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    Post Let’s talk Tinospora Cordifolia

    Or as know as Tinofend, the patented extract.


    Tinospora cordifolia, also known as Guduchi or Amrita, is an immune system boosting herb that can potently reduce the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. It is a promising anti-cancer herb and may provide benefits for people with diabetes.


    As an immune system modulator, there is promise but human research needed.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/26467057/

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3644751/

    “ Tinospora cordifolia is an herb used in Ayurveda to enhance vitality. It is being researched for a variety of health effects, including its effect on diabetes, glucose metabolism, inflammation, immune system support, and neurology.

    Tinospora cordifolia supplementation improves the ability of macrophages, an immune system cell, to consume their targets, though this effect is not immunostimulatory. Supplementation can also ward off allergies. One study suggests Tinospora cordifolia is as potent as Spirulina as an anti-allergic supplement.

    Preliminary evidence suggests Tinospora cordifolia may provide benefits for people with diabetes. Supplementation of Tinospora cordifolia can reduce the body’s absorption of sugar-derived carbohydrates, and it may also play a role in reducing the pathologies associated with diabetes, like retinopathy and nephropathy. There is currently no human evidence for these effects.

    Tinospora cordifolia may be a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor, which means it may raise catecholamine levels. The plant may also contain phytoandrogen, which means it can protect against DNA damage induced by the environment and radiation therapy. Finally, Tinospora cordifolia may have Adaptogen-like properties.”

    https://examine.com/supplements/tinospora-cordifolia/

    I do have some anecdotal experience but I am curious on the forums thoughts on this. It’s not sexy like what we discuss on here, but I think we have yet to see how good this compound may be. It needs to be explored, heavily. Jmo.


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    Sounds pretty wonderful, the only concerns as are that (as with all novel herbal extracts) is heavy metal accumulation so source would probably be important
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    Originally Posted by eatyourspinach View Post
    Sounds pretty wonderful, the only concerns as are that (as with all novel herbal extracts) is heavy metal accumulation so source would probably be important
    They make a patented form called Tinofend which eliminates that worry. But yes, I would agree. You have to consume grams of the regular herb iirc to get the same as the extract.
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    how long do you think it takes to begin to influence macrophage activity?
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    Originally Posted by eatyourspinach View Post
    how long do you think it takes to begin to influence macrophage activity?
    Based on what studies have been conducted (that I am aware of) it looks to be around the 2-3wk point. However I did notice in one, it was around 9 days.
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