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 the menstrual cycle in women somewhere between the age of 45-55. It leads to no. of vasomotor symptoms that include hot flushes, night sweats, insomnia and genitourinary changes. Permanent changes in the hormone level lead to life threatening diseases such as osteoporosis, heart disease/ cancer of the breast and endometrium etc. Hormonal replacement therapy was considered to alleviate these risk. The study shows that gamma oryzanol could be used as a based approach for the treatment, result shows that it was able to reduce climetric complaints and proved to be effective in case of hyperlipidemia , 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)