Inhibition of Human Low-Density Lipoprotein Oxidation In Vitro by Maharishi Ayurvedaa Herbal Mixtures [MAK-4, MAK-5, MA-631, and Maharishi Coffee Substitute]

Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, Vol. 43, pp. 1175-1182, 1992.

Hari M. Sharma, Atef N. Hanna, Ellen M. Kauffman, and Howard A.I. Newman.

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


In this study on the in vitro inhibition of human LDL oxidation, the rasayanas (health-promoting herbal mixtures) MAK-4, MAK-5, MA-631, and Maharishi Coffee Substitute, were compared to the antioxidants vitamin C, vitamin E, and probucol (an antioxidant drug). All four rasayanas showed more than a 1000-fold greater inhibition of cupric ion-catalyzed LDL oxidation, as compared to vitamin C, vitamin E, and probucol (p<0.0001).

For more information on this study, see Antioxidant Research.

Please Note

MAK-4 is now called Amrit Kalash Nectar.
MAK-5 is now called Amrit Kalash Ambrosia.
MA-631 is now called Rejuvenation for Men.
Maharishi Coffee Substitute is now called Raja's Cup.

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