Nutritional Support for Disc's and Joint's
Progressive Labs ...... GC-MSM 3550Research reveals that specific nutritional support is available for the disc's of your spine and the joints of your body in the form of naturally occurring substances that are known to help cartilage maintenance and repair. Although there are numerous nutritional substances that can assist in this process, there are five essential ingredients that any good joint support formula must have to be considered on the cutting edge of nutritional support for the joints:
- Glucosamine Sulfate
- Chondroitin Sulfate
- Perna Canaliculus
- Hyaluronic Acid
ALL FIVE OF THESE INGREDIENTS ARE FOUND IN
Progressive Labs GC-MSM 3550
GLUCOSAMINE / CHONDROITIN SULFATE - These are naturally occurring substances that assist the chondrocytes, or specialized cells in cartilage, which produce new cartilage and help to maintain the existing cartilage. In general terms, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate are the raw materials that your body needs to make new cartilage and repair damaged cartilage. Glucosamine forms the basic building blocks or proteins known as proteoglycans that form new cartilage, while Chondroitin acts like a magnet to attract fluid into the proteins. This is important because the fluid acts as a shock absorber and also helps to transport nutrients into the cartilage. As you can see both substances are sulfur containing compounds which is important because sulfur is an essential nutrient for joint cartilage stabilization as well as stopping some of the "cartilage chewing enzymes" that lead to cartilage destruction.
Patients receiving Glucosamine Sulfate improved 71% in their symptoms as compared to a placebo group ......
Pharmatherapeutica 1981; 2: 504-8
42 patients with osteoarthritis of the knee were given 800mg of Chondroitin Sulfate or a placebo. The Chondroitin Sulfate patients showed less pain, better mobilitiy and stabilization of joint space narrowing whereas the placebo patients osteoarthritis just continued to progress ....
Journal of Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 1998; 68(A) : 39-46PERNA CANALICULUS - A naturally occurring form of Chondroitin Sulfate extracted from the Green Lipped Mussel (shellfish; those allergic to shellfish should be cautious) that according to an article in the Journal of Arthritis Research is the "single most effective" item for relief of the joint pain and inflammation associated with disc injuries and osteoarthritis. Chondroitin Sulfate is one of the most popular substances used by doctors in Europe for treating arthritis.
77% of those taking it reported reduced inflammation - which was 42% higher than those taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Perna Canaliculus has been shown to have genuine anti-inflammatory effects.
Journal of Arthritis Research 1994; Sept; 15--22MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) - A naturally occurring nutrient found in small amounts in many foods such as cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables. Most of it is lost or destroyed during food preparation, drastically reducing the amount of MSM we consume. MSM is believed to deliver sulfur to the body in a way that it can be used. MSM contains a lot of sulfur, 34% by weight. Sulfur helps maintain the structure of cartilage and other sulfur dependent tissues by forming cross-linkages in the proteins through sulfur bonds. The special proteins that make up joint cartilage, called Glycosamineglycans, are linked together by sulfur bonds. In general it is believed that sulfur strengthens the tissues that make up a joint.
Compared to a placebo, those taking MSM had statistically significant reductions in pain and difficulty performing daily activities ....
Journal of Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2006; 14:286-94
MSM improved pain and physical function in people with knee osteoarthritis when compared to a placebo...>
International Journal of Anti-Aging Medicine 1998;1(1):50Hyaluronic Acid - Another important naturally occurring substance in the formation and repair of joint cartilage and spinal disc's. Concerning joints, Hyaluronic acid helps to keep the joint cartilage strong and flexible while also assisting in the production of "Synovial Fluid" which is the joints naturally occurring lubricant. Hyaluronic acid is actually present in every tissue of the body. In tissues that have no blood supply, such as joint cartilage or spinal disc's, it helps to deliver nutrients "in" and waste products "out". Hyaluronic acid assists cartilage in retaining water which keeps it from drying out and deteriorating. It simply helps keep cartilage moist and healthy. GC-MSM 3550 is available at Garber Chiropractic Center. It's use is recommended during any acute joint or disc injury or for maintenance of healthy joints. We suggest that you stay on this product for at least 90 days to determine its effectiveness in your case.
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