Boswellia serrata has been used for over 3,000 years in Ayurvedic medicine, and folk ceremonies that pre-date recorded history.
✓ Support healthy inflammation response
✓ Promote calm
✓ Improve mood
✓ Reduce stress
✓ Improve cognition
How it works:
Clinical studies have shown safe and effective dosages between 50-600 mg, however, current research suggests the most effective dosage is 125 mg per day.
Safe and Effective Dosage:
Research supports safe and effective dosages between 30-750 mg per day.
RESEARCH &CLINICAL STUDIES
"Antioxidant and Ex Vivo Immune System Regulatory Properties of Boswellia Serrata Extracts"
Boswellia serrata (BS) is an important traditional medicinal plant that currently represents an interesting topic for pharmaceutical research since it possesses several pharmacological properties (e.g., anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antitumour).
The safety and versatility of this dietary supplement should allow for its use in numerous pathological conditions; however the quality of the extracts needs to be standardized to increase the clinical success rate resulting from its use.
In the present study, different commercially available B. serrata extracts were employed to compare their AKBA content and in vitro antioxidant power.
Furthermore, their ability to modulate the immune system regulatory properties was investigated. Our results showed that the AKBA content varied from to %, with one sample in which it was not detectable. The highest antioxidant power and phenolic content were shown by the same extract, which also exhibited the highest AKBA concentration.
Finally, the BS extracts showed the ability to influence the regulatory and effector T-cell compartments. Our results suggest that frankincense should be further investigated for its promising potentiality to modulate not only inflammation/oxidative stress but also immune dysregulation, but attention should be paid to the composition of the commercial extracts.
"Boswellia Serrata, A Potential Antiinflammatory Agent: An Overview"
The resin of Boswellia species has been used as incense in religious and cultural ceremonies and in medicines since time immemorial.
Boswellia serrata (Salai/Salai guggul), is a moderate to large sized branching tree of family Burseraceae (Genus Boswellia), grows in dry mountainous regions of India, Northern Africa and Middle East. Oleo gum-resin is tapped from the incision made on the trunk of the tree and is then stored in specially made bamboo basket for removal of oil content and getting the resin solidified.
After processing, the gum-resin is then graded according to its flavour, colour, shape and size. In India, the States of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh are the main source of Boswellia serrata. Regionally, it is also known by different names.
The oleo gum-resins contain 30-60% resin, 5-10% essential oils, which are soluble in the organic solvents, and the rest is made up of polysaccharides. Gum-resin extracts of Boswellia serrata have been traditionally used in folk medicine for centuries to treat various chronic inflammatory diseases.
The resinous part of Boswellia serrata possesses monoterpenes, diterpenes, triterpenes, tetracyclic triterpenic acids and four major pentacyclic triterpenic acids i.e. β-boswellic acid, acetyl-β-boswellic acid, 11-keto-β-boswellic acid and acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid, responsible for inhibition of pro-inflammatory enzymes. Out of these four boswellic acids, acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid is the most potent inhibitor of 5-lipoxygenase, an enzyme responsible for inflammation.