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Joint Cleanse


[Healthy Joints and Cartilage | Joint Cleansing Nutrients
[Amino Acids for Healthy Joint Function]
[Minerals for Healthy Joint Function | Antioxidants]

Healthy Joints and Cartilage

As we age, the body’s natural ability to repair cartilage can decrease.  Free radical damage can also affect joint function.  The aging process, coupled with years of use and abuse, can bring on degenerative changes in our joints.  However, nutritional deficiencies may play a part in joint conditions.  Joint cleanse ingredients act to strengthen joints exposed to age and exercise.  Cleansing and nourishing the joints with proper nutrients helps promote healthy joints, cartilage and connective tissue.*  

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Joint Cleansing Nutrients

Boswellia Serrata Extract (gum) is extracted from the Boswellia Serratta tree, indigenous to the dry forests in some parts of India. Clinical research has shown its oleo-gum-resin to have powerful anti-inflammatory properties.* The main chemical compounds responsible for its beneficial properties are b -Boswellic acids with no known toxicity. In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, Boswellia Serratta is used to help promote healthy joints and also as a tonic to help increase appetite and improve general weakness.* The anti-inflammatory action is enhanced when Boswellic acid is combined with Turmeric.*

Turmeric Extract (rhizome), also know as Indian Saffron spice, has been extensively used in both the Ayurvedic and Chinese medical systems to help with many inflammatory conditions.* The volatile oil present in turmeric contains anti-inflammatory activity. Turmeric is also high in Vitamin C, an important antioxidant that can be helpful in preventing free radical damage in joints.* When combined with Boswellia, turmeric enhances the beneficial effects of both. Turmeric also supports liver and gall bladder function by stimulating the flow of bile.

Glucosamine HCL stimulates the production of cartilage and other tissue. Glucosamine is a naturally occurring substance in the body. A component of the muccopolysaccharides and glycoproteins in synovial fluid present in joints, it is necessary for both joint function and repair.* Glucosamine protects the cartilage structures of the body.* In some people, levels of glucosamine may decrease with age. Supplementing with Glucosamine HCL supports the body’s repair process.*

Methylsulfonylmethane or MSM is a naturally occurring sulfur compound that can be found in the normal human diet. It is also found naturally in all living organisms including human tissue and body fluids. Sulfur plays a critical role in human nutrition, as it is an essential element necessary for the growth of bones, hair and nails.* Sulfur is necessary for the strength and formation of connective tissue and bone cartilage.* Both glucosamine and collagen, the main components of joints, are sulfur-dependent. MSM is recommended as a dietary supplement to prevent sulfur deficiency.*

Chicken Collagen Type II is derived from chicken cartilage and has a high absorption rate. Chicken Collagen Type II has a high concentration of both glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate. Glucosamine sulfate helps rebuild cartilage and chondroitin sulfate, a major component of cartilage, supports joint tissue and has anti-inflammatory properties.*

This collagen type II contains a powerful antioxidant called cartilage matrix glycoprotein which can help reduce free radical damage to the joint.* Chicken Collagen Type II contains an abundance of proteoglycans. Proteoglycans are joint supporting substances that include glucosamine sulfate. They help inhibit blood vessel formation in joints and regulate enzyme activity on cartilage. Proteoglycans also increase the thickness and effectiveness of the synovial fluid that lubricates the joint.*

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Amino Acids for Healthy Joint Function:

L-Cysteine has a high concentration of sulfur and all joints are sulfur- dependent. It helps the body aid detoxification and may be helpful with preventing free radical damage.*

L-Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in muscle tissue.

L-Lysine aids with calcium absorption and helps the body rebuild muscle protein and promotes tissue repair after injuries.*

Taurine is an abundant amino acid found in skeletal muscle.

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Minerals for Healthy Joint Function

Magnesium is an essential mineral for nerve and muscle function.* It is a necessary nutrient for the entire skeletal system and plays a vital role in tooth and bone formation.* May help protect against calcium deposits.*

Manganese is required for bone growth and for the synthesis of connective tissue in cartilage and bone.* Manganese may help promote health and strong bones.*

Zinc is essential for normal bone formation and muscle flexibility.* It plays an important role in the healing process after injury.* Zinc has anti-oxidant properties and may help with protection against free radical damage.* Zinc picolinate is considered the most bioavailable form of supplementation. Absorption of zinc is necessary to maintain the proper levels of vitamin E in the blood.  

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Antioxidants may help protect cells against free radical damage.

Vitamin C accelerates healing after injury and is necessary for the formation of collagen, the principle component of connective tissue.* Ester C is absorbed faster into the blood stream and excreted more slowly than regular vitamin C supplements.

Vitamin E prevents oxidation of fat substances in the cells.* A deficiency of vitamin E may cause nerve and muscle degeneration.

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