Ingredients: Each capsule contains – 300 mg of Boswellic Acids.
Boswella™ is the gum resin extracted from the Boswellia serrata plant from India. Boswellic acids are used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine in India and African countries for the treatment of a variety of conditions.
Boswella (Boswellia Serrata) has also been found to be useful in veterinary applications. Dr. M (DVM) of Louisville found that Boswellia improved the condition of horses with a variety of chronic soreness and arthritis: “I was particularly impressed by the relief we obtained in a case of chronic post-operative arthritis of the knee. That horse had significant post surgical pain following a third carpal bone procedure. After just a few days of boswellia administration he was dramatically better. Incidentally, he had been quite refractory to conventional therapy with NSAIDs” (Personal communication, July 1, 1992).
BENEFITS OF BOSWELLIA
New research into the Boswellia resin has shown that boswellic acids are powerful inhibitors of pro-inflammatory molecules. Boswellia is able to inhibit the enzyme 5-LOX, intervening at the cellular level to block its unwanted effects. Inhibiting this enzyme restricts synthesis of inflammatory signaling molecules called leukotrienes.
Most NSAIDs target inflammation by attempting to inhibit the enzyme COX-2, however they also block the enzyme COX-1, which is needed to maintain a healthy stomach lining. This is just one of the causes of NSAID toxicity, contributing to the development of ulcers and kidney problems. These side effects are considered so serious that the FDA now requires a warning to be placed on NSAIDs and COX inhibitors.
While Boswellic acids inhibit leukotriene synthesis via 5-LOX inhibition, there is no effect on COX activities. This explains why, unlike NSAIDs, Boswellia has no undesirable side effects.
Boswellia is completely non-toxic and does not require a prescription.
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