SBT SEABUCKTHORN — A POWERFUL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
The following conclusions were drawn
from the examination of a number of current studies on the activities of
many natural compounds combined with our extensive knowledge of the
properties and activity of seabuckthorn.
significant amount of pain is caused by inflammation.
are any of a group of about a dozen compounds synthesized from fatty
acids in mammals as well as in lower animals. Prostaglandins are
highly potent substances that are not stored but are produced as needed by
cell membranes in virtually every body tissue. Different prostaglandins
have been found to raise or lower blood pressure and regulate smooth
muscle activity and glandular secretion. One such substance, which
stimulates contraction of the uterus, is used clinically to induce labor;
another has been in experimental use as a birth control agent.
Prostaglandins also control the substances involved in the transmission of
nerve impulses, participate in the body’s defenses against infection,
and regulate the rate of metabolism in various tissues. Several
prostaglandins have been shown to induce fever, possibly by participating
in the temperature regulating mechanisms in the hypothalamus; they also
play a part in causing inflammation.