by Richard L. Sarnat M.D., President and Cofounder of Alternative Medicine Integration Group
I have been an integrative physician for over twenty-five years and I am the founder of one of the nation’s leading networks of integrative health care professionals. In my professional opinion, New Chapter’s Zyflamend® is the premier herbal strategy for total body health. I say this because modern science now recognizes that the health of major organ systems – immune, cardiovascular, metabolic, skeletal, the
brain– is intimately connected to a healthy inflammation response, and Zyflamend represents the finest herbal approach to supporting a well-functioning inflammatory process. I also have confidence in Zyflamend because it provides the finest extracts of select herbs that are time-tested, by many millions of people for thousands of years, for efficacy and safety. And as a physician, it is also of great importance to me that Zyflamend is supported by scientific research from respected research centers such as Columbia University and the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Simply put, I recommend Zyflamend with enthusiasm to physicians and patients alike. Here are the most frequently asked questions I have encountered with Zyflamend and some brief answers.
Zyflamend is a combination of ten herbs, most of which have been used for thousands of years by many millions of people to promote health and longevity. The herbs have been extracted and formulated in such a way as to maximize their effectiveness. According to recent market research data, Zyflamend is now the best selling general herbal formulation in the natural products industry.
What are the principal benefits of taking Zyflamend?
Zyflamend contains numerous constituents that modern science has recognized can promote a healthy inflammation response. A healthy inflammation response is a key to healthy joint function, long-term mental clarity, the cellular integrity of many organ systems, cardiovascular health, and even healthy blood sugar metabolism.
Please explain the difference between the herbal formula Zyflamend and COX-2 inhibiting drugs?
Zyflamend is not a drug, nor is it promoted as a substitute or alternative to drugs. Zyflamend is a combination of well known, time-tested and safe herbals including such spices as rosemary, oregano, ginger and turmeric. Drugs typically contain one synthetic molecule designed to impact one biochemical pathway. Pharmaceuticals like Vioxx® and Celebrex® are “selective” COX-2 inhibitors. Zyflamend is neither “selective” nor a drug. It was not formulated to disrupt just the COX-2 pathway, and the herbs in Zyflamend have shown a broad range of inflammation modulation. Herbs in Zyflamend are used by traditional medical systems and modern herbal formulators to support healthy cardiovascular functioning. One serving of Zyflamend for example delivers more than 6 milligrams of naturally-occurring resveratrol. This is greater than the amount existing in 6 glasses of wine!
I understand there is also a formula cal ed Zyflamend® PM. What is different about Zyflamend PM?
There are herbs in the basic Zyflamend formula that, for some people, may have a slightly stimulating effect if taken at night. The PM version of Zyflamend substitutes for those herbs other inflammation-modulating herbs like hops, chamomile and valerian, which are known to promote a deep and satisfying sleep.
Are there any specific recommendations on how to take Zyflamend?
As with any dietary supplement, I recommend letting your health care practitioner know in advance of your intention to take Zyflamend. Zyflamend is a concentrated herbal formulation containing some herbs that are pungent or spicy. To acclimate the system to these herbs and what we call Zyflamend’s “internal sauna” effect, it is recommended that you start Zyflamend by taking one capsule a day for the first two weeks and then increase to two capsules after two weeks of comfortable and regular use. If you have a very sensitive digestive system, or are uncomfortable with the sensation of digestive warmth that can accompany spicy food, we have a few additional suggestions. First, that sensation often diminishes and disappears after a short period. Second, you may want to take your Zyflamend capsules with a full meal and a glass of water. Most people who have sensitivity will find that these suggestions are sufficient. For those with extreme sensitivity, we recommend using the smaller Zyflamend doses available in our Zyflamend EasyCaps™ and Zyflamend Liquid. The Zyflamend EasyCaps are easier to swallow and one third the regular serving size, and the Zyflamend Liquid can be metered to individual preferences, so with them you can gently introduce smaller amounts of Zyflamend as you build up tolerance. Finally, the benefits of Zyflamend are also available in an evening formulation called Zyflamend PM, where many of the more stimulating herbs have been replaced with herbs that gently support restful sleep.
The fol owing comments support the use of Zyflamend
“As the Director of Columbia University’s Center for Holistic Urology,
“I am a physician and surgeon, specializing for over twenty-five years
I have recommended that my patients take Zyflamend to promote
in gynecologic oncology, and am now practicing urogynecology in
normal prostate functioning. Zyflamend has shown great promise
which I have integrated complementary medicine. I was also the
in our urology lab as a highly active herbal formulation, and it has
principal investigator of a human clinical trial using a Zyflamend-
properties that may uniquely promote normal cellular activity in the
based protocol with women undergoing chemotherapy treatment
prostate. My patients and I are pleased with the results obtained with
for recurrent ovarian cancer. Using the FACIT quality of life index, we
Zyflamend, and I recommend it to doctors and patients alike.”
determined that the Zyflamend protocol significantly enhanced the
quality of life of the patients in the trial, and on the basis of that trial
Director, Columbia University’s Center for Holistic Urology
and my clinical experience, I think Zyflamend holds great promise as an adjuvant therapy for cancer patients undergoing conventional
“As Medical Director of an integrative health center, I use Zyflamend
treatment. I also recommend Zyflamend for my patients to support a
in my practice to promote a healthy inflammation response. I have
observed great benefit in patients with a wide range of needs,
and I encourage the integrative use of this broad-spectrum herbal formulation.”
“The majority of my patients can value a supplement that supports
—Roberta Lee, M.D. , Medical Director ,
a healthy inflammation response. I use Zyflamend as part of my
treatment plan and I have seen great results restoring normal, healthy function to the prostate, gastrointestinal tract, and musculoskeletal
“As a practitioner of Integrative Medicine, I am always looking to
use natural and safe interventions whenever possible. Science is
beginning to show that a healthy inflammation response is important
Center for Integrative Health and Healing, Delmar, NY
to the immune and cardiovascular systems, mental health, and virtually every other indicator of quality of life and longevity. I’ve
“As an integrative pharmacist with expertise in herbal preparations,
found Zyflamend by New Chapter to be the perfect supplement for my
I believe that “best practices” in modern medicine should include the
patients whenever inflammation support is required.”
use of well-studied and safe herbal formulations that promote health
and the quality of life. One such excellent preparation is Zyflamend,
Medical Director Franciscan Center for Integrative Health
with strongly documented ability to support healthy inflammatory processes. My patients and I have enthusiastically embraced
“As an adjunct to my therapy, I have recommended Zyflamend to
Zyflamend, and the herbs in that formula have been shown to also
hundreds of patients and found it helpful in promoting a healthy
promote normal cardiovascular and joint function. It is an important
inflammation response. Our profession and other doctors interested in
integrative therapies should encourage the use of herbal inflammation
modulation, which has been an important part of natural and
Host of the Natural Pharmacist, author of the forthcoming
traditional medical systems for thousands of years.”
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“It is our belief that a combination of plant-based products obtained
“Zyflamend is the safe herbal formulation I use in my practice to
through a unique extraction process may provide a product where
promote a healthy inflammation response. It actually acts as a “silent
multiple components interact synergistically at relatively low doses.
partner” by creating referrals and has helped me build my practice and
We think that this is a strategy for control of inflammation that may
be more appropriate and perhaps even safer compared to the single
targeted high dose pharmaceutical agent.”
“As a Chiropractor, my goal is to balance the spine and relieve nerve
Director, Pharmaceutical Development Center
interference. To modulate inflammation, Zyflamend is my product of
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
choice. The positive response has been overwhelming. You know you have a great product when patients come back asking for more.”
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