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    Thorne Research - Phytoprofen - 60 Vegetarian Capsules

    Botanical Extracts to Help Support the Body's Natural Inflammatory Response

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    Thorne Research - Phytoprofen - 60 Vegetarian Capsules

    • Code#:109357
    • Manufacturer:Thorne Research
    • Size/Form:60  Vegetarian Capsules
    • Packaged Ship Weight:0.25
    • Servings:30
    • Dosage Size:2  Capsule(s)
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    Thorne Research Phytoprofen - 60 Vegetarian Capsules

    Phytoprofen is a combination of botanicals, including a synergistic blend of the Ayurvedic herbs – Picrorhiza, Boswellia, and curcumin (from turmeric) – all of which support the body's normal inflammatory response. To these botanicals is added bromelain – an anti-inflammatory, protein-digesting enzyme complex from pineapple that studies have shown can reduce bruising after injury by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins and leukotrienes, as well as other chemicals involved in inflammation.

    The botanical extracts in Phytoprofen also can minimize post-operative / post-injury bruising and swelling without the side effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Clinical research has shown bromelain reduces swelling, bruising, and pain, and speeds healing from bruises and hematomas. Supplementation with bromelain following blunt injuries to the musculoskeletal system resulted in reductions in swelling, tenderness, and pain at rest and during movement. Administration of bromelain pre-surgically can reduce the average number of days for complete disappearance of pain and inflammation.

    Phytoprofen provides anti-inflammatory effects while preserving cartilage, mucous membranes, and other tissues that are often damaged by over-the-counter and prescription medications. It is known that NSAIDs can cause a disruption of glycosaminoglycan synthesis that can accelerate articular damage in arthritic conditions.

    A recent in vivo study examined Boswellia extract for its effect on glycosaminoglycan metabolism. Glycosaminoglycans form an important component of the body's connective tissues. Boswellia significantly reduced the degradation of glycosaminoglycans compared to controls.

    Meriva, curcumin phytosome, demonstrates superior bioavailability compared to ordinary curcumin. Significantly greater amounts are absorbed and taken up by the liver. A 2007 study published in the journal, Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, demonstrated Meriva's superior bioavailability compared to ordinary curcumin. This animal study indicated a significantly greater plasma concentration time curve, with an area under the curve (AUC) five times higher for Meriva. Liver levels of curcumin were also higher with Meriva supplementation. A recent human study (not yet published) demonstrated even greater bioavailability. Meriva supplementation resulted in significantly better absorption than with ordinary curcumin dosing.

    • now with well-absorbed Meriva® curcumin phytosome
    • helps minimize post-operative / post-injury bruising and swelling
    • helps prevent connective tissue breakdown
    • without preservatives, magnesium stearate, or other lubricants and diluents

    Dr. Michael Lebowitz D.C. Recommends:
    Phytoprofen is a great herbal anti-inflammatory blend of Bromelain, Boswellia, Curcumin (Meriva), and Picrorhiza. It can be used in both acute and chronic cases, as well as post-injury and post-surgical intervention.

    Thorne Research's Mission
    At Thorne Research, their mission is to enhance the health and well-being of people by providing superior dietary supplements that have the highest level of quality and purity – thereby creating the most respected and valued company in the dietary supplement industry.

    The Thorne Difference.
    For more than 25 years, Thorne has relentlessly pursued the highest possible quality and bioavailability in dietary supplements. At Thorne, they actually manufacture products that they sell – a key difference that allows Thorne to control every aspect of the manufacturing process and ensure that every Thorne product is in pure, completely hypoallergenic form, and without the common additives, flowing agents, and binders used throughout the industry.

    A few other companies have tried to do what Thorne does, and many others claim to have the same philosophy and quality, but nobody has been able to duplicate what Thorne's clients call "Thorne Quality." Thorne has changed the industry in many ways over the past two decades, and they continue to raise the bar and set new standards in product formulation, raw material purity, manufacturing, and quality control.

    Thorne's Commitment to Purity
    Practitioners have become accustomed to seeing the vague "We use only the purest ingredients" in the promotional materials of almost every dietary supplement company. Perhaps these companies truly believe that. Perhaps they don't know any better. Nevertheless, Thorne Research, for more than 25 years, has been the standard by which companies in the industry are judged for product purity. Practitioners rely on Thorne as the company they trust for their extremely allergic, chemically sensitive, and immune-compromised patients.

    Purity Takes Extra Effort
    For example, instead of purchasing prediluted vitamin D, as other companies do, Thorne performs its own dilution to avoid detrimental ingredients, such as the preservatives or lactose that are found in many commercially available dilutions. Why must vitamin D be diluted? Because in its pure form, it is too concentrated to safely blend into a vitamin product. Pure vitamin D is 40 MILLION International Units (IU) per gram. The RDA for adults is 600-800 IU per day. To ensure proper mixing, it must be made into a dilute powder that flows and does not lose potency. So, unlike companies that use prediluted vitamin D that contains unacceptable excipients and preservatives, at Thorne, pure pharmaceutical vitamin D is first blended with pure mixed tocopherol vitamin E, and the resultant stable vitamin D is then blended with hypoallergenic cellulose powder. The final powder is blended in a large tumble blender and subsequently analyzed. Not only is the final product stable; it is also hypoallergenic and can be mixed homogeneously and at a safe level with other powders. Just as with vitamin D, Thorne utilizes similar processes for other raw materials, such as vitamin K, leaving it to other companies to purchase commercially available raw materials filled with unacceptable ingredients and preservatives.

    Ingredients You Don't Want
    Magnesium Stearate: Good for speed-hungry encapsulating machines. Not necessarily good for you. Manufacturing encapsulated dietary supplements isn't easy. Pure powdered ingredients are difficult to mix because they are either extremely dry, sticky with botanical oils, or attract unwanted moisture. So most manufacturers add magnesium stearate and other agents such as lactose and dextrose to make the powder flow quickly and easily through their high-volume machines. Problem is, these additives may compromise the bioavailability of the nutrients in the supplement, and might cause allergenic problems. At Thorne, they take a different approach.

    Thorne will never utilize large fatty acid excipients in its manufacturing processes – ingredients such as magnesium stearate or stearic acid. These excipients are utilized as flowing agents to ensure that maximum productivity is obtained from capsuling and tableting machines. There are documented detrimental effects directly attributed to long chain fatty acids utilized as manufacturing flowing agents. Every qualified pharmaceutical compounder recognizes that large fatty acids, such as magnesium stearate, can interfere with product dissolution and influence absorption. Virtually all companies, because of the economic impact, ignore this data. As with most industries, the bottom line dictates the level of quality. The dietary supplement industry has one exception: Thorne Research, the company that does not compromise. Nevertheless, if a company cannot manufacture products without using detrimental excipients, they should not allude to being either "hypoallergenic" or "pure."

    The Bottom Line?
    Thorne is the only hypoallergenic dietary supplement manufacturer with the highest degree of purity that you – and your most severely allergic, chemically sensitive, and immune-compromised patients – can truly trust.

    Quality Ingredients: A Higher Standard
    At Thorne, they are committed to setting a higher standard of quality when it comes to ingredients. To produce their truly hypoallergenic encapsulated supplements, Thorne uses only the purest and finest ingredients available.

    Every manufacturer has two basic options when purchasing raw materials: purchase either truly pure raw materials, or purchase raw materials to which substances have been added to facilitate manufacturing. This fundamental dilemma translates to these very typical questions: "Do I purchase pure vitamin C or vitamin C with additives?" "Do I purchase pure B vitamins or coated B vitamins for taste masking?" "Do I purchase pure enzymes such as pancreatin, pepsin, and bromelain or enzymes diluted with lactose?"

    There are few commercial sources for vitamins B12, D, K, or biotin that are not diluted with substances such as lactose, cornstarch, and preservatives such as BHT. That's why Thorne developed methods that allow them to use pure, undiluted sources of these nutrients – and many others. It's just one more example that when it comes to quality, what everyone else accepts as an industry standard isn't good enough. While some companies say they are raising their standards....at Thorne they set them.

    Suggested Use

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    Take 2 capsules two to three times daily or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.

    Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.

    ALLERGY WARNINGS
    This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

    Phytoprofen contains curcumin phytosome, a plant extract complexed with phosphatidylcholine, which is derived from soy. Phosphatidylcholine contains no soy protein. There are no other soy-based ingredients in Phytoprofen.

    Phytoprofen contains an ingredient derived from pineapple (Bromelain).

    EXCIPIENT FREE
    This product does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, egg, dairy products, or artificial colors, sweeteners, or flavors. This product also does not contain lactose, palmitic acid, or magnesium, calcium, or vegetable stearates.

    PREGNANCY WARNING
    If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.

    INTERACTIONS/CONTRAINDICATIONS
    Because bromelain has fibrinolytic effects, potentially inhibiting blood clotting, Phytoprofen should be used with caution or avoided in individuals on anticoagulant therapy or prior to surgery.

    Curcumin has been shown to reduce the therapeutic efficacy of cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) in animal studies. In vitro research reveals curcumin decreased camptothecin-induced death of cultured breast cancer cells. Curcumin might also interfere with the absorption and efficacy of the chemotherapy drug irinotecan, used to treat colon cancer. The concurrent use of curcumin with these agents should be avoided.

    OTHER WARNINGS
    It is not recommended to remove the Phytoprofen powder from the capsule, as bromelain can be irritating to the oral mucosa.


     


    Thorne Research Phytoprofen - 60 Vegetarian Capsules
    Supplement Facts
    Serving Size: Two Capsules
    Servings Per Container: 30
    Amount Per Serving %DV*
    Bromelain (undiluted) 250 mg *
    Curcumin Phytosome** (Curcuma longa extract (root) / Phosphatidylcholine complex) 250 mg *
    Indian Frankincense extract (gum) (Boswellia serrata) 250 mg *
    Picrorhiza extract (root) (Picrorhiza kurrooa) 250 mg *
    +Daily Value Not Established.
    **Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
     

    Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide

    Contains ingredient derived from soy (phytosome).

    Hypoallergenic.

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    Dover, ID,
    Phone: 800-228-1966 Fax: 800-747-1950 Visit website

    About Thorne Research

    At Thorne Research, our mission is to enhance the health and well-being of people by providing superior dietary supplements that have the highest level of quality and purity – thereby creating the most respected and valued company in the dietary supplement industry.

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