In the 1970s, bodybuilding had major publicity thanks to the appearance of Arnold Schwarzenegger , Franco Columbu , Lou Ferrigno , and others in the 1977 docudrama Pumping Iron . By this time, the IFBB dominated the competitive bodybuilding landscape and the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) took a back seat. The National Physique Committee (NPC) was formed in 1981 by Jim Manion ,  who had just stepped down as chairman of the AAU Physique Committee. The NPC has gone on to become the most successful bodybuilding organization in America, and is the amateur division of the IFBB. The late 1980s and early 1990s saw the decline of AAU-sponsored bodybuilding contests. In 1999, the AAU voted to discontinue its bodybuilding events.
(Uncaria tomentosa) grows in South America and is known for its immune enhancing abilities and anti-inflammatory properties. Cat's Claw is often used to treat a number of immune system related disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, herpes, and cancer. Cat's Claw will is also called una de gato and will be commonly found as a tincture or pill. For quality, look for supplements that are standardized to 15 percent polyphenols. Usually standardized Cat's Claw is used in dosages of 500 to 1,000 milligrams per day.