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Boswellia Serrata: the Unique Extract that Fights Many Illnesses

Boswellia serrata, or Indian frankincense, is a powerful tree that’s native to India. Natives to India often use the boswellia serrata plant to make Indian frankincense which is a widely used oil for inflammatory diseases.  

Studies show that boswellia serrata is effective in treating illnesses like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and even unrelated ailments like asthma and digestive issues. It’s not uncommon for anti-inflammatory plants like boswellia serrata to be used for a wide range of purposes. Nearly all health issues begin with an increase in inflammation, so using a powerful anti-inflammatory is an effective way to combat a large amount of sicknesses. We include boswellia serrata in ZenMove to support joint and bone health. 

The reason why boswellia serrata is able to combat such a wide array of health issues is due to the unique compound of acids found in the plant. Each acid in the plant is safe to ingest by humans, and at least one or all of them directly combat a certain substance in the body that triggers a certain ailment. For example, one of the many triggers of asthma includes molecules that are called “leukotrienes,” and boswellic acid can prevent the formation of this asthma trigger, essentially stopping the asthma attack before it can happen. This kind of preventive, anti-inflammatory function of boswellia serrata is what makes it such an effective supplement for many different illnesses.  

It's always important to have a conversion with your primary care doctor before introducing boswellia serrata into your supplement routine.