Zyflamend is not a drug. It is a supplement containing multiple herbs that have been shown to suppress inflammation of cells and tissues in humans and animals. People have been giving their dogs Zyflamend to treat and alleviate discomfort from conditions such as arthritis, degenerative myelopathy, inflammation associated with Osteosarcoma (bone cancer), and age-related stiffness. Negative side effects in veterinary use have not been reported and few side effects have been reported by humans using Zyflamend.
Ingredients and Quality Control
New Chapter, the company that produces Zyflamend, uses herbal ingredients, most of which they grow and inspect themselves. These include: Holy Basil (enhances detoxification and promotes a healthy inflammation response), Turmeric, Ginger (has anti-aging properties),?Green Tea (contains 51 phytonutrients that promote a healthy inflammation response),?Rosemary (supports detoxification),?Hu Zhang (rich source of resveratrol),?Oregano, Baikal Skullcap, Chinese Goldthread and Barberry (all promote healthy natural inflammation response). The company employs stringent testing to avoid problems with its product.
Potential Problems & Reported Side Effects
Some side effects and problems reported in small numbers of people and dogs taking Zyflamend include appetite loss, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, dizziness, flatulence, indigestion, bloating, insomnia, anxiety, dry mouth, heart palpitations and vomiting.
Zyflamend is an herbal formula that contains some spicy herbs, and some people experience warmth in their digestive systems when consuming Zyflamend. If you or your pet have a very sensitive digestive system, or are uncomfortable with Zyflamend's "internal sauna" sensation, you should know that this sensation will diminish. One solution is to take Zyflamend with a full meal and a glass (or bowl) of water. Take just one capsule at first and take time to build up tolerance to this combination of herbs and spices.
Some individuals may have an allergy to one or more of the ingredients. When taking a new product, it's a good idea to talk to your health care provider or your pet's veterinarian and to start with the lowest dose. Women who are pregnant or nursing and people who have pregnant or lactating pets should consult their physicians before using Zyflamend.
Zyflamend is a dietary supplement, not a drug, and it is not promoted as a product to prevent, treat or cure any specific disease or class of diseases. It may not be a drug, but instances have been reported of Zyflamend giving false positives for THC, a drug measured in urine tests.
According to integrative physician, Dr. Richard Sarnat, the principal benefits of taking Zyflamend are that "Zyflamend contains numerous constituents that modern science has recognized can promote a healthy inflammation response which is key to healthy joint function, long-term mental clarity, the cellular integrity of many organ systems, cardiovascular health, and even healthy blood sugar metabolism."
In an article published in Holistic Primary Care magazine, Dr. A.E. Katz of Columbia University, said Zyflamend interests him because New Chapter grows most of its own "herbs organically, and obtains its extracts using a supercritical CO2 process, meaning there are no toxic solvent residues such as acetone or hexane, as is the case with other extraction techniques."
Zyflamend vs. NSAID
In an article published on Prevention.com, writer and speaker, Andrew Weil, M.D. recommends Zyflamend as a supplement to support a healthy inflammation response: "The hottest topic in medicine these days is inflammation. The FDA has strengthened warnings on NSAIDs, noting that long-term use may increase your risk of stroke, heart attack, and gastrointestinal bleeding. There are ... natural supplements that...ease joint pain... Zyflamend inhibits the COX-2 enzyme that triggers joint inflammation."
When a human or animal is experiencing chronic inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, bone cancers, etc. people are rightfully concerned about which anti-inflammatory medications are safe for long term use. Zyflamend may provide a viable alternative to controlling inflammation by using safer and more natural ingredients compared to the single high dose pharmaceutical agents found in NSAIDs.
Zyflamend with Chemotherapy Treatment
In a clinical trial using Zyflamend with women undergoing chemotherapy treatment for recurrent ovarian cancer, researchers used the The Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy (FACIT) quality of life measurement, and discovered that Zyflamend significantly enhanced the quality of life of women in the trial. Some doctors believe that Zyflamend promises to become a valuable "adjuvant therapy for cancer patients" undergoing chemotherapy.