Rice bran arabinoxylan compound is most commonly used for boosting the immune system. It is also used for cancer, reducing side effects of cancer treatment, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), hepatitis C, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Early research suggested that rice bran arabinoxylan compound might improve symptoms and immune function in people with CFS. But more recent evidence shows that rice bran arabinoxylan compound does not improve symptoms of CFS including fatigue. All of the studies to date have been small and/or low quality, so more high quality research is needed.
- Swelling (inflammation) of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus (hepatitis C). Early research suggests that taking rice bran arabinoxylan compound helps to clear hepatitis C virus from the bloodstream in people with a certain type of hepatitis C. It seems to work as well as pegylated interferon plus ribavirin.
- HIV/AIDS. Early research shows that taking rice bran arabinoxylan does not improve most blood markers of HIV/AIDS.
- Liver cancer. Early research shows that taking rice bran arabinoxylan compound in combination with standard therapy might help people with liver cancer live longer compared to standard therapy alone. It might also help prevent liver cancer from returning after treatment.
- Quality of life. Early research shows that taking rice bran arabinoxylan 250 mg daily for 3 months may improve self-reported quality of life in older adults.
- Boosting immune function.
- Preventing and treating cancer.
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
"Auto-immune diseases" such as multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or other conditions: Rice bran arabinoxylan compound might cause the immune system to become more active. This might increase the symptoms of auto-immune diseases. If you have one of these conditions, it's best to avoid using rice bran arabinoxylan compound.
Medications that decrease the immune system (Immunosuppressants) interacts with RICE BRAN ARABINOXYLAN COMPOUND
Rice bran arabinoxylan compound might increase the immune system. By increasing the immune system, rice bran arabinoxylan compound might decrease the effectiveness of medications that decrease the immune system.
Some medications that decrease the immune system include azathioprine (Imuran), basiliximab (Simulect), cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune), daclizumab (Zenapax), muromonab-CD3 (OKT3, Orthoclone OKT3), mycophenolate (CellCept), tacrolimus (FK506, Prograf), sirolimus (Rapamune), prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone), corticosteroids (glucocorticoids), and others.
Be cautious with this combination
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