Herbal & Dietary Supplements

Before chemical compounds began to be isolated and used as drugs, there was herbal medicine. Cultures around the world have their own native herbs and traditional use of herbal medicines. As the use of herbal medicine and supplements continues to grow, so does the importance of research on these products to ensure their safety and effectiveness. At Helfgott, traditional use of herbs as medicine meets modern science as we put these remedies to the test.


Title:  Preliminary Evidence for Potential Phytochemical Synergism in Classical Chinese Herbal Pairs
Principal Investigator:  Morgan Schafer, MA

Title: Effects of MSM on Markers of Oxidative Stress and Muscle Damage Following Exhaustive Exercise
Principal Investigator: Kim Tippens, ND MSOM, MPH
Student Investigator: Eric Withee, MS

Title: Safety Of Hydrastis Mericana, Commiphora Habessinica, Phytolacca Mericana And Echinacea Purpurea Formula And Its Effects On In Vitro Bacterial Growth And In Vivo Human Immune Cell Function
Principal Investigators: Nicole Vasilevsky, PhD

Title: Metagenics: Influence Of An Omega-3 SPM Supplement On Quality Of Life
Principal Investigator: Morgan Schafer, MS

Title: Effect of a Comprehensive Nutrition Support Product on the Nutritional Status of Adults with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Principal Investigator: Jenn Ryan, ND

Title: Nutritional Status and Quality of Life in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Principal Investigator: Corina Dunlap ND, MS

Title: Effect of the Probiotic Saccharomyces boulardii on Cholesterol and Lipoprotein Particles in Hypercholesterolemic Adults: A Single-Arm, Open-Label Pilot Study
Principal Investigator: Jenn Ryan, ND

Title: Epigenetics in Clinical Practice: Characterizing Patient and Provider Experiences with MTHFR Polymorphisms and Methylfolate
Principal Investigators: Erica Oberg, ND & Ryan Bradley ND, MPH

Title: Prospective Safety and Tolerability Assessment of a Cardiovascular Health Dietary Supplement (Carditone)
Principal Investigators: Ryan Bradley ND, MPH & Jenn Ryan ND, MS