Numerous studies demonstrate the anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy activity of Flavay® as it inhibits release (activation) of histamine from mast cells. (3,35,56,78,146,423,425-427)
Allergies are hypersensitive reactions to harmless substances which the body perceives as harmful. When a hypersensitive person is exposed to an allergen, their body releases (activates) histamine to fight the allergen. The release of histamine triggers the typical allergic reactions of inflammation, itching, runny nose, and sneezing. Flavay® reduces release of histamine so symptoms are improved.
Flavay® is a strong antioxidant which inhibits the release of histamine—a key factor in the promotion of inflammation. Rather than act against histamine, Flavay® protects histamine from the enzyme histidine decarboxylase (step #3, above). Studies show that Flavay® may lower the release of histamine with as much as 86% inhibition of histidine decarboxylase. (3,35,56,78,146)
Hyaluronidase activation not only causes inflammation, it also breaks down hyaluronic acid and collagen in connective tissue, vessel walls and retinal tissue. Research demonstrates Flavay® reduces the damaging effects of hyaluronidase and protects hyaluronic acid and collagen in connective tissue and vessel walls. See: Flavay® Strengthens Collagen
According to a recent study published in the Journal of American Medicine (JAMA), anticholinergics (antihistamines) have been linked to memory loss and severe cognitive decline. (199)
Histamine acts as a neurotransmitter (histaminergic neurotransmission) and immuno-transmitter (histaminergic immunotransmission) when functioning correctly. In fact, histamine is now recognized as a very important signaling molecule for intercellular and intracellular communication throughout the body. (352,353,377)
Histamine is stored in high concentrations in neurons of the hypothalamus, the area of the brain responsible for alertness and attention. A recent study discovered that 70% of their outpatient schizophrenics had abnormal histamine levels. About 50% were low in blood histamine (histapenic) and 20% were high in blood histamine (histadelic). They also found both groups low in serum zinc, which is needed by mast cells and hippocampus terminal vesicles to store histamine. (430)
Unlike antihistamines, Flavay® protects histamine in mast cells and hippocampus terminal vesicles and protects memory by mediating harmful proteins in brain cells linked to Alzheimer's and dementia. See: Flavay® Protects Memory
Flavay® works differently than antihistamines. Antihistamines interfere with histamine after its release. Flavay®, on the other hand, works before histamine is released. (Flavay® is shown to increase the uptake and re-uptake of histamine into immune cells known as mast cells.) So with Flavay®, histamine is not released, but remains intact (safely stored and not impaired) in mast cells and hippocampus terminal vesicles. This is good because our brains need histamine as a neurotransmitter—histamine is essential for memory and other brain functions. So, Flavay® is effective for allergies without side effects of mental-fog, drowsiness or dry mucous membranes. (3,35,56,78,146,423,425-427)
Numerous studies demonstrate Flavay® inhibits release of histamine from mast cells. Studies demonstrated Flavay® protects the inert hyaluronidase from activation. (Hyaluronidase activation also breaks down the hyaluronic acid in connective tissue, vessels walls and retinal tissue.) This research shows Flavay® has both anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic activity. (35,56,78,146,423,425-427)
Flavay® prevented formation of gastric lesions by 80% in a series of seven in vivo studies conducted over a period of six months. Researchers found Flavay® directly restrained production of histamine from histadine and indirectly restrained release of histamine from mast cells. (146)
In a similar gastric study, Flavay® lowered the production of histamine with as much as 86% by inhibition of the enzyme of histidine decarboxylase. (78)
The anti-inflammatory activity of Flavay® was found twice as strong as phenylbutazone (an NSAID). (56)
Flavay® works in multiple ways to lower inflammation: (1) by inhibiting release of compounds that promote inflammation, including histamine, serine proteases, prostaglandins and leukotrienes and (2) by improving vascular strength.
Study shows Flavay® significantly inhibits formation of pro-inflammatory cytokines, interleukin 1-beta, tumor necrosis factoralpha (TNF-alpha). (280)
Taking Flavay is shown to decrease levels of proinflammatory molecules C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factoralpha (TNF-alpha). (435)
The anti-inflammatory effects of Flavay® are associated to inhibition of peroxide generation by macrophages. (272,278,279)
Several studies show Flavay® inhibits pro-inflammatory mediators phospholipase A2, cyclooxygenase (COX-1 and COX-2), and lipoxygenase thereby reducing destructive ratios and concentrations of prostanoids, leukotrienes and thromboxanes. (Most importantly, this protection comes without the side effects common to NSAIDs.)(53,265,274,292,296,302)
Flavay® is shown to inhibit lipoxygenase (LOX) and cyclooxygenase (COX). (185,230)
Flavay® enhanced IL-2 production by mitogen-stimulated splenocytes, decreased production of interleukin 6, and increased the cytotoxicity of natural killer cells. (318)
Two months of Flavay® significantly improved T- and B-cell function. (308)
Study shows Flavay® decreases levels of proinflammatory molecules C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factoralpha (TNF-alpha). (435)
Flavay® significantly suppressed gastric mucosal injury, in a dose-dependent manner in vivo. Myeloperoxidase (MPO) activities (marker of inflammation) were also significantly inhibited. Endogenous antioxidant, superoxide dismutase (SOD) activities were significantly stimulated. As to gastrointestinal hormones, the secretion of gastrin, somatostatin, and histamine were significantly inhibited, while prostaglandin E2 secretion was significantly stimulated. (425)
"[A] method for preventing and fighting the harmful biological effects of free radicals in the organism of warm blooded animals and more especially human beings, namely cerebral involution, hypoxia following atherosclerosis, cardiac or cerebral infarction, tumour promotion, inflammation, ischemia, alterations of the synovial liquid, collagen degradation, among others."
—U.S. Patent No. 4,698,360 (1987).
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