Many dietary supplements that are used for the nutritional support of joint health are generally obsolete or inadequate in their formulation. This is because their ingredients may be incomplete in supporting many aspects of joint structures and functions. A plethora of natural substances are known to benefit joint health (vide-infra).
Fifty-five million Americans have arthritis and/or osteoporosis. Aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) are commonly used for short term pain relief, but these drugs have common side effects that include stomach upset, peptic ulcer, bleeding from the digestive tract, liver and kidney problems, and in some cases enhanced risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Many people seek the complementary or alternative benefits of natural dietary supplements for nutritional support of bone and joint health, but these supplements cannot be considered “treatments”, at law.
Clinical Advanced Joint Care™ (Arthrotrim) was developed as nutritional support for joint health. It uses a combination of many natural agents. These agents add to each other’s range of nutritional benefits for joint health, to improve joint mobility (synergistic actions). Clinical Advanced Joint Care™ has few rivals in terms of its versatile formula.
The modes of action of Clinical Advanced Joint Care™ may include: Cartilage repair, renewal, regeneration and lubrication, Inhibition of leukotrienes and other inflammatory mediators, Antioxidant actions, Herbal systems for potential inhibition of COX-2 enzymes, Immune support and potential induction of immune tolerance, Independent benefits of boron and selected nutritional balance of body functions of inflammatory responses or their regulation. These actions are to be interpreted as nutritional support of body structure and function and not disease prevention or treatment claims.
CLINICAL ADVANCED JOINT CARE™ CONTAINS A VERSATILE ARRAY OF NATURAL INGREDIENTS
• Full dose (1.5 gram daily) high quality, low sodium glucosamine – a mainstay of joint nutrition.
• Extracts of Phellodendron amurense and other herbs which have COX-2 inhibitor potential – a body function effect (demonstrated in vitro).
• Boswellia serrata with leukotriene inhibition (a potential inhibition of the body function of an inflammatory response).
• Boron chelate and Fructoboron with independent nutritional benefits on joint function.
• Reserveratrol – a potent antioxidant.
• A proprietary, unique blend of natural agents, which may variably inhibit COX-2 enzymes, or provide immune or nutritional support (data in vitro with limited in vivo studies). These agents include:
Barberry Bark, Goldenthread Root, Feverfew Herb, Ginger Root, Green Tea Extract 50%, Tulsi Leaves, Hops Flower, Oregano Leaves, Rosemary Leaves, Skullcap Herb, Turmeric Root, Nettle Leaves, Boswellia Serrata Resin 65%, Devil’s Claw Root, White Willow Bark, Sea Cucumber, Collagen Chicken Type II, Methysulfonylmethane, Cetyl Myristoleate, Chondroitin Sulphate, Green Lipped Mussel, Celadrin and Bromelain. Dosages are small with synergy.
CLINICAL ADVANCED JOINT CARE™
The complex formula of Clinical Advanced Joint Care™ has multi-modal actions in the nutritional support of joint and soft tissue structure and function. The natural clinician is reminded that osteopenia and osteoporosis go hand in hand with joint problems. Many individuals may benefit from the combined nutritional use of Clinical Advanced Joint Care™ with Clinical Osteoporosis Support ™ . (See Chapter 16)