gamma-oryzanol (generic name)
treats Bodybuilding, Hyperlipidemia, Menopausal symptoms, Hypothyroidism, Gastritis, and Skin conditions and prevents Prevention of restenosis ...
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TraditionWARNING: DISCLAIMER: The below uses are based on tradition, scientific theories, or limited research. They often have not been thoroughly tested in humans, and safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider. There may be other proposed uses that are not listed below.
Anemia, anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anxiety, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), atopic dermatitis, body fat reducer, cancer, central nervous system disorders (autonomic imbalance), cosmetics, diabetes, digestive complaints, fatty liver, food uses, gynecologic disorders (hypoovarianism), heartburn, heart disease, hypercalciuria (excessive amounts of calcium in the urine), immunostimulant, kidney stones, muscle soreness, nausea, nervous system function (suppressant), pain, sports or other physical injuries, exercise recovery, ulcers, vomiting, whiplash.
Adults (over 18 years old)
There is no proven effective dose for gamma oryzanol. A common dose of gamma oryzanol is 300 milligrams, which has been taken up to six months for hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol). This dose has also been used for hypothyroidism as a single dose. Another common dose is 100 milligrams of Hi-Z® (Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co, Tokyo, Japan), which has been has been taken for skin conditions (up to four weeks) or hyperlipidemia (up to sixteen weeks). For bodybuilding, 500 milligrams daily has been used according to manufacturer's instructions for up to nine weeks. For menopausal symptoms or hyperlipidemia, 1.5 grams of gamma oryzanol Fine Particle (300 milligrams gamma oryzanol included) for up to eight weeks has been used.
Children (under 18 years old)
There is no proven effective dose for gamma oryzanol in children. However, 20 milliliters of 0.5% gamma oryzanol solution has been dissolved in the bathtub to form a medicinal bath for up to six months in children.
SafetyDISCLAIMER: Many complementary techniques are practiced by healthcare professionals with formal training, in accordance with the standards of national organizations. However, this is not universally the case, and adverse effects are possible. Due to limited research, in some cases only limited safety information is available.
Avoid in individuals with a known allergy or hypersensitivity to gamma oryzanol, its components, or rice bran oil.
Side Effects and Warnings
Many clinical trials have been conducted and reported no adverse effects with gamma oryzanol. It is likely safe when taken at normal doses, and it is not considered toxic or carcinogenic (cancer causing).
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
Gamma oryzanol is not recommended in pregnant or breastfeeding women due to a lack of available scientific evidence. Although not well studied in humans, gamma oryzanol may alter hormone production.