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Immunity, Metabolism, and the Microbiome

The gut serves many critical functions, and as more research is conducted, the importance of gut health takes center stage. Aside from digestion and nutrient absorption, the millions of microbes living thereknown collectively as the gut microbiota or microbiomeregulate both metabolism and immune system function. 

Typically, immunity and metabolism are viewed as separate processes, but recently, research at Yale reveals that the immune system and metabolism communicate intimately—using the gut microbiota to mediate the conversation!

Beneficial gut microbes influence digestion, assimilation, and metabolism via numerous signaling pathways that, in turn, spark additional neuroendocrine and immune signals that shape the terrain where immune homeostasis occurs. Housed primarily within the gastrointestinal wall, the immune system communicates with a broad range of molecular signals such as cytokines, hormones, and short-chain fatty acids to maintain balance.

There are many ways to support the microbiome in its regulation of immune system function and metabolism. One such way is cat’s claw bark.

Core Cat’s Claw is a spagyrically prepared botanical extract of cat’s claw vine bark that may support:

  • Healthy immune function
  • Normal inflammation response
  • Gastrointestinal & genitourinary health
  • Antioxidant protection
  • Beneficial intestinal flora

The oxindole alkaloids and triterpenes in cat’s claw vine bark modulate TNF and NF-κB, signaling molecules crucial to normal immune function. Cat’s claw also contains potent antioxidants that scavenge free radicals—protecting cells from lipid peroxidation, mitochondrial damage, and metabolic impairment—especially those forming gastrointestinal and genitourinary tissue.

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