Preventing Muscle Pain

Preventing Muscle Pain

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Study: Honokiol Cools Inflammation after Intense Exercise*

We’ve all been there. Whether we spent hours doing “gardening squats”, went a little too far on our morning jog, or pushed it to the limit on the new elliptical machine, we’ve all experienced the resulting muscle and joint stiffness afterwards. And sometimes it can last for days.

Luckily, there are things we can do to alleviate this normal discomfort. For example, a pre-clinical study published in the European Journal of Pharmacology shows that pure honokiol, a powerful botanical compound extracted from Magnolia officinalis bark, protects muscles from normal inflammation caused by intense exercise. This study broadens honokiol’s acknowledged benefits in supporting and maintaining overall health and wellness.*

Magnolia bark has been used in Asian herbalism for centuries. Extensive pre-clinical research shows that honokiol, one of Magnolia’s most active compounds, supports cellular health through multiple mechanisms, promotes powerful antioxidant activity and provides gentle relaxation benefits, without causing dependency.*

Faster Recovery from Exercise*

Extended exercise can cause normal stress in skeletal muscles. Marathons, triathlons and other feats of strength and endurance generate inflammation in the muscles as a result of exertion. However, preclinical data shows that honokiol can address this normal inflammation response, and support faster recovery from intense exercise.*

Indeed, preliminary data demonstrates that pure honokiol is a truly remarkable compound, offering a wide range of benefits for cellular health, a healthy mood and much more. That’s why we put so much effort into creating HonoPure®, which is 98 % pure honokiol – the highest quality honokiol available today. This study adds another layer of substantiation to honokiol’s numerous beneficial attributes.*

Study Details

In the study, researchers had rats perform an intense exercise regimen, both with and without oral intake of honokiol. The honokiol-fed rats were spared a great deal of the normal inflammation associated with extended exercise. Specifically, honokiol reduced the expression of a wide variety of inflammatory proteins that are generated normally by excessive exercise.*

This research could be excellent news for both weekend warriors and elite athletes, as honokiol’s ability to prevent normal inflammation from extended exercise could offer significant benefits for those engaged in active workout regimens.* 

Supports Healthy Cells, Antioxidant Activity and a Healthy Mood*

In addition to this exercise study, a number of pre-clinical studies conducted over the past two decades have shown that honokiol strongly supports cellular health. In particular, the compound has been found to support prostate, lung, liver, colon and breast cells.*

Honokiol also supports powerful antioxidant activity. Again, pre-clinical studies have shown it is up to 1,000 times more powerful than vitamin E in its free radical scavenging abilities. Research has also confirmed one of magnolia bark’s most time-honored applications—the ability to support gentle relaxation, a healthy mood and restful sleep.*

As research continues, more and more practitioners and health conscious consumers are discovering the benefits of honokiol. With its broad spectrum of benefits, ecoNugenics HonoPure® is an ideal supplement to promote numerous areas of health.*

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