diabete nutritional supplement reserach

diabete nutritional supplement reserach

Select one botanical compound or other CAM dietary supplement used as complementary therapy in HIV Disease or in Diabetes. (see list below for DM suggestions or Table 24.7 for HIV suggestions; you may also choose others listed on the NCCAM website)

2.  Research information about the selected supplement. You may use websites and reference books. Prepare a 1-page write-up about the compound, including the following information:

a.  Common name & botanical name of supplement b.  Active compound, if known
c.  Potential or suggested uses for the supplement in general, and specifically for
DM or HIV. What is the supplement purported to do?

d.  Side effects or toxicity of the supplement

e.  Scientific evidence for efficacy of the supplement

f.    Potential interactions with prescription or over the counter drugs

*Use credible sources. Be sure to reference the source of information for each of these items. List the website or other reference so that someone else will be able to check your information.*

* Summarize the information in your own words*Do NOT simply copy what you read €“ that is plagiarism!*

3.        Find at least one peer-reviewed scientific research publication (from Pubmed or other library source) that relates to your supplement. Summarize the findings in 1-2 paragraphs. ** Attach a copy of the Journal Abstract, including citation.**

4.  Based on your research, would you recommend this supplement to a client? €“ why/why not

Suggested supplements for Diabetes:

Garlic                            Cinnamon                                  Tumeric                        Fenugreek Berberine                    Ginko Biloba                              Bitter melon                Chromium Asian Ginseng              Prickly Pear Cactus
Pterocarpus marsupium (Indian kinko, Malbar kinko, Pistasara, Venga)

Gymnema Sylvestre (Gurmar, Meshasringi, Cherukurinja)                Others possible€¦

Suggested sites:

Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS): http://ods.od.nih.gov/

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM): http://nccam.nih.gov/

Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Information Center:


Vitamin Herb University: www.vitaminherbuniversity.com

Integrative Therapeutics Drug Nutrient Interactions Checker:

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