Paractin is a form of anti-inflammatory medication used primarily for the treatment of joint pain. Paractin, which is manufactured by HP Ingredients, does not seem to have an ‘official’ website as such; instead the majority of the information is featured on the sites of online retail stores carrying the product.
Paractin is available as an over-the-counter medication and, as well as being used to reduce inflamed joints, the cause of the majority of pain in these areas, it boosts the immune response and improves brain function. Unlike some pain relievers classed as NSAID’s, Paractin should not cause any side effects such as gastrointestinal upset.
Most of the websites that feature Paractin provide details of clinical studies that have been performed on either the supplement itself or the herb from which it is made, the asian-grown, Andrographis Paniculata. The manufacturers claim that Paractin can start working to reduce joint pain in as little as 30 minutes and state that it can be taken throughput the day every 4-6 hours.
Although the science behind Paractin is well documented, there are no customer testimonials or independent reviews for the product, although it was featured in the Top 10 Best Pain Relievers of 2005, by Consumer Health magazine.
Paractin – Facts
The ingredient list for Paractin shows that it contains a proprietary blend of Bioactive compounds including Andrographolide, 14 Deoxyandrographolides and Neoandrographolides. The main effect of this formula is to act as a Cox-2 inhibitor, the Cox-2 enzymes being responsible for causing inflammation resulting in pain. Again, the explanation given in the majority of Paractin information is very scientific in its language and certainly not user-friendly so it is unlikely anyone would take the time to read or try to understand it.
Because Paractin contains no Glucosamine or Chondroitin, it is safe for both people with shellfish allergies and vegetarians. However, by not including these ingredients, it would not work effectively in repairing or rebuilding stronger joint cartilage, and the formula contains no lubricating substance, such as hyaluronic acid, responsible for producing thicker, more protective synovial fluid.
- Paractin is inexpensive
- Numerous clinical studies have been performed on the product
- Paractin reduces pain-causing inflammation
- The product is safe for those with shellfish allergies
- Paractin can be purchased from independent retailers
- The product has been voted as a top pain relieving brand
- Paractin should not cause unpleasant side effects
- The full ingredient list is available
- Paractin can strengthen the immune system response
- There is no official Paractin website
- No free trials or samples are offered
- Paractin contains no Glucosamine, Chondroitin or Hyaluronic acid
- No customer testimonials are provided
Paractin is a good product to use as an alternative to other fast-acting pain relievers such as aspirin or ibuprofen as it will not cause stomach upset. However, unlike some daily dietary supplements, it will not help rebuild damaged cartilage or make the joint stronger and able to ward off further degradation. For this, the user should also take a good, daily joint health supplement, preferably one that contains Glucosamine and Chondroitin.
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