Research & Development

GSI in partnership with AIDS Research Assistance Institute (ARAI) and International Biomedical Research In Africa (IBRIA) ( http://www.ibria.org/) as well as other  organizations in rural communities is currently conducting clinical studies in Uganda, Kenya, Sudan, South Africa, and Nigeria to prove the effect of FHL as a nutritional support for people living with HIV/AIDS in Africa

Global Support Initiative (GSI) through its research arm, Center For Flax Hull Lignans Research (CFHLR) (http://www.cfhlr.org) is involved in coordinating a multinational research with the following goals and objectives:

EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF FLAX USA (Flax Hull Lignans) AS A NATURAL SUPPLIMENT IN THE MANAGEMENT OF HIV/AIDS PATIENTS IN AFRICA.

The main Objectives of this research are:

  • To find out the effect of Flax Lignan as a nutritional support to strengthen the immune system and help battle the physical ramifications of AIDS/HIV and the associated diseases that come as a by-product of a stripped auto-immune system.
  • Test if feeding a natural food supplement - Flax Hull Lignans to People Living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) can improve their CD4 counts and reduce the HIV viral loads.
  • Test the effectiveness of feeding different types of Flax Hull Lignans (Certified Organic, Commercial, Golden Brown & Dark Brown) to People Living with HIV/AIDS on their CD4 counts HIV viral loads.
  • Develop educational materials for creating awareness of Flax Hull Lignans as a potential beneficial food supplement for People living with HIV/AIDS (PWAs).
  • Partner with local Ugandan companies to distribute, promote local production & processing of flax and Flax Hull Lignans, respectively, and to explore the possibility.

Research coordination: Following the testimonial study at each location, food and FHL will be provided as nutritional support and food security for the patients and their family members/support group. Clinical study will follow immediately. They will also be provided with anti-retroviral treatment.