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Uncaria tomentosa

Uncaria Tomentosa (Cat's Claw) is an Amazonian vine that has been traditionally recommended for antiinflammatory and fatigue syndromes.

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How to Take

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Recommended dosage, active amounts, other details

Studies using Cat's Claw tend to use 250-350mg of the ethanolic extract once a day. This is usually standardized to a Pentacyclic Oxindole Alkaloid content.

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Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what effects uncaria tomentosa has on your body, and how strong these effects are.
Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
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Notes
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An increase in white blood cell count has been noted with Cat's Claw by 9% over 9 weeks with a water extract, which is thought to be related to the immunoenhancing properties. The white blood cells that were increased were not assessed

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Things to Note

Is a Form Of

Primary Function:

Also Known As

Cat's Claw, Vincaria

Do Not Confuse With

Devil's Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens), the other Cat's Claw (Uncaria rhynchophylla)

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