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This clinical trial showed that patients who supplemented with BSWE for two months had improved Physician's Global Assessment scores, compared with those who received placebo.
A study from 2008 uncovered even more evidence of how effectively BSWE fights psoriasis.
While the science behind BSWE's mode of action isn't nearly as well understood as its clinical effectiveness, facts are emerging that reveal how it successfully blocks the activation of proinflammatory helper T cells, which are lymphocytes (white blood cells) that play a central role in cell-mediated immunity.
BSWE contains immunoglobulins, active peptides (e.g., IGF-1), and TGF-beta 2, (5) a transforming growth factor that blocks the actions of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha).
In doing so, BSWE provides a powerful yet safe treatment for the vast majority of psoriasis sufferers with mild-to-moderate forms of the disease.
While BSWE is not a psoriasis cure-all, it is certainly at the top of the list of safe and effective non-prescription treatments that can be used alone or as an adjunct to standard medical therapies.
* Bioavailable sweet whey extract (BSWE) is clinically effective in relieving the symptoms and discomfort of mild-to-moderate psoriasis, which affects 2% of the US population.
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