New Roots Herbal has developed Anti-Inflamma that selectively blocks the enzyme COX-2 (cyclooxygenase-2). Blocking this enzyme impedes the production of the chemical messengers called prostaglandins that cause the pain and arthritis inflammation. Chemotherapy can be an excruciating systemic therapy; this means it affects the whole body by traveling through the bloodstream. A recent study found that COX-2 levels were directly associated with levels of a growth factor that promotes the development of new blood vessels, a process called angiogenesis.
In the cells missing the COX-2 gene, vascular endothelial growth factor levels (tumor growth) were substantially lower; with an active COX-2 gene, vascular endothelial growth factor levels dropped after treatment with COX-2 inhibitors
- Reduces pain associated with arthritis and inflammation
- Promotes the development of new blood vessels