Cat’s Claw 500 mg 90 Capsules
Herbal Protection from the Amazon
• Immune System
• Helps Prevent Cholesterol Absorption
• Enhances the Body’s Natural Defenses
• Helps Support the Body's Immune System
• Rheumatoid arthritis
Supports the body’s immune response. Has natural antioxidant power. Promotes healthy joints.* Natural Whole Herb formula. Rapid-release capsules may be taken as they are, or opened and prepared as a tea Cat's Claw, or Uña de Gato, is an herb that has been valued for centuries in the Amazon. As an excellent natural antioxidant for the body, Cat's Claw helps promote healthy immune function and joint health. Our preservative-free gelatin capsules contain pure milled herb powder. You can even open these capsules and prepare Cat’s Claw as a tea. At Good 'N Natural, we use only the finest quality herbs and spices. Each is screened and finely milled for quick release.
Cat's Claw has been used for hundreds of years by the native Indians. It has been the subject of scientific research throughout the world since the 1970's and is considered one of the most exciting health-promoting herbs.
This unique herb is actually a high-climbing vine found in the highlands of the Peruvian Amazon. It is named for its claw-like thorns that resemble a cat’s claw. The bark from the Uncaria tomentosa vine is harvested for two important reasons: first, many of the highly active components are found in the bark; and second, the bark can be harvested without needless destruction of the vine, thereby protecting the delicate Amazon ecosystem.
The biologically active constituents in Source Naturals CAT’S CLAW have uniquely protective properties. Researchers have discovered that components extracted from the herb can enhance the body’s natural defenses, help to keep the system balanced in the face of environmental stressors, and can support intestinal health.
Ongoing studies are being performed to determine the exact constituents in the vine which are responsible for these activities. Oxindole alkaloids, a group of compounds that strongly affect human physiology, have been identified in some of the vine extracts. Researchers have also isolated compounds, called quinovic acid glycosides, that seem to have high free radical scavenging potential. In addition, polyphenols, triterpenes and plant steroids have been isolated from herb extracts.
Among the plant steroids isolated, campesterol, stigmasterol, and Beta-sitosterol hold the most promise. Beta-sitosterol is a white, waxy substance that has been extensively studied because of its close resemblance in structure and properties to cholesterol, and for its powerful shielding potential. Beta-sitosterol so closely resembles cholesterol that it binds the cholesterol absorptive sites and prevents cholesterol absorption. The presence of these additional compounds may further explain the herb’s protective and rejuvenating characteristics. While research unravels the multi-faceted properties of this unique Amazonian herb, the intrinsic benefits can be enjoyed by all who choose to be proactive in their quest for optimal health.