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Gastrin

Gastrin in a peptide hormone that stimulates the production of stomach acid, and is required for proper digestion of protein containing foods. Its overproduction is thought to contribute to heartburn at times.

Research analysis led by Kamal Patel.
All content reviewed by the Examine.com Team. Published: Jul 8, 2013
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Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect gastrin
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-b Notable High See all 4 studies
There appears to be an increase in serum gastrin levels following ingestion of melatonin in persons with stomach ulceration, this increase is thought to be related to the ulcer healing effects of melatonin