The algae supplement was linked to significant increases in HDL cholesterol.
Researchers from Wayne State University observed cholesterol improvements in hamsters fed samples of ProAlgaZyme, a finished dietary supplement from Health Enhancement Products Inc. Results of the animal study are now published in the Journal of Nutrition & Dietary Supplements.
Sixty hamsters consumed daily doses of ProAlgaZyme, its subfractions, or control via drinking water. After four weeks of supplementation, hamsters consuming the algae supplement experienced significantly increases in HDL cholesterol and significant decreases in non-HDL cholesterol compared to control. Increased expression of ApoA1 and ABCA1 confirm that the algae supplement was acting on cholesterol transport mechanisms.
The researchers concluded that more research is warranted on ProAlgaZyme and an ability to raise “good” cholesterol.