A new research has found that honokiol - a powerful polyphenol compound extracted from Magnolia officinalis bark - protects muscles from the normal inflammation caused by intense exercise.
This study broadens honokiol's acknowledged benefits in supporting and maintaining overall health and wellness.
Extended exercise can cause normal stress in skeletal muscles. Marathons, triathlons and other feats of strength and endurance typically generate inflammation in the muscles as a result of exertion. However, honokiol is shown to address this normal inflammation response, and support faster recovery from intense exercise.
"Honokiol is an incredibly versatile botanical extract derived from magnolia bark, which has been used in traditional Asian herbalism for centuries," said product formulator and integrative health pioneer, Dr. Isaac Eliaz. M.D., M.S., L.Ac.
"That's why we put so much effort into creating HonoPure, which is 98 percent pure honokiol. This study adds another layer of information supporting honokiol's beneficial attributes," Dr. Eliaz noted.
In the study, researchers had rats perform an intense exercise regimen, both with and without oral intake of honokiol. The honokiol-fed rats were spared a great deal of the normal inflammation associated with extended exercise. Specifically, honokiol reduced the expression of a wide variety of inflammatory proteins that are generated normally by excessive exercise.
This research could be excellent news for both weekend warriors and elite athletes, as honokiol's ability to prevent normal inflammation from extended exercise could offer significant benefits for those engaged in active workout regimens.
In addition to this exercise study, a number of pre-clinical studies conducted over the past two decades have shown that honokiol strongly supports cellular health. In particular, the compound has been found to support prostate, lung, liver, colon and breast cells.
Honokiol also offers powerful antioxidant support. Again, a number of pre-clinical studies have shown it is up to 1,000 times more powerful than vitamin E in its antioxidant abilities. Research has also confirmed one of honokiol's most ancient applications-the ability to support gentle relaxation and restful sleep.
Pure honokiol is easily absorbed, allowing it to quickly circulate throughout the body. Because the compound is so small, it is also shown to cross the blood-brain barrier and support cognitive health. With its high purity and wide range of applications, EcoNugenics' HonoPure is an ideal daily supplement to promote numerous areas of health.
The latest study was published in the European Journal of Pharmacology.