NutraMedix Samento - TOA-Free Cat’s Claw (SAMENTO) - Microbial Defence - 30ml
Samento is a liquid extract made from a rare, pentacyclic chemotype of Uncaria tomentosa, a woody vine from the Peruvian jungle also known as Cat’s Claw and Uña de Gato.
ANTIOXIDANT SUPPORT - CARDIOVASCULAR SUPPORT - CYTOKINE BALANCE SUPPORT - IMMUNE SYSTEM SUPPORT - INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE SUPPORT - MICROBIAL SUPPORT - NEUROLOGICAL SUPPORT
One of the most unique botanicals from the South American rainforests due to its diversity and potential in medicinal applications is SAMENTO, also known as TOA-Free Cat's Claw. SAMENTO is a rare chemotype of the medicinal plant commonly known as Cat's Claw, Uncaria tomentosa.
Samento was approved as a medicine in Ecuador in 2004. Government officials have allowed 3 drug claims to be used: anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and immune system modulator.
The Hungarian National Institute of Pharmacy (OGYI), the Hungarian equivalent of the FDA in the US, also approved SAMENTO in 2001 as paramedicament (OTC) pharmaceutical preparation as a “sole or adjunct therapy for rheumatoid diseases, arthritis, and locomotor conditions. It is also approved as a sole or adjunct therapy to enhance immune system function.”
Various Reported Medicinal Properties of Samento:
Unlike traditional Cat's Claw products, the SAMENTO chemotype does not contain Tetracyclic Oxindole Alkaloids (TOAs), a group of chemical antagonists that act upon the central nervous system and can greatly inhibit the positive effect of the Pentacyclic Oxindole Alkaloids (POAs). The POAs primarily affect the immune cells responsible for nonspecific and cellular immunity and demonstrate powerful immune system modulating properties.
According to research conducted in Austria, traditional Cat's Claw products may contain as much as 80% TOAs, yet as little as 1% TOAs can cause a 30% reduction in the immune system modulating properties that POAs provide.
As a result of these phytochemical differences between SAMENTO and Cat's Claw, SAMENTO can be safely used in a broader range of medical conditions. Cat’s Claw acts as an immune system stimulant making it contraindicated in patients with autoimmune disorders, whereas SAMENTO is an immune system modulator.
For this reason, SAMENTO can be used to treat all autoimmune disorders.
Put 1 to 30 drops in 4 oz. of water and wait one minute before drinking. Start with 1 drop twice daily, at least 30 minutes before meals, increasing slowly up to 30 drops twice daily.