Nutritional supplements with phytohormone for the aging women (glimpses on menopause and andropause)
Hang Tuah University / Naval Teaching Hospital "Dr. Ramelan", Surabaya, Indonesia, 2003
FOCUSING ON THE USE OF PROTODIOSCIN ON OSTEOPOROSIS PREVENTION & OBESITY
Materials and methods: A double blind placebo controlled study was therefore performed on 30 pre and menopausal women (ages 45 years and over). They were divided in two groups. Group I (n = 15) were consuming TTL extract 3 x 2 tabl. (250mg/tbl)/day for six weeks. Group II ( n = 15) were only given placebo. The BTO in the study were represented by the measurement of blood serum osteoclasin (OST) and alkaline phosphatase isonenzyme (ALP) before and after the nutritive supplementation with the protodioscin.
Ten other women of reproductive age participated in the study to get their normal routine blood examination. Estrogen, OST and APL blood serum measured for the base line control date.
Conclusion and remarks: Daily nutritional supplementation with protodioscon may exert positive effect on the BTO in pre and menopausal women. Obesity or weight gain - which can also significantly affect the quality of a woman’s life - was reduced within 6 weeks of consuming the Tribulus terrestris extract (Tab. B). No other side effects or adverse reaction were resported in this preliminary study (Tab C). Regular nutrive supplementation with the extract of Tribulus terrestris is therefore recommended for the pre and menopausal women.