Monday, 24 April 2017

Boswellia capsules

Reposted for Dominique

Is there any boswellia serrata tablet that can be crushed? Or a capsule that can be opened up so its contents dissolve in water? I've only come across soft gel capsules which can't be broken up. I can't find any syrup either. 

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  1. I'm not sure, I don't have a lot of experience with Boswellia, but perhaps others here can help.

    Do the Wokvel capsules come as openable capsules allowing an extraction of their contents? Somebody here must be using these.

    https://www.pureformulas.com/boswellia-serrata-extract-wokvel-180-capsules-by-progena.html

    Sorry if this is one of the brands you've already tried.

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    1. That's exactly what we use and it's super easy to open and take out; but I caution that it tastes awful.

      In some sense, we're having the opposite issue as these capsules have a tendency to leak in the bottle so our bottles always have capsules that are dusted with the boswellia.

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    2. There you go Dominique. The Wokvel boswellia capsules by Progena can be opened and the powder dumped out. Perhaps some stevia or other sweetener could be added when drinking to mask the flavor.

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    3. Stephen can anti epileptics be crushed and added to applesauce? Would that change the composition?

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    4. I doubt there's anything in apple sauce it would react with chemically, but some meds are recommended to take either with or without food, because of how food can affect their absorption. Which specific anti-epileptic drug are you asking about?

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    5. Levetiracetam and lacosamide.

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    6. "Keppra is given orally with or without food"
      "VIMPAT (lacosamide) may be taken with or without food"

      from the official product monographs. I think you're safe :)

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  2. I get my Boswellia capsules from Swanson. I hope that helps.
    Dagmar

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    1. Thanks so much, the Swanson ones can be opened. Will order them.

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  3. Thanks so much Stephen and Logan
    But i live in India and they don't ship to India.

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    1. It seems like there are a lot of boswellia powders in Amazon India - although not, unfortunately, the wokvel version:

      http://www.amazon.in/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_1_10?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=boswellia+serrata&sprefix=boswellia+%2Caps%2C211&crid=1GBH3N90J7DRN&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aboswellia+serrata

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    2. Yes but there isn't much quality control in India so we have been ordering it from the US so far. My mum has developed contractures in both hands so we have to crush all her medication. The boswellia we were ordering are soft gel capsules which can't be opened.

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