Glucosamine sulfate is a naturally occurring chemical found in the human body. It is in the fluid that is around joints. Glucosamine is also found in other places in nature.Glucosamine provides natural building blocks for growth, repair and maintenance of cartilage. Like chondroitin, glucosamine may lubricate joints, help cartilage retain water and prevent its breakdown. Similar to NSAIDs for effectiveness of easing osteoarthritis symptoms.
Boswellia has been known to possess anti-inflammatory abilities. Owing to this, it has been tested for a number of inflammatory conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis. In recent times a number of research studies have also established the role of Boswellia extract in the treatment of arthritis.
Additionally, it has been found to show some healing effects in patients with asthma and inflammatory bowel disease. In fact it is also being studied in treatments of rare diseases like collagenous colitis (inflammatory disease of colon) and malignant glioma (a type of brain tumour) . Further research can unravel its role in various other diseases as well.
As of now, the modern study strongly supports its role as an anti-inflammatory, anti- arthritic, anti-atherosclerotic (i.e. prevents blockage of arteries), anti-hyperlipidemic (i.e. monitors lipid levels in blood), analgesic (i.e. relieves pain) and hepato-protective (i.e. protects the liver) agent.
One of the most exciting constituents of turmeric (Curcuma Longa) are curcuminoids.
They constitute around 2-6% of Turmeric. The percentage varies a lot based on factors such as where it is grown, climate, etc
The three curcuminoids present (in terms of weight) are:
- Curcumin (around 50-60%) – Most of the research is done on curcumin in terms of health benefits provided by turmeric.
- Demethoxycurcumin (around 20-25%)
- Bis- Demethoxycurcumin (around 20-25%)
So, when a supplement brand says they are selling C3 complex they are referring to a combination of the above 3 in some proportion and maybe along with other ingredients such as bioperene.
Curcumin hunts down free radicals and rids them from our bodies, not only that however; Curcumin C3 will prevent the formation of free radicals in the first place. Allowing your immune system to focus on other issues and not get bogged down with the natural accumulation of these harmful radicals.
BioPerine® is a black pepper extract that improves the bioavailability of nutrients in our gut. By combining curcumin and piperine together you amplify its benefits and increase the absorption of the beneficial nutrients, maximizing your supplements effects.
Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum)
Common Names: Reishi, Ling Zhi, or Ling Chi, Varnished Conk
Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma Lucidum) is a medicinal mushroom that can be helpful in combating many different health conditions.
A well-known benefit of consuming Reishi is its beneficial effect on the immune system. It promotes a strong immunity to disease. While some pharmaceutical medicines lose their effectiveness after a time, Reishi does not. It can be taken daily with no build-up of tolerance.
Reishi enhances the immune system, helping the body fend off sickness. This alone makes this mushroom very valuable as a health tonic. It’s also known to normalize the organs of the body, as it’s classified as an adaptogen. It improves the functioning of the body in many ways. It is a great stress reducer, possessing the ability to help boost energy or help one get to sleep depending on the needs of the body.
Reishi fights fatigue and restores the body’s natural energy levels while reducing high blood pressure and lowering triglycerides. It is very beneficial to the respiratory system and helps a person suffering from colds and coughs. It is probably best known for its ability to help the liver function properly and is used by patients undergoing cancer treatment like chemotherapy.
A recent study of Reishi extract showed that 92% of 355 patients with hepatitis showed great health improvements after treatment with this mushroom.
Cancer patients often take an extract of Reishi mushroom while undergoing chemotherapy. It reduced the side effects of the treatment, such as hair loss and fatigue. Reishi is also taken as a preventive and a treatment for cancerous tumors.
This herb has been taken by people after transplant surgery to reduce the risk of organ rejection. There is a special protein called Ling Zhi-8 in the mushroom that is believed to be responsible for this effect.
Taking Reishi mushroom is believed to lower your bad cholesterol (LDL). It helps to keep it from building up on the walls of the arteries. This may also prove helpful in reducing the risk of heart attacks.
Besides just treating many health problems, Reishi is also used as an effective preventive to disease. It is said to prevent most common diseases. While more research needs to be done, it does seem to keep people healthier when taken on a regular basis.
ADVERSE REACTIONS / INTERACTIONS:
- Adverse reactions are extremely rare, but using Reishi for three to six months continuous my result in dryness of the mouth, throat and nasal passages; stomach upset; or nosebleed. These complications appear so seldom that their exact causes are not known.
- If taking blood-thinning medications such as warfarin, use Reishi only under a doctor’s supervision.
- Reishi might have hypotensive activity, so avoid using with antihypertensive medication.
Lions Mane (C Hericium erinaceus)
Lion’s Mane mushroom is definitely an historical Chinese medicine that’s developing a powerful following in the world of modern smart drugs. Its capability to boost all round cognitive function, confirmed neuroprotective capacity. Useful for hundreds of years as a general tonic as well as health treatment, Lion’s Mane is indigenous to China, Japan, North America as well as Europe. Although it was typically recommended as a general restorative, its effect on the brain happens to be recognized as well as historical physicians used it to deal with what we would now call neurodegenerative illnesses.
But whilst cognitive enhancement is considered the most essential effects of Lion’s Mane, it’s far away from the only one; studies claim that Lion’s Mane is really an effective neuro protectant that may be beneficial in the management of a startling variety of conditions which range from cardiovascular health to obesity and also some kinds of cancer.
Lion’s Mane is really a distinctive nootropic; almost everything about it, from effects to time frame to methods of action is very distinctive from modern nootropics just like the racetams. But ongoing research continues to verify its strength as well as potential like a brain and cognition enhancers as well as an incredible number of nootropic users are finding it an invaluable accessory for their supplement regimen.
ADVERSE REACTIONS/ INTERACTIONS:
- None known
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