Joint pain is one of the most common conditions inflicting adults today. Studies show that one-third of adults in the UK alone suffer from some type of joint pain. This can last anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.
Although there’s a wide variety of painkillers and medications available in local pharmacies to help relieve joint pain, they also have side effects. These include gastrointestinal bleeding, liver damage, and increased risk of heart attacks and stroke.
This is why many people suffering from chronic joint pain like osteoarthritis are turning to alternative medicines like boswellia to help relieve the symptoms.
What is Boswellia?
Boswellia is a gum resin that comes from the Boswellia serrata tree, which grows abundantly in India and Arabia.
In ancient times, the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans burn the resin to give off a sweet-smelling aroma in the temples. This is why it’s commonly called Indian frankincense.
Boswellia is also used in Ayurveda, a form of traditional medicine practiced in India, to treat different kinds of chronic inflammatory disease like osteoarthritis, rheumatism (joint pain), rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis.
The Science Behind the Properties of Boswellia
For centuries, Ayurvedic practitioners believe that chronic ailments like joint pains happen because there’s an imbalance in one of the three life force energies called doshas. Treatments like taking boswellia resin can help restore the balance, making you feel better.
Recently, studies are beginning to show that the healing properties of boswellia extend beyond just balancing life force energies.
In a study published in the Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, researchers discovered that one of the properties of boswellia extract, or boswellic acid, is that it can inhibit the formation of an enzyme called 5-LO. This enzyme is responsible for causing inflammation in the joints. 5-LO can also cause calcium dislocation, cell adhesion, and inflammation-producing cells to migrate to different parts of the body.
Taking Boswellia Extract for Joint Pain
In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, boswellia is either ingested in gum form or as a tea. The problem with this is that boswellia has a very pungent and bitter taste. You also need to take quite a lot to experience its benefits (50-100mL of tea or 1-3 grams of boswellia gum).
Taking boswellia supplements like FlexiQule is, by far, the most convenient. Each capsule contains just the right amount of boswellic acid your body you need to help you fight joint pain and other chronic inflammatory diseases. You also don’t have to worry about dealing with any bitter or pungent taste.
But perhaps the best part of it is that you get a bit of an extra. In addition to boswellic acid, FlexiQule also contains ginger extract. Just like boswellia, ginger has long been used in traditional medicine. It’s also been found to contain anti-inflammatory properties and help relieve pain. (More about Ginger for joints)
The exclusive PhytoAdvanceTM technology combined with carefully conducted scientific study and testing ensures that FlexiQule’s boswellia supplements give you the highest quality blend of boswellia and ginger extracts, so you get the best level of purity and potency possible.