Cat’s Claw liquid concentrate for Lyme disease and Epstein Barr support
EB Support contains cat’s claw (Uncaria tomentosa) extract containing 3% total alkaloids. Minerals are added to the formula. Suggested use: As a dietary supplement, 1 to 5 drops one to three times daily on an empty stomach, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Put 1 to 5 drops in a glass, then add 4 oz. of pure water and wait one minute before drinking. Shake well before each use.
Keep out of reach of children. Use under medical supervision. Herxheimer’s reaction may occur. Sensitive individuals may need to stay with 1 drop per day for an extended period of time, and increase very gradually.
Serving Size 5 drops (0.25 mL) Servings per container 120
Amount per serving:
Cat’s Claw (Bark) extract 1:4 50 mg Concentrated Minerals 10%
Other ingredients: Ethanol (34-36% from organic sugar cane), distilled water. Drug Interactions:
There are no known interactions with medications. Before taking this product, talk with your health professional if you do take any medications.
Cat’s claw is a plant. Two species of cat’s claw, Uncaria tomentosa and Uncaria guianensis, are of primary interest for use as medicine. Uncaria tomentosa is most commonly used in the U.S., and Uncaria guianensis is typically used in Europe. Medicine is made from the root and bark. Be careful not to confuse cat’s claw with cat’s foot.
Cat’s claw is most commonly used for improving symptoms of both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
It is also used for various digestive system disorders including swelling and pain (inflammation) of the large intestine (diverticulitis), inflammation of the lower bowel (colitis), inflammation of the lining of the stomach (gastritis), stomach ulcers, hemorrhoids, and leaky bowel syndrome.
Some people use cat’s claw for viral infections including shingles (caused by herpes zoster), cold sores (caused by herpes simplex), and AIDS (caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)).
Cat’s claw is also used for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), wound healing, parasites, Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, hay fever, cancer (especially urinary tract cancer), a particular type of brain cancer called glioblastoma, gonorrhea, dysentery, birth control, bone pains, and “cleansing” the kidneys.
Possibly Effective For:
Reducing pain from a kind of arthritis called osteoarthritis. Taking a specific freeze-dried cat’s claw extract (Uncaria guianensis) by mouth appears to relieve knee pain related to physical activity within one week of treatment, but it does not decrease pain at rest or decrease knee swelling. Taking a specific combination supplement (Reparagen) containing cat’s claw (Vincaria) and maca (RNI 249) for 8 weeks seems to reduce pain and stiffness, improve function, and reduce the need to use rescue medication as well as taking glucosamine sulfate.
Improving symptoms of a kind of arthritis called rheumatoid arthritis (RA) when used with regular rheumatoid arthritis medications. Taking a specific cat’s claw extract (Uncaria tomentosa) that contains chemicals called pentacyclic oxindole alkaloids but is free of other chemicals called tetracyclic oxindole alkaloids appears to improve symptoms of RA somewhat. Taken by mouth in combination with sulfasalazine or hydroxychloroquine for 24 weeks, cat’s claw seems to reduce the number of painful and swollen joints.
For osteoarthritis of the knee: 100 mg daily of a specific freeze-dried cat’s claw extract.
For rheumatoid arthritis or EBV: 60 mg daily in three divided doses of a specific cat’s claw extract that contains no chemicals called tetracyclic oxindole alkaloids. These chemicals, while found naturally in some cat’s claw, work against other chemicals in cat’s claw that seem to help rheumatoid arthritis.
For cancer: 100 mg taken three times daily of a specific cat’s claw extract.