Amur Cork Bark Fights Cancer and Obesity Naturally
Amur Cork Bark Fights Obesity, Cancer, and Parkinsons Disease
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Antibiotic and Antimicrobial Properties
The alkaloids present inside the bark make it antibiotic and antimicrobial (Sturluson).
Natural Supplement Nexrutine
Nexrutine is a natural supplement made up of amur cork bark which inhibits fibrosis, COX-2 and sometimes COX-1 acting as anti- inflammatory agent preventing cancer (and the scarring that goes along with many cancers), heart and gastric problems as well (Allen). Recent studies show it "inhibited the proliferation of prostate and lung cancer cells" (Science Direct).
Bioactive Compound Berberine
Quote From Cancer.Gov
According to Cancer.gov "This agent appears to block the activation of the transcription factor cAMP response binding protein (CREB) and inhibits Akt signaling, thereby inhibiting tumor cell growth and inducing apoptosis in Akt- and CREB-overexpressing cancer cells. In addition, this agent inhibits cyclooxygenase type 2 (COX - 2), nuclear factor kappa b (NF-kB) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-a)-mediated signaling; COX-2, NF-kB and TNF-a are upregulated in certain types of cancer and during inflammation" (National Cancer Institute). I am not a cancer expert or scientist, but this sounds like some serious cancer defense from this natural tree bark.
Comparable to the Drug Depranyl
Has anti-aging properties, helps with Parkinsons disease, and with the MAO-B enzyme it showed to be one of the most potent and selective inhibitors among all of the plants comparable to the drug Depranyl (Falloon).
The cancer and brain studies really highlight this special discovery. Fighting off prostate and lung cancers in a way with no side effects can only help people beat the disease. Another significant find is improving the brain health with people with Parkinsons. Two very different diseases with major discoveries in the fight to destroy them.
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