Fenugreek Seed

Fenugreek: Scientific Evidence

Randomized Clinical Trials (RCTs) are considered the highest form of scientific evidence.  A group of people with the same condition are divided into two groups, and randomly assigned to receive the medicine, ie Fenugreek, or a placebo.  Neither the patient nor the doctors know which group they are in until the results are assessed.

The following are RCTs in the National Library of Medicine listed when you search “Fenugreek Randomized Clinical Trial.”

Cochrane Database Syst Rev May 2020Conclusion:  The trials performed on humans are not of sufficient quality to say with scientific certainty, but Fenugreek has been used for 3000 years to increase a mothers milk supply. (1). And it’s 100% safe to try! (1.1)

Phytother Res Sep 2020Conclusion: Pooled data of clinical trials indicated a significant impact of fenugreek supplementation on lowering Total Cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and Triglycerides and increasing the high-density lipoprotein (HDL) level compared with the control group. (2) (2.1). It also increases insulin in Diabetics so you need less medication.  (2.2)

Fenugreek also lowered HgbA1c, the current measure of diabetes (>6.5) and metabolic syndrome (5.7-6.4) somewhat better than a prescription pharmaceutical.  Fenugreek lowered this number .5, and the prescription medicine lowered it .35.  Another study found it also increases insulin sensitivity which is the core problem in diabetes! (2.3)

Fenugreek works with Type 1 Diabetes too! (2.4)

Complement Ther Med Mar 2020.  Results: Compared to the control group, Fenugreek Seed consumption resulted in a significant decrease in fasting plasma glucose, as well as a significant change in serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) (Liver Enzymes), systolic blood pressure (SBP) (p = 0.001), and a significant increase in creatinine (Cr) (p = 0.001) and decrease in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) (Kidney Function) in the control group.  (3). The doctors in Iran already knew that in 2014. (3.1)

Fenugreek lowered blood sugar and improved Liver and Kidney function.

Phytotherapy Res Mar 2020Results:  Fenugreek effectively reduced appetite in patients with obesity and/or metabolic syndrome. (4)

J Complement Integr Med Feb 2019:  It can be used topically, on surgical wounds…Results: The pain score was significantly reduced in Fenugreek group in comparison with the placebo group.  Morphine consumption and diclofenc (pain med) suppository demand were significantly decreased in Fenugreek group.  (5)

Climacteric Sep 2018Results: Fenugreek significantly improved sexual function in menopausal women.  (6). And significantly reduced hot flashes. (6.1). It increases estrogen levels 120% on average. (6.2)

Fenugreek Plant

Mol Food Nutr Res Jun 2017.  Fenugreek is considered as one of the oldest medicinal plants and its health-promoting effects have been cited in Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine.  Extensive preclinical and clinical research have outlined the pharmaceutical uses of fenugreek as antidiabetic, antihyperlipidemic, antiobesity, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, galactogogue (milk production) and for miscellaneous pharmacological effects, including improving women’s health. (7)

Aging Male Jun 2016Results:  There was a significant decrease in Aging Male Symptoms score over time and between the Fenugreek and placebo groups. Sexual function improved, including number of morning erections and frequency of sexual activity. Both total serum testosterone and free testosterone increased compared to placebo after 12 weeks of active treatment. Fenugreek seed extract is a safe and effective treatment for reducing symptoms of possible androgen deficiency, improves sexual function and increases serum testosterone in healthy middle-aged and older men.  (8). Fenugreek also increased quality of life and sexual health measures in healthy males. (8.1)

Int J Med Sci Oct 2015Results: Fenugreek caused significant decrease in both ovarian volume and the number of ovarian cysts in women with poly-cystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).  (9)

Euro J Nutr Oct 2016Conclusions: These results suggest that replacing 10 % of refined wheat flour with fenugreek seed powder significantly reduces the glycemic response and the GI of buns and flatbreads. Thus, fenugreek powder may be a useful functional ingredient to reduce postprandial glycemia. (10)

You can also take True Blood Sugar Control, which contains Fenugreek, when you are about to “carb-out!”

Phytotherapy Res Aug 2015.  The results indicate that this extract of Fenugreek is a useful treatment for increasing sexual arousal and desire in women. (11)

Phytother Res Feb 2014Results: Fenugreek and L-Dopa significantly decreased symptom progression in Parkinson’s disease vs L-Dopa and a placebo.  The fenugreek group had almost zero symptom progression while the L-Dopa alone increased symptoms by 13.36% over 6 months.  (12)

It should be criminal for a doctor to neglect published research and not use this with their Parkinson’s patients.  Or at least advise it’s use from a trusted source.  Like a Functional Medicine doctor!

Fenugreek is a featured ingredient in True Blood Sugar Control, Calm Masculine Strength, and True Menopause Ease.  You can purchase them in our Online Farmacy!

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