AVOCADO SOY UNSAPONIFIABLES Overview Information
Avocado soy unsaponifiables are chemicals that are found in avocado and soybean oils. These chemicals are mixed together to form avocado soy unsaponifiable products.
Avocado soy unsaponifiables are taken for osteoarthritis. They are also used for back pain, and hot flashes, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Don't confuse avocado soy unsaponifiables with compounds made only from avocado, avocado sugar, soybean, or soybean oil.
How does it work?
Avocado soy unsaponifiables include chemicals like vitamin E, plant fats, and others. The mixture of these chemicals seems to reduce swelling in the joints and other places in the body.
Possibly Effective for:
- Osteoarthritis. Clinical research shows that taking a specific type of avocado soy unsaponifiables (Piascledine 300, Laboratoires Expanscience) reduces pain and improves function by a small amount in people with osteoarthritis in the hip or knee. When used for a few years, avocado soy unsaponifiables might help to slow down how quickly the disease worsens. But not all research agrees.
- Symptoms of menopause. Early research shows that taking a specific type of avocado soy unsaponifiables is as effective as taking HRT (hormone replacement therapy) for reducing hot flashes in women going through menopause.
- Obesity. Early research shows that taking a specific type of avocado soy unsaponifiables does not improve insulin levels in the blood of people who are obese.
- A group of painful conditions that affect the jaw joint and muscle (temporomandibular disorders or TMD). Early research shows that taking avocado soy unsaponifiables might reduce mouth pain and the amount of pain medication needed in women with TMD.
- Back pain.
- Other conditions.
AVOCADO SOY UNSAPONIFIABLES Side Effects & Safety
When taken by mouth: Taking avocado soy unsaponifiables is POSSIBLY SAFE for adults when specific products (Piascledine 300 or Flexi-Smart) are taken for up to 3 years. Side effects to avocado soy unsaponifiables are rare but might include stomach problems, diarrhea, constipation, headache, rash, and liver injury.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if avocado soy unsaponifiables are safe to take when pregnant or breast feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
AVOCADO SOY UNSAPONIFIABLES Dosing
- For osteoarthritis: A specific product containing avocado soy unsaponifiables (Piascledine 300, Laboratoires Expanscience) 300 mg each day for up to 3 years.