Promote and protect your joints and mobility
Aids joint injury recovery by helping to:
- Reduce inflammation
- Relieve soreness and pain
- Rebuild tendon and tissue
Glucosamine sulfate is classified as an amino sugar, a type of carbohydrate used for structural tissues instead of as an energy source. It is the basic building block/raw material in joint cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. Glucosamine sulfate plays a major role in the synthesis of collagen, cartilage, bone, skin, and various lubricating fluids in joints. Glucosamine sulfate helps to promote elasticity of joint movement and also functions as a mild anti-inflammatory.
Chondroitin sulfate is a natural component of several tissues in the body. Like glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate is one of the important building blocks for the repair of damaged cartilage. One of chondroitin sulfate's important functions is its ability to block the activity of enzymes that break down cartilage. This helps reduce inflammation and protects cartilage from further damage. Chondroitin sulfate also promotes lubrication and cushioning in the joints.
Methylsulfonylmethane, better known as MSM, is a metabolite of dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO), a well-known solvent, which has been used topically as an analgesic with anti-inflammatory properties. MSM is an organic form of sulfur, which is necessary for the proper synthesis and maintenance of tissues such as skin, hair, nails, tendons, and cartilage.
Cissus quadrangularis, a member of the grape family, is a herb used in traditional medicine. It helps to reduce pain and swelling and used for healing broken bones, damaged joints, and tendons. In patients with fractures, patients given C. quadrangularis supplements had improved healing compared to those not given the supplement.
Joint Smart's Enzyme Blend of bromelain, papain, amylase, lipase, and phytase not only aids in the complete absorption of the nutrient components in the product, it provides its own potent anti-inflammatory benefits.
Boswellia serrata is an Ayurvedic herb with anti-inflammatory properties. Its primary active ingredients are triterpene acids, which may also be useful for relief from exercise-induced breathing difficulties.
Devil's Claw is a South African herb containing substances called iridoid glycosides that have anti-inflammatory properties. It is also purported to temporarily relieve mild stomach upset.
Yucca Root is frequently used to offer temporary relief from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. It contains high levels of beneficial phytochemical compounds known as saponins, which may provide anti-fungal and antibacterial benefits as well.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) contains a substance called curcumin, which has not only anti-inflammatory properties but also provides liver support and antioxidant properties as well.
Quercetin is a water-soluble flavonoid typically found in onions, apples, leafy vegetables, and other food sources. It has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Undenatured Type II Collagen (UC-II™) is a patented, extensively studied dietary ingredient derived from chicken sternum cartilage. Through a complex process called oral tolerization, UC-II™ works with the immune system to promote healthy joints and increase joint mobility and flexibility. (U.S. Patents 5,645.851, 5,637,321, 5,529,786, and 5,750,144). UC-II™ is a trademark of InterHealth N.I.
Tumeric, one of the components in Joint Smart, in addition to being a powerful anti-inflammatory, is also a well-known antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic agent.
If you're injured and can't wait to get back into action, or if you're trying to prevent joint and tissue injuries, add Joint Smart to your order list. It's a powerful, dual-purpose product, supplying your body with nutrients that provide the raw materials it needs to promote rapid tissue repair, while also helping to reduce inflammation, soreness, and pain-without requiring you to over-rely on NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug).
Still, using the adage "when in doubt, don't," we adamantly recommend that anyone with a shellfish allergy consult their physician before taking Joint Smart or any glucosamine sulfate-containing supplements.
The chondroitin sulfate used in Joint Smart is derived from shark cartilage.
Joint Smart - Usage Instructions
- 5 capsules once or twice per day, depending on the severity of the injury.
- 1-2 capsules once or twice per day may be used for prevention/maintenance purposes.
- 1 capsule every 2-3 hours has been successfully used during ultra marathon races as an alternative to NSAIDS.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR THOSE WITH SHELLFISH ALLERGIES
Glucosamine sulfate is usually derived from shellfish; the overwhelming number of joint health supplements containing glucosamine