1500mg Glucosamine Sulfate, 1200mg Chondroitin Sulfate, 500mg MSM, 10mg Hyaluronic Acid – As we age… our bodies lose the ability to manufacture optimal levels of glucosamine. Again, Glucosamine is a part of joint fluid and cushioning.
A decrease in glucosamine often results in cartilage erosion and the development of osteoarthritis. More than 300 scientific investigations and over 20 double-blind clinical trials have proven that glucosamine can provide the body with raw materials that help repair and regenerate cartilage, while stopping further cartilage destruction.
Since ours is in a liquid form, your body will absorb it and use it right away… unlike solid tablets. And chondroitin, part of cartilage tissue, helps support the structure of joints. Chondroitin holds water and encourages nutrient flow around joints.
The recent confirmation that sulfur plays a key role in maintaining your cartilage also led me to add MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane). This is a sulfur-rich compound which helps your joints move easier by improving blood flow to your joints, supporting vital cartilage, and cushioning your joints.
According to Dr. Ronald M. Lawrence, Assistant Clinical Professor of the UCLA School of Medicine… people with arthritis often lack sulfur they need to heal their bodies. In fact, Dr. Lawrence completed a double blind study to test the effectiveness of MSM on pain relief in arthritic patients. And wouldn’t you know it… 80% of the patients felt most of their pain vanish… compared to less than 20% of those who took the placebo.
So, of course we made sure to add MSM to our Flex Easy joint relief supplement, to make it even more powerful and effective when it comes to pain relief. And finally, Hyaluronic Acid is an amino acid that provides extra joint pain relief and lubrication.
500mg Boswellia – In clinical studies, boswellia has been shown to improve symptoms in patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Boswellia supports the normal functioning of your body’s connective tissues, joints, flexibility, and range of motion. It’s also an all-natural immune-booster which block the production of inflammatory chemicals.
In one double blind, placebo controlled study, 30 patients received 333 mg, 3 times a day of boswellia. After treatment, the boswellia group experienced significant reduction in knee pain, swelling, and had more flexibility compared to the placebo group. In another study, 47 patients suffering from pain were given 600 mg a day of boswellia for 4 weeks. Those taking boswellia enjoyed a significant decrease in joint pain.
400mg Bromelain – Bromelain is a natural compound shown in scientific studies to contain anti-inflammatory enzymes that have proven ability to suppress the inflammation and pain of many forms of arthritis, sports injuries, and joint conditions.
150mg each Chinese Skull Cap Extract (Root) and Acacia Extract (Heartwood & Bark) – 2 natural pain blockers found to reduce concentrations of two inflammatory agents–nitric oxide synthase and cyclooxygenase-2, or COX-2.
100mg Curcumin – the active inflammatory agent found in the spice turmeric is a very powerful anti-inflammatory agent… shown to be effective in reducing pain swelling and stiffness in rheumatoid arthritis patients.
Since turmeric has strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities, it’s proven to be useful in relieving arthritic pains. Scientists even claim that turmeric is more effective than many pharmaceutical medicines for reducing joint pain and easing joint stiffness.
One 2010 study published in Osteoarthritis Cartilage shows that curcumin protects human cartilage and connective tissues from breakdown caused by enzymes. Another clinical study shows turmeric works for the treatment of knee joint problems. This study is in the August 2009 issue of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
100mg Milk Thistle Extract – this has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Several scientific studies suggest substances in milk thistle protect the liver from toxins including certain drugs such as acetaminophen, which can cause liver damage.
4mg Astaxanthin – another potent anti-inflammatory and pain reliever, blocking different chemicals in your body that make you feel pain signals. Astaxanthin can reduce the inflammatory causes like some prescription analgesics, but without the risk of addiction, stomach bleeds or heartburn.
Astaxanthin blocks COX 2 enzymes just like Celebrex, the drug prescribed for osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis. Oxidative stress can lead to inflammation of the muscles and joints. Astaxanthin can reduce the pain of that kind of inflammation.
It can help your relieve joint pain because this antioxidant helps get rid of harmful free radicals that cause pain and damage. When you get rid of the toxins and free radicals that cause pain and discomfort in your joints, you notice your pain start to diminish fast.
These amazing joint-comfort ingredients bring comfort to your knees, elbows and fingers… even when nothing else does. Each nutrient helps with soothing and calming your joints and they work synergistically together to create relief.
You’ll feel great, even if you walked all day… your hands and fingers won’t hurt if you try to open a jar… and you can enjoy all the activities you miss doing.