Boswellia extract comes from the gum of the boswellia tree, also known as frankinsence.
It contains a mixture of boswellic acids that grows in the dry hills of India.
The effectiveness of Boswellia in treating osteoarthritis was demonstrated in clinical study in the year 2008.
The 90-day, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of 5-Loxin, an anti-arthritis drug based on the plant’s essential extract.
In a study of 175 patients with rheumatic disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, 122 participants experienced reduced stiffness and inflammation two to four weeks after starting a boswellia regimen.
It supports healthy levels of the 5-LOX enzyme responsible for inflammation that causes breakdown of joint cartilage and other structural protein, and also inhibits ICAM and VCAM, adhesion molecules directly involved in inflammation.
These are targeted inhibitions, therefore not causing side effects.
Boswellia 90% Boswellic Acids extract is a standardized extract of boswellia providing 50% AKBA, the most potent of boswellic acids, 20 times more concentrated compared to 2-3% in other extracts.
Usual dose of Boswellia 90% is 50-100mg per day, taken in the morning.
Tip: Avoid pork and products this is the best recommendation, because Pork meat contains a high concentration of a fatty acid, called arachidonic acid, that causes general inflammations. Autoimmune diseases and autoimmune reactions could get worse.
Pork and pork fat contains the highest content of this fatty acid. The human body needs 0,1 mg daily, pork contains 4.000 mg. An alternative can be chicken and turkey, beef or lamb, the content of them is much lower than in pork.
Fish with a high content of omega-3 such as salmon, tuna, any white fish is highly recommended. Omega-3 “blocks” a high consume of arachidonic acid.