Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid)
What it Is
Aspirin, also known as acetyl salicylic acid, is one of the oldest medicines known to man. Salicylates are natural antiviral defenses produced by plants. In our bodies, they block inflammation by acting as COX-inhibitors. Our aspirin is made from plants.How it Works
How it Works
- ASA limits inflammation by blocking COX enzymes and prostaglandin, a key inflammatory molecule. Prostaglandins increase the sensitivity of pain receptors and substances such as histamine and bradykinin
- Aspirin works as a pain reliever because it blocks an enzyme that's required for the processing of inflammatory response.
- Of the FDA-monograph anti-inflammatory drugs, which also include ibuprofen, acetaminophen, and naproxen , only aspirin interrupts the prostaglandin pathway and only aspirin can be sourced from natural ingredients.