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Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
News & Research:
balm extract causes potent antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic effects
in insulin-resistant obese mice - Mol Nutr Food Res. 2013 Nov 24 -
"we describe the application of ethanolic lemon balm
(Melissa officinalis) leaves extract for the treatment of insulin-resistance
and dyslipidemia in mice. We show that lemon balm extract (LBE) activates
the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs), which have key
roles in the regulation of whole body glucose and lipid metabolism.
Application of LBE (0.6 mg/mL) to human primary adipocytes resulted in
specific peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor target gene expression.
LBE treatment of insulin-resistant high-fat diet-fed C57BL/6 mice (200
mg/kg/day) for 6 weeks considerably reduced hyperglycemia and insulin
resistance, plasma triacylglycerol, nonesterified fatty acids and LDL/VLDL
cholesterol levels. Taken together, ethanolic lemon balm extract can
potentially be used to prevent or concomitantly treat type 2 diabetes and
associated disorders such as dyslipidemia and hypercholesterolemia" -
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