Other Ingredients: Magnesium Stearate and Stearic Acid.
Suggested Dosage: 3 tablets per day or as directed by physician
**Daily Value (DV) not established.
Products are condition based
a) MSM: Methylsulfonylmethane:
1) A highly available form of sulfur, nourishes joints and connective tissue for flexibility.
2) Helps the body maintain a healthy inflammatory response.
3) MSM is a natural compound found in plants and animals.
4) Sulfur is a very important element in human metabolism.
5) Sulfur is necessary for the production of collagen, the primary constituent of cartilage and connective tissue.
6) Sulfur is necessary for the maintenance of healthy hair, skin and nails, and sulfur plays an important role in carbohydrate metabolism.
7) Many people consume inadequate amounts of sulfur-containing compounds, such as methionine and cysteine. For them, MSM can serve as an excellent supplement of sulfur.
8) MSM has been extensively researched, is highly soluble, and has been found to be a safe and effective source of supplemental sulfur.
b) Glucosamine and Chondroitin:
1) helps promote health cartilage formation and joint support. Nourishes the joint and connective tissue. Helps to maintain joint fluid levels.
2) "High dosages don't help the condition more, because the body can only assimilate so much at once." (Maximizing the Arthritis Cure by Jason Theodosakis, MD, MS, MPH)
1) It's primary biological role in halting or reversing joint degeneration appears to be directly owing to it's ability to act as an essential substrate for, and to stimulate the biosynthesis of, the glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and the hyaluronic acid backbone needed for the formation of proteoglycans found in the structural matrix of joints.
2) "Helps prevent untimely and unnecessary tissue loss. Studies conducted around the world have proven that Glucosamine reduces pain and improves joint function disrupted by osteoarthritis. Glucosamine not only successfully quells pain and other symptoms, it does so more effectively than ibuprofen." (Maximizing the Arthritis Cure by Jason Theodosakis, MD, MS, MPH)
1) Is felt to have an anti-inflammatory effect by inhibiting the degrading-type enzymes. It also helps to increase the peri-articular circulation by preventing clots and thromboses in the small vessels.
2) Has been shown on comparative studies with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), to have a comparative effect in controlling symptoms.
3) Has also been suggested to be effective in stimulating the reparative response in the articular cartilage.
4) "Helps prevent premature breakdown of cartilage in two ways: It stops the natural occurring enzymes from going haywire and actually chewing up cartilage: and it inhibits other enzymes from shutting off the flow of nutrients to the cartilage." ( Maximizing the Arthritis Cure by Jason Theodosakis, MD, MS, MPH)
1) Bone mineralization requires manganese for synthesis of Chondroitin sulfates and other glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). GAG synthesis precedes collagen deposition in bone formation, leaving scaffolding for collagen to adhere to and cross link to correctly.
2) Is a cofactor for the enzymes of the citric acid cycle and the key energy-producing steps in the cell. It also supports the immune system.
3) The optimal intake of manganese is not known but at least half of the manganese is lost when whole grains are replaced by refined flour.
4) An antioxidant nutrient; important in the blood breakdown of amino acids and the production of energy; necessary for the metabolism of Vitamin B-1 & Vitamin E; Activates various enzymes which are important for proper digestion & utilization of foods; is a catalyst in the breakdown of fats & cholesterol; helps nourish the nerves and brain; necessary for normal skeletal development; maintains sex hormone production.
5) Manganese is necessary for growth, maintenance of the nervous system, the development and maintenance of healthy bones and joints, the formation of blood clotting factors, female sex hormone function and thyroid hormone function.
1) The human body cannot produce bioflavinoids, so they must be supplied in the food that is eaten or by nutritional supplements.
2) Bioflavinoids are used extensively in the treatment of athletic injuries because they relieve pain, bumps, and bruises. They also reduce pain located in the legs or across the back, and lessen symptoms associated with prolonged bleeding and low serum calcium. Bioflavonoids work with vitamin C in synergy, to protect and preserve the structure of the blood capillaries.
3) Generally, people with a poor diet low in fruits and vegetables are not getting enough bioflavinoids in their diet and are at risk. This tends to be true especially of Men and Teenagers, however in many countries currently even children and women are often not eating right.
4) Bioflavinoids also:
- help healing process have an antibacterial effect
- promote circulation
- recover from alcoholism
- stimulate bile production
- lower cholesterol levels
- treat and prevent cataracts
- reduce the symptoms of oral herpes
g) Vitamin B6:
1) Hemoglobin within red blood cells carries oxygen to tissues. Your body needs vitamin B6 to make hemoglobin. Vitamin B6 also helps increase the amount of oxygen carried by hemoglobin.
2) Pyridoxine is involved in more bodily functions than almost any other single nutrient. It affects both physical and mental health. It is necessary for the production of hydrochloric acid and the absorption of fats and protein. Pyridoxine also aids in maintaining sodium and potassium balance, and promotes red blood cell formation. It is required by the nervous system, and is needed for normal brain function, and for the synthesis of the nucleic acids RNA and DNA, which contain the genetic instructions for the reproduction of all cells and for normal cellular growth. It activates many enzymes and aids in the absorption of vitamin B12, in immune system function, and in antibody production.
3) A deficiency of vitamin B6 may be recognized by anemia, convulsions, headaches, nausea, flaky skin, a sore tongue, and vomiting. Other possible signs of deficiency include acne, anorexia, arthritis, conjunctivitis, cracks or sores on the mouth and lips, depression, dizziness, fatigue, hyperirritability, impaired wound healing, inflammation of the mouth and gums, learning difficulties, weak memory, hair loss, hearing problems, numbness, oily facial skin, stunted growth, and tingling sensations. Carpal tunnel syndrome has been linked to a deficiency of vitamin B6 as well.