Pregnenolone safe and effective in big human trial for back pain

About 2 years ago I posted about a study that suggested pregnenolone may relieve low-back pain in humans. At the time, a bigger human clinical trial was planned and the results of that trial were just released. Pregnenolone, slowly titrated to reach doses of 500mg/day, was found to be safe and effective for low-back pain … Read more Pregnenolone safe and effective in big human trial for back pain

Aspirin safe and effective for prevention AND treatment of migraine

A human study, which dispels the myths that migraine is yet another “mysterious” disease with an unknown cause and no effective treatment. Considering the role of serotonin in migraines, it  adds to the evidence that aspirin is a potent anti-serotonin agent in higher doses. The good news is that even lower doses in the 81mg … Read more Aspirin safe and effective for prevention AND treatment of migraine

Aspirin as effective as Viagra for ED, but with much fewer side effects

Yet another blockbuster drug may turn out to be nothing more than a well-marketed gimmick, which while not entirely a scam can be replaced with cheaper, safer alternatives that also have much lower potential for side effects. The drug in question is Viagra, and the humble, just-as-effective substitute is aspirin. A group of doctors out … Read more Aspirin as effective as Viagra for ED, but with much fewer side effects

Vitamin D may be a safe, seizure-minimizing epilepsy treatment

Note that the title is the actual opinion of the study authors, and not my interpretation. The study lasted 12 weeks and used 5,000 IU vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) daily. Beneficial effects on seizures were visible after 6 weeks and were correlated with normalizing vitamin D levels in the seizure patients, all of whom had various … Read more Vitamin D may be a safe, seizure-minimizing epilepsy treatment

Pregnenolone safe and effective for low-back pain

After failing to find any effective treatments for the many ills that plague veterans, doctors are finally turning to older remedies successfully used back in the first half of the 20th century. Pregnenolone is one such remedy and I have been seeing more and more studies and ongoing trials with it for variety of conditions … Read more Pregnenolone safe and effective for low-back pain