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Phytoprofen®: botanical extracts to support the body’s normal inflammatory response*
• With well-absorbed Meriva® curcumin phytosome*
• Minimizes post-operative / post-injury bruising and swelling*
• Helps prevent connective tissue breakdown*
• Can be used in conjunction with Traumogen and Meriva to promote healing*
Thorne Research Phytoprofen Benefits
Phytoprofen is a combination of botanicals, including a synergistic blend of the Ayurvedic herbs – Picrorhiza, Boswellia, and curcumin (from turmeric) – all of which support the body’s normal inflammatory response.* To these botanicals is added bromelain – a protein-digesting enzyme complex from pineapple that studies have shown can reduce bruising after injury.*
The botanical extracts in Phytoprofen also can minimize post-operative / post-injury bruising and swelling.* Supplementation with bromelain following blunt injuries to the musculoskeletal system resulted in reductions in swelling and tenderness.
A recent in vivo study examined Boswellia extract for its effect on glycosaminoglycan metabolism. Glycosaminoglycans form an important component of the body’s connective tissues. Boswellia significantly reduced the degradation of glycosaminoglycans compared to controls.*
Meriva, curcumin phytosome, demonstrates superior bioavailability compared to ordinary curcumin.* Significantly greater amounts are absorbed and taken up by the liver.* A 2007 study published in the journal, Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, demonstrated Meriva’s superior bioavailability compared to ordinary curcumin. This animal study indicated a significantly greater plasma concentration time curve, with an area under the curve (AUC) five times higher for Meriva. Liver levels of curcumin were also higher with Meriva supplementation.* A recent human study (not yet published) demonstrated even greater bioavailability.* Meriva supplementation resulted in significantly better absorption than with ordinary curcumin dosing.*
Thorne Research Phytoprofen Ingredients
Bromelain* 250 mg.
Curcumin Phytosome* (Curcuma longa extract (root) / Phosphatidylcholine complex) 250 mg.
Indian Frankincense extract (gum) (Boswellia serrata) 250 mg.
Picrorhiza extract (root) (Picrorhiza kurrooa) 250 mg.
Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide. *Bromelain is derived from the pineapple plant (Ananas comosus). This product is not diluted with lactose. *This product uses Indena S.p.A.’s curcumin phytosome (Meriva®). Meriva is a registered trademark of Indena S.p.A. Boswellia standardized to Beta Boswellic Acids 20%. Picrorhiza standardized to Kutkin 4%. Contains ingredient derived from soy (phytosome). (See manufacturer’s warnings at iHerb.)
Thorne Research Phytoprofen Side Effects
Phytoprofen is safe for most users. A search of “Phytoprofen side effects” and “Phytoprofen reviews” revealed no known side effects. To avoid side effects, start with a small dose, and gradually increase to the recommended dosage. Always consult your doctor before taking any supplement.
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