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Pro Boswellia Max contains Boswellia serrata, an herb traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine for treating inflammatory disorders. Pro Boswellia Max may help to reduce the pain associated with inflammatory diseases such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, and inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis.
Boswellia functions similarly to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), however, the boswellic acids in Boswellia are more potent and less toxic. Boswellic acids have been shown useful for balancing inflammation, supporting joint function, reducing pain, and relieving arthritic conditions.
AOR’s Pro Boswellia Max is a wildcrafted, standardized extract of the resin of pure Boswellia serrata, and is formulated to maximize absorbability and effectiveness. It is sustainably sourced from India, with a commitment to reforestation of this beneficial tree.
This product is a standardized Boswellia Serrata extract, a botanical with a long historical usage in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for support in inflammatory conditions. Boswellia serrata helps to relieve joint pain and swelling associated with osteoarthritis of the knee.
AOR™ guarantees that all ingredients have been declared on the label. Contains no wheat, corn, gluten, nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, sulphites, mustard, dairy, soy, eggs, fish or shellfish.
Take one capsule three times a day with food, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
Consult a health care practitioner before use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Some people may experience mild gastrointestinal effects such as diarrhea, abdominal pain or cramps and nausea. Hypersensitivity (e.g., allergy) has been known to occur, in which case discontinue use.
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• Joint pain and inflammation
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
• Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s
Non-medicinal Ingredients: Medium chain triglycerides and potato starch.
Capsule: hypromellose and sodium copper chlorophyllin.
The plant Boswellia serrata, or Indian Frankincense, is prized in Ayurvedic medicine for its anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic properties. Shown to work similarly to NSAIDs, and as efficacious as ketoprofen and celecoxib, treatment with Boswellia has the advantage of avoiding the adverse effects of NSAIDs such as gastrointestinal disruption.
Mechanisms of Action and Clinical Use
Boswellic acids block the recruitment of inflammatory cells and the increased permeability of blood vessels which allow inflammatory cells to reach tissues. In particular, Boswellia has been shown to inhibit 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOx) which would ordinarily lead to leukotriene production and inflammation. As well, boswellia inhibits both classical and alternate complement pathways and prevents infiltration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes.
Boswellia is also associated with decreased prevalence of matrix metalloproteinases in the synovial fluid. These enzymes are often over-expressed in osteoarthritis patients, and have been implicated in the degradation of cartilage in the joints. Boswellic acids, the main constituents in Boswellia, have been found to inhibit antibody production as well as the infiltration of leukocytes, thereby reducing the inflammatory effect. This makes Boswellia a useful treatment in inflammatory autoimmune conditions.
Additionally, in the lungs we find they inhibit human leukocyte elastase (HLE), which stimulates mucus secretion and is involved in the development of many respiratory conditions such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and acute respiratory distress. Due to its effect on leukotriene production, the use of Boswellia extends well beyond joint inflammation, and has even been found comparable to sulfasalazine treatment in cases of ulcerative colitis.
AOR’s Commitment to being Environmentally Conscious
Boswellia is abundantly available in the dry forests of Western and Central India. Accessing these plants where they grow naturally is typically more environmentally friendly and sustainable. Growing a plant not native to the region requires added controls to mimic its natural environment. This can include chemical fertilizers and pesticides, as well as required electricity (water/heat/humidity). Wild crafting is the practice of gathering herbs, plants, and fungi from the wild. This can be a sustainable form of sourcing herbs when done with care and with plants that can sustain the harvest. It involves utilizing what nature has provided with no human input.
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