Cat’s claw

Physician-designed supplements raising standards
Dr. Bill Rawls
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Cat’s claw

Cat’s claw (Uncaria tomentosa) has been used for thousands of years by indigenous people of the Amazon for supporting a healthy immune system. Not surprisingly, the name comes from the shape of the thorns on the woody vine from which the herbal supplement comes. The herb is derived from the inner bark of the vine.

Cat’s claw offers immune supporting properties.* Cat’s claw has been found to support healthy levels of white blood cells, including B and T lymphocytes, natural killer (NK) cells, and granulocytes.*

Benefits of Cat’s Claw*

  •  Supports the immune system
  •  Promotes a healthy intestinal tract
  •  Potent antioxidant properties
  •  Dilates blood vessels and promotes normal blood pressure
Side effects: Occasional stomach upset, but generally very well tolerated. Cat’s claw requires activation by stomach acid to be effective and should be taken with food. Acid-blocking drugs can prevent activation of cat’s claw. Taking apple cider vinegar with the herb may enhance activation.

 

Vital Plan products containing cat’s claw:

Advanced Biotic

Ingredients similar to cat’s claw:

Cordyceps

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always consult your qualified healthcare provider before beginning any diet or program.


Learn more about Cat’s Claw from the FDA here »

about the author
Dr. Bill Rawls
Dr. Bill Rawls has practiced conventional medicine as a gynecologist for
over 20 years and is also the co-founder and medical director of Vital Plan, a wellness and herbal supplement company.

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