Fermented wheat germ extract was developed in Hungry in the 1990’s. Numerous clinical trials and studies have proven many health benefits of use including: anticancer, antimetastatic, and immunomodulatory effects. Cell metabolic regulation is supported, immune system modulation is promoted, and immune balance is maintained. The active components of wheat germ extracts are benzoquinone compounds. This product is frequently recommended as an important component of oncology nutrition and health optimization. Before starting any supplementation, check with your doctor or health care professional.
Animal studies have also suggested that wheat germ extract can reduce cardiovascular symptoms due to obesity, diabetes and hypertension and that it may also mitigate symptoms from certain auto-immune disorders. It has also been shown to enhance the effects of some chemotherapy regimens. However, patients with hormone-sensitive cancers should use wheat germ extract with caution as it can potentiate estrogen receptor activity. Adverse reactions include mild diarrhea, nausea, flatulence, constipation and dizziness. Wheat germ extract should be taken at least 2 hours before or after vitamin C consumption.
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