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Serum Platelets

Research analysis led by Kamal Patel.
All content reviewed by the Examine.com Team. Published: Jun 28, 2017
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Summary of Serum Platelets

Primary Information, Benefits, Effects, and Important Facts

Scientific Information on Serum Platelets

Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect serum platelets
Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Outcome Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
grade-c Minor - See study
12 week supplementation of dill, yet not 8 weeks for some reason, was able to reduce blood platelet concentrations in obese persons with metabolic syndrome (600mg dill)
grade-c Minor - See study
Supplementation of 60mg saffron was able to reduce platelet counts in serum following eight weeks of exposure (increasing in magnitude until study cessation at 26 weeks) thought to be related to toxicity.
grade-c - - See 2 studies
grade-c - - See study
Despite any possible interactions with the platelets (in regards to preventing their clotting), there are no alterations in the overall amount of platelets.
grade-c - - See 2 studies
grade-c - Very High See 2 studies
The overall content of platelets is not affected by supplementation of vitamin E.
grade-d - - See study
There is no significant change in total platelet count seen with 30 days supplementation of the basic root extract in otherwise healthy persons
grade-d - Very High See 2 studies
No apparent effect.