TRACE ELEMENTS IN MEDICINE (MOSCOW)
2015. 16(4): 36-40
USE OF SORBTION-HERBAL COMPLEX AS A SOURCE OF MINERAL AND ORGANIC NUTRIENTS IN TREATMENT OF OVERWEIGHT AND OBESE WOMEN
N.E. Gelfond 1, E.V. Starkova 1,2, V.V. Klimontov 1,2, L.N. Rachkovskaya 1
1 Scientific Institute of Сlinical and Experimental Lymрhology, Timakov Street, 2, 630060, Novosibirsk, Russia
2 Novosibirsk State University, Pirogov Street 2, 630090, Novosibirsk, Russia
ABSTRACT. A sorption-herbal complex based on vegetable food fibers and medicinal herbs (Salsola collina, Leguminis fructum Phaseoli vulgari, Silybum marianum Gaertn (L.), Stevia rebaudiana) has been designed. The aim of the study was to evaluate the chemical composition of the sorption-herbal complex and its effectiveness as a source of mineral and organic nutrients for postmenopausal overweight and obese women on hypocaloric diet. Mineral composition of the sorption-herbal complex was examined by atomic emission spectrometry; the content of polyunsaturated fatty acids and bioflavonoid was determined by capillary gas-liquid chromatography. It was shown that the sorption-herbal complex at the recommended dosage satisfies the daily requirement for dietary fibers by at least 50%, bioflavonoids by 70%, Fe, Cr, Mn – by 35% and Mg, P, Cu by 15%, PUFA by 13%, ω3-FA by 9% ω6-FA by 8%. In a randomized clinical trial we assessed the effectiveness of the complex as a dietary supplement for menopausal overweight and obese women. The adding of sorption-plant complex to the diet for two months resulted in a significant decrease in total cholesterol, LDL, atherogenic index and glucose in the blood serum. It has been shown, that the sorption-herbal complex can be used as a source of trace elements, polyunsaturated fatty acids and as an auxiliary lipid-lowering agent in treatment of postmenopausal overweight and obese women.
KEYWORDS: obesity, women, sorption-herbal complex, dietary fiber, trace elements, PUFA.* Corresponding author: N.E. Gelfond, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org