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  • Writer's pictureLaura Hunter

Cat's Claw

Is this winter getting you down? Are you and your family going from one COLD and FLU to the next? Maybe it’s time for one of the Amazon’s most powerful immune system BOOSTER!

Today in the spotlight is CAT’S CLAW COMBO. This combo contains 300mg of Cat’s Claw bark, along with ASTRAGALUS Root and ECHINACEA Root; three classic herbs for supporting the immune system.

According to (, in 1994 cat’s claw, a vine of the South American rainforest, was officially recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a MEDICINAL plant. The natives of the Peruvian rainforest had been using cat’s claw for many centuries to treat tumors, inflammation, rheumatism, urinary tract infection, gastric ulcers and menstrual irregularities. Various modern studies have suggested that the herb may be valuable in the treatment of AIDS, allergies, arthritis, asthma, bursitis, cancer, candidiasis, chronic fatigue, diabetes, environmental poisoning, genital herpes, herpes simplex (cold sores), herpes zoster (shingles), intestinal disorders, lupus, menstrual irregularities, PMS and skin disorders.

So how does it work? Four of the alkaloids have been identified as potent immuno-stimulants. In people who consumed tea made of the roots, active monocytes (a type of immune cells) increased from thirty-five to fifty percent in a single week. Phagocytosis, the destruction of foreign organisms by white blood cells and macrophages (the “Pacman”-like scavenger cells of the immune system), were also significantly enhanced. In addition, the research established that red blood cells were much less apt to break down in people who had been given a standardized extract of cat’s claw. Many Europeans take the standardized extract in the fall as a preventive immune system stimulant.

Another powerful herb, echinacea, contains echinacosides that strengthen the immune system against invading viruses. Echinacea is perfect for short-term use, as it is metabolized by the body in less than three hours. Cat’s claw takes over where echinacea leaves off and continues to boost your immune system for many hours.

As with all herbal supplements, please consult with your practitioner if you are taking other medications to ensure no adverse reactions may occur. Does your immune system need a boost? BOOK an analysis and find out!


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