Other Clinical Implications:
Studies of BPF supplementation have shown results that demonstrate many possible health benefits. The clinical implications of BPF supplementation are significant, suggesting its potential in alternative methods of therapy targeting specific metabolic processes that, if dysfunctional, can be leading causes of many disease states—some of which include, diabetes, obesity, atherosclerosis, and even cardiac infarction.
BPF’s ability to cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB) makes it a likely candidate for pharmaceutical development as a nutrient-based neuro-protective agent. New opportunities for the advancement in care and treatment of Metabolic Syndrome X and Non-Alcohol Induced Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) to reduce cardiovascular risk factors.
Exogenous supply of BPF helps modulate various cellular biomarkers indicatory of cardiometabolic dysfunction while also showing effects such as, decreased fasting glucose levels and increased vasodilation which decreases arterial inflammation.
Studies have shown that the addition of BPF to traditional statin treatment methods for modulating healthy cholesterol levels significantly improved overall results. When BPF was used in conjunction with statin drugs, a lower daily statin dosage was shown to still maintain goal cholesterol levels.
Statin drugs continue to be the standard approach to maintaining healthy blood levels of cholesterol, however they pose a threat to healthy metabolic function. Statin use decreases the amounts of available metabolic nutrients in the body, which are essential for many biomechanisms to take place in the body.