Alimentos Funcionales, Nutracéuticos, Nutrientes

Caracterización fisicoquímica y actividad antioxidante de extractos de jamaica (Hibiscus sabdariffa L.) nacional e importada

En el presente estudio se analizaron muestras de jamaica importada (Sudán y China) y de México (Guerrero) para determinar el color de sus cálices las bebidas preparadas con sus extractos, además del pH, acidez, perfil de antocianinas y la actividad antioxidante, a fin...
L. A. Galicia-Flores
Y. Salinas-Moreno
B. M. Espinoza-García
C. Sánchez-Feria
Revista Chapingo Serie Horticultura

Hormone-Balancing Effect of Pre-Gelatinized Organic Maca (Lepidium peruvianum Chacon): (II) Physiological and symptomatic responses of early-postmenopausal women to standardized doses of Maca in Double Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Multi-Centre C

This was a double-blind, randomized, placebo-corrected, outpatient, multi-centre (five sites) clinical study, in which a total of 168 Caucasian early-postmenopausal women volunteers (age>49 years) participated after fulfilling the criteria: follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) >30 IU/ml and...
H O Meissner
A Mscisz
H Reich-Bilinska
W Kapczynski
P Mrozikiewicz
T Bobkiewicz-Kozlowska
B Kedzia
A Lowicka
I Barchia
International Journal of Biomedical Science

Effect of three different cultivars of Lepidium meyenii (Maca) on learning and depression in ovariectomized mice

Background: Lepidium meyenii Walp. (Brassicaceae), known as Maca, is a Peruvian hypocotyl growing exclusively between 4000 and 4500 m altitude in the central Peruvian Andes, particularly in Junin plateau and is used traditionally to enhance fertility. Maca is a cultivated plant and different...
Julio Rubio
Maria Caldas
Sonia Dávila
Manuel Gasco
Gustavo F Gonzales
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Therapeutic Effects of Pre-Gelatinized Maca (Lepidium peruvianum Chacon) used as a non-hormonal alternative to HRT in perimenopausal women – Clinical Pilot Study

Background: Roots of cruciferous plant Lepidium peruvianum Chacon cultivated in high plateaus of Andes and known under its common name Maca, have been traditionally-used as an energizing vegetable with therapeutic properties for both men and women. Maca has been recognized by natives of Peru as...
H O Meissner
H Reich-Bilinska
A Mscisz
B Kedzia
International Journal of Biomedical Science

Use of Gelatinized Maca (Lepidium peruvianum) in Early Postmenopausal Women – a Pilot Study

Objective: This double-blind, placebo-corrected clinical pilot study was aimed at assessing the use of hypocotyls of cruciferous Andean plant Maca (Lepidium peruvianum Chacon), in alleviating symptoms of menopausal discomfort experienced by women in early post menopause as measured by profiles of...
H O Meissner
W Kapczynski
A Mscisz
J Lutomski
International Journal of Biomedical Science

Hormone-Balancing Effect of Pre-Gelatinized Organic Maca (Lepidium peruvianum Chacon): (III) Clinical responses of early-postmenopausal women to Maca in double blind, randomized, Placebo-controlled, crossover configuration, outpatient study

This is the second, conclusive part of the clinical study on responses of early-postmenopausal women to standardized doses of pre-Gelatinized Organic Maca (Maca-GO). Total of 34 Caucasian women volunteers participated in a double-blind, randomized, four months outpatient crossover configuration...
H O Meissner
A Mscisz
H Reich-Bilinska
P Mrozikiewicz
T Bobkiewicz-Kozlowska
B Kedzia
A Lowicka
I Barchia
International Journal of Biomedical Science

Red maca (Lepidium meyenii) reduced prostate size in rats

Background: Epidemiological studies have found that consumption of cruciferous vegetables is associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer. This effect seems to be due to aromatic glucosinolate content. Glucosinolates are known for have both antiproliferative and proapoptotic actions. Maca is...
Gustavo F Gonzales
Sara Miranda
Jessica Nieto
Gilma Fernández
Sandra Yucra
Julio Rubio
Pedro Yi
Manuel Gasco
Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology

Evaluation of Phenolic Content and Antioxidant Capacity of Blueberry Cultivars (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) Grown in the Northwest Croatia

The aim of this study is to evaluate the content of phenolics: total phenols (TPC), flavonoids (TF), anthocyanins (TA), flavan-3-ols (TF3ols), as well as total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and reducing power (RP) in four blueberry cultivars (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) introduced in the Northwest...
Verica Dragovic-Uzelac
Zvonimir Savic
Ana Brala
Branka Levaj
Danijela Bursac Kovacevic
Ante Bisko
Food Technology and Biotechnology, Croatia

Purple corn anthocyanins: chemical structure, chemoprotective activity and structure/function relationships

Interest in purple corn (Zea mays L.) as a natural colorant has increased because of their potential health benefits. This study evaluated an anthocyanin-based purple corn extract as a natural colorant and chemoprotective source as compared to other anthocyanin sources. The structure/function...
Pu Jing
Ohio State University

Recent Updates on Free Radicals Scavenging Flavonoids: An Overview

Flavonoids are low molecular weight, polyphenolic compounds present in majority of vascular plants, possessing many therapeutic activities vis a vis antioxidant activity. The present review discuss the chemical nature, mechanism of action, current status, pharmacodynamic/pharmacokinetic studies,...
Vivek Kumar Gupta
Rachna Kumria
Munish Garg
Monika Gupta
Asian Journal of Plant Sciences