Joint Maintenance 120 softgels by Anabolic Laboratories
Joint Maintenance 120 softgels
Four soft gel capsules provide 1500 mg of glucosamine (shellfish extract) and 1200 mg of chondroitin (beef cartilage extract), which is consistent with the levels used in the three-year double blind, placebo controlled Glucosamine Arthritis Intervention Trial (G. A. I. T.). Additional nutrients to reduce inflammation and promote joint repair include the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA from molecularly distilled fish oil, bromelain, turmeric & vitamin C.
Deterioration of the major joints may affect up to 10% of the adult work force; treatment is difficult and often ineffectual -
The indications of painful swelling about stiff joints along with restricted motion and sounds of internal abrasion are so common that many cases are self-diagnosed.
First line treatment for most is exercise and hopefully weight loss. Many cannot institute a habitual program because degeneration has progressed beyond self-correction to the level of chronic pain.
Prolonged treatment with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) is considered a risk to the gastrointestinal tract.
Prolonged treatment with COX-2 inhibitors may be a risk for cardiovascular complications.
Use of braces, canes and walkers is considered unsightly and avoided by many patients.
Surgical replacement is the treatment of last resort and though elective is not trivial and generally left until old age.
Three softgels daily, preferably before or with meals.
Each serving of 4 softgels contains
Glucosamine, as both glucosamine sulfate and glucosamine HCl. 1500 mg
Chondroitin sulfate (certified BSE free) 1200 mg
Turmeric root, 6:1 100 mg
Bromelain (600 GDU/gm).50 mg
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, from fish oil). 454 mg
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, from fish oil).305 mg
Copper (Chlorophyllin, from mulberry leaves).0.2 mg
Vitamin C60 mg
Vitamin E (d-?-tocopherol) 6 IU
Store in a dry cool place, keep out of reach of children.