Standardised to contain 2.7% min. in harpagoside
A natural solution to joint problems
Anti-inflammatory, Digestion (liver), Joints (inflammation), Muscles and Skeletons, Sport performances (muscle aches).
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400 mg / 60 capsules
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Organic harpagophytum: Description
Harpagophytum or “devil's claw” has long been known for its therapeutic properties.
These roots were used by the natives of the desert of Kalahari, as traditional medicine, for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, but also by the Europeans and Canadians to relieve osteoarthritis.
Our Harpagophytum is a highly concentrated extract in Harpagoside.
Studies have shown that Harpagophytum have a significant effect on the inhibition of COX - 2, an enzyme responsible for inflammatory processes (1).
Especially indicated for rheumatism and arthrosis or other joint inflammations (2).
Sportsmen and women use it in case of tendonitis and joint pain.
Our harpagophytum is a natural, organic anti-inflammatory. It does not have the side effects of synthetic anti-inflammatories. It contains no pesticides or heavy metals and its mycotoxin content is checked regularly by an independent laboratory.
Organic harpagophytum: Detailed information
Harpagophytum is native to Southern Africa (Namibia) and its fruit is hard and covered in claw-like protuberances (3). When these claws become embedded in the hooves of cattle, the cattle start to dance around in a frenzied fashion, hence the name “Devil's claw”.
However, it is the roots of the plant that divide into a large number of secondary tubers that are used for therapeutic purposes. Traditionally, African healers cut them into slices, left them to dry and then reduced them to a powder. They recommended their use for the relief of joint pain.
Harpagophytum contains many active constituents, such as glucosides (harpagide, harpagoside, procumbide), some of which have been recognised due to their anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic and analgesic effects. It also contains flavonoids (kaempferol, luteolin) with anti-oxidant properties and phytosterols (sitosterol, stigmasterol) that are able to boost the anti-inflammatory action of harpagoside and phenols (chlorogenic acid and cinnamic acid) (4).
Chlorogenic acid, which is responsible for the plant's bitter taste, has diuretic properties. As for cinnamic acid, it has analgesic properties.
The plant also contains mineral salts (calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, potassium, iron, copper, silicium) and vitamins (beta-carotene, B1, B2, B3, B5, B9, B12, C).
Harpagophytum is indicated for relieving pains associated with rheumatism and arthrosis and, more broadly, with all joint pain, such as arthritis and tendonitis (4). Harpagophytum is also recommended in case of lumbar pain (lumbago) and, more generally, backache (5).
Harpagophytum can therefore help refrain from an excessive consumption of anti-inflammatories and thus the side effects associated with them (stomach complaints).
Reputed to improve general mobility, and consequently, as it were “loosen up” the joints, Harpagophytum can also be used by sportsmen and women to aid recovery after periods of training.
Finally, Harpagophytum stimulates the digestion and the liver, and promotes the elimination of uric acid involved in certain inflammatory processes (episodes of gout) (6).
This basic therapy is not a remedy to be used only when symptoms start to occur; it is advisable to take it for at least two months in order to benefit from the full effects.
(1) EMA. Assessment report on Harpagophytum procumbens DC.and/or Harpagophytum zeheyri Decne., radix.WC500201931/2016.
(2) Haseeb et al. (2016) Harpagoside suppresses IL-6 expression in primary human osteoarthritis chondrocytes. DOI: 10.1002/jor.23262.
(3) Berdonces (2009) Gran diccionario ilustrado de las Plantas Medicinales descripción y aplicaciones. Oceano Ambar.
(4) Crespo and Navarro (2012) La raíz de harpagofito en el tratamiento de afecciones reumáticas. Revista de Fitoterapia 12(1): 5-14.
(5) Gagnier et al. (2004) Harpgophytum procumbens for osteoarthritis and low back pain: A systematic review. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2004; 4: 13.
(6) M. Rai y M.C. Carpinella (2006) Advances in Phytomedicine. Volume 3, Pages 1-502.
Organic harpagophytum: Composition
2 capsules contain: 800 mg of dry extract of devil's claw root* (*from organic farming) (Harpagophytum procumbens (Burch.) DC.) standardised to contain 2.7% in harpagoside (i.e. 21.6 mg).
Maltodextrin* (*from organic farming), vegetable-based capsule: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose.
This product does not contain allergens (in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011) nor genetically modified organisms.
FABRICATION AND GUARANTEE:
This food supplement is manufactured in accordance with GMPs according to current pharmaceutical standards. (GMPs are the Good Manufacturing Practices of the European Pharmaceutical Industry). The active ingredient content is guaranteed through regular analyses that can be viewed online.
Since this is an organic product it contains no heavy metals and no pesticides. Its mycotoxin content is checked on a regular basis.
Organic harpagophytum: Use
2 capsules per day with half a glass of water at mealtimes.
Do not use in case of those suffering from stomach or duodenal ulcers or gallstones. Not recommended in case of kidney stones. Not recommended for pregnant or lactating women. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.
Does not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. If you are undergoing medical treatment, seek your therapist's advice. For adult use only. Keep out of reach of young children.
Store in a cool dry place away from sunlight.