Snake Lipids

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Pubmed Data : 1: Acta Pol Pharm. 2008 Jul-Aug;65(4):477-80. PMID:19051590
Study Type : Human Study
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Pubmed Data : 1: Ann Nutr Metab. 2006;50(5):425-32. Epub 2006 Jul 17. PMID:16847395
Study Type : Animal Study
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Pubmed Data : 1: J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo). 2007 Dec;53(6):476-81. PMID:18202534
Study Type : Animal Study
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Pubmed Data : 1: Br J Plast Surg. 1990 Mar;43(2):183-6. PMID:2328380
Study Type : In Vitro Study
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For many centuries the Chinese used snake oil as a treatment for joint pain, arthritis and bursitis. They brought this folk remedy with them when they arrived in the US in the mid 1800's to build the Transcontinental Railroad. That was hard work you know. Aspirin, while having been invented, was not a readily available item at that time. When the Chinese workers offered the remedy to Westerners as a palliative it was likely perceived to be a "primitive" form of "quackery...

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