Searching The Tradition, Discovering The New
Obesity is not a simple matter of fashion. It is serious health problem. When excessive body fat is accumulated, inflammatory cytokine secretion, insulin resistance, and lipid storage in blood are caused, leading to various complications such as high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, cardiac disorder, diabetes, and arteriosclerosis. Especially in the case of abdominal obesity, the prevalence rate of high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, cardiac disorders, and diabetes increases up to 2.7 times.
Obesity medicine cannot be purchased without prescription and it is not possible to use the medicine for a long time for multiple side effects including feeling of abdominal distention, liver injury, and cardiovascular disorders are reported. When it comes to existing health functional food, not enough scientific evidence, reports on side effects, scant effects of body fat reduction are possible problems.
NEUMED is developing materials whose safety has been guaranteed from being used traditionally, which are able to take for a long time, and which can prevent fat accumulation in body by suppressing fat absorption. NEUMED selects materials and sets standards based on iMED platform which considers more than a hundred thousand of Korean Medicine prescriptions and ten thousand oriental materials and develops medicine based on that. Then, selects materials with least side effects and most effective in suppressing body fat accumulation by inhibiting fat and carbohydrate absorption from animal obesity model that are most similar to obese human beings.
By comparing the effectiveness of body fat reduction of candidate materials to that of existing medicine or health functional food materials, we prove the excellence of the materials, and get into human study of health functional food, so that we can develop individually acknowledged ingredients of health functional food which can help body fat reduction.