Thursday, October 02, 2008

Honey-Pollen Mixture Reduces Cholesterol Levels

Obtaining of a Symbiotic Product Based on Lactic Bacteria, Pollen and Honey
Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 11 (4): 613-617, 2008

This study presents the evolution of a Lactobacillus plantarum 2s strain and of a Lactobacillus acidophilus 1a strain on media containing pollen and honey…

The testing of the nutritive value of the symbiotic product was made on wistar rats, males and females, divided into lots of 10 animals each. The animals were administered symbiotic product every day, in their food, in intakes of 2 mg kg-1 (lot I), 20 mg kg-1 (lot II) and 200 mg kg-1 (lot III), compared to a control.

During the 4 weeks of the experiment, no lethality cases were recorded in any of lots, or in control. The animals involved in the experiment were examined daily and did not present changes of appetite, of behavior or clinical signs of disease…


the cholesterol level generally decreases in the treated lots, compared to the control

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