Research demonstrates that glucosamine and chondroitin can provide joint support naturally, and may be a great alternative to traditional therapies that often lead to long term joint degradation and undesirable side effects. It is estimated that millions men and women in the United States are at risk for developing joint health concerns associated with the breakdown of cartilage in the joints, commonly occurring in the knees, hips and spine. These occur when cartilage becomes stiff and loses its elasticity and over time can wear in some areas. As cartilage wears away, tendons and ligaments stretch causing pain. If the condition worsens bones can actually rub together. Traditional therapies generally do not heal the problem but simply provide temporary pain relief and often lead to undesirable side effects and increased joint degradation. Research shows that glucosamine and chondroitin are partners in the process of regenerating and decreasing the breakdown of cartilage, as well as supporting joint fluidity and flexibility. This mix of glucosamine, chondroitin, and other animal and plant compounds can naturally assist the promotion of long term joint health, unlike traditional therapies that may only provide short term relief.
Turmeric helps inhibit factors that lead to inflammatory mediators. Boswellin is a compound from Boswellia serrata, which has been used in research on joint health. Vitamin C works to promote collagen synthesis, the structure that helps form a healthy joint. Cartilage from chicken and shark also provide a source of collagen. MSM, or methylsulfonylmethane, provides sulfur, which is a building block of joints, cartilage, hair, skin and nails. Manganese is an antioxidant and cofactor for enzymes that produce collagen. Yucca does not have have a large body of scientific evidence for mobility but is widely used to promote healthy joints.