Indian Frankinscence (Boswellia serrata): A natural versatile joint supplement for joint pain

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Movement in the human body is controlled by joints and muscles. From the neck to the shoulder, down till the ankle and the toes, our bones twist and turn about fifty thousand times a day, to allow us to move and work at our will. Discomfort in the joints hamper our lifestyle and routine and might render us incapable of the flexibility and mobility required to perform daily activities.

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” After all healthy joints are only appreciated after they are gone and it is important to pay attention to even the slightest joint pain. There are many pharmaceutical and supplement options when it comes to help keep the joints pain-free, mobile and flexible. One such popular natural joint supplement is Boswellia serrata.

Indian Frankinscence, Shallaki or Boswellia serrata , is a herb commonly used to joint mobility and functions. The gum-resin extracted from the bark of the boswellia tree has been used as an anti-inflammatory for centuries as Asian and African folk medicines. Numerous research suggests the proven health benefits of boswellia in various inflammatory conditions like osteoarthritis.

How does Boswellia Serrata help in joint pain?

Reduction in osteoarthritis symptoms seen as early as 7 days with Boswellia serrata

Boswellia effectively treats chronic inflammatory diseases, like arthritis. It is useful in the treatment of osteoarthritis as it reduces inflammation, stiffness and provides joint pain relief. Studies like Kimmatkar et.al on Boswellia showed decrease in knee pain and flexibility and increase in walking distance. Improvement in joint function, reduction in joint inflammation and pain was seen as early as 7 days in other studies.

Boswellia Serrata: A Potent Anti-Inflammatory Agent

Boswellia contains active compounds called boswellic acids, one such being Acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid (AKBA). Studies suggest that boswellic acid inhibits the activity of enzyme human leukocyte elastase and 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO),  pro-inflammtory enzyme. Thus it is an effective natural anti-inflammatory that strengthens the connective tissues of the joints and prevents it further deterioration.

Boswellia Serrata: A Natural Pain Killer

Boswellia exhibits fast pain relief properties as seen by a Belcaro et.al study on FlexiQule in hand ‘stress’ arthritis. Flexiqule is a 100% natural supplement, designed for arthritis and related joint pain relief. It aids joint functioning and is a joint flexibility and mobility supplement. Study on Flexiqule showed a marked reduction in pain within 2 weeks of supplementation of the natural joint solution.

Though boswellia for arthritis dosage recommendations vary, 250mg twice daily is the the typical dosage or as suggested by your physician. There is compelling evidence that frankincense provides relief to arthritis sufferers. The anti-inflammatory and healing power of boswellia serrata as a natural supplement for joint support should definitely be considered.

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