Phytomedicine , vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 237-240, 1996
Reduction of serum hepatic transaminases and CPK in sport horses with poor performance treated with a standardized Schizandra chinensis fruit extract
J. Hancke, R. Burgos, D. Cáceres, F. Brunetti, A. Durigon, G. Wikman

Sport horses with long lasting high levels of gamma Glutamiltransferase (gGT) and Glutamic Oxalacetic Transaminase (GOT) and Creatinine Phosphokinase (CPK) and poor performance were administered during 14 days 3 g of Caval D'Or®, a standardized dried extract of Schizandra chinensis (fructus) orally. At day "0" the horses were divided into two groups: group 1 received a placebo and group 2 received Caval D'Or®. The results showed that Caval D'Or® is able to reduce significantly the levels of gGT and GOT in the serum at day 7 and 14 after administration. The CPK levels were also reduced by day 7 and 14 after administration of Caval D'Or®. It is concluded that Caval D'Or® facilates the recovery of sport horses in training with poor performance that show high levels of transaminases and CPK.

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