Info: 100 Capsules
Devil's Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) is a tree native to the southern regions of Africa and gets its name from the sharp hooks which cover its fruit. It's a traditional folk remedy of tribal African people and has also been used by Europeans and Canadians, both as a digestive aid and to help treat joint inflammation. It contains a number of naturally occurring beneficial compounds including phytosterols, flavonoids and phenolic acids.
Each capsule contains 83 mg of Devil's Claw Root (6:1 Extract) (Root - secondary tubers) (Harpagophytum procumbens) (Equivalent to 500 mg).
Other ingredients: Rice starch, Capsule (Gelatin and water).
Contains no sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
As a digestive aid: Adults, take 1 capsule, 3 times daily.
To help treat joint inflammation: Take 3 capsules, 3 times daily. Must be taken for a minimum of 2-3 months for beneficial effects to be demonstrated.
Store bottle in a cool, dry place.
Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have gastric or duodenal ulcers. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have heart disease, diabetes, are taking antiarrhythmic medication &/or blood thinners. Discontinue use if you experience prolonged gastrointestinal discomfort. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist after 6 months.
Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80002807.
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