Cat’s Claw, one of the ingredients in Immunadue, is anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-mutagenic as well as a very strong antioxidant.
Anti-mutagenic is the rate at which mutation occurs, i.e. how quickly damaged cells multiply and spread. This is one of the reasons why the effectiveness of cat claw on cancer has been tested.
Other ailments for which cat claw has been effectively tested include: arthritis, allergies, asthma, diabetes, chronic fatigue, viral infections, stomach ulcers, piles and assistance with the repairing of DNA.
Several studies have been done to investigate the effectiveness of cat’s claw on arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. In a 2001 study, people struggling with osteoarthritis in their knees were treated with 100mg cat claw for 4 weeks. After only one week, the pain associated with normal movement of the knee decreased drastically.
Immunadue contains 100mg of cat claw per capsule – the exact amount taken by the test group referred to above on a daily basis. The suggested dose of Immunadue is one capsule 3x a day.
Furthermore, studies have also been done to determine if cat’s claw can repair your DNA following chemotherapy. It has been found that the ingredient not only helps in the repair of your DNA, but also in speeding up the process of recovery while increasing your white blood count faster.
In 2001, a study was done to test the effect of cat’s claw on adults who had received chemotherapy some time ago. This test specifically wanted to see if there could still be recovery if people received the chemotherapy a long time ago. With this 8-week study, one group of participants received 250mg of cat’s claw per day and another group of participants received a placebo. The results were fantastic: there was a drastic decrease in damaged DNA and a great improvement in the period of DNA repair compared to the placebo test group.
Cat’s claw also helps fight colds and other viral infections and is also very effective against the herpes virus. The herpes virus is the precursor of fever-blisters and stomach ulcers. This virus is dormant in your body, and the moment your immune system weakens, the virus stars creating havoc. A weakened immune system can be due to extreme period of stress, or due to illness.
The effectiveness of cat’s claw on the herpes virus was tested in a clinical study in 2011. Because cat’s claw contains Oxindole alkenoids, which in conjunction with polyphenols firstly stops the herpes virus from spreading, secondly stops it from multiplying and thirdly destroys the virus, the study was considered very successful.
Furthermore, cat’s claw can also improve your blood pressure, by preventing the formation of plaque in the veins, thus ensuring that blood can move freely in the veins, heart and brain. Cat’s claw also contains hirsutine, which acts as a calcium blocker in the heart and blood vessels. This is very important because calcium blockers’ purpose is to prevent calcium from entering the cells of the heart and blood vessels. It also relaxes and enlarges the blood vessels, leading to healthy and even blood flow.
Lastly, cat’s claw is also an immune stimulant that also helps with most digestive problems. It is even recommended for people with Crohn’s disease.