Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) April 27, 2012
The double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial examined how the combination of nutritional ingredients in Breast Health might enable women to favorably influence whether the estrogens in their bodies take a “beneficial path” or a “disease-potential” path. The findings of the clinical trial, led by Maggie Laidlaw, Ph.D. at Nutrsasource Diagnostics, were published in Breast Cancer: Basic and Clinical Research.
?While additional studies are necessary, the results of this clinical trial in a relevant population of women show promise that there may be a proactive way to support healthy metabolism of estrogens through nutritional supplementation and, by extension, support breast health,? said Dr. Laidlaw.
The researchers tested a nutritional combination of indole-3 carbinol, milk thistle extract, calcium-D- glucarate, schizandra chinensis fruit extract, stinging nettle, lignans extracted from the Norway spruce, and vitamin D (available as femMED Breast Health, http://www.trybreasthealth.com) on 47 pre-menopausal women and 49 post-menopausal women for 28 days. On day one and 28, researchers analyzed blood and urine samples, and consumption of the femMED supplement significantly increased the mean urinary concentration of 2- OHE in pre- and post-menopausal women (by 110% and 88%, respectively), suggesting a risk-reducing effect. The Breast Health supplement was well-tolerated, and displayed no adverse side effects.
The study followed the strict protocols established by Health Canada and it was registered at ClinicalTrials.gov. femMED supplied financial support for the study, sample products and placebo pills. It had no control over the research, its results, or the final manuscript.
Dr. Cathleen London, MD said, “Although the trial was small it was well designed and well conducted. Importantly, we know that cruciferous vegetables, fish oil, and lignans from flax and nuts are all thought to support healthy metabolism of estrogens, but people do not eat enough fresh cruciferous vegetables in their diet, making nutritional supplementation a viable option. Although this is a preliminary study, it adds to our scientific knowledge about the role of estrogens and their metabolism in the breast health of pre-menopausal and post-menopausal women.”
Founded in 2007, FemMED is the first user-friendly, mass channel retail brand of comprehensive supplements designed specifically for women, providing simple solutions for their most common health concerns. femMED?s line of 13 doctor-formulated remedies are designed specifically for women, providing natural solutions to their most common health concerns, at every age and stage of life. Each product contains only the highest quality vitamins, minerals and herbs. All femMED products are free of dairy, egg, artificial colors or flavors, and almost all are gluten free, yeast free, suitable for vegetarians and delivered in a vegetable capsule. femMED formulas are designed to work on their own, or in combination with other femMED formulas to achieve multiple health goals.
1 Dr. London, a board certified family medicine physician and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Department of Medicine of Weill Cornell Medical College, as well as an Assistant attending Physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, was not involved with this project.