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Plant Extract that blocks IL-8? - ANYONE?

Discussion in 'Information and Resources' started by Mya Symons, May 29, 2013.

  1. Mya Symons

    Mya Symons Mya Symons

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    Does anybody know of a plant extract or supplement that blocks IL-8 (Interleukin-8)?
     
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    adreno PR activist

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    Curcumin.
     
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    Sushi Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Also berberine might. It is given as an anti-inflammatory but I don't know if it is specific to IL-8.

    Anatabloc also might do it. It is a tobacco derivative that is way too expensive but some get good results from it.

    I've been using curcumin myself.

    Sushi
     
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    Ema Senior Member

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    Glucocorticoids, like hydrocortisone.

    http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?paperID=17756
     
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    Sushi Senior Member Albuquerque

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    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16391493
    RESULTS:

    Berberine dose-dependently inhibited IL-8 mRNA and MCP-1 mRNA expression of the cells and protein levels in the media stimulated with IL-1beta or TNF-alpha.
    CONCLUSION:


    These findings indicate that berberine dose-dependently inhibited the expression of IL-8 and MCP-1 induced by IL-1beta or TNF-alpha.
     
  6. Mya Symons

    Mya Symons Mya Symons

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    Thanks guys. First, I found Naringenin, which is a Grape Fruit bioflavonoid. However, it interferes with many medications. Then, I found Bergamot Extract, but that is nearly $30.00 a bottle. And I was frustrated. Berberine seems like a much better and cheaper choice.


    Thanks!
     
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