Review of Butterbur with Feverfew - NOW Product N4602
Reviewed by Sandeep Parekh
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
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Butterbur: Promote Blood Flow In The Brain
Butterbur is a plant that has been used for centuries by European herbalists. scientific studies have shown that the active constituents in butterbur, called petasins, can support healthy blood flow to the brain and promote normal neurological function.* In this way, butterbur may help to maintain head comfort in healthy individuals.* NOW® Butterbur is also free of undesirable pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs), so it can be used regularly.
How Butterbur May Help Support Healthy Brain Function*
The brain is a complex organ that depends on a delicate balance of many different chemicals and nutrients in order to function properly. One important nutrient for brain health is oxygen. Oxygen is transported to the brain by red blood cells via the bloodstream. Therefore, anything that affects blood flow can also affect brain function.
Butterbur contains compounds called petasins which are thought to promote healthy blood flow.* In one study, participants taking butterbur extract had significantly greater blood flow to the brain than those taking a placebo.* Increased blood flow translates to increased oxygen delivery to the brain, which may help support healthy neurological function.*
In addition to supporting healthy blood flow, petasins in butterbur may also inhibit certain enzymes that contribute to inflammation.* Inflammation is a natural process that occurs when the body's immune system kicks into gear to fight off foreign invaders like bacteria and viruses. However, when inflammation persists long after an infection has resolved, it can start to cause problems. Chronic inflammation has been linked with a number of health conditions, including some neurological disorders.* Therefore, by inhibiting inflammation-promoting enzymes, butterbur may help support healthy brain function.*
Why Choose NOW® Butterbur?
NOW® provides high quality butterbur extracts that are free of harmful pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs). took measures to ensure that our products would not contain any harmful PAs. Pyrrolizidine alkaloids can be found in many botanicals, but they can be toxic if consumed in large amounts or over a long period of time. That's why we only use PA-free Butterbur in our products. You can be sure you're getting all the benefits of this incredible herb without any of the risks when you choose NOW® Butterbur products.
Butterbur is an amazing herb with many potential health benefits.* Its ability to support healthy blood flow to the brain makes it especially beneficial for maintaining cognitive function as we age.* NOW® ButterBUR is free of harmful pyrrolizidine alkaloids and can be taken regularly to support overall health and well-being.*
Suggested Usage: Take 1 capsule twice daily.
Serving Size: 1 Veg Capsule
Servings Per Container: 60
Description Amount per Serving % Daily Value
Butterbur Extract (Petasites hybridus) (Root) (min. 15% Sesquiterpenes as Petasins) 75 mg
**Daily Value not established.
Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) (Aerial Parts) 200 mg
**Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (cellulose capsule), Microcrystalline Cellulose, Stearic Acid (vegetable source) and Silicon Dioxide.
Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
Caution: For adults only. Not recommended for pregnant/nursing women or individuals with liver disease. Consult physician if taking medication or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.
Natural color variation may occur in this product.
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