Inhibition of Human Low-Density Lipoprotein Oxidation In Vitro by Maharishi Ayurvedaa Herbal Mixtures [MAK-4, MAK-5, MA-631, and Maharishi Coffee Substitute]
Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, Vol. 43, pp. 1175-1182, 1992.
Hari M. Sharma, Atef N. Hanna, Ellen M. Kauffman, and Howard A.I. Newman.
Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210
In this study on the in vitro inhibition of human LDL oxidation, the rasayanas (health-promoting herbal mixtures) MAK-4, MAK-5, MA-631, and Maharishi Coffee Substitute, were compared to the antioxidants vitamin C, vitamin E, and probucol (an antioxidant drug). All four rasayanas showed more than a 1000-fold greater inhibition of cupric ion-catalyzed LDL oxidation, as compared to vitamin C, vitamin E, and probucol (p<0.0001).
For more information on this study, see Antioxidant Research.
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