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Expert Pearls
Letter "G"
Categories beginning with "G"

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Gestational Diabetes

Gingivitis (see also periodontal disease)



Grave’s Disease

Grave’s Ophthalmopathy

Growth and Development


Entries beginning with "G"

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - Melatonin, L-tryptophan, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, folic acid, methionine, betaine

Melatonin, L-tryptophan, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, folic acid, methionine and betaine in a single dose after dinner. [J Pineal Res, 2006 Oct;41(3):195-200. 44812/45346 (11/2006)] Summary Interview

Genital (warts) - vitamin c, pidotimod - 48287

Vitamin C (1000 mg/per day) plus Pidotimod at 800 mg (2 sachets/day) was given for 15 days by mouth after laser vaporization surgery for genital warts, then for two months post-surgery vitamin C at 500 mg per day and Pidotimod 1 sachet per day (400 mg) was taken. [J Med Life, 2010 July-Sept;3(3):286-8. 48287 (12/2010)] Summary Interview PubMed

Gestational Diabetes - probiotic - lactobacillus rhamnosus gg - bifidobacterium lactis bb12 - 47769

Probiotics Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and Bifidobacterium lactis Bb12 at 1010 CFU per day of each strain in capsules given once daily in healthy pregnant females from the first trimester through the end of exclusive breast feeding was safe and reduced the incidence of gestational diabetes. [ Br J Nutr., 2010 Feb 4:1-8. [Epub ahead of print]. 47769 (4/2010)] Summary Interview PubMed

Gingivitis (see also periodontal disease) - LycoRed™

LycoRed™ (100% natural lycopene with added phytoene, phytofluene, carotene, phytosterols, vitamin E) 8 mg/d in four divided doses of 2 mg in soft gels before meals. [Oral Health Prev Dent, 2007; 5(4): 327-36. 46229 (6/2008)] Summary Interview

Gingivitis - coenzyme q10 - 49570

CoQ10 topical solution (20% Co-Q10 in a cyclodextrin complex as Hydro – Q – Sorb) applied nightly with a cotton roll stick with restriction of eating, spitting, and drinking 45 minutes after its application in a single dose (delivering approximately 1 mg of CoQ10 to gum tissue) with or without scaling had positive results. No side effects were noted. [J Indian Soc Periodontol, 2012 Oct;16(4): [Epub ahead of print]. 49570 (4/2013)] Summary Interview PubMed

Glaucoma - fruit, vegetables - 49315

Diet - 3 or more servings per week of fruit/fruit juices; collard greens/kale more than once per week; eating more oranges and peaches; and higher intakes of vitamins A, C and alpha-carotene reduce glaucoma risk. [Am J Ophthalmol, 2012 Jul 19; [Epub ahead of print]. 49315 (10/2012)] Summary Interview PubMed

Glaucoma - melatonin - 50244

Melatonin in animal and in vitro(not humans) models exhibits both antioxidant and anti-nitridergic properties which have shown benefit in treating both glaucoma and uveitis. Recent research supports that melatonin alone, or combined with an ocular hypotensive therapy, should be considered as a new therapeutic option, particularly for the treatment of glaucoma.

[ J Pineal Res, 2010 Aug;49(1):1-13. 50244 (9/2013)] Interview PubMed

Gout - Vitamin C

Vitamin C intake was inversely associated in a dose-response fashion with serum uric acid concentrations and a lower likelihood of having hyperuricemia up to levels of 400-500 mg/day of vitamin C. [J Rheumatol, 2008 May 1; [Epub ahead of print]. 46286 (7/2008)] Summary Interview

Grave’s Disease - Antioxidant mixture

Grave’s Disease Antioxidant mixture - vitamin C 250 mg, vitamin E 200 mg, β-carotene 3 mg, Cu 1 mg, Zn 7.5 mg, Mn 1.5 mg and Se 15 μg/d. [Clin Chim Acta,. 2005 Feb;352(1-2):115-20/ IUBMB Life, 2001;51:105-109. 38568 (2002)] Summary Interview

Grave’s Ophthalmopathy - Antioxidant therapy

Antioxidant therapy - allopurinol 300 mg/d and nicotinamide 300 mg/d orally. [Am J Ophthalmol, 2000;129:618 -622. 35396 (2001)] Summary

Growth and Development - Juice

Juice (fruit) was inversely relate to stature. [J Am Coll Nutr 1999;18(4):346-352. 32670 (1999)] Summary Interview
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