Powerful natural anti-inflammatory
Aids in the reduction of pain and inflamation
Supports healthy joints and connective tissue
Promotes a healthy heart and cardiovascular funtion
Optimizes exercise recovery and overall wellbeing
Buchu Life Joint Health Capsules were developed in South Africa by Cape Kingdom Nutraceuticals (Pty) Ltd. The benefits of Buchu Life products have been scientifically researched by the Sports Science Institute of the University of Cape Town and by Professor Patrick Bouic, Head of Immunology at Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Academic Hospital. Buchu Life oil found in their natural anti-inflammatory capsules is a potent inhibitor of the oxidative burst, inhibiting this response by 67% at a 1:400 dilution. As the oil is diluted out, so the inhibition decreases but is still present at 24% at a 1:3200 dilution. Buchu Life oil inhibits the release of I16 when the cells are stimulated. A 1:400 dilution of the oil inhibits the process by as much as 56% of total release. Once again, as the oil is diluted so is the inhibition (14% of total at 1:3200 dilution of oil). Buchu Life oil extract has NO significant inhibitory effects on the expression of CD11b/CD18 at the surface of neutrophils and monocytes. This implies that the cells can still become sticky and migrate through the blood vessel wall to the sites where they are required.
Inflammation is essentially a protective response intended to eliminate the initial cause of cell injury (microbes, toxins). The inflammatory response dilutes, neutralizes and removes the foreign agent and sets the process of tissue repair into motion. This process can be categorised as either acute or chronic depending on the time frame and the immune cells involved. Acute inflammation is relatively short in duration (minutes or days) and is characterised by the presence of fluid and predominantly neutrophils. Chronic inflammation on the other hand is characterised by an accumulation of lymphocytes and monocytes and is associated with vascular proliferation and fibrosis (loss of mobility and deformed joints).
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