Cepharanthine’s Anti-Inflammatory Properties
Inflammation is the body’s way of protecting itself. Just as a bruise occurs in a wounded area, a build up of toxicity within the body activates the immune system, causing it to generate an excess amount of white blood cells to neutralize the toxic agents. Inflammation generally presents itself as any manner of autoimmune diseases, or physically sensitive areas in the body.
Cepharanthine have been proven to inhibit the body’s proteins, such as NFkB, and fatty acids that cause the proinflammatory response. These proteins, and NFkB in particular, spur the production of white blood cells when toxicity is perceived within the body. Cepharanthine is effective in lowering NFkB levels, and effectively reducing inflammation in the body.
Cepharanthine as an Antioxidant
As the body ages, it loses its ability to fight the effects of free radicals. When free radicals build up in the system, they can damage cells and cause harm. Antioxidants fight free radicals in your body and can help prevent diseases. Cepharanthine is an antioxidant that has the ability to scavenge free radicals and prevent lipid peroxidation (the especially-harmful oxidation unique to fatty cells).
Studies have shown that Cepharanthine is capable of reducing processes that cause free radicals by 50-60 percent. Researchers have concluded that the scavenging properties of Cepharanthine may protect human DNA from radicals generated by metabolic oxidation.
Cepharanthine’s Antiviral Effect
It has been found that Cepharanthine stops the growth of viral pathogens. When virus cells enter the body, they invade and multiply within the body’s cells. Once the production of viral cells passes a specific threshold, the virus becomes a threat to the body, and the immune response is activated.
While multiplying is the key to the viral pathogen’s mechanism for attacking the body, Cepharanthine stops virus cells from multiplying over the threshold, allowing the body to effectively absorb, then flush the pathogens out of the system.