Uncaria tomentosa (cat’s claw) is an anti-inflammatory herb.✝
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Uncaria tomentosa (cat’s claw) is a medical plant that originates from the Amazon forest and is widely used in the treatment of arthritis because of its anti-inflammatory properties.1 In fact, Uncaria tomentosa (cat’s claw) appears to be one of the most popular herbal supplements used against inflammatory joint diseases, such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.1
Today, Uncaria tomentosa (cat’s claw) is used as a dietary supplement as it believed to have many other health properties, including antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-tumour, antiviral, and immunostimulant.2 By having such health properties, Uncaria tomentosa (cat’s claw) may be effective in the treatment of viral illnesses, bursitis, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, for stomach and intestine disorders and even cancer.1 It is the bark and root of Uncaria tomentosa (cat’s claw) that are used to make capsules, tablets, tea and liquid extracts.2
One of the proposed mechanisms through which Uncaria tomentosa (cat’s claw) works is a decreased production of tumor necrosis factor alpha TNF-alpha.
The recommended daily dosage of Uncaria tomentosa (cat’s claw) is between 500 mg.
Uncaria tomentosa (cat’s claw) is generally safe, but a few side effects, such as dizziness, mild nausea and diarrhea have been reported. Therefore, it is important not to exceed the recommended daily dosage. Women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant should avoid using Uncaria tomentosa (cat’s claw).2
Serving size: 1 capsule
Servings per bottle: 120
Amount per serving: 500 mg
Other ingredients: Magnesium Stearate; Silicon Dioxide
This product is free from: Artificial Flavours, Colours & Preservatives, Lactose, Yeast & Gluten. Natural colour variation may occur in this product.
Suitable for: Vegetarians and Vegans
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