in Alzheimer's Disease

Virgin Coconut Oil is comprised of more than 65% medium chain fatty acids that are broken down in the body into ketones that serve as an alternative source of energy for brain tissue. Virgin Coconut Oil is currently being used worldwide as a completely safe and natural alternative Alzheimer's treatment. See: Virgin Coconut Oil and Alzheimer's Disease Interview with Dr. Newport and her Report. For more info please see the article "Conquering Alzheimer's with Coconut Ketones" by Bruce Fife, N.D. of the Coconut Research Centre 

Scientific evidence is increasingly revealing that free radicals and oxidative stress are associated in Alzheimer's Disease. Free radical attack affects lipid peroxidation, protein peroxidation, DNA peroxidation, and other forms of oxidative stress associated with various age-related diseases. Recent studies have shown that Grape Antioxidants, such as polyphenols and resveratrol provide potent antioxidant protection from neurotoxicity for animals.

1. Full Paper: Resveratrol Protects Rats from Ab-induced Neurotoxicity by the Reduction of iNOS Expression and Lipid Peroxidation

2. Full Paper: Resveratrol Acts Not through Anti-Aggregative Pathways but Mainly via Its Scavenging Properties against Aβ and Aβ-Metal Complexes Toxicity

Additional Scientific Studies:

  1. Neuroprotective properties of resveratrol and derivatives.

  2. Neuroprotective properties of resveratrol in different neurodegenerative disorders.

  3. AMP-activated protein kinase signaling activation by resveratrol modulates amyloid-beta peptide metabolism.

  4. Naturally occurring phytochemicals for the prevention of Alzheimer's disease.

  5. Therapeutic potential of resveratrol in Alzheimer's disease.

  6. Dietary supplementation with resveratrol reduces plaque pathology in a transgenic model of Alzheimer's disease.

Virgin Coconut Oil & Obesity

Scientific References

The use of Virgin Coconut Oil for weight loss has now gained serious attention from nutritionists and scientists worldwide. It is only within the last few years however that the exact mechanisms behind Medium Chain Fatty Acids in VCO has begun to be understood and years of negative bias and propaganda have been put to rest. To obtain the full benefit from VCO in achieving weight loss then one should also reduce the consumption of regular cheap vegetable oils and refined carbohydrates. This allows for the metabolic / thermogenesis effects of VCO to take full effect.

  1. Physiological Effects of Medium Chain Triglycerides: Potential Agents in the Prevention of Obesity

  2. Malaysian Coconut Oil Weight Loss Study

  3. Effects of dietary coconut oil on the biochemical and anthropometric profiles of women presenting abdominal obesity

  4. Medium-chain fatty acid nanoliposomes suppress body fat accumulation in mice.

Notes: What is interesting in Study 3 on women above was the following:

The coconut oil group experienced:

  • Increased levels of HDL (good cholesterol)

  • Decreased LDL/HDL ratio

  • Reduced waist circumference/abdominal obesity

The soybean oil group experienced:

  • Increased total cholesterol

  • Increased LDL (bad cholesterol)

  • Increased LDL/HDL ratio

  • Decreased HDL (good cholesterol)

  • No reduction in waist circumference/abdominal obesity

Andrographis paniculata & Liver Health

  1. Liver Health and Hempedu Bumi Blend Formulation

  2. Andrographis & Liver Health studies on PubMed

  3. Phyllanthus niruri & Liver Health studies on PubMed

  4. Curcuma longa / Curcumin studies & Liver Health

  Resveratrol & Weight Loss

The scientific research on the effects of resveratrol on weight loss has focused on its effects on improving metabolism, enhancing the insulin response, protective effects from high fat and high sugar diets and its similar effects to calorie restriction in enhancing cellular anti-aging mechanisms.

  1. Differential effects of low-dose resveratrol on adiposity and hepatic steatosis in diet-induced obese mice.

  2. Effects of Chronic Calorie Restriction or Dietary Resveratrol Supplementation on Insulin Sensitivity Markers in a Primate, Microcebus murinus.

  3. Synergism between resveratrol and other phytochemicals: implications for obesity and osteoporosis.

  4. Effect of resveratrol on fat mobilization.

  5. AMP-activated protein kinase-deficient mice are resistant to the metabolic effects of resveratrol.

  6. High-fructose corn syrup causes vascular dysfunction associated with metabolic disturbance in rats: Protective effect of resveratrol.

  7. Calorie restriction-like effects of 30 days of resveratrol supplementation on energy metabolism and metabolic profile in obese humans.

  8. Resveratrol exerts anti-obesity effects via mechanisms involving down-regulation of adipogenic and inflammatory processes in mice.

Kacip Fatimah (Labisia pumila) - Menopause & Anti-Ageing

  1. Labisia pumila has similar effects to estrogen on the reproductive hormones of ovariectomised rats.
  2. Labisia pumila protects the bone of estrogen-deficient rat model: A histomorphometric study.

  3. Review on Labisia pumila (Kacip Fatimah): Bioactive phytochemicals and skin collagen synthesis promoting herb. 

  4. The effects of Labisia pumila var. alata on bone markers and bone calcium in a rat model of post-menopausal osteoporosis. 

  5. Labisia pumila extract protects skin cells from photoaging caused by UVB irradiation.

Misai Kucing (Orthosiphon) Research

Please visit our Misai Kucing Plus capsules page for scientific paper links.