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Thorne Research, Phytoprofen - 60 Vegetarian Capsules

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botanical extracts to support a healthy cytokine balance in the body*

  • with well-absorbed Meriva (curcumin bound to phosphatidylcholine to make a phytosome)*
  • helps minimize post-operative / post-injury bruising and swelling*
  • helps prevent connective tissue breakdown*
  • can be used in conjunction with Meriva to promote healing*

Phytoprofen is a combination of botanicals, including a synergistic blend of the Ayurvedic herbs – Picrorhiza, Boswellia, and curcumin (from turmeric) – all of which support a healthy cytokine balance in the body.* To these botanicals is added bromelain – a protein-digesting enzyme complex from pineapple that studies have shown can reduce bruising after injury.*

The botanical extracts in Phytoprofen also can minimize post-operative / post-injury bruising and swelling.* Supplementation with bromelain following blunt injuries to the musculoskeletal system resulted in reductions in swelling and tenderness.

A recent in vivo study examined Boswellia extract for its effect on glycosaminoglycan metabolism. Glycosaminoglycans form an important component of the body's connective tissues. Boswellia significantly reduced the degradation of glycosaminoglycans compared to controls.*

Meriva, curcumin phytosome, demonstrates superior bioavailability compared to ordinary curcumin.* Significantly greater amounts are absorbed and taken up by the liver.* A 2007 study published in the journal, Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, demonstrated Meriva's superior bioavailability compared to ordinary curcumin. This animal study indicated a significantly greater plasma concentration time curve, with an area under the curve (AUC) five times higher for Meriva. Liver levels of curcumin were also higher with Meriva supplementation.* A recent human study (not yet published) demonstrated even greater bioavailability.* Meriva supplementation resulted in significantly better absorption than with ordinary curcumin dosing.*

Suggested Use Take 2 capsules two to three times daily or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: Two Capsules
Serving Per Container: 30
Two Capsules Contain:Amount Per Serving% DV
Bromelain†250 mg*
Curcumin Phytosome†† (Curcuma longa extract (root) / Phosphatidylcholine complex)250 mg*
Indian Frankincense extract (gum) (Boswellia serrata)250 mg*
Picrorhiza extract (root) (Picrorhiza kurrooa)250 mg*
*Daily Value (DV) not established.
†Bromelain is derived from the pineapple plant (Ananus comosus). This product is not diluted with lactose.
††This product uses Indena S.p.A.'s curcumin phytosome (Meriva). Meriva is a registered trademark of Indena S.p.A. Boswellia standardized to Beta Boswellic Acids 20%. Picrorhiza standardized to Kutkin 4%.

Other Ingredients

Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, leucine, silicon dioxide.

Contains ingredient derived from soy (phytosome).


Tamper Evident: Use only if bottle is sealed. Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.

If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.

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