Limbrel is considered a "botanical medical food." It is made from a combination of root and bark extracts from plants. The plant extracts contain a substance called flavonoids.
Some of these same flavonoids are found in medicinal Chinese green tea, used in the treatment of a variety of medical conditions for a long history.
How Limbrel Works:
Limbrel prevents the production of these enzymes and therefore decreases the inflammation these enzymes would cause.
The Usual Dose of Limbrel:
Limbrel is a prescription medicinal food that should be used under a doctor's supervision.
Side-Effects of Limbrel:
Differences Between Medical Foods and Dietary Supplements:
A medical food:
- provides nutritional support for a specific disease or condition,
- and is intended to be used under a physician's supervision.
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