OSTEO is a highly effective supplement for joint pain or stiffness. Naturally containing omega 3 fatty acids which acts as an anti-inflammatory for joints. It also contains vitamin B12, curcumin & tart cherry extract for relieving the knees, legs, wrists, hips, knuckles, elbows & ankles as well as supporting a healthy immune system.
Vitamin C is an essential micronutrient with many important biological functions, and a cofactor for the biosynthesis of collagen, carnitine, neurotransmitters, peptide hormones and has an anti-catabolic effect and accelerates muscle recovery. Vitamin C is also considered a potent antioxidant, which eliminates reactive oxygen and nitrogen. Antioxidants are substances which contribute to reduce the effects of stress and lack of oxygen caused by exercise, forming complexes which reduce free radical producing reactions. Free radicals are unstable molecules, without a pair of electrons in their outer orbits and are highly reactive and can cause traumatic processes in the tissues caused by different reactions. Intense and continuous physical exercise produces free radicals, which can cause muscle damage followed by the inflammatory process, restricting muscle function.
Vitamin B6 is vital for healthy nerve function and may also reduce inflammation in the joints. Researchers found that people with the lowest levels of vitamin B6 in their blood had the highest levels of chronic inflammation and those with the most vitamin B6 circulating in the bloodstream were least likely to have indicators of inflammation. In connection to that, Vitamin B6 can also obviously cut down the negative effects of certain compounds within the body that causes a flare-up of rheumatoid arthritis.
Manganese is essential for bone health, including bone development and maintenance. It plays vital roles in strengthening bones, maintaining nerve and muscle function; regulates heart rhythm and blood sugar levels; and helps maintain joint cartilage. Due to its role as part of the powerful antioxidant superoxide dismutase (SOD), manganese may reduce inflammation.
Collagen is a nutritional supplement made from animal or fish. It is the major component of connective tissues that make up several body parts, including tendons, ligaments, skin and muscle. It's rich in amino acids that play a vital role in the building of joint cartilage and it may have anti-inflammatory effects. Overall, it’s been suggested that taking collagen can improve the symptoms of osteoarthritis by stimulating your body’s production of joint collagen.
N-acetylglucosamine (also known as N-acetyl glucosamine) is a type of sugar available in dietary supplement form. It is made of glucosamine and acetic acid. N-acetyl glucosamine cushion the joint thus reducing the inflammation associated with osteoarthritis and joint pain. In addition, NAG is also a crucial component of the glycoproteins in the protective mucosal layer of the intestinal tract, making it a valuable nutrient in relieving indigestion.
Chondroitin sulfate is a major constituent of cartilage, providing structure, holding water and nutrients, and allowing other molecules to move through cartilage-an important property, as there is no blood supply to cartilage. Moreover, chondroitin sulfate reduces pain and inflammation, improves joint function and slows progression of osteoarthritis (OA). It helps to manage joint discomfort especially in the knees and hands allowing increase in joint mobility and healing within the joints.
Coenzyme A™ is a non-protein chemical that cells use in the process of electron transfer to begin the process of aerobic respiration which generates energy in the form of ATP. ATP refers to a specific type of ‘nucleoside triphosphate’ which are molecules that contain a nucleoside combined with three groups of phosphate. Nucleotides are essentially the “food” that your body needs to process and build DNA and other forms of nucleic acids such as RNA. This in turn means Coenzyme A™ is necessary in the production of energy in your muscles to last longer during your most intense workouts.
The lipid fraction of this mussel is said to have anti-inflammatory effect which works in combination with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and protects the stomach from side effects. Its extracts contain omega-3 fatty acids, amino acids, minerals and carbohydrates which is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties and are important for maintaining joint cell structure.
Methyl Sulfonyl Methane (MSM) is a natural, organic source of bioavailable sulfur. Sulfur, which is a major component of MSM, plays an important role in making collagen and glucosamine, both of which are vital for healthy bones and joints, and connective tissues -cartilage, tendons and ligaments. It supports strong, resilient joint cartilage by helping to form the bonds that link connective tissue building blocks.
Turmeric contains curcumin, which is a polyphenol. Polyphenols are organic chemicals that have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties which may help relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other inflammatory conditions such as bursitis. It also helps in combating germs, bacteria, viruses and also helps in aiding digestive processes, support immunity, improve energy, maximize metabolic functioning, cleanse the blood, regulates blood sugar and improves mental processes.
Scientists proposed that the flavonoid, anthocyanin, along with other phytonutrients, that gives tart cherries their powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. Research has found that the fruit may relieve joint pain in people with osteoarthritis and lower the risk of flares in those with gout, as well as boost the immune system. Tart cherries are also shown to decrease cholesterol and reduce risk for hardened arteries (called atherosclerosis), which are risk factors for heart disease. In addition, tart cherries are rich in vitamin C, zinc, potassium and iron.
Willow bark contains an ingredient called salicin, which your body makes into another chemical substance called salicylic acid. The active salicin in white willow bark acts primarily as both an analgesic and an antipyretic. Similar to acetylsalicylic, salicylic acid reduces the production of certain prostaglandins, hormone-like substances that control your immune system and fight joint inflammation in your nerves, and subsequently eases pain and discomfort.
Over time, stress can leave the adrenal gland exhausted by constantly producing adrenaline and cortisol. Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice (DGL) can stimulate the adrenal gland, which promotes a healthy level of cortisol (steroid hormone) n the body. Cortisol is the main hormone involved in stress and the fight-or-flight response. This is a natural and protective response to a perceived threat or danger. Increased levels of cortisol result in a burst of new energy and strength.
Hyaluronic acid is also found in the joints, where it keeps the space between your bones well lubricated. When the joints are lubricated, the bones are less likely to grind against each other and causes pain. Hyaluronic acid containing supplements are very helpful for people suffering from osteoarthritis, a type of degenerative joint disease caused by wear and tear on the joints over time.