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Relieve Asthma, COPD, Bronchitis and Allergies


I’ve seen drug advertisements on TV that claim the drug can reduce the symptoms of asthma and COPD. However, what caught my attention was not the benefit of the drug but the very serious side effects of taking the drug. Not surprising but the list of side effects was far longer than the benefits of the drug, but the last two side effects listed by the announcer was that the drug may cause cancer or even death. A group of compounds called leukotrienes, when elevated, can cause asthma, COPD, bronchitis and allergies. To date, to the best of my knowledge, drug companies have not found an answer to downgrade a high level of leukotrienes which are expressed by an enzyme called 5-LOX. If we could downgrade the level of leukotrienes, not only will the symptoms of these indications be suppressed but it might even be possible to cure such conditions. The only herb, to my knowledge, that can downgrade and modulate the 5-LOX enzyme is boswellia. A very unique boswellia that is high in AKBA, one of the boswellic acids, is enriched to approximately 10% which is five times greater than standard boswellia. This clinically studied boswellia is also very low in a boswellic acid that usually can be considered pro-inflammatory. Boswellia is my second most favorite herb after curcumin. It can be valuable in relieving the symptoms of 60 different diseases.

 

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