Cat's Claw is a powerful plant from the rainforest in Peru that is rich in antioxidants. It is also known as "Uncaria tomentosa" and is a tropical "vine plant" that can grow up to 30 meters tall. Its name comes from its hook thorns, resembling a cat claw.The two most common varieties are "Uncaria tomentosa" and "Uncaria guianensis". The former is the type used in this product.
Cat's Claw has been used by "herbalists" for over 2000 years due to its many exciting properties. Modern scientific research has also shown that its characteristic "alkaloids" have health-promoting properties.
This product from NOW gives you 500 mg of Cat's Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) from dried bark in vegan capsules (100 pcs).
The bark and root of the Cat's Claw have been used for centuries in South America. Cat's Claw is naturally rich in alkaloids and alkaloid-containing plants have been used by humans since ancient times for therapeutic and recreational purposes.
Alkaloids are a huge group of naturally occurring organic compounds that contain nitrogen or atoms (amino or amido in some cases) in their structures.
These compounds are generally produced by many plant species, mainly by flowering plants and also by some animals. Plants produce and store many organic compounds such as amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and alkaloids, which are usually treated as secondary metabolites. They are stored in every part of the plant - leaves, stems, root, and fruits of plants - but in different quantities. In the past, alkaloids were seen as the "waste products" of plants, but now they indicate that they play an important biological function in all plants.
Recommended Daily dose: 1 capsule 1-2 times daily for a meal
N.B. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The supplement must not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Do not exceed the recommended dose. This product is not intended for pregnant or nursing mothers & children under 18.