Lyprinol : is it a useful anti-inflammatory agent?
Doggrell, Sheila (2009) Lyprinol : is it a useful anti-inflammatory agent? Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
The New Zealand green lipped mussel preparation Lyprinol is available without a prescription from a supermarket, pharmacy or Web. The Food and Drug Administration have recently warned Lyprinol USA about their extravagant anti-inflammatory claims for Lyprinol appearing on the web. These claims are put to thorough review. Lyprinol does have anti-inflammatory mechanisms, and has anti-inflammatory effects in some animal models of inflammation. Lyprinol may have benefits in dogs with arthritis. There are design problems with the clinical trials of Lyprinol in humans as an anti-inflammatory agent in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, making it difficult to give a definite answer to how effective Lyprinol is in these conditions, but any benefit is small. Lyprinol also has a small benefit in atopic allergy. As anti-inflammatory agents, there is little to choose between Lyprinol and fish oil. No adverse effects have been reported with Lyprinol. Thus, although it is difficult to conclude whether Lyprinol does much good, it can be concluded that Lyprinol probably does no major harm.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||lyprinol, anti-inflammatory, animal models of inflammation, clinical trials, arthritis in dogs|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (110400) > Complementary and Alternative Medicine not elsewhere classified (110499)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > School of Life Sciences
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 Oxford University Press and Sheila Doggrell|
|Deposited On:||14 Jan 2010 00:02|
|Last Modified:||21 Jun 2011 14:58|
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