How Cat's Claw is Used in Mountain Ice Joint & Bone Health Complex
Cat's claw (Uncaria tomentosa), a tropical vine found mainly in the Amazon rainforest, is a traditional medicine in South America long renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties. It's also a key ingredient in new Mountain Ice Joint & Bone Health Complex. Read on to learn how its active ingredient curcumin promotes better joint and bone health!
Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Cat's Claw
Cat's claw has shown evidence that it inhibits the expression of Nuclear Factor Kappa Beta (NF-kB), a protein complex important in regulating immune response. Inflammation occurs when the body produces an excess of proteins like NF-kB, causing painful swelling, tissue damage, and other potentially harmful symptoms. It also has shown a similar effect on the pro-inflammatory cytokine Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha (TNF-alpha). By stopping the excess production of these proteins, cat's claw relieves swelling and helps to heal tissue damage. This has an impact on both osteoarthritis as well as autoimmune forms like rheumatoid arthritis.
Reduced Oxidative Stress
Oxidative stress, the imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants, can cause cellular damage resulting in inflammation, sometimes even as a chronic condition. As an antioxidant, cat's claw can balance out free radicals and reduce this damage. Studies suggest that this may be the underlying principle behind its anti-inflammatory effects.
Cat's Claw and Osteoarthritis
Multiple studies have found that daily supplementation with cat's claw reduces pain and stiffness in people who have osteoarthritis. Joint pain and motion were improved, and in some cases patients reported needing their usual pain medication less frequently.
Cat's Claw and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Similarly, cat's claw has shown potential in relieving rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. One particular study showed a 29% reduction in joint pain in RA patients with daily supplementation of cat's claw. Its potential in preventing the activation of inflammatory proteins potentially holds great significance for RA treatment.
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