Chicken Collagen Type II: Collagen
is the principal structural protein in cartilage which provides strength,
flexibility and support. It comprises over 50% of the protein in cartilage
and over 90% of
articular (joint) cartilage. Collagen provides strength, flexibility and
support. A recent randomized, double-blind study examined extensively the
efficacy of oral supplementation of type II collagen
on rheumatoid arthritis. The study showed a decrease in the number of
swollen and tender joints in those receiving type II collagen.1 The
compounds in Chicken Collagen Type II provides the structural support of
healthy joints by promoting new cartilage synthesis and by reducing
oxidative damage to the joints. Contains naturally occurring Chondroiton
and Glucosamine sulfates.
Cherry Juice: Aids in the breakdown
of uric acid crystals that deposit in joints, tendons, kidneys and
connective tissue where it causes inflammation, pain and damage. One study
found that consuming 8 ounces of cherries per day was very effective
in lowering uric acid levels.2 This concentrated juice delivers the bioactives found in fresh cherries such as anthocyanidins and
proanthocyanidins without excess carbohydrates or calories.
Ginger: Possessing many therapeutic
characteristics, ginger has strong antioxidant properties and shows the
ability to inhibit the formation of inflammatory compounds such as
prostaglandins, thromboxanes, and leukotrienes.3 One particular study
found almost 90% of participants suffering from rheumatoid arthritis,
osteoarthritis, and muscular discomfort, experienced relief from pain or
Turmeric: Also referred to as
curcumin, turmeric manifests excellent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant
effects. This potent botanical acts as an alkalizer and has anti-arthritic
Human studies have shown that certain beneficial aspects of curcumin have
been comparable to that of standard drugs such as phenylbutazone.5
White Willow Bark: The use of white
willow bark used for pain and inflammation dates back to over 2400 years
to the time of Hippocrates. One was advised to chew the bark to reduce
inflammation and fever. It appears to be particularly well suited for low
back pain6 and has been found effective in relieving pain in those
suffering from osteoarthritis7. Its anti-inflammatory and
pain relieving action comes from the glycoside calicin from which the body
can spill off salicylic acid (aspirin). The analgesic actions of willow
bark are typically slow acting but are longer lasting
than standard aspirin products.
Hyaluronic Acid: Hyaluronic acid is
one of the main components of synovial fluid (joint fluid) and is the main
lubricating element in synovial fluid. It has been approved by the FDA for
intra-muscular injections and has also been found to be effective in oral
doses. One particular study found oral hyaluronic acid to “enhance several
markers of quality of life in adults with osteoarthritis of the knee.”8
Boswellia: Known by its more popular
name Frankincense, boswellia shows anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic
characteristics and has been used for hundreds of years to relieve pain
inflammation to joints.9 In a preliminary crossover trial boswellia
significantly reduced symptoms of osteoarthritis, such as knee pain and
Cetyl Myristoleate: This naturally
occurring fatty acid promotes joint wellness and has been researched
clinically. Preliminary results of several double-blind, randomized
research studies on osteoarthritis have found it effective in improving
Goat Milk Mineral Whey Concentrate:
This mineral/electrolyte extract from goat milk whey has been developed
using state of the art extraction technology known as Refractance Window
Drying® Technology. This gentle extraction process captures the nutrients
without harsh processing steps or extreme temperatures. This mineral whey
blend contains over 20 different bio-organic minerals and electrolytes
such as potassium, magnesium, sodium, calcium, and phosphorus. These
minerals are critical in maintaining proper muscle and joint health.
Oral enzyme therapy is a novel approach to
promoting joint wellness. One study examined its role in successfully
alleviating osteoarthritis pain in the knee. The conclusion of the study
that “Short-term evaluation indicates that oral enzymes may be considered
an effective and safe alternative to NSAIDs such as diclofenac in the
treatment of painful gonarthritis (inflammation of
the knee joint).12 The following enzyme blend contains anti-inflammatory
Protease: Converts protein into
Bromelain: A combination of unique
enzymes from both fruit and leaves of the pineapple plant.
Papain: An anti-inflammatory enzyme
found in papayas.
Amylase: Breaks down and digests
Lipase: Powerful fat digesting
Cellulase: Converts fiber cellulose
to glucose. Cellulase is not made in the body and can only be obtained
from our food or supplements.
Peptidase: Capable of breaking down
proteins at different pH levels along the digestive tract.
Do not give to children 12 years or
younger. Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing, are taking blood
thinning medications, or are allergic to acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin)
without first consulting with your health care provider.
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Orav, J.; Combitchi, D.; Lorenzo, C.; Sewell, K.; Hafler, D. & Weiner, H.
(1993). “Effects of Oral Administration of Type II Collagen on Rheumatoid
Science 261 (5119): 1727–1730.
2. L.W. Blau, “Cherry Diet Control for Gout and Arthritis,” Text Rep Biol
Med 8 (1950):309-11
3. Murray, M., Pizzorno, J., Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine. (1998) pg.
4. K.C. Srivastava and T. Mustafa, “Ginger (Zingiber officinale) and
Rheumatic Disorders,” Med Hypothesis 39 (1992): 342-8
S.D. Deodhar, R. Sethi, and R.C. Srimal, “Preliminary Studies on
Antirheumatic Activity of Curcumin (Deferuloyl Methane),” Ind J Med Res 71
6. Chrubasik S, Eisenberg E, Balan E, et al. Treatment of low back pain
exacerbations with willow bark extract: a randomized double-blind study.Am
J Med 2000;109:9-14.
7. Schmid B, Ludtke R, Selbmann HK, et al. Efficacy and tolerability of a
standardized willow bark extract in patients with osteoarthritis:
randomized placebo-controlled, double blind clinical trial. Phytother Res
8. Kalman DS, Heimer M, Valdeon A, Schwartz H, Sheldon E (2008). “Effect
of a natural extract of chicken combs with a high content of hyaluronic
acid (Hyal-Joint) on pain relief and quality of life in subjects with knee
osteoarthritis: a pilot randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial”.
Nutr J 7: 3.
9.Kimmatkar N, Thawani V, Hingorani L, et al. Efficacy and tolerability of
Boswellia serrata extract in treatment of osteoarthritis of knee--a
randomized double blind placebo controlled trial.
10. Open, randomized, controlled clinical trial of Boswellia serrata
extract as compared to valdecoxib in osteoarthritis of knee. Indian
Journal of Pharmacology. 2007; 39(1) 27-29
11. Hesslink R Jr, Armstrong D 3rd, Nagendran MV, et al. Cetylated fatty
acids improve knee function in patients with osteoarthritis. J Rheumatol
12. Klein G, Kullich W. Short-term treatment of painful osteoarthritis of
the knee with oral enzymes. Clin Drug Invest 2000;19:15-23.
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