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Phyto-4: Combatting Chronic Inflammation and Pain

You may have never heard about Phyto-4 before visiting Reflex. Phyto-4 is one of the supplements we recommend to many of our patients who are experiencing inflammation associated with arthritis. It is comprised of four powerful clinically researched botanicals, Perluxan, Curcumin C3 complex, Ginger root extract, and 5-LOSXIN; together they help maintain normal inflammatory responses in the body.


Perluxan® is a specially formulated and clinically studied hops extract developed to promote joint health. Hops are the cone-shaped bunches of flowers created by a plant called Humulus lupulus, the extract contains an assortment of plant chemicals which include flavonoids and an element called xanthohumol, which reduces inflammation.  Additionally, Perluxan® is free of sleep-inducing compounds which are normally connected with hops extracts. A study published in the International Society for Horticultural Science reports that various hops extracts are among the most powerful in inhibiting inflammation.

Curcumin C3 Complex

Curcumin C3 Complex® from turmeric root extract is a specially designed and clinically proven to reduce inflammation. The active ingredient in turmeric is Curcumin. Centuries ago Turmeric started being used as an anti-inflammatory and relief for stomach irritation. It acts as a natural painkiller as well as an effective natural anti-inflammatory that works just as well as numerous over the counter drugs but without the harmful side effects.

Ginger Root Extract

Ginger has been used as a natural remedy for many ailments for centuries. Now, science is catching up and researchers throughout the world are finding that ginger is effective towards treatment of everything from cancer to migraines. Ginger’s powerful anti-inflammatory and pain killing properties have been applied to joint problems with great success.

5-Loxin AKBA

5-LOXIN® AKBA which is a Boswellia serrata gum resin extract has been utilized for hundreds of years for treating arthritis. Extracts of Boswellia serrata have been clinically studied for joint function and in particular for osteoarthritis of the knee. It has been reported to show positive effects in certain chronic inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, bronchial asthma, bursitis, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease according to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Some experts see boswellia serrata as a hopeful alternative to NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Boswellia serrata extracts produce natural anti-inflammatory activity at sites where chronic inflammation exists by turning off pro-inflammatory cytokines and mediators.

Together, these natural extracts make up Phyto-4. Taken on a regular basis we have seen patients be able to replace their over the counter drugs like Aleve with Phyto-4, eliminating the potential for any harmful side effects from regular NSAID’s. Here at Reflex we want our patients to have a high quality of life at any stage, and Phyto-4 is a great supplement we suggest as part of our treatment plans to help our patients Get Back To Life!