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New Evidence 1998 Butterbur a Natural Solution to Migraine

Company Press Release for Butterbur, December 1998

Migraine effects approximately 14% of women and 7% of men. Current treatments do not cure the disease, they only treat or help prevent its symptoms.

A migraine attack is more than just a headache. It is a neurological and vascular disease. The disease can also cause nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, numbness and speech impairment. Unrestrained migraines can even lead to other serious physical conditions.

A migraine attack can last for hours, days or even weeks. The triggers of migraine attacks are multifactorial. Environmental factors include smoke, bright light or loud noises. Physiological triggers include: lack of sleep, the menstrual cycle, muscle tension and stress. Many foods trigger migraine attacks such as red wine, certain cheeses, smoked fish, monosodium glutamate (an additive used in many foods) and meats containing nitrates. The list is long.

Weber & Weber has introduced a potent plant root extract called Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps that reduces inflammation of blood vessels and reduces the spasms in these blood vessels which are presumed to be the cause of migraine. A plant, which has been virtually ignored in the USA for the last two centuries, is now proving to offer a highly effective treatment for migraine and is attracting the interest of scientists.

Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps butterbur root extract (Petasites Hybridus) has been used extensively in Europe for the last 25 years to reduce the incidence of migraine attacks. In fact Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps butterbur root extract has been used as a medical herb since the times of the Ancient Greeks. Recently, a double blind placebo control study has demonstrated that in those taking Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps there was 62% reduction in migraine days. The patients also reported a reduction in the severity and duration of their migraine attacks. Overall, 70% of patients considered that they had benefited from the treatment and no adverse events were reported.

Sufferers from migraine who have tried Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps butterbur root extract have been delighted with the results. This brief letter from a lady who has tried the product is typical.

“I have suffered from migraine for 35 years. nobody told me about this product for migraine prophylaxis. I tried everything for my migraines. Now 6 months after first taking (Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps) I have only once had to stay in bed. I used to have 35-40 heavy attacks a year with a duration of 15 hours. Now I am nearly fine. I have never been like this before!”

Or another very happy customer writes:

“I have taken Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps regularly for 3 months, 2 capsules twice daily and I can’t believe it. For over 8 weeks I have had no migraine and I haven’t needed any more analgesics. I hardly dare talk too much about it and hope that this state will last long. I could embrace the whole world!”

These letters are by no means unique and reflect the misery that migraine can cause and the effectiveness of Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps.

Weber & Weber has introduced the Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps butterbur root extract into the USA in December 1998, giving migraine sufferers an opportunity to try an effective natural treatment for migraine.

It is important to note that Weber & Weber’s Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps is guaranteed to contain at least 7.5mg of Petasin and Isopetasin per capsule (the active ingredients) These active ingredients are not found in all Butterbur plants. In addition, the Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps butterbur root extract contains no Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids which are also found in some Butterbur plants.

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