JOINT HEALTH FORMULA is a superior formula for joint, bone, and connective tissue health. This unique formula provides an effective combination of synergistic nutrients supporting optimal structure and function of these tissues. It is an ideal formula both for building and maintaining strong joints and connective tissues, and supports their recovery from injury or degradation.
JOINT HEALTH FORMULA contains glucosamine HCl, MSM, desiccated sea cucumber (Beche de Mer), Boswellia serrata(standardized to 40% min. B-boswellic acids), Rutin, turmeric (standardized to 95% min. curcuminoids), whole grape extract (seed, pulp,& skin), Vitamin D3, manganese (chelated with glycine), selenium (from l-selenomethionine), and Bioperine® (a patented pepper extract enhancing absorption of all ingredients). JOINT HEALTH FORMULA is contained in a veggie capsule and includes no magnesium stearate.
NUTRITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS AND APPLICATIONS
Glucosamines are rate-limiting substrates for the metabolic transformation to larger molecules that make up glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and proteoglycans. The principal known GAGs are hyaluronic acid, keratan sulfate, heparin and heparin sulfate, dermata sulfate, and chondroitin sulfate. Proteoglyccans, large molecules built from GAGs, are most abundant in connective tissues such as cartilage, skin, blood vessel walls, sclera, cornea, intervertebral discs and tendons, as well as synovial fluid and the vitreous body.
MSM is a natural source of sulfur, a mineral element critical to the normal function and structure of the human body. Sulfur is a raw material for the protein and connective tissue (especially proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans such as hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate) that make up our body mass, for enzymes involved in countless chemical reactions, and for powerful natural compounds (such as glutathione) that protect the body against toxicity and harmful free radicals. MSM also is a pain-reducing agent. It blocks the transmission of impulses in nerve fibers that carry pain signals.
Sea Cucumber (Beche de Mer) is a marine animal that is highly regarded as a food and for its medicinal properties as a general health tonic, and more specifically for people with chronic joint pain, as well as tendonitis, bursitis, prostatitis, sciatica, sprains, ligament stresses, and arthritis
Sea cucumber contains approximately 20% chondroitin sulfates, substances known to support the formation of connective tissues in the body. Several clinical studies conducted over the last ten years both in the US and Australia demonstrated the efficacy of sea cucumber in the treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Some researchers consider sea cucumber as a breakthrough treatment for arthritic conditions.
Boswellia seratta helps reduce inflammation, can be an effective painkiller, and may prevent the loss of cartilage.
Rutin is one of the major nutrients used to control inflammation in arthritic conditions.
Turmeric (95% curcuminoids) is another well-known anti-inflammatory herb useful for those with arthritic conditions.
Whole Grape Extract (seed, pulp, & skin) is a connective tissue strengthener that can prevent the enzymatic breakdown of structural support tissue and reduce inflammation.
Recent research on Vitamin D has shown that most people do not obtain a sufficient amount of this essential nutrient needed for bone formation. According to the results of a recent multicenter, longitudinal study, low serum levels of Vitamin D are correlated with changes in the incidence of hip osteoarthritis (OA) in older women.
Manganese is important in the metabolic processes for making connective tissue.
Selenium works in the enzyme glutathione peroxidase to reduce inflammation and free-radical damage in the body.
Bioperine® is a black pepper extract that has been shown to enhance the absorption of nutrients by 30%–60%, and is included to make all of the nutrients in JOINT HEALTH FORMULA more effective.
JOINT HEALTH FORMULA is very effective for joint issues by itself, but we believe it would be even more effective when used in conjunction with other basic nutrients supporting the body’s metabolism, including Multi Two or Mighty Multi-Vite!, Bone Jour or Bone Guardian, Essential Fats Plus E, and PRO-C™ or Ultimate Protector+ (our unique Vitamin C and super-antioxidant formulas).
COMPOSITION: Six capsules provide the following percentages of the Daily Value:
|NUTRIENT||AMOUNT||% Daily Value|
|Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)||400 IU||100|
|Manganese (from glycinate)||1 mg||43|
|Selenium (from L-selenomethionine)||100 mcg||182|
|Glucosamine HCl||1,500 mg||*|
|Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)||1,500 mg||*|
|Sea Cucumber (containing Chondroitin Sulfates)||1,000 mg||*|
|Boswellia seratta (standardized to 40% min. B-boswellic acids)||300 mg||*|
(95% min. curcuminoids from Curcuma longa root)
|VinCare® Grape Extract (seeds, pulp, & skin,)||100 mg||*|
* No established Daily Value
DIRECTIONS: As a dietary supplement take three (3) capsules twice daily with food, or as directed by a health care professional.
OTHER INGREDIENTS: HPMC (veggie capsule), microcrystalline cellulose, silica and ascorbyl palmitate.
JOINT HEALTH FORMULA does not contain wheat, rye, oats, corn, barley, gluten, soy, egg, dairy, yeast, sugar, GMOs, wax, preservatives, salicylates, colorings, or artificial flavorings.
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