Title
In Vitro Inhibition of Microsomal Lipid Peroxidation by MA-631, Student Rasayana (SR), Ladies Rasayana (LR), and Maharishi Coffee Substitute (MCS)

Publication
The Pharmacologist, Vol. 34, No. 3, p. 184, 1992 (Abstract).

Authors
H.M. Sharma, A. Hanna, E.M. Kauffman, and H.A.I. Newman.

Conducted at
College of Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210

Summary

In this study, the effects of MA-631, SR, LR, and MCS on microsomal lipid peroxidation were examined in vitro. Rat liver microsomes were incubated with a sodium ascorbate and ADP-iron complex or with an NADPH-generating system to stimulate nonenzymatic or enzymatic lipid peroxidation, respectively. Aqueous or alcoholic extracts of MA-631, SR, LR, and MCS, when added to these incubation systems, inhibited hepatic microsomal lipid peroxidation in a dose-dependent manner. The alcoholic extracts were the most effective antiperoxidants in both systems. The alcoholic extract of MCS inhibited ascorbate- or NADPH-induced lipid peroxidation by 56% and 63%, with 12 micrograms and 22.5 micrograms, respectively. These findings suggest that these Maharishi Ayurvedaa food supplements may be useful in the treatment of free radical-induced injury due to their antiperoxidant properties.

Please Note

MA-631 is now called Rejuvenation for Men.
Maharishi Coffee Substitute is now called Raja's Cup.
Student Rasayana is now called Intelligence Plus.
Ladies Rasayana is now called Rejuvenation for Ladies.


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