What makes the benefits of butterbur in Petadolex so effective for neurological health?

Petadolex is the better butterbur

For centuries, the butterbur herb has been used for a variety of conditions. During the Middle Ages, for instance, butterbur was sought for plague and fever. In the 17th century, it was used for cough, asthma and skin wounds. Most recently, medical researchers have studied butterbur as a plant-based supplement for reducing chronic attacks of neurologic pain.

What is the butterbur plant?

The butterbur plant, also known as Petasites hybridus, is a fascinating plant that grows in wet marshland, damp forest soil, or on riverbanks. Its large leaves were traditionally used to wrap butter and stop it from melting in summer, hence its name. But that's not all this amazing plant is known for. Butterbur extract is taken from the leaf, roots, or bulb of the plant, and it has been used for centuries to treat a range of conditions and has been praised for its medicinal properties.

Butterbur benefits and uses

If you're looking for a natural way to promote healthy cerebral blood flow and maintain muscle tone, butterbur may be just the ingredient you need. This powerful herb has been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments:

  • cought
  • asthma
  • allergies and
  • neurologic pain
3 things to know before you buy any butterbur product

1. Natural butterbur contains toxins. So do some butterbur products.

The butterbur herb contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs). Unless they’re removed, PAs may damage the liver, lungs, blood circulation, and possibly cause cancer. Some butterbur products have been pulled from the market, but even some that remain and claim to be PA-free are not.

THE TAKEAWAY: Only use commercially prepared butterbur products that are independently verified to be PA-free. Only Petadolex uses a patented process to extract butterbur’s active ingredients (petasins and isopetasins) and leave those toxic PAs behind.

2. Butterbur products don’t always contain enough active ingredients.

Some manufacturers claim higher amounts of petasins and isopetasins on the label than are actually present in the product. Some products contain such low levels of butterbur’s active ingredients that the product offers no therapeutic benefit.

THE TAKEAWAY: Petadolex® is guaranteed to contain at least 15%petasins and isopetasins. Neurologists have made Petadolex the #1 recommendedbutterbur because it is PA-free and offers a standardized,therapeutic-level formulation.

3. Studies show butterbur is effective, but not all butterbur products are effective.

Petadolex is the only brand of butterbur that has been used in scientific studies butterbur’s effect on chronic neurological pain. Findings have shown good response rates in men and women, children and older adults. The most recent studies show that butterbur exerts anti-inflammatory activity and is a potent CGRP modulator that desensitizes calcium channel pathways.

ONLY Petadolex® butterbur is used by researchers because it’s:

  • Backed by decades of research and real-world use
  • Purified from butterbur’s natural PA toxins by a patented extraction process
  • Guaranteed to contain at least 15% active ingredients (petasins and isopetasins)

THE TAKEAWAY: All the scientific studies on butterbur’s impact on brain health have used Petadolex. All the benefits cited in these studies apply to Petadolex – but they may not apply to other butterbur brands.

Have questions? Call our Product Support Specialists.

(888) 301-1084

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm EST