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Table 5 Blood lipid data of men (A) and women (B) before and following three weeks of supplementation with Ambrotose AO® at a dosage of 4 capsules per day and placebo (cross-over design with a three week washout between conditions).

From: Effect of Ambrotose AO® on resting and exercise-induced antioxidant capacity and oxidative stress in healthy adults

A         
Variable Trained Men Ambrotose AO® Pre Trained Men Ambrotose AO® Post Trained Men Placebo Pre Trained Men Placebo Post Untrained Men Ambrotose AO® Pre Untrained Men Ambrotose AO® Post Untrained Men Placebo Pre Untrained Men Placebo Post
Cholesterol (mg·dL-1)† 155.7 ± 9.7 149.0 ± 5.4 160.7 ± 12.1 159.9 ± 9.6 173.0 ± 13.6 169.8 ± 16.4 171.2 ± 13.6 173.6 ± 16.1
Triglycerides (mg·dL-1)* 82.3 ± 11.6 93.6 ± 16.4 98.7 ± 17.7 95.3 ± 14.5 103.6 ± 31.6 80.2 ± 16.8 69.2 ± 10.6 94.0 ± 32.3
HDL-C (mg·dL-1)* 44.7 ± 2.9 45.1 ± 3.5 45.2 ± 3.0 47.0 ± 3.6 51.2 ± 6.1 53.0 ± 3.8 51.8 ± 4.0 46.2 ± 5.7
VLDL-C (mg·dL-1)* 16.6 ± 2.3 18.6 ± 3.2 19.7 ± 3.5 19.1 ± 2.8 20.8 ± 6.4 16.0 ± 3.4 14.0 ± 2.0 18.8 ± 6.5
LDL-C (mg·dL-1)†* 94.4 ± 8.5 85.3 ± 3.9 95.6 ± 9.8 93.7 ± 8.0 101.0 ± 13.2 100.8 ± 15.4 105.4 ± 13.7 108.6 ± 16.2
LDL/HDL* 2.2 ± 0.3 2.0 ± 0.2 2.2 ± 0.3 2.1 ± 0.3 2.2 ± 0.6 2.0 ± 0.4 2.1 ± 0.5 2.7 ± 0.7
B         
Variable Trained Women Ambrotose AO ® Pre Trained Women Ambrotose AO ® Post Trained Women Placebo Pre Trained Women Placebo Post Untrained Women Ambrotose AO ® Pre Untrained Women Ambrotose AO ® Post Untrained Women Placebo Pre Untrained Women Placebo Post
Cholesterol (mg·dL-1)† 153.0 ± 5.8 146.7 ± 12.6 160.0 ± 14.2 154.7 ± 11.4 169.7 ± 9.4 167.7 ± 10.1 174.0 ± 6.4 175.3 ± 7.3
Triglycerides (mg·dL-1)* 56.0 ± 6.9 52.1 ± 6.1 69.1 ± 11.2 66.3 ± 10.5 66.0 ± 8.6 70.3 ± 20.6 63.0 ± 11.4 71.5 ± 20.8
HDL-C (mg·dL-1)* 65.1 ± 4.3 63.1 ± 6.7 65.1 ± 7.6 61.7 ± 6.7 60.9 ± 3.5 62.8 ± 5.6 64.3 ± 6.1 69.2 ± 6.3
VLDL-C (mg·dL-1)* 11.3 ± 1.4 10.4 ± 1.2 14.0 ± 2.3 13.3 ± 2.2 13.1 ± 1.8 14.0 ± 4.1 12.8 ± 2.3 14.2 ± 4.1
LDL-C (mg·dL-1)†* 76.6 ± 5.5 73.1 ± 6.1 80.9 ± 6.9 79.7 ± 6.4 95.7 ± 9.0 90.8 ± 9.3 96.8 ± 7.9 92.0 ± 8.7
LDL/HDL* 1.2 ± 0.1 1.2 ± 0.1 1.3 ± 0.1 1.3 ± 0.1 1.6 ± 0.1 1.5 ± 0.2 1.6 ± 0.2 1.4 ± 0.2
  1. Values are mean ± SEM.
  2. † Training status effect: Cholesterol (p = 0.009); LDL-C (p = 0.009)
  3. * Sex effect: Triglycerides (p = 0.0005); HDL-C (p < 0.0001); VLDL-C (p = 0.0006); LDL-C (p = 0.002); LDL/HDL (p < 0.001)
  4. No other statistically significant differences were noted (p > 0.05).