Genetics a factor when using botanical supplements

September 27, 2007

Genetic differences predict anti-inflammatory benefits from nutritional products

According to a study reported in the journal Nutrition, a botanical supplement reduced inflammation more effectively in individuals with genetic variations that are associated with overexpression of inflammation and risk for early heart attacks. The study examined healthy individuals with raised inflammation levels and their response to a 12-week course of botanical treatment. The botanical formulation included rose hips, a blueberry and blackberry mixture, and a grape vine extract. To view the published paper, visit