Enzyme #1, COX 1: It helps regulate the normal production of the mucosal lining of the digestive system (stomach and intestines).
Enzyme #2, COX 2: It causes the release of specific compounds that lead to pain. Elevated COX 2 means pain (therefore, many medications are COX 2 inhibitors)
Enzyme #3 5-LOX: It causes the release of specific compounds that lead to inflammation. Elevated 5-LOX means inflammation, and 90% of pain comes from inflammation.
What does Shaklee Pain Relief Complex do?
Boswellia BLOCKS 5-LOX - 88%
Safflower BLOCKS COX-2 - 93%
It is a Kosher certified, Aspirin-free formula that does NOT BLOCK the COX 1 enzyme. The New York Times recently published an article stating that blocking the COX-2 enzyme can help prevent cancer of the colon, bladder, skin, esophagus, etc. AND reduce Alzheimer's by quenching inflammation of the brain.