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Untersuchung von Qualität und Preis von pflanzlichen Nahrungs- und Futterergänzungsmitteln im Vergleich zu Arzneimitteln im Human- und Veterinärbereich mit den Inhaltsstoffen Artischocke, Mariendistel und Weißdorn.
Analysis of quality and price of herbal food and feed supplements compared to human and veterinary drugs with the ingredients of artichoke, milk thistle and hawthorn
Diplomarbeit, Vet. Med. Univ. Wien, pp. 73.
Herbal drugs are marketed as drugs for humans and animals as well as food and
feed supplements. The major barrier in obtaining the approvals and registrations of
herbal medicines cause more and more pharmaceuticals companies to manufacture
dietary supplements and feed additives, which are becoming increasingly important.
Because dietary supplements are food, an approval is not required and the
production is associated with enormous cost and time savings compared to herbal
drugs. However for consumers the market of supplements is unclear and often
confusing. After compiling a market overview off all products with the ingredients
artichoke, milk thistle and hawthorn, some were selected and purchased. These
products were checked for adequate identification, and compared with respect to
price, daily dose, drug quantity and drug price. All veterinary remedies and feed
supplements are complete labeled. In both products of Apomedica Braille is missing.
The complete labeled medicinal products are Biogelat Leberschutzkapseln from
Kwizda Pharma, Weissdorn-ratiopharm 450 mg Filmtabletten from Merckle, the
products from Doppelherz aktiv (Artischocke-Mariendistel-Kombi-Kapseln, Weißdorn-
Dragees and Energie-Tonikum Herz-Kreislauf) from Queisser Pharma and tetesept
Mariendistel Kapseln from Merz Pharma. If you compare the prices Crataegutt drops
are with 28,60 euro per gram drug by far the most expensive. In the practical part all
bought artichoke products were examined for the presence of the typical plant
ingredients caffeic and chlorogenic acid with the preparation of extracts and thin layer
chromatography (TLC). At Apozema Mariendistel forte Dragees (Apomedica), Bio
Drain (New Nordic) und Aurita Artischocke Plus (Richard Bittner) neither of the two
ingredients are proven. At the other products was either caffeic or chlorogenic acid
proven. At Biogelat Artischocken 3000 Dragees (Kwizda Pharma), Dr. Böhm
Artischocke 450 mg Dragees (Apomedica), Heparal Dog (Navalis) and Hepar Cheval
(Planta Vet) both reference substances were clearly visible in UV light.