Schisandra (Schisandra chinensis, Schisandra spenanthera)
- GeneralGeneral: Based on secondary sources, schisandra may assist in the absorption of nutrients.
- AntioxidantsAntioxidants: In animal study, Schisandra chinensis inhibited formation of thiobarbituric acid reactive substance (TBARS), a measurement of oxidative activity (23). Antioxidant effects of schisandra have also been demonstrated in vitro (8; 2). In animal study, schisandrin B protected against hepatic oxidative damage (120; 121; 122; 123; 27; 40; 124; 125; 126; 9).
- GlucoseGlucose: In animal partial hepatectomy study, a constituent of schisandra decreased plasma insulin (42).
- TriglyceridesTriglycerides: In animal study, wuweizisu C and gomisin A, constituents of schisandra, decreased serum triglyceride levels (53; 94).
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