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Ursolic Acid - How Can its Use be Beneficial to me?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 21, 2022 11:00:00 AM / by Winter Ninivaggi

ursolic acid

Ursolic acid found to have anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-apoptotic and anti-carcinogenic effects.

Ursolic acid is beneficial for the brain, heart, liver and everything in between.

Ursolic acid (UA) is isolated from the leaves of various plants (rosemary, marjoram, lavender, thyme, fruits, flowers and berries.  It mediates some pharmacological processes and modulates several signaling pathways to prevent development of chronic diseases.   In addition to its beneficial effects it can also improve exercise capacity. 

Numerous studies have investigated the beneficial effects of UA on cancer cell metabolism. The anti-cancer effects are attributed to the inhibition of tumorigenesis and cancer cell proliferation, modulation of apoptosis, prevention of cell cycle arrest and promotion of autophagy.  There have been especially beneficial effects on autophagy and apoptosis of breast cancer cell lines. (Lewinska et al.) 

There are also anti-obesity and anti-diabetic effects of UA.  The key effect is the inhibition of pancreatic a-amylase activity and reduction of blood glucose levels.  Studies have shown its ability to reduce body weight and significantly improved insulin sensitivity. 

Cardiovascular diseases are the major contributors to mortality and morbidity worldwide.  UA is associated with lower heart rate, which indicates an alleviation of CVD risk and contributes to the restoration of cardioprotective enzyme activity to normal levels in rat studies. (Pozo et al.) UA has also demonstrated protective qualities against fatty liver, liver fibrosis, carcinoma and liver cancer.

At Second Nature care we can work with you to understand your total body health and guide you to help you stay healthy without ingesting harmful chemicals. We also offer safe, effective I.V Ozone chelation and inhalation therapy to kick start your heart health. We also provide full lab work ups for free through Empire City Labs (if your insurance is on their list) to get to the root of your total body burden.  

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Topics: Detoxification, Allergies, Autoimmune Disease, Healthy Living, Brain Health, Chronic Illness and Disease, Body Health, Cancers, Cardiac Care

Winter Ninivaggi

Written by Winter Ninivaggi

Isadora Guggenheim, ND, FNP, RN, MS, CNS, LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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