Tocopherols inhibit cyclooxygenase activity – (11-06-00)

Tocopherols inhibit cyclooxygenase activity

Science has spent millions (if not billions) of dollars and many years to develop selective COX-2 inhibitors because the traditional nonselective COX inhibitors were too dangerous. And side effects of these drugs are starting to pop up…deaths and heart failure as a warmup…. But nature does make some very safe and VERY selective COX-2 inhibitors!! This article reviews a very specific type of nutrient, gamma tocopherol and its metabolite (tocopherol is Vit E…).

PNAS — Abstracts: Jiang et al. 97 (21): 11494

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.