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Evaluation of effects (symptoms and palatability) after ingestion of "Gran Soleil" in healthy volunteers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18842174     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A good digestion is essential to maintain a healthy status. It is known that physiological digestive processes could be improved by the ingestion of some medicinal plants, while specific foods can facilitate the occurrence of gastrointestinal symptoms. Moreover, sensory properties of food seem to also influence digestion. We assessed the influence on physiological digestive processes of two Gran Soleil (GS) products containing a mixture of digestive plant extracts, citrus juices and liquors. We evaluated, in 10 healthy volunteers, the eventual occurrence of gastrointestinal symptoms after their ingestion and measured their palatability. Ingestion of GS did not cause significant gastrointestinal symptoms. Moreover, the palatability median score shows a good appreciation of the products. In conclusion, it is possible to suppose that a product with a good palatability, able to support and maintain a good digestive condition, derives from the mixture of digestive herbs, citrus juices, liquor and other ingredients.
Authors:
G Gasbarrini; A Gallo; M Nicoletti; M Montalto; G Addolorato
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of biological regulators and homeostatic agents     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0393-974X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Biol. Regul. Homeost. Agents     Publication Date:    2008 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-09     Completed Date:  2009-01-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809253     Medline TA:  J Biol Regul Homeost Agents     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  201-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy. g.gasbarrini@rm.unicatt.it
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Beverages*
Digestion / drug effects*,  physiology
Female
Food Preferences*
Health*
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Plant Extracts / administration & dosage*,  pharmacology*
Questionnaires
Taste*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Plant Extracts

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