Boswellia Extract, 65% Boswellic Acids
60 Boswellia tablets
This herb contains important substances called boswellic acids which have a number of functions in the body.
March 11, 2015
Boswellia Serrata herbal extract is a Dietary Supplement
Boswellia Serrata extract is now found with glucosamine, chondroitin, curcumin, and other supplements in a popular joint health formula called Joint Power Rx, formulated by Dr. Ray Sahelian, M.D.
Boswellia Extract is standardized to 65% boswellic acids. It is concentrated from the specially processed resins and gums of the Boswellia serratta tree. The effects of boswellia are due to the presence of four triterpene acids, especially beta boswellic acid.
Boswellia serrata is an Ayurvedic plant that contains triterpenoids called boswellic acids. Dried extracts of the resin of the Boswellia serrata tree have been used since antiquity in India.
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Boswellia Supplement Facts:
Serving Size: 1 Tablet
Servings Per Bottle: 60
Amount per Serving:
Boswellia serratta dried extract 307 mg *
65% extract, yielding 200 mg Boswellic acids
Suggested Use: One tablet boswellia daily or a few times a week before or with breakfast. If you are taking Joint Power Rx, it may be fine taking the boswellia supplement the same day, but check with your health care provider.
Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Maltodextrin, Modified Cellulose gum, Stearic acid, Modified cellulose, Silica, Glycerin
* Daily value not established.
There are no standard medical guidelines as to the ideal dosage of boswellia serrata herb or extract. One option is to take boswellia extract at a dosage of 100 to 300 mg once a day or a few times a week of an extract standardized to contain 30 to 70% boswellic acids.
Boswellia supplement dosage and frequency of use
Q. I have read that boswellis extract supplement should be taken for no more than a few weeks. I've started taking boswellia recently and I don't know how long to take this herb before taking a break from use.
A. We have not come across long term human trials with boswellia extract supplement to know its long term safety and how often breaks are needed. Plus, each person has a different medical condition, and the length of boswellia extract use could depend on the dosage and how potent a boswellia extract is being taken, and also what other medicines or herbs are being used at the same time. As a general guideline, you may wish to take a day or two off a week and a full week off every two months.
Q. Does Joint Power Rx contain the same level of boswellia extract per capsule as the boswellia extract capsules themselves?
A. The boswellia supplement product has Boswellia serratta extract at 307 mg per pill and the Joint power Rx has boswellia extract at 100 mg.
Study and review
Boswellic acids: biological actions and molecular targets.
Curr Med Chem. 2006; Department of Pharmaceutical Analytics, Institute of Pharmacy, Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany.
Gum resin extracts of Boswellia species have been traditionally applied in folk medicine for centuries. Analysis of the ingredients of these extracts revealed that the pentacyclic triterpenes boswellic acids possess biological activities and appear to be responsible for the respective pharmacological actions. Approaches in order to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying the biological effects of boswellic acids identified 5-lipoxygenase, human leukocyte elastase, toposiomerase I and II, as well as IkappaB kinases as molecular targets. Moreover, it was shown that depending on the cell type and the structure of the boswellic acids, the compounds differentially interfere with signal transduction pathways including in various blood cells.
Read new boswellia serrata research. If you buy a boswellia supplement along with Joint Power Rx, you may wish to first learn how each one works by itself for a week before combining. If your health care provider approves to take this herb along with a joint health formula, take no more than one boswellia pill a day.