Boswellia Extract 250 mg 120 vcaps by NOW Foods

Growing evidence suggests that boswellia has anti-inflammatory effects.** On this basis, boswellia has been tried for a number of conditions in which inflammation is involved, including glaucoma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease.**

  • Healthy Inflammatory Response
  • Standardized Boswellia Extract
  • Plus Turmeric Root Extract
  • GMP Quality Assured
  • A Dietary Supplement
  • Vegetarian/Vegan

NOW® Boswellia Extract is standardized to contain min. 65% Boswellic Acids, the active constituents of the herb Boswellia serrata. Boswellia Extract is naturally produced from the gum resins of the Boswellia serrata tree. Turmeric Root has also been added for its synergistic and complementary effects.

The gummy resin of the boswellia tree has a long history of use in Indian herbal medicine as a treatment for arthritis, bursitis, respiratory diseases, and diarrhea.

Boswellia Extract 250 mg 120 vcaps

Boswellia Extract 250 mg - 120 Vcaps®

Item catalog number: 4614

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 Veg Capsules
Servings Per Container: 60
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Boswellia Extract (Boswellia serrata) (Gum Resin) (min. 65% Organic Acids including Boswellic Acids) 500 mg *
Turmeric Root Extract (Curcuma longa) (min. 95% Curcuminoids) 200 mg *
Turmeric Root Powder (Curcuma longa) 200 mg *
* Daily Value not established.

Contains no: sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives. Vegetarian/Vegan Product.Vcaps® is a registered trademark of Capsugel.Store in a cool, dry place. Please Recycle. 

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A typical dose of boswellia is 300 to 400 mg 3 times a day of an extract standardized to contain 37.5% boswellic acids. Some studies have used dosages as high as 1,200 mg 3 times daily.

Growing evidence suggests that boswellia has anti-inflammatory effects. 5-8 On this basis, the herb has been tried for a number of conditions in which inflammation is involved, including painful conditions such as bursitis , osteoarthritis , rheumatoid arthritis , and tendonitis . For the same reason, it has also been tried for asthma and inflammatory bowel disease ( ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s Disease ). In addition, boswellia has shown promise for the relatively rare disease of the colon in which inflammation plays a role: collagenous colitis. 14

Furthermore, extracts of boswellia have been studied as an aid to standard care for malignant glioma (a type of incurable brain tumor). 9-11 Use of boswellia appears to decrease symptoms, probably by decreasing inflammation in the brain (as well as through other mechanisms). However, this has not been proven, and individuals with cancer should not use boswellia (or any other herb or supplement) except on physician’s advice.

References

1.   Gupta I, Parihar A, Malhotra P, et al. Effects of Boswellia serrata gum resin in patients with ulcerative colitis. Eur J Med Res. 1997;2:37-43.

2.   Etzel R. Special extract of Boswellia serrata (H 15) in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Phytomedicine. 1996;3:91-94.

3.   Sander O, Herborn G, Rau R. Is H15 (resin extract of Boswellia serrata, "incense") a useful supplement to established drug therapy of chronic polyarthritis? Results of a double-blind pilot study [in German, English abstract]. Z Rheumatol. 1998;57:11-16.

4.   Gupta I, Gupta V, Parihar A, et al. Effects of Boswellia serrata gum resin in patients with bronchial asthma: results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled, 6-week clinical study. Eur J Med Res. 1998;3:511-514.

5.   Safayhi H, Sailer ER, Ammon HPT. 5-lipoxygenase inhibition by acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid (AKBA) by a novel mechanism. Phytomedicine. 1996;3:71-72.

6.   Singh GB, Atal CK. Pharmacology of an extract of salai guggal ex-Boswellia serrata, a new non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent. Agents Actions. 1986;18:407-412.

7.   Wildfeuer A, Neu IS, Safayhi H, et al. Effects of boswellic acids extracted from a herbal medicine on the biosynthesis of leukotrienes and the course of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. Arzneimittelforschung. 1998;48:668-674.

8.   Safayhi H, Boden SE, Schweizer S, et al. Concentration-dependent potentiating and inhibitory effects of Boswellia extracts on 5-lipoxygenase product formation in stimulated PMNL. Planta Med. 2000;66:110-113.

9.   Janssen G, Bode U, Breu H, et al. Boswellic acids in the palliative therapy of children with progressive or relapsed brain tumors. Klin Padiatr. 2000;212:189-195.

10.   Winking M, Sarikaya S, Rahmanian A, et al. Boswellic acids inhibit glioma growth: a new treatment option? J Neurooncol. 2000;46:97-103.

11.   Glaser T, Winter S, Groscurth P, et al. Boswellic acids and malignant glioma: induction of apoptosis but no modulation of drug sensitivity. Br J Cancer. 1999;80:756-765.

12.   Gerhardt H, Seifert F, Buvari P, Vogelsang H, et al. Therapy of active Crohn disease with Boswellia serrata extract H 15. Z Gastroenterol. 2001;39:11-17.

13.   Kimmatkar N, Thawani V, Hingorani L, et al. Efficacy and tolerability of Boswellia serrata extract in treatment of osteoarthritis of knee—a randomized double blind, placebo controlled trial. Phytomedicine. 2003;10:3-7.

14.   Madisch A, Miehlke S, Eichele O, et al. Boswellia serrata extract for the treatment of collagenous colitis. A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, multicenter trial. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2007 Sep 2. [Epub ahead of print]

Source: http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/osteoarthritis/alternative_treatments/boswellia.aspx

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