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Bridging the Gap from Ayurveda to Modern Medicine

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Ayurveda, roughly translated from Sanskrit, means the “science of life”, and is an ancient science of medicine that dates back about 5000 years ago. Beginning in India, this holistic approach to health and wellness has gained popularity around the world. 

The Vedas, texts translated from the ancient Sanskrit, includes invaluable and relevant information about stimulating the body with exercise and work, nourishing the body with relaxation practices and proper food, and coping with stress for a natural and balanced healthy lifestyle. Ayurveda specialized in the use of medicinal plants and minerals for the treatment of 'difficult to treat' diseases in humans and animals. Yoga originated from Ayurveda and together they are gaining huge worldwide trends in recent times. What has been missing through the ages is the scientific validation using the same parameters as modern medicine, in proving the efficacy and safety of Ayurvedic treatments.

Arthritis is the # 1 cause of disability with an incidence of 25-30% of the world population. An estimated 50 million adults in the United States reported being told by a doctor that they have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia. According to The Arthritis Foundation, “Arthritis is a term used to describe more than 100 different conditions that affect joints as well as other parts of the body.  Arthritis is one of the most prevalent chronic health problems and the nation’s most common causes of disability.” Challenges in arthritis treatment include the significant side effects of prescription drugs and limitation of efficacy with long-term therapy. Various forms of arthritis were explained in great detail in Ayurveda. Ayurveda terms arthritis as Amavata. Arthritis is one of the most common ailment for which Ayurveda help is being sought today.

Ayurvedic plants

Use of certain plants and minerals such as gold salts, taken by mouth and applied locally to the affected joint, formed a mainstay of the therapy.  Several Ayurvedic plants have been described for their ability to relieve pain, swelling and inflammation in both osteo-arthritis and in rheumatoid arthritis.

Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha or Winter Cherry) helps regulate important physiologic processes, to withstand stressors, and has antioxidant properties. Several studies have shown Withania to support the body's immune system and have the anti-inflammatory effect.

Boswellia serrata (Shallaki or Indian Frankincense) has been used as an anti-arthritic, anti-inflammatory, stimulant, and antiseptic.

Zingiber officinalis (Ginger), used in various cuisines, is a potent anti-inflammatory and gastro-intestinal tonic. 

Curcuma longa (Turmeric), also widely used as a culinary flavoring agent, is acclaimed as an anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agent. 

Swertia Chirayita (Chirayita), a Himalayan herb, is used for fever, anemia, asthma and reduces pro-inflammatory cytokines in arthritis.

Nyctanthes arbor tristis  (Harshingar) has been used in arthritis and sciatica since centuries.

Ananas comosus (Pineapple plant) has been described to reduce pain and swelling in rheumatoid arthritis. 

Tinospora cordifolia (Guduchi or Heart-leaved Moonseed) has shown suppression of inflammation and bone/cartilage damage.


Synergy brings better results

Bioved Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; a San Jose, California based company deciphers the ancient knowledge of Ayurveda and validates it using the same bio-technological tools as used in modern medicine and pharmaceutical sciences.  Bioved epitomizes "Inspired by Nature, Proven by Science"

Bioved's lead products, Artrex® Tablets and Cream are indicated for bone and joint health. Artrex® is a proprietary and US patented combination of Withania somnifera, Boswellia serrata, Zingiber officinalis and Curcuma longa. These plants/herbs are extracted by a unique US patented method that allows the biological activity to be enhanced, yet keeps the plant safe and in its natural form. They work in synergy with the body's immune system to promote mobility and flexibility.  Artrex® has been tested in extensive pre-clinical and clinical studies in rheumatoid and osteo-arthritis with significant results that have been published in leading peer-reviewed medical journals. Artrex® works on similar cellular pathways as the prescription drugs but without any side effects. Artrex® has been proven to be safe in 400+ patient years in these studies and for more than 12 years of continuous use in Asia-Pacific. Artrex® Tablets are now manufactured in the US, and available to US consumers for the first time.

Artrex® Cream has been approved by the US FDA as an Over The Counter product (under the OTC Analgesic Monograph}. It is made up of eight natural essential oils that work in harmony to relieve pain and inflammation of bones, joints, and muscles. It is fast-acting, deeply- penetrating and long-lasting; and leaves a soft, supple and esthetically pleasing feel and smell. It has also been validated in pre-clinical and clinical studies with great efficacy and safety.

What makes ARTREX® Cream unique?

  • Fast acting

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  • Validated in pre-clinical and clinical studies

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  • Excellent topical pain relief at all ages –

  • Young professionals – neck and back aches

  • Pregnant women – low back aches

  • Athletes

  • Active lifestyle at all ages

  • Senior citizens with bone and joint degeneration

Today, the average age expectancy in the US is at a record high of 78.8 years. We all are living longer and active lifestyles. The educated consumer knows the benefits of eating healthy, working out, being in the right environment; and taking the right vitamins and supplements to 'look good and feel good.' Our bones and joints take us everywhere and need to be taken care of so they can support us for a lifetime. The right supplement that is scientifically validated will go a long ways to keep us in good shape and active. Artrex® enhances "Healthy Aging by Natural Supplementation"!

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