Saturday, November 17, 2012

Oral and Topical Aids for Joint Relief

As we age, the body is less able to maintain the supportive cartilage structures surrounding joints and bones.

The extract of New Zealand green-lipped mussel Perna canaliculus is a rich source of iron, betain and glycoaminoglycans (including chondroitin sulphate). It has been shown to have significant anti-inflammatory (AI) activity by decreasing  the synthesis  of proteins called  cytokines (TNF-α and IFN-γ) associated with inflammation.

Condropil & Osteo Bi-Flex
Glucosamine is a major building block of joint cartilage, which helps to maintain the structural integrity of joints and connective tissues. Chondroitin is a naturally occuring nutrient found in connective tissue that helps lubricate and cushion joints.

BiO-LiFE Celery 3000                                                                                                             An extract of the seed from celery (Apium graviolens) have been found to possess anti-inflammatory activity, gastro-protective activity, and anti-Helicobacter pylori activity.

is an aqueous gel packed with microscopic spheres called Sequessome™ vesicles. These spheres are made of molecules called phospholipids which naturally occur in the body and variants of which contribute to the lubricating properties of synovial fluid.



National Institutes of Health’s Glucosamine/Chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial Primary Study.          
Click HERE for details.

Lee CH, Lum JH, Ng CK, McKay J, Butt YK, Wong MS, Lo SC. Pain Controlling and Cytokine-regulating Effects of Lyprinol, a Lipid Extract of Perna Canaliculus, in a Rat Adjuvant-induced Arthritis Model. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2009 Jun;6(2):239-45.
Read the Full Text HERE

Powanda MC, Rainsford KD. A toxicological investigation of a celery seed extract having anti-inflammatory activity. Inflammopharmacology. 2011 Aug;19(4):227-33.
Click HERE for the abstract.

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