From the living pharmacy, that is the Amazon rainforests of Brazil and Peru, comes this large woody vine that gets its strange name from the hook-like thorns resembling the claws of a cat.
Ancestors of Peru have used the Cat’s claw as a holistic and noble remedy. It treated various inflammations, rheumatism, stomach ulcers, tumors, dysentery, birth control, arthritis, and enhancement of immune function in patients.
Science has long known the effective action of the plant ingredients on inflammatory processes and the stimulation of metabolism in deeper layers of skin as well as the binding of free radicals in the body. It is intensely beginning to be used since the 1990s for the treatment of Aids and Cancer.
AC-11 has a completely unique chemical composition, unlike any other products that are sold under the Cat’s claw name. Backed by rigorous scientific testing, AC-11 is derived naturally as an organic extract of the bark of the Cat’s claw.
It is patented by purification process standardized to a minimum of 8% Carboxyl Alkyl Esters (CAE) concentration. These CAE are novel biologically active substances that promote the body ability to repair DNA.
AC-11 has also been responsible for the initiation of inflammatory responses by the immune system, allowing for more brain cells to survive from oxidative damage. AC-11 is often used by nootropic enthusiasts for cognitive support.
- Cat’s Claw is well tolerated by most and considered non-toxic.
- Side effects are rare with Cat’s Claw. But may include diarrhea, dizziness or nausea.
- Cat’s Claw is known for lowering blood pressure.
- Cat’s Claw may increase the risk of bleeding, so avoid it if you are on blood thinners.
- Avoid if you are taking aspirin and NSAID pain relievers, antidepressants, anticonvulsants, diabetes drugs, and anti-platelet drugs.
- Avoid if you are planning an upcoming surgery, consult with your doctor first.
- Avoid if you are pregnant or nursing.