This is a natural substance produced by your body and found primarily in joint cartilage. As you grow older, your body loses the capacity to make enough Glucosamine, so the cartilage in your weight-bearing joints, such as the hips, knees, and hands is weakened, in time it hardens and creates pain and limits your movement.
Glucosamine is highly beneficial if you are suffering from osteoarthritis pain or are having difficulty moving, lifting or simply performing day to day activities. It has been proven effective in easing osteoarthritis pain, rehabilitating cartilage, renewing synovial fluid, and repairing joints that have been damaged from osteoarthritis.
There have been many double blind placebo controlled trials and studies done on Glucosamine. In many trials and studies, Glucosamine has shown to be very effective at:
- Easing osteoarthritis pain
- Easing joint pain
- Rehabilitating damaged cartilage
- Slowing deterioration of cartilage from osteoarthritis
- Improving mobility
- Stimulating the production of synovial fluid
Chondroitin Sulfate is part of a protein molecule that gives your cartilage its elasticity. It is a natural component of the cartilage that cushions joints and blocks the enzymes that can destroy cartilage tissue critical to free movement and proper joint function. Chondroitin promotes water retention and elasticity in joint cartilage. Chondroitin is a viable natural treatment for osteoarthritis, and some studies indicate that it is as effective as aspirin and other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) at relieving arthritis pains. A recent analysis of seven clinical trials indicates that supplementing with Chondroitin can markedly reduce osteoarthritis symptoms by as much as 50%.
MSM is being touted as a magic bullet for treating arthritis pain. It blocks pain impulses by precluding their passage along C fibers within nerves. These fibers carry messages of pain from a site of damaged tissue in the body to the brain. MSM also reduces inflammation. Inflammation can place pressure on nerves and other tissues which intensifies pain. MSM promotes blood flow, which enhances the healing processes. MSM reduces muscle spasm – a condition invariably present when the musculoskeletal system is damaged. MSM offers relief from muscle pain, joint pain and inflammation.
Pantothenic Acid- 50mg
Pantothenic acid is essential for the metabolism of food. It is essential in the synthesis of hormones and cholesterol. It also plays an important role in the secretion of hormones, such as cortisone, because of the role it plays in supporting the adrenal gland. These hormones assist the metabolism, help to fight allergies and are beneficial in the maintenance of healthy joints, muscles, skin and nerves.
N-Acetyl Glucosamine- 50mg
N-Acetyl-Glucosamine (NAG) is a form of Glucosamine, one of the building blocks of joint tissue and other connective tissues.. While much more expensive than ordinary Glucosamine, recent research has revealed that this often overlooked bodily component can be of vital importance to our overall joint health and therefore we felt it important to add this to our Joint Health Essentials™ formula.
N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine, known as "NAC" provides powerful immune support and also packs a powerful anti-toxin potential. It has the ability to neutralize cell and DNA damaging free radicals and can help slow down what many scientists point to as a key factor in the aging process.
Vitamin C & Vitamin E, Manganese, Molybdenum, L- Acetyl Cysteine, L-Glutathione, Magnesium, and more.
Glucosamine, Chondroitin Outperforms Celebrex
Recently, findings from a study completed by the Glucosamine/Chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial proved that the combination of Glucosamine and Chondroitin was effective in treating moderate to severe knee pain from osteoarthritis; and the kicker is that these two naturally derived substances outperformed the pharmaceutical, Celebrex, and unlike this and other prescription remedies, there are no known side effects to Glucosamine or Chondroitin. This study was not funded by a supplement manufacturer, but rather by the National Institutes of Health, who spent over $14 million on this project - the largest placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial ever conducted for Glucosamine and Chondroitin