February 13, 2016


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What other names is Mesoglycan known by?

Aortic GAGs, Aortic Glycosaminoglycans, Glycosaminoglycans, Glycosaminoglycanes, Glycosaminoglycannes, Heparinoid Fraction, Heparinoids, Héparinoïdes, Mesoglicano, Mésoglycane, Mucopolysaccharide, Sulfomucopolysaccharide.

What is Mesoglycan?

Mesoglycan is a substance obtained from cow lung or blood vessels (aorta), or pig intestine.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Treating poor circulation that can lead to varicose veins and other conditions.
  • Treating leg ulcers.
  • Reducing blood levels of certain fats called triglycerides.
  • Reducing pain when walking in people with a disease called peripheral arterial disease.
  • Improving thinking and quality of life in people with limited blood flow to the brain (cerebrovascular disease).

Possibly Ineffective for...

  • Preventing blood clots in the legs and lungs (deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism).
  • Treating stroke.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Hemorrhoids, atherosclerosis (a type of heart disease), inflammation of blood vessels (vasculitis), and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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