- Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
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- For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.
Our proprietary “Star-Rating” system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.
For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.
|1,600 IU daily||[3 stars] Vitamin E has been shown to reduce the severity of tardive dyskinesia.|
|240 mg per day||[2 stars] In a double-blind trial, Ginkgo biloba extract EGb 761 improved symptoms of tardive dyskinesia by about 30% in schizophrenic patients.|
Lecithin (Phosphatidyl Choline)
|25 grams lecithin twice a day, providing 35 grams of phosphatidyl choline per day||[2 stars] Lecithin and phosphatidyl choline may help improve symptoms.|
|For prevention: 15 mg daily while taking anti-psychotic medication; treat under a doctor's supervision: 60 mg daily||[2 stars] Supplementing with manganese may prevent onset or help reverse the condition.|
|Take under medical supervision: 10 mg daily at bedtime||[2 stars] Taking melatonin may help reduce abnormal movements.|
Branched-Chain Amino Acids
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] Supplementing with branched-chain amino acids may reduce excess phenylalanine in people with tardive dyskinesia.|
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] Taking dimethylaminoethanol may help reduce symptoms.|
Evening Primrose Oil
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] Several people have experienced improvement while taking evening primrose oil.|
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] Animal research and preliminary human reports suggest that L-tryptophan may help reduce the severity of symptoms.|
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] In some studies, taking vitamin B3 as niacin or niacinamide, along with other nutrients, appeared to prevent the development of tardive dyskinesia.|
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] In some studies, taking vitamin B6 along with other nutrients appeared to prevent the development of tardive dyskinesia.|
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] In some studies, taking vitamin B-complex along with other nutrients appeared to prevent the development of tardive dyskinesia.|
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] In some studies, taking vitamin C along with other nutrients appeared to prevent the development of tardive dyskinesia|
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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2014.