Oral supplements enhance Botox injection's effects

Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that consuming oral dietary supplements four days before receiving Botox injections made the toxin more effective in 93 percent of patients.

Dr. Charles Soparkar at The Methodist Hospital in Houston found that a dietary supplement of organic zinc and the enzyme phytase four days before receiving botulinum toxin injections showed improved results of the Botox treatment.

Many of the patients in the study were being treated for a rare form of eyelid spasm and had previously responded poorly to botulinum toxin injections.

"The toxins seemed to have greater effect and last longer. Potentially, this could mean using less toxin, offering patients financial savings, greater safety, and more consistent results," said Soparkar.

Soparkar's research team will present the effect of dietary zinc supplementation on botulinum toxin treatments at the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery's 41st Annual Fall Scientific Symposium on Oct. 14 in Chicago. (ANI)

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