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Offline mjeffrey

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Boswellic Acid anyone?
« on: October 20, 2015, 08:43:02 PM »
About 8 months ago I visited my OS and he suggested I take a supplement based on Boswellic Acid. It was this

Sorry it is french, google translate here:

I did as much  research on it as I could and decided to go with it: upside is possible improvement, downside is (modest) cost.
The research is OK but funded by the producer (most drug research is also funded by the producer as well) so make up your own mind.

I know people will ask me if it did me any good and all I can say is I have no idea (in fact I cannot know). A colleague also asked me the same and I told him:
A week after I was prescribed the supplement my knee felt much better, no pain walking freely, inflammation down.

He replied "sounds great, so it worked, I'll try it". Then I told him I hadn't started to take it. It was just a normal fluctuation in the symptoms. If I had started to take it I may made a link (correlation is not causation); it was a good reality check.
Off topic but this is interesting as well and is what prompted this post

I'm not recommending it, it may not work but I just wanted to put the information out there.

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Re: Boswellic Acid anyone?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2018, 06:18:36 PM »
Hi Mark
Boswellia serrata (Indian Frankincense) a naturally occurring herbal remedy supplement that has been used in Asia and Africa for centuries for a number of health benefits including treating chronic inflammation that often occurs after surgery. If you are more prone to excessive scarring after surgery taking Boswellia has very few or no side effects that are a safer alternative to ibuprofen or naproxen with many other health benefits.

Devils Claw is another natural anti-inflammatory herbal remedy supplement that is more of a risk to take with more negative side effects. Dr James Meschino is cautious when using Devils Claw saying it is Natures Very Scary Anti-Inflammatory! Boswellia saying it the Secret Anti-inflammatory No Side-Effects.

Dr James Meschino Youtube video links give great information on Boswellia and Devils Claw saving me time typing it out in detail. What he suggests is combing Boswellia, Curcumin, White Willow Bark Extract and Ginger together is a remarkable combination to help reduce inflammation with other benefits of anti-cancer properties if you take the correct dosage. Taking other medication with Boswellia is safe while Devils Claw is riskier.

With my 3rd scope on my right knee in less than 48hrs Tuesday 16th January. Boswellia, Curcumin, White Willow Bark Extract and Ginger together might be a safer alternative to NSAIDs? Will check first with my OS, taking NSAIDs is safe for a short-term use is of 1 to 2 weeks then maybe trying out Boswellia serrata were Boswellia acid is found in the resin of the plant. 

As you said may work for some and not work for others thought it would be good to add to your debate my thoughts and views. Might not come on KG anymore that has gone down membership numbers and posts during the last 6 years. Think it down to the increase in the use of social media where group discussions are set up for certain health-related conditions with more privacy settings where you have to get permission to join with approval from admin.
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