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Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans, Myristica officinalis)


Nutmeg/Nutrient Depletions:
  • Blood glucoseBlood glucose: In vitro, meso-dihydroguaiaretic acid and otobaphenol, constituents of Myristica fragrans, have been shown to inhibit protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B, a proposed drug target for treating type 2 diabetes and obesity (25). The effects on blood glucose are not well understood.
  • CholesterolCholesterol: In animal study, Myristica fragrans seed extract reduced serum cholesterol (20). Improvements in lipid parameters, including reduction in total cholesterol, have been observed in other animal models administering ethanolic extract of nutmeg (500mg/kg) (44).

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