What are Swanson Cat's Claws?
As you have probably already gathered, the eponymous Cat’s Claw has nothing to do with the razor sharp talons of our furry, feline friends. Rather, it refers to the thorns of a woody climbing vine, indigenous to the Himalayas. Specifically, to the highland rain forests of Peru.
Known as Una de Gato in its homeland, it has been embraced by the locals there for years. The Ashaninka tribe, in particular, has enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with the Cat’s Claw. Enjoying the healing power of both its bark and its roots for centuries.
The plant itself has been known to live in especially hostile environments where it can climb up and around trees reaching up to 100 ft in the air. Originally it was the root bark which was used for local medicine but it has become increasingly rare so Peruvian authorities have now deemed it protected. Allowing only for the harvesting of the upper parts of the plant so that it can re-grow from the root. Fortunately for us, the plant bark is equally teeming with beneficial alkaloids.
So why haven’t we heard about the Cat’s Claw until now? It took the endeavour of one man in 1974, an Austrian scientist and explorer - Klaus Keplinger - to uncover its secrets. By observing the behaviour of the Ashaninka tribe, he noticed that they would use the Una de Gato plant to make healing teas. They used them to treat all kinds of ailments and its efficacy impressed the Doctor beyond redress. He immediately set about bringing the plant to the attention of the world.
Since its arrival in the West, Swanson Cat's Claw have proven to be a phenomenon, with many suggesting they have unparalleled immune boosting properties.
What are Swanson Cat's Claw used for?
In the long line of Nature’s most potent immune system boosters there are a few standout candidates - Echinacea, Golden Seal and Siberian Ginseng. Now, there is increasing evidence to suggest that Swanson Cat's Claw can count itself amongst that hallowed pantheon.
In fact, not since the discovery of Quinine in the bark of Peruvian Trees has a piece of rain forest vegetation received such worldwide acclaim and attention.
Swanson Cat's Claw contain seven different types of active alkaloids, all of which serve a slightly different purpose but all of which help to activate the immune system in their own way. The most immunologically active amongst them is Isopteropodin (Isomer A) which increases immune response and simultaneously acts as an antioxidant.
Not only that but there are also various compounds in Swanson Cat's Claw which can help to kill certain viruses bacteria and micro-organisms capable of forming disease. Swanson Cat's Claw truly is the ultimate healer and all round body booster.
- Viruses, bacteria & micro-organisms
What is the recommended dosage of Swanson Cat's Claw?
To be used as a dietary supplement. Take two capsules once per day with water.
Other ingredients: Gelatin, silica, magnesium stearate.
If you are currently on another medication, or have other medical, allergic or pre-existing complications that may interfere with this supplement PLEASE seek medical advice from a physician before use.
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not exceed the recommended dose.
Do not take if the outer seal is broken or damaged upon purchase.
Do not take if you are pregnant or nursing.