BCQ® combines Boswellia and Curcumin extracts with Quercetin, a potent flavonoid, and Bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme derived from the pineapple plant. This powerful formula provides antioxidants and may help reduce substance P levels in the body.
In addition, BCQ® supports a healthy inflammatory response, which may aid in reducing minor pain. The nutrients in this distinctive formula are also known to support gastrointestinal function and help maintain healthy connective tissue.
- Supports the digestive system
- Promotes healthy connective tissue
- Helps moderate substance P levels
- Premium Vegan Formulation
- Free of gluten, dairy, peanut, tree nut, soy and egg. Free of artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, excipients (fillers, coatings, binders), sugar and non-GMO
Bromelain is a mixture of enzymes found in pineapples, which digest protein. Bromelain is a strong anti-inflammatory and anti-swelling agent due to its fibrinolytic, antiedematous and antithrombotic properties. It also stimulates a healthy immune system to release anti-inflammatory compounds.
Studies have shown Boswellia's anti-inflammatory action due to its chemical constituents that inhibit pro-inflammatory enzymes. Specifically, acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid is a very potent inhibitor of 5-lipoxygenase, which is an enzyme responsible for inflammation.
Curcumin, which is really a collection of curcuminoids, are polyphenols which exhibit very potent anti-oxidative effects. Curcumin also modulates agents in the complex process of inflammation, including cytokines, chemokines, adhesion molecules, growth factors and transcription factors such as NF-KB and AP-1, and a large number of kinases, notably the MAP kinases p38 and JNK. It is an inhibitor of histone acetyltransferases thereby preventing the transcription of inflammatory genes. It has been shown to benefit insulin resistance. Further, it can sensitize insulin by inducing the transcription factor PPARy, similar to the thiazolidinediones currently used for this purpose.
Quercetin's anti-inflammatory properties have been studied in both animal and human models. It also has a mast cell stabilizing and gastrointestinal cytoprotective activity, which gives it a regulatory and modulating action of inflammation and immunity.