DECONTRAL Smp is a dietary supplement of Magnesium, Zinc, Copper, α-lipoic acid and plant extracts of Devil’s Claw, Escoltzia, Ononide and Feverfew indicated to provide an additional supply of these nutrients in case of deficiency or increased need.
NUTRITIONAL EFFECTS: Magnesium contributes to normal muscle function; Copper to maintain normal connective tissues; Copper and Zinc to protect cells from oxidative stress.
PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS: Devil’s Claw and Feverfew promote joint function, Feverfew fights localized states of tension, Escoltzia favours a state of relaxation, Ononide favours the drainage of body fluids.
Components and characteristics
Ononis spinosa (e.s.): of this plant roots and rhizomes are used; performs a spasmolytic and muscle relaxant action on smooth muscles, also favouring a mild diuretic action.
Escoltzia (e.s.): the aerial parts of this plant are rich in protopin which provide pain relief and muscle relaxant action and is indicated especially in the case of affections characterized by muscle spasms.
Devil’s claw (e.s.): in addition to the well-known anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic action typical of the phytocomplex, the Devil’s claw is also able to provide pain relief and hypouricemic action therefore it translates into a useful adjuvant in the treatment of gouty states.
Feverfew (e.s.): the aerial parts (flowers and leaves) of this plant belonging to the Compositae family are rich in lactone sesquiterpenes, among which the parthenolide is the major representative. Feverfew determines an anti-pain and anti-inflammatory action and, as regards the mechanism of action, an inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis has been demonstrated which appears to be mediated by an inhibitory effect on phospholipase. An inhibitory effect on the enzyme 5-lipo-oxygenase and on the activation of the inducible forms of cyclo-oxgienase and nitroxide synthase enzymes would also contribute to the anti-inflammatory action of parthenolide.
α-lipoic acid: from a metabolic point of view α-lipoic acid acts as a cofactor for numerous enzymes that participate in the process of converting glucose, but some of its structural characteristics make it extraordinarily effective as an antioxidant and therefore essential to counteract the damage associated with free radical formation. In the specific case it works by improving the speed of nervous communication and exerts a normalizing action against nerve sensitivity, thus reducing both pain and sensory numbness.
Zinc: it is an essential mineral and for quantity it is the second most abundant in the body. It plays an essential role both in the absorption and use of vitamins and in the constitution of most of the enzymes with metabolic action. For this reason, it is absolutely essential for good muscle function.
Magnesium: presides over the ionic transport mechanism, enables muscle contraction and the function of cellular ionic pumps. It plays a fundamental role in the metabolism of lipids, glucides and proteins, participates in the synthesis of ATP and stabilizes it in the cytoplasm. For these multiple reasons it is essential for a physiological functioning of both voluntary and non-voluntary muscles.
Copper: it is an essential element for the human species. In the various tissues it acts above all as a cofactor of numerous enzymes in turn involved in various physiological functions and is also contained in some proteins. Its action is important for the mineralization of the skeleton and for the formation of new red blood cells and connective tissue.