C-Reactive Protein

C-Reactive Protein is an inflammatory biomarker for cardiovascular disease and artherosclerosis (arterial plaque). Its reduction is thought to be protective and reduces the risk of cardiovascular incidents.


Research analysis by and verified by the Examine.com Research Team. Last updated on Apr 29, 2017.

Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect c-reactive protein

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
Fish Oil
All comparative evidence is now gathered in our ​A-to-Z Supplement Reference.
The evidence for each separate supplement is still freely available ​here.
Curcumin  
Hesperidin  
Zinc  
Cocoa Extract  
Conjugated Linoleic Acid  
L-Carnitine  
Vitamin E  
Ashwagandha  
Krill Oil  
Fucoxanthin  
Ginkgo biloba  
Grape Seed Extract  
Irvingia gabonensis  
Magnesium  
Rhodiola Rosea  
Salvia hispanica  
Stinging Nettle  
Vitamin C  
Alanylglutamine  
Alpha-Lipoic Acid  
Black Cohosh  
Blueberry  
Chromium  
Citrulline  
Coenzyme Q10  
Colostrum  
Creatine  
Feverfew  
Ganoderma lucidum  
Garlic  
Glutamine  
HMB  
Lactobacillus casei  
Lactobacillus reuteri  
Melatonin  
Nigella sativa  
Panax ginseng  
Pycnogenol  
Resveratrol  
Rooibos  
Rose Hip  
S-Adenosyl Methionine  
Sea Buckthorn  
Type-II Collagen  
Vitamin B2  
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)  
Vitamin K  
Whey Protein  
Ecklonia cava  
Pyrroloquinoline quinone  
Iodine  
Safflower Oil  
Boron  
Inositol  
Perilla Oil  
Royal Jelly  
Rubus coreanus  
Tetradecyl Thioacetic Acid  
Vitamin B1  

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"C-Reactive Protein," Examine.com, published on 5 July 2013, last updated on 29 April 2017, https://examine.com/topics/c-reactive-protein/