|Cat's Claw Defense Complex
Bio-Aligned Formula Supports the Immune System
Another health secret of the Amazon rainforests is now being revealed in an exciting
new product from Source Naturals called Cat's Claw or Una de Gato, Uncaria
tomentosa. Like Pau D' Arco before it, the herb Cat's Claw has been used in traditional
Peruvian herbalism for hundreds of years, but it is only now getting the attention
it deserves in the United States.
Source Naturals Cat's Claw - An Amazonian Treasure for the Western World
This unique herb is actually a high-climbing vine found in the highlands of the
Peruvian Amazon. Cat's Claw is named for its claw-like thorns that resemble a
cat's claw. The bark from the Uncaria tomentosa vine is harvested for two important
reasons: first, many of the highly active components are found in the bark; and
second, the bark can be harvested without needless destruction of the vine, thereby
protecting the delicate Amazon ecosystem.
The biologically active constituents in Source Naturals Cat's Claw have uniquely
protective properties. Researchers have discovered that components extracted from
the herb can enhance the body's natural defenses, help to keep the system balanced
in the face of environmental stressors, and can support intestinal health.
Ongoing studies are being performed to determine the exact constituents in the
vine which are responsible for these activities. Oxindole alkaloids, a group of
compounds that strongly affect human physiology, have been identified in some
of the vine extracts. Researchers have also isolated compounds, called quinovic
acid glycosides, that seem to have high free radical scavenging potential. In
addition, polyphenols, triterpenes and plant steroids have been isolated from
Among the plant steroids isolated, campesterol, stigmasterol, and Betasitosterol
hold the most promise. Betasitosterol is a white, waxy substance that has been
extensively studied because of its close resemblance in structure and properties
to cholesterol, and for its powerful shielding potential. Betasitosterol so closely
resembles cholesterol that it binds the cholesterol absorptive sites and prevents
cholesterol absorption. The presence of these additional compounds may further
explain the herb's protective and rejuvenating characteristics. While research
unravels the multi-faceted properties of this unique Amazonian herb, the intrinsic
benefits can be enjoyed by all who choose to be proactive in their quest for optimal
Cat's Claw Defense Complex offers broad-range support to the multiple,
interrelated systems involved with immune support. It addresses cell-mediated
immunity, humoral immunity, herbiotics, the liver, and antioxidant defense. Cat's
claw, which contains oxindole alkaloids, is known for its immune-supporting ability.
It is combined in this formula with high-quality nutrients and botanicals, such
as the potent antioxidants grape seed extract (Proanthodyn) and N-acetyl cysteine;
silymarin, an antioxidant botanical that supports liver function; and turmeric,
known for its ability to enhance bile flow. Additional botanicals to support your
well-being include pau d'arco, the tonic astragalus, the adaptogen ginseng, and
the revered reishi mushroom.
Serving Size: 3 tablets
Vitamin A (as beta carotene) 7,500 IU 1.5
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid, magnesium & zinc ascorbates) 258 mg
Calcium 39 mg 0.04
Magnesium (as magnesium ascorbate) 8 mg 0.02
Zinc (as zinc ascorbate) 9 mg 0.6
Cat's Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) 1.5 g 1.5 g
N-Acetyl Cysteine 450 mg
Quercetin 300 mg
Turmeric Root Extract 300 mg
Yielding 285 mg Curcumin
Whole Leaf Aloe Vera 150 mg
Reishi Mycelia Biomass 150 mg
Shiitake Mycelia Biomass 150 mg
Schizandra Berries 150 mg
Astragalus Root 150 mg
Maitake Mycelia Biomass 113 mg
Isatis Leaf 113 mg
St. John's Wort Leaf & Flower 75 mg
St. John's Wort Leaf & Flower Extract 75 mg
Eleutherococcus senticosus Root 75 mg
Eleutherococcus senticosus Root Extract 75 mg
Pau d'Arco Bark 75 mg
Grape Seed Extract (Proanthodyn) 45 mg
With a Procyanidolic Value of 95
Milk Thistle Seed Extract 45 mg
Yielding 36 mg Silymarin
Green Tea Extract 30 mg
Other Ingredients: stearic acid, colloidal silicon dioxide, modified cellulose
gum and magnesium stearate.
Warning: Not for use by pregnant or breastfeeding women. Consult with your
health care professional if taking prescription drugs.
Suggested Use: 3 to 6 Cat's Claw Defense Complex tablets daily.
Notice: Individual results may vary. You should always consult with your physician before starting this product or any health-related program.
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