Boswellia serrata has been used for centuries in traditional medicine. Modern research shows that Boswellia serrata helps support joint health and mobility and can help aid joint discomfort.  

What Is Boswellia Serrata?

Boswellia Serrata, also known as Indian frankincense, is a resinous extract derived from the Boswellia tree, native to India, North Africa, and the Middle East. The resin has made it a staple for centuries in traditional Ayurvedic medicine to treat various health conditions. It’s available in various forms, including capsules, tablets, and topical creams.

What Is AprèsFlex?

AprèsFlex® is an innovative Boswellia serrata extract that enhances the bioavailability of boswellic acids through a proprietary extraction method. Other forms of this supplement may have limited absorbability, and so may need to be taken at higher dosages for the desired results. The effectiveness of this specialized extract is backed up by rigorous scientific studies that shine a light on how this plant extract works within the body to protect the health of the joints, connective tissue, cartilage, and other tissues throughout the body.

How Does Boswellia Serrata Work?

Boswellia serrata possesses antioxidant properties to help reduce occasional oxidative stress. AprèsFlex® is a patented and bio-enhanced form of boswellic acid clinically shown to support joint health and function for those with occasional joint distress. By alleviating typical oxidative stress associated with non-disease states, Boswellia serrata can help you hit the ground running every day.

Benefits for Your Joints

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) estimates that one in four adults in the United States has some type of joint condition. Joint discomfort can interfere with daily living. Only about one-third of American adults get the exercise they need, and there is a link between lack of exercise and joint discomfort. In addition to this, natural wear and tear can contribute to everyday joint discomfort. 

Boswellia serrata works to reduce typical oxidative stress associated with everyday wear and tear and can support cartilage synthesis to promote joint mobility and flexibility. One study even found that AprèsFlex® Boswellia serrata significantly reduced joint discomfort in as few as five days. 

Boswellic acids are also able to support joint tissue and healthy cell growth in and around the joint area. At the same time, Boswellia serrata also promotes healthy blood flow to your joints, which supports the integrity and strength of connective tissues in the joint.  

Everyday joint discomfort can also be affected by bone health. Bone mineralization can slow with aging as osteoclasts (cells that absorb bone) are more active than osteoblasts (cells that generate new bone). Boswellia serrata works to support the activity of osteoblasts to promote healthy bone density. And strong bones help support healthy joint function.

Additional Benefits of Boswellia Serrata

The powerful properties of Boswellic acids and enzymes can also support other systems in the body for whole-body health.

Digestive Health: Boswellia serrata can help support the integrity of the gut wall lining to allow beneficial nutrients to pass through the intestinal wall, while keeping other particles out. 

Respiratory Health: Occasional oxidative stress and environmental threats can affect other tissues outside the joints. The respiratory system is one system that boswellia serrata can help support by reducing this typical oxidative stress.


Boswellia serrata supplements vary, so you should follow their recommendations. With a clinically effective dose of 100 mg, AprèsFlex® gives you potency and effectiveness, with just one dose needed per day. Because of its high bioavailability, some people report benefits in less than a week, with most seeing noticeable benefits within 90 days.

Depending on your preference, this extract can be taken with or without food, though it is often recommended to take it with the first meal of the day. As with other supplements, consistency is key to experiencing the impressive benefits that AprèsFlex® has to offer, so make sure to make it a part of your daily joint health routine.

Possible Side Effects

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The Bottom Line

Boswellia serrata has been used for centuries to help reduce typical oxidative stress. This powerful property supports overall joint health by promoting collagen production and cartilage synthesis. As part of a healthy routine with a balanced diet and regular exercise, a Boswellia serrata supplement can promote healthy joint function, mobility, and flexibility so that nothing will slow you down.