Food and Clinical Nutrition
Online ISSN : 2187-3259
ISSN-L : 2187-3259
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  • Akira Sasaki, Jun Kochi, Matahide Sasaki, Akihisa Kuwayama, Yui Umekaw ...
    2018 Volume 2018e Pages 1-8
    Published: 2018
    Released: February 12, 2019
    JOURNALS OPEN ACCESS
    We studied the effects of a single dietary supplement with ice plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum) dry powder, water shield extract and glucosylceramide from rice on health conditions of 27 healthy adults by visual analog score. The continued intakes of dietary supplement for 2 weeks markedly improved “tired eyes”, “wakeup feeling”,“foot swelling”,“defecation frequency”,“thirst”, “concentration” and those for 4 weeks improved additional seven symptoms, “dry eye”,“falling asleep”,“muscle stiffness”,“body odor”,“feeling of unsatisfied defecation”,“sensitive to cold” and “taste”. The improvements for “body odor”, “tired eyes” and “taste” were marked symptoms for males, and those for “dry eye” and “wakeup feeling”, “thirst” and “concentration” were for healthy female subjects. “Defecation frequency” of both male and female was improved by administrations of the dietary supplements. Furthermore, we revealed improvement in bowel movement and blood circulation as potentials of the dietary supplements by factor analysis.
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