Joints

DO YOU SUFFER FROM JOINT PROBLEMS?

There are a staggering 50 million adult Americans currently struggling with troublesome joint health. This represents more than 20 percent of the adult US population! [1].  If you aren’t currently experiencing joint problems, there is a one-in-four chance that you will at some point.

CARTILAGE – THE KEY TO HEALTHY JOINTS

Cartilage plays a very important role in the functioning of healthy joints. Cartilage is composed of a strong membrane that contains special cells called chondrocytes. Cartilage also contains water, collagen, and a variety of proteins [2]. The combination of these different components ensures that cartilage can maintain its flexibility and stability while withstanding significant amounts of weight.

HOW DO PROBLEMS OCCUR?

The main causes of cartilage damage are injuries and gradual wear and tear over time. As individuals age, the structure of cartilage changes and the body’s ability to keep joint cartilage properly lubricated decreases. Furthermore, since cartilage does not contain blood vessels or nerves, it has a limited ability to heal and repair itself when it becomes damaged.

When cartilage begins to wear away, the bones that make up the joints start rubbing together, leading to pain, stiffness, and swelling. Therefore, for optimal joint health, it’s essential to maintain strong cartilage or promote its restoration.

Clinical research has shown that, in comparison with individuals who have healthy joints, people with troublesome joint health have significantly reduced levels of certain proteins which stimulate cartilage growth and repair [3]. Therefore, supplementing the diet with nutrients that promote new cartilage growth may be a very important factor in optimizing the health of joint cartilage.

TRADITIONAL NUTRIENTS FOR JOINT HEALTH

Supplements traditionally recommended for people with joint problems include:

  • Glucosamine/Chondroitin
  • Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)
  • S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe)
  • Egg shell Membrane (ESM)
  • Hyaluronic Acid (HA)

Glucosamine is a sugar found naturally in cartilage, and chondroitin is a carbohydrate that promotes water retention in joint cartilage. These two supplements help with pain, stiffness, and inflammation, but do not support the maintenance of strong cartilage [4].

MSM and SAMe also target inflammation and promote the removal of waste from the joints, thereby improving joint mobility [5]

ESM naturally contains a number of compounds linked to joint health, including glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, dermatan sulfate, hyaluronic acid, and collagen. It also targets proteins that may harm joint cartilage.

Each of these substances is useful in promoting a healthy inflammatory response – helping with pain and improving joint mobility – but they primarily function as building blocks that cartilage cells (chondrocytes) can absorb and use to create beneficial proteins. Though they are beneficial to joint health, none of these traditional joint supplements rebuilds cartilage tissue!

BENEFITS OF OSTINOL™

Ostinol™ contains the ONLY biologically active complex of proteins that has been proven to stimulate the body’s natural processes for growing new cartilage tissue. Once the new tissue begins to grow, it can absorb important nutrients (e.g., Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM, SAMe, HA) that are necessary for the continued maintenance of strong joint cartilage.

Ostinol™ also works on multiple pathways of inflammation to improve joint comfort in as little as 7 days. There are a variety of Ostinol™ products available for optimal joint health. Call for a complimentary consultation to see which products might be right for you: 888-779-9224.

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References:

  1. Book of Trusted Facts & Figures from the leading authority on joint health
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3445147/
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16542506
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4717399/
  5. https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0601/p1287.html