from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Derived from plants of the genus Boswellia.


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  • Several Indian studies report that, based on animal studies, compounds derived from boswellia, called boswellic acids, can reduce signs of inflammation in the knee joint.

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  • Maybe the answer comes from the ingredient-by-ingredient analysis: Rexall submitted evidence that the other boswellic acids in the Perrigo products could be expected to diminish the anti-inflammatory effects of the AKBA.

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  • The studies suggest that Boswellia has anti-inflammatory effects; there are at least 6 boswellic acids, including AKBA, which the research suggests is the most active.

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  • Typical Boswellia extracts have 2-3% AKBA, but 5-LOXIN has no less than 30%, and reduced or nonexistent amounts of the other boswellic acids.

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  • I wonder because I ocassionally took a supplement with curcumin and boswellin boswellic acid by itself to help with aches.

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  • The extract contains boswellic acids including acetyl-keto-beta (AKBA), thought to be the most potent anti-inflammatory constituent.

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  • Among different types of boswellic acid, AKBA was the most potent one.

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  • BosPure® boswellia is beta-boswellic acid free, and standardized to contain 10-15% AKBA (Acetyl-11-Keto-Beta-Boswellic Acid), which enhances its targeted impact on the body's natural anti-inflammatory response.

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  • Rexall didn’t dispute this, but argued that (1) Osteo Bi-Flex has a much higher percentage of AKBA in relation to the total of boswellic acids in each product, and (2) Perrigo’s product has twice as much beta boswellic acid, which reduces the effectiveness of AKBA.

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