Eastern Herb set to relieve Joint, Muscle and Back Pain Misery

Introducing Phynova Joint & Muscle Relief Tablets, The UKs first Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with a Traditional Herbal Medicine (THR) registration granted by the UKs Medicines & Health Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

The Joint & Muscle Relief Tablets are manufactured by Oxford based life science company, Phynova, who develop natural healthcare products from active compounds found in plants. This new remedy contains an extract of Sigesbeckia, the parts which grow above the ground are commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat rheumatic conditions such as arthritis, pain in the joints and muscles, and backache.

Phynova Joint & Muscle Relief Tablets are approved by the MHRA having been rigorously checked for safety and quality, for the relief of:
  • Back ache
  • Rheumatic or muscular pains, and
  • General aches and pains in the muscles and joints
  • Minor sports injuries, based on traditional use only
How does it work?

Conventional Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, relieve pain and inflammation by inhibiting the cyclooxygenase (COX) family of enzymes. COX is an important enzyme in the inflammatory pathway. It controls the formation of prostaglandins that cause pain and inflammation. Inhibition of COX consequently reduces the production of prostaglandins, resulting in less pain and inflammation. Unfortunately, COX also catalyses the production of other types of prostaglandins that produce the protective layer in your stomach, and long-term use of NSAIDs can cause heartburn and gastric ulcers.

Research has shown that unlike conventional NSAIDs, the active molecules in Sigesbeckia do not inhibit the cyclooxygenase (COX) family of enzymes. Instead, Sigesbeckia works earlier on in the inflammatory pathway, reducing the production of other molecules that propagate inflammation. The result is the same, lower production of inflammation-specific COX and prostaglandins, with the consequent reduction in pain and inflammation, but by not reacting with COX in the stomach, Sigesbeckia is said to be gentle on the stomach and does not have the same gastric side-effects

Where to buy? Phynova Joint & Muscle Relief Tablets are priced £19.99 for a month’s supply from Boots, Holland & Barrett, Well Pharmacy and independent pharmacies, and direct from www.phynovajointrelief.com

About Phynova

Phynova is a British life science company that develops and commercialises natural healthcare products derived from active compounds found in plants. Founded in 2002, Phynova is an innovative life science company based near Oxford, UK with a subsidiary research company located in Beijing, China.

Phynova develops and commercialises natural healthcare products derived from active compounds found in plants. Phynova develops products for use in global healthcare and FMCG markets. It identifies active ingredients from plants with a rich history of use in traditional medicine, especially in China, and develops solutions for global health concerns. Phynova Joint and Muscle Relief Tablets™ is the first ever traditional Chinese medicine approved as an OTC medicine by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA; the UK’s regulatory body for medicines), under the 2004 EU Traditional Herbal Medicine Product (THMP) Directive.

Phynova’s next OTC medicine, a cold and flu remedy, is being collaboratively developed with Xiangxue Pharmaceuticals, a Chinese pharmaceutical company, and has been approved by the MHRA. In addition to its growing OTC portfolio, Phynova is also pioneering novel plant-based products including its lead product Reducose®, a patented natural functional ingredient that promotes healthy blood-glucose control.