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The Max Biocare Institute, or MBCI, facilitates the research, training and practice of evidence-based approaches in integrative health and nutrition, aimed at improving wellbeing


Clinical trial

  • Metabolic health
  • Hormonal health
  • Skin & Healthy Ageing
  • Skin health
  • Joint health
  • Iron formula
  • Nutraceutical Improves Glycemic Control, Insulin Sensitivity, and Oxidative Stress in Hyperglycemic Subjects: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial

    A clinical trial describes how supplementation with a herbal and vitamin formulation for 12 weeks may improve the symptoms of hyperglycemia. The nutraceutical, in the form used in the study, contained a combination of three medicinal herb extracts – including bitter melon, fenugreek, cinnamon, along with the micronutrients zinc, biotin, chromium, cholecalciferol and alpha-lipoic acid....
  • Efficacy and Safety of Nutraceutical on Menopausal Symptoms in Post-Menopausal Women: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial

    A clinical trial, published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements in 2020, describes how supplementation with a multi-herbal formula for 12 weeks may improve the symptoms of menopause. The nutraceutical is a botanical product comprising of four medicinal herb extracts – soy isoflavones, black cohosh, chaste-berry and evening primrose oil. In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled...
  • Effects of a combination of botanical actives on skin health and antioxidant status in post-menopausal women: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial

    The present study looked at one of our botanical products comprising four medicinal herb extracts – soy isoflavones, black cohosh, chasteberry and evening primrose oil. In this second part of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology in 2021, researchers in Dhurakij Pundit University evaluated the effects of the...
  • Anti-aging and brightening effects of a topical treatment containing vitamin C, vitamin E, and raspberry leaf cell culture extract: A split-face, randomized controlled trial

    This clinical trial was aimed at evaluating the efficacy of Belmarama™ Rejuvenating Capsules, a unique encapsulated cosmetic serum, on facial skin characteristics. The capsule design was chosen because it represents a unique, highly stable form of application that is resistant to degradation of ingredients with antioxidant properties, particularly in countries with hotter climates. The trial...
  • Safety, efficacy and tolerability of a combination micronutrient and polyherbal preparation for gout: a single-arm open-label pilot study

    A clinical pilot study describes how supplementation with a naturally derived formula may improve the symptoms of gout. The nutraceutical, in the form used in the study, contained a combination of medicinal herb extracts – including Tart cherry (Prunus cerasus), Devil’s Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens), Celery seed (Apium graveolens), along with the micronutrients, potassium citrate, vitamin...
  • Efficacy and Safety of Ferrous Bisglycinate and Folinic Acid in the Control of Iron Deficiency in Pregnant Women: A Randomized, Controlled Trial

    A clinical trial published in the journal, Nutrients, in 2022, describes how supplementation with an Iron bisglycinate multi performed comparably to standard management for women with iron deficiency. The iron supplement is a multi-nutrient soft-gel formula comprising of iron in the form of iron bisglycinate (equivalent to 24mg of elemental iron), folinic acid, and vitamins...

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How are bees and mushrooms connected?
How are bees and mushrooms connected?
Bees are masters of turning natural resources from plants and trees into food. They have an amazing ability to transform nectar and pollen from flowers, and saps and resins from stems and bark, into materials that feed their larvae, build the hive and protect the colony. 
Bees practice social distancing
Bees practice social distancing
According to new research from the University of Sassari, in the island of Sardinia, Italy, European honeybees have been observed to use social distancing when infected by certain parasites. This previously unknown bee behavior was recently published by Pusceddu et al. (2021) in the journal Science Advances [1], as part of a collaboration between the Italian researchers and two others in the UK and Germany. The varroa mite (Varroa destructor) has been plaguing bee colonies around the world for the last century, since its first detection in Japan in the early 1900’s [2]. It lives on the outside of the bee’s body and attacks young larva after being carried into the broad by worker bees, laying eggs just below the skin, and multiply over a ten day cycle. The new study by Pusceddu et al. aimed to understand whether the presence of Varroa mites within honeybee colonies caused changes in their social organization. Bees have a complex communication system that involves special body movements (“dances”), preening and chemical signals. These inform each other about how to find resources, and about threats to the colony. Using these signals, bees maintain a special micro-environment where the queen and larvae are protected, as they grow and reproduce.