Scientists only recently have discovered that there are actually two types of COX enzymes: COX 1 and COX 2. Research shows that in the body, the CXO 2 enzyme is largely responsible for causing pain and inflammation. Injury, disease, and trauma cause COX 2 enzymes to produce prosta-glandins, which cause pain and inflammation. In contrast to the COX 2 enzyme, the COX 1 enzyme is responsible for protecting the body’s stomach lining and kidneys. COX1 enzymes continually produce protective prosta-glandins.
When taken over long period of time, traditional medication for chronic pain and inflammation by way of Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) like Aspirin and lbuprofen, inhabit the enzymatic activity of both COX1 and COX2. This inhibition of the COX2 enzyme reduces the prostaglandins that cause pain and inflammation throughout the body, but over time, it also restrains the COX1 enzyme from producing the prostaglandins that protect the stomach lining. This can result in major problems, such as ulcera and colitis, in the body’s digestive system.
The discovery of COX2 created frenzy in the pharmaceutical world-everyone wants to find a substance that would inhabit COX2 without harming the body’s production of COX 1. Exciting scientific findings from carefully conducted research done in an independent laboratory shows that Morinda Juice selectively inhabits the CPX 2 enzyme while allowing the COX1 enzyme to continue functioning. Some scientists believe that a selective COX 2 inhibitor could help with menstrual pain and help prevent cancers of the colon, esophagus, skin, and bladder. Even those who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s may benefit from a selective C0X 2 inhibitor.