CONTROFLAM Caps 60ct
What is CONTROFLAM?
CONTROFLAM contains a powerful combination of proteolytic enzymes, supportive nutrients for joint, muscle, and connective tissue health, plus a targeted homeopathic blend. This broad spectrum of effective ingredients facilitates a healthy inflammatory response and provides temporary relief of injury or non-injury related soreness and discomfort.
What is the Inflammatory Response?
The Inflammatory response is a series of local cellular and vascular responses which are activated when the body is injured, invaded by a foreign entity, or victim to excessive wear and tear of essential tissue. The process is traditionally distinguished by five separate indicators, each of which is attributed to a physiological reaction to compromised tissue: Pain, Swelling (edema), Redness, Heat and Loss of Function. The major functions of the inflammatory response are to facilitate the sequence of events necessary for healing and repair of damaged tissue, to defend the body against infection agents, to dispose of necrotic tissue, and to promote the renewal of functional tissue. Once the inflammatory process has begun, it continues until the injury, infection , or chronic irritation has been eradicated.
Bromelain (1,200 GDU) an enzyme derived from pineapple, is used extensively to reduce swelling and bruising associated with injury, as well as to shorten healing time after surgical procedures. It also assists in managing blood viscosity and clearing excess tissue fluid build-up by digesting specific blood clotting proteins known as fibrins.
Papain (1,500,000 PU) an enzyme derived from papaya fruit, possesses a unique protein-digesting capacity that is efficient in either an acidic or alkaline environment. This property makes Papain extremely efficient in the systemic clean-up of abnormal debris and necrotic tissue throughout the body. Like Bromelain, Papain exhibits anti-inflammatory properties in the acceleration of recovery time and reduction of soreness and discomfort.
Protease (130,000 HUT) is a proteolytic enzyme catalyst. Its general properties include stimulating the phagocytosis of foreign proteins that impede healing and recovery, enhancing blood flow and nutrient delivery to damaged tissues, and hydrolyzing various immune complexes and proteinaceous debris in the blood stream.
Joint, Muscle, and Connective Tissue Nutrients
Glucosamine Sulfate is an essential component in the constructive process of connective tissue and cartilage. As an amino sugar, it is a normal constituent of glycoaminoglycans in cartilage matrix and synovial fluid. It is also a critical building block of protective tissue substances that provide a buffering action to reduce excessive wear and tear of the joints. In the absence of adequate glucosamine levels, the health and functionality of soft tissue becomes compromised.
Turmeric is an ancient herb traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine to regulate the body’s inflammatory response and to enhance immune function.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) in supplemental form supports natural levels of HA which are found in joint tissue and synovial fluid, providing tissue hydration and lubrication. HA has also been known to increase mobility and accelerate wound healing.
MSM is a naturally occurring organic sulfur compound that is found in the tissues and fluids of all plants, animals and humans. It is a necessary component in the formation of collagen and is essential to joint function and connective tissue health.
Homeopathic Remedies with Indications
Mercurius: lacerating pain in joints; pains in bones and limbs
Rhus Toxicodendron: hot, painful swelling of joints; pains tearing in tendons, ligaments and fasciae; stiff limbs; pains and stiffness in small of back, rheumatic pains spread over a large surface.
Bryonia: joints red, swollen and hot, with stitches and tearing; knees stiff and painful; painful stiffness in nape of neck.
Sulphur: stiffness of knees and ankles; drawing and tearing in arms and hands; rheumatic gout.
Arsenicum Album: trembling, twitching, spasms and weakness in extremities; sciatica
Arnica: Pain in back and limbs as if bruised or sprained, soreness after exertion; rheumatism
Copper Sulfate: painful joints and bones