Potent 3 in 1 Support for Joint Health
DIRECTIONS: 1 capsule 1 to 3 times daily or as otherwise directed
One capsule contains:
Vitamin C (from Manganese Ascorbate & Ascorbic Acid )......30 mg
Manganese (From Manganese Ascorbate) ............................5 mg
Glucosamine Sulfate KSI ................................................400 mg
Methysulfonymethane (MSM)...........................................400 mg
Bromelain (600 GDU/gram) ............................................100 mg
MORE ABOUT MSM:
Methyl-sulfonyl-methane (MSM) is a nutritional supplement derived from a naturally-occurring organic sulfur compound found in our bodies as well as in many common foods. It has been found to have tremendous pain-relieving benefits for a variety of ailments.
In its purified chemical form, it is an odorless, essentially tasteless, white, water soluble crystalline solid. It is a natural based product that comes from trees and is one of the least toxic substances in biology, similar in toxicity to water.
Naturally-occurring sulfur, such as that found in MSM, is not similar to inorganic sulfides, sulfites and sulfates to which many people are allergic. While sulfur's natural anti-inflammatory properties have shown benefits for a range of health problems, including arthritis, muscle and joint pain, much is still unknown about precisely how sulfur works in the body. Many researchers believe that sulfur, the eighth most abundant element in the body, is a sorely-neglected mineral nutrient and plays an indispensable role in human nutrition. MSM and its related compounds provide the source of 85 percent of the sulfur found in all living organisms.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
Some of MSM's essential functions in the body include:
maintaining the structure of the proteins in the body,
helping the formation of keratin which is essential for hair and nail growth,
aiding in the production of immunoglobulin which maintains the immune system,
catalyzing the chemical reactions which change food into energy.
Experience shows that MSM is often so effective for pain relief that doctors are able to lower the dosage of pain relieving medication they prescribe for patients.
In recent years athletes and sportspeople have begun to rely on MSM to reduce the pain, soreness and inflammation associated with injuries, strained muscles and over-extended joints.
Relieves pain and inflammation associated with conditions such as osteo-arthritis; rheumatoid arthritis; chronic back pain; chronic headaches; fibromylagia; tendonitis and bursitis
WHERE DOES MSM COME FROM?
The cycle of MSM begins in the ocean where microscopic plants called plankton release sulfur compounds. These salts are transformed in the ocean water into the very volatile compound dimethyl sulfide (DMS) which escapes from the ocean as a gas. DMS rises into the upper atmosphere, and in the presence of ozone and high-energy ultraviolet light, is converted into its cousins, dimethyl sulfide (DMSO) and MSM. Unlike the DMS, both DMSO and MSM are very soluble in water, and they return to earth in the form of rain. On earth, plants take MSM into their root systems and concentrate it. MSM and the sulfur it contains is incorporated into the plants' structure. Through the plants' metabolism, MSM, along with other sulfur compounds it has spawned, is ultimately mineralized and transported back to the sea.
HOW DOES IT REDUCE PAIN?
MSM provides the following pain relief and anti-inflammatory benefits without serious side effects:
Inhibition of pain impulses along nerve fibers that carry messages of pain from damaged tissues to the brain
Lessening of inflammation
Increase in blood supply which promotes the healing process
Reduction of muscle spasm
Softening of scar tissue
WHAT IS GLUCOSAMINE?
Glucosamine sulfate is a highly concentrated amino sugar naturally formed in joint structures. As people age, they lose some of the Glucosamine and other substances in cartilage. This can lead to the thinning of cartilage and the onset and progression of arthritis.
WHAT DOES GLUCOSAMINE SULFATE DO?
Glucosamine sulfate has been the subject of more than 300 scientific investigations and supported by over 20 double-blind, placebo-controlled studies both long and short term. In a double blind trial using Glucosamine Sulfate and a placebo in 20 outpatients with established osteoarthritis, articular pain, joint tenderness and restricted movement were evaluated. Patients given Glucosamine Sulfate experienced lessening, or a disappearance of symptoms during the trial period. No adverse reactions were reported by the patients taking Glucosamine Sulfate. Glucosamine Sulfate was well tolerated and beneficial in 95% of patients studied.(Pujalte, JM et.al. " Double blind clinical evaluation of oral Glucosamine Sulfate in the basic treatment of osteoarthritis " Current Medical Research and Opinion 7(2) :114,1980.
Glucosamine has some of the following actions and uses:
Stimulates cartilage repair
Provides one of the basic building blocks for healthy tendons, ligaments and cartilage
Provides cushioning support and lubrication for the joints
Helps maintains synovial fluid levels
WHAT IS BROMELAIN?
Bromelain is a digestive enzyme that breaks down protein and helps counteract histamine which is a factor in swelling and joint aches. Bromelain helps cells effectively shed fluids and fats. It has anti-inflammatory properties that have been scientifically shown to be effective in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Many health professionals recommend Bromelain for pain, inflammation and swelling.
WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?
Bromelain is found in raw pineapple, which alone cannot provide sufficient amounts of this digestive enzyme. Bromelain must be obtained from supplements to be nutritionally beneficial for the joints.
HOW DOES BROMELAIN WORK?
Bromelain's effectiveness is due to its ability to reduce the harmful prostaglandins in the body that cause pain and inflammation and block the absorption of nutrients through the tissues. Bromelain also has a positive effect on the "good" prostaglandins. Common therapies, such as aspirin, inhibit all prostaglandins, including the "good" ones.
WHAT ARE THE ACTIONS AND USES OF BROMELAIN?
Breaks down protein
Aids in overall digestion and absorption of nutrients, particularly protein
Fights inflammation & reduces swelling
Degrades fibrin and fibrinogen
Speeds recovery from injuries resulting in trauma, childbirth, sports or surgery
Improves respiratory conditions
Fights arthritis and other bone and joint degenerative disease
Used topically to treat skin conditions and burns
Fights cardiovascular problems like phlebitis (vein inflammation)
Boosts the immune system
Prevents intestinal bacterial infections
Helps fight cancer by activating a tumor-fighting substance produced by the body
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