Gamma Oryzanol

Studies Conducted On

Effects of Gamma-Oryzanol in relieving menopausal symptoms

Year of Study: 2001

Title of the Study: Article : MENOPAUSE - A Natural Transition

Menopause is defined as the time that marks the end of menstrual cycle in women somewhere between the age of 45-55. It leads to no. of vasomoter symptoms that include hot flushes, night sweats, insomnia and genitourinary changes . Permanent changes in the hormone level leads to life threatning diseases such as osteoprosis, heart disease/ cance of breast and endometrium etc. Hormonal replacement therapy was considered to alleviate these risk . The study shows that gamma oryzanol could be used a based approach for the treatment , result shows that it was able to reduce climetric complaints and prooved to be effective in case of hyerlipidemia , in treating osteoporosis and other diseases due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties


Title of the Study: Ishihara M, et al. Clinical effect of gamma-oryzanol on climacteric disturbance -on serum lipid peroxides (author's transl).

The first studies to assess this claim noted that 1,500mg of gamma-oryzanol particulate (300mg total gamma-oryzanol) over 8 weeks was associated with improvements in menopausal symptoms in 90% of the study population (40% reporting the improvements as excellent)