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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 14, No. 1, 2017, pp. 52-61
Bioline Code: tc17007
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2017, pp. 52-61

Wu, Su-xi; Jiang, Xuewei; Liu, Yu-ying; Chen, Lin-feng & Tao, Jun


Background: Increased occurrence of chronic syndromes has prompted researchers to investigate and develop drugs and methods for controlling chronic syndromes with a view to improve human health and reduce early aging.
Material and methods: Human trials: After the allotted multivitamin pills or placebo pills had been taken for a stipulated period of about 2 months, the volunteers filled out feedback forms on curative effects of the pills in line with the health examination reports. The effects of the multivitamin on various symptoms or diseases and dysfunctions of the chronic metabolic syndromes were noted and evaluated based on the information provided in forms.
Animal experiments: Mouse aging model induced by D-galactose were administered the multivitamin by oral gavage every morning. At the end of the sixth week, activity or content of the components associated with the ageing and anti-aging in the brain and liver of the aging mice were determined to investigate the mechanisms of the multivitamin on chronic metabolic syndromes and aging.
Results: We found that multivitamin can eliminate or attenuate 38 types of symptoms or dysfunctions of the investigated metabolic syndromes; and that it has both preventive and curative/adjunctive therapeutic effects on the metabolic syndromes. The effects of this multivitamin on components associated with aging and anti-aging were significantly decreased - malondialdehyde content and monoamine oxidase activity but significantly increased activiity ofr sxuperoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase. this multivitamin has significant anti-aging effects.
Conclusion: Supplementing with this multivitamin can prevent and provide treatment/ adjunctive therapy for these chronic metabolic syndromes and delay the aging process.

Aging; Anti-aging; Metabolic syndrome; Mechanism; Multivitamin

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