Treat chronic fatigue syndrome with oak extract, new research shows. An extract from Quercus robur improves symptoms for chronic fatigue syndrome and the Epstein-Barr virus in three months. The extract from the wood of the oak tree contains a substance called roburins that act on the ribosomes in the body. Oak trees are the only source of roburins.
What is chronic fatigue syndrome?
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a condition that affects about four millions Americans. There is no known cause of chronic fatigue syndrome and no known treatment. The Epstein-Barr virus is carried by 90% of people, but it can be inactive. When the virus becomes activated, symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome occur, such as fever, liver dysfunction, fatigue, enlarged liver, tender lymph nodes and enlarged spleen. Other symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome include muscle pain, depression, mood swings, poor sleep, allergies, visual disturbances, sore throat, headaches, and alcohol intolerance.
Oak tree extract and roburins
The active ingredient in the oak tree is called roburin. Oak has long been used to ferment alcohol and is known for its preservative effect. Research to discover why oak has this preservative effect lead scientists to discoveries about the oak tree’s ability to resist stress. They found that roburin helped the function of the ribosomes in the cells. Ribosomes are in charge of producing proteins. Oak wood supports ribosomal biogenesis and may even help with changing gene expression.
Results of treating chronic fatigue syndrome with roburins
After six months of taking 200 mg a day of supplements containing roburins make of oak wood extract, participants in the study showed reduced symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. They experienced a 63% reduction in muscle pain, 33% reduction in headaches, 51% reduction in joint pain, and 47% reduction in tender lymph nodes. More than half also reported reduced sensitivity to food, noise, medicine and chemicals.
Treatment with roburins
Treat chronic fatigue syndrome with oak extract by taking 200 mg to 300 mg a day of oak tree extract. Research showed an increase in plasma phenols after just five days. Full effects of the treatment may take months. Blood work to show lower levels of Epstein-Barr virus should be repeated after three to six months. No side effects from taking oak extract and roburins were reported in any of the studies to date.