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Wilson D.,University of Western Ontario | Evans M.,KGK Synergize Inc. | Weaver E.,EnteraHealth Inc. | Shaw A.L.,EnteraHealth Inc. | Klein G.L.,EnteraHealth Inc.
Clinical Medicine Insights: Gastroenterology | Year: 2013

BACKGROUND: There is increased interest in combining nutritional modalities with pharmacological therapies for managing patients with diarrhea-predominant IBS (IBS-D). AIM: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the impact of oral serum-derived bovine immunoglobulin/protein isolate (SBI) on gastrointestinal symptom scores and quality of life (QoL) in subjects with IBS-D. METHODS: Study subjects previously diagnosed with IBS-D according to ROME II criteria were recruited from London, Ontario, Canada and assigned to receive 5 g/day SBI, 10 g/day SBI, or placebo for 6 weeks. Daily symptom frequency and severity scores and a modified IBS-36 questionnaire assessed the impact of nutritional intervention. Laboratory assessments were performed at screening and end of treatment (EOT) to evaluate safety. Within-group comparisons of changes in number of days per week with symptoms and symptom severity were conducted on the per-protocol population of subjects using a t-test. RESULTS: Subjects who received SBI at 10 g/day (N = 15) had statistically significant within-group reductions in abdominal pain (p < 0.01), loose stools (p < 0.01), bloating (p < 0.05), flatulence (p < 0.01), urgency (p < 0.05) and any symptom (p < 0.01) at EOT vs. baseline. Subjects receiving 5 g/day of SBI (N = 15) realized statistically significant within-group reductions in days with flatulence (p < 0.035), incomplete evacuation (p < 0.05), and any symptom (p < 0.01). There were no significant changes in QoL scores or in hematology or clinical chemistry among treatment groups. CONCLUSIONS: This pilot study showed that nutritional therapy with either 10 g/day or 5 g/day of SBI in 30 patients was well tolerated and resulted in statistically significant within group improvements in both symptom days and in daily symptom scores in subjects with IBS-D. Additional studies are underway with larger numbers of subjects to validate these findings. © The authors, publisher and licensee Libertas Academica Limited.

Compositions and methods for providing anti-diabetic and anti-hyperlipidemia benefits to diabetic subjects currently on medication but not meeting recommended targets for blood glucose, HbA1c, blood pressure and total cholesterol.

KGK Synergize Inc. | Date: 2013-01-31

Compositions and methods for lightening skin are provided. A method for lightening skin may include the step of identifying skin where lightening or whitening is desired and topically applying to the skin a composition including (a) a skin lightening agent comprising a canola extract and (b) a cosmetically acceptable carrier. A method for treating hyperpigmentation may include the step of identifying skin containing areas of hyperpigmentation and topically applying to the skin a composition including (a) a canola extract and (b) a cosmetically acceptable carrier.

KGK Synergize Inc. | Date: 2015-07-29

Disclosed in certain embodiments is a canola extract comprising greater than 30% sinapic acid, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods thereof.

Evans M.,KGK Synergize Inc. | Reeves S.,Embria Health science | Robinson L.E.,Embria Health science
Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine | Year: 2012

Diverse and significant benefits against cold/flu symptoms and seasonal allergies have been observed with a dried fermentate (DF) derived from Saccharomyces cerevisiae (EpiCor) in multiple published randomized trials. To determine if DF may influence other immune conditions, two separate animal studies were conducted. Study 1 examined the ability of DF to prevent or reduce inflammation when given orally for 14 days to rats prior to receiving 1 carrageenan (localized inflammation model). DF significantly (P<0.05) reduced swelling at all time points (1, 2, 3, 6, 12, and 24 hours) versus the control. Edema severity and PGE2 levels were reduced by approximately 50 and 25 (P<0.05), respectively. Study 2 examined the ability of DF to treat established inflammation induced by type-2 collagen in mice over 4 weeks (autoimmune arthritis model). Significantly reduced arthritis scores, antibody response to type-2 collagen, and interferon-gamma levels were observed compared to controls (all parameters P<0.05). DF favorably impacts multiple acute and potentially chronic immunologic inflammatory control mechanisms and should be further tested in clinical trials. Copyright © 2012 Malkanthi Evans et al.

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