Gypenosides (2014) & Optic Neuritis
Learn more about support for the optic nerve support.
The cell death of nerve cells during an onset of optic neuritis can, untreated, lead to blindness. Inflammation and oxidative stress contribute to the damage caused by optic neuritis. Scientists have been researching the efficacy of a number of natural treatments, including gypenosides, the major component of Gynostemma pentaphylum Makino, a chinese medicinal plant.
Because inflammation and oxidative stress are important factors in the conditions, researchers investigated the qualities of this gypenosides because it also suports the immune system, reduces inflammation, and fights oxidative stress caused by free radicals.
The researchers propose that the compound has potential neuroprotective and immune system supporting effects.
Researchers: K. Li, et al
Gypenosides might have neuroprotective and immunomodulatory effects on optic neuritis, Medical Hypotheses, May, 2014