Info: 30 Tablets
The Devil's claw plant (also known as Grapple, harpagon, or wood spider), native to the Kalahari Desert and other parts of southern Africa, got its name from the claw-like shape of its fruit. Various parts of the plant have been used for a number of conditions in traditional medicine both in Africa and in Europe, but one of the most enduring ones which has been borne out by modern research is to decrease inflammation and the pain associated with osteoarthritis (but not for rheumatoid arthritis). Several clinical studies have shown root extracts to be about as effective as certain other types of anti-inflammatory agents for osteoarthritis of the knee and hip, non-specific low back pain, and muscle pain, while also being better tolerated and safer.
Chantre P, Cappelaere A, Leblan D, et al. "Efficacy and tolerance of Harpagophytum procumbens versus diacerhein in treatment of osteoarthritis." Phytomedicine 2000 Jun;7(3):177-83.
Chrubasik S, Junck H, Breitschwerdt H, et al. "Effectiveness of Harpagophytum extract WS 1531 in the treatment of exacerbation of low back pain: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study." Eur J Anaesthesiol 1999 Feb;16(2):118-29.
Ingredients:Each tablet contains:
480 mg Devil's Claw dry extract (Harpagophytum procumbens) Root (1.5–3.0:1), equivalent to 720 to 1440 mg root
Non-medicinal ingredients: Lactose, corn starch, microcrystalline cellulose, hypromellose, silica, magnesium stearate, talc, titanium dioxide, Macrogol 6000.
Gluten-free and sugar-free.
Suggested Usage:Adults: Take 1 tablet twice daily with water, before meals.
Duration of use: Minimum 2 to 3 months.
Warnings:Keep out of reach of children. Avoid taking in case of known allergy to any of the ingredients in the product. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80004432.