Joint Support Multi Complex
- inflammation(e.g. as a result of allergies and sensitivities of the immune system or infection)
- diet (e.g. a diet high in acid-forming foods, such as dairy and animal protein)
- repetitive strain
- hormonal imbalance
- high homocysteine
- and medical conditions, such as arthritis and osteoporosis.
In fact, by age 60, 9 in every 10 people have arthritis! Whatever the cause, once arthritis develops there is usually inflammation, causing pain, redness and swelling. Plus, the epidemic of osteoporosis (particularly prevalent during the menopause) has made many women think seriously about the health of their bones. It is the silent 'thief' that robs up to 25% of the skeleton by the time the sufferer reaches the age of 50. It also increases the risk of bone fractures, which occur in 1 in 3 women and 1 in 12 men by the age of 70. Not many people think about nourishing their skeleton. There is often a belief that, once bones are formed, they are there for good (at least until they start to degenerate, as a result of arthritis or osteoporosis). However, our bones, just like every other part of our body are continually being rebuilt. They are structures of protein and collagen, which collect mainly calcium, plus phosphorus and magnesium. Joint Support Multi Complex is a powerful joint and flexibility support formula, which contains a special blend of food-based and herbal ingredients! More about the ingredients in Joint Support Multi Complex... Glucosamine HCL: Glucosamine is an essential part of the building material for joints and the cellular 'glue' that holds the entire body together. Joint cartilage contains the highest concentration of glucosamine. Many researchers now feel that glucosamine hydrochloride may be the best form, because it has a slightly higher concentration in the molecule (83% versus 80% for glucosamine sulfate) and has better stability. The glucosamine HCL present in the Happy-Flex Combination joint support formula is also in bioavailable food form, for maximum absorption and utilisation by the body. MSM: MSM stands for methyl sulfonyl methane, which is a source of the essential mineral sulphur. Sulphur is involved in a multitude of key functions in the body, including pain control, regulation of inflammation, detoxification and tissue building. In many cases, joint pain is due to pressure changes in cells, which in turn affects the nerves that sense pain. If cells inflate as a result of excess build-up of fluid or a drop in the pressure surrounding them, the nerves register pain. MSM may support cell-membrane fluidity. Rosehip and Montmorency cherry: Montmorency cherries (also known as “sour cherries” or “tart cherries”), are considered to be asuperfruit because they are packed with nutrients, including potent antioxidants and flavonoids. They have been used as a herbal remedy for centuries. For instance, the cherry (either as bark, root or fruit) has been used by Native Americans as natural pain relievers. Similarly, rosehip is a fruit that is naturally high in the potent antioxidant, vitamin C. Nettle leaf: Nettles are naturally high in chlorophyll (a powerful phyto-chemical), vitamin C (a potent antioxidant), serotonin, histamine, acetyl-choline and beneficial minerals including iron, calcium and silica. Ginger and turmeric: The bright yellow pigment of the spice turmeric also contains the active compound curcumin, while ginger is rich in antioxidants. Celery seed: Celery seed contains apiol and coumarins, as well as the minerals iron, phosphorus, potassium and sodium. As well as having an alkaline reaction on the blood, it supports healthy levels of uric acid in the body. Panax ginseng: Panax ginseng is the botanical cousin of Siberian ginseng. It is a rich source of phyto-oestrogen and the biologically active ingredients are called eleutherosides, supporting the recuperative power of the body. Apple cider vinegar: Experts suggest that joint pain and arthritis may be linked to toxins accumulating in the joints, since metabolic waste is often stored in connective tissues. At the same time, people with joint pain tend to avoid physical activity, which may result in an even higher toxic load. The pectin in apple cider vinegar may help to absorb toxins and move them out of the system, while the acids may support detoxification of the body. Bromelain: Bromelain is an enzyme derived from pineapple juice. Use is growing in popularity among athletes who suffer frequent wear-and-tear injuries. Horsetail: This common herb supports calcium absorption and utilisation and is rich in silica and mineral salts (including potassium, manganese, magnesium, sulphur and calcium) in support of bones and connective tissues. A deficiency in silica tends to precede the calcium loss that causes demineralisation of bones. Kelp: Kelp may be useful where joint pain has resulted from toxin build-up in the body. It is a powerful detoxifier, infusing the body with alginates that bind with toxic chemicals and allow you to pass them safely through the digestive tract. Papain: Papain is a non-animal enzyme derived from the papaya fruit, which assists in the process of digestion. Arthritis Today, the consumer health magazine published by the Arthritis Foundation, states that papain is beneficial to those who suffer from either inflammatory or non-inflammatory types of arthritis.
PER 1 VEGE CAPSULE:
Glucosamine HCL - 300mg
MSM - 200mg
Vegetarian capsule shell - 110mg
Rosehip (from extract) - 100mg
Nettle leaf (from extract) - 80mg
Curcumin 95% (from extract, turmeric P.E. approx 10:1 min 95%) - 50mg
Ginger root (from extract) - 40mg
Celery seed powder - 20mg
Montmorency cherry powder - 20mg
Panax ginseng powder - 10mg
Apple cider vinegar powder (35%) - 5mg
Bromelain (1,200 GDU/g) - 5mg
Horsetail extract 7% silica - 5mg
Kelp (Ascophyllum nodosum) powder - 5mg
Papain (2000u/mg) - 5mg
Contains no: added sugar, salt, wheat, gluten, lactose, dairy, preservatives, colours, fillers or flavours.
NOT suitable for vegetarians.
Allergy advice: contains celery.