With the varying ways in which an individual body may (or may not) respond to certain things, the new joint product developed by World Nutrition is an ideal consideration for those looking to rebuild the connective tissues in the body. It is no secret that World Nutrition is already deeply entrenched in dealing with pain and inflammation, certainly throughout the body, but especially in joints. Addressing this discomfort has been a hallmark of our Vitalzym product set for years. We thought, what could possibly be a more appropriate partner product to the Vitalzym than one that is designed to go after the bad joints and connective tissues that are bringing about this pain and make them healthy again. Vitalzym addresses the inflammation and discomfort – our new joint formula repairs the cause.
In classic World Nutrition style, we set out to take the best ingredients out there – secure the best, most potent, most absorbed, and most pure cutting edge sources of these ingredients and combine them into a single product that with a minimal dose (just 3 caps BID) can bring to the table a joint building product that has something for everyone. From athletes to the elderly, and all walks of life in between, there is more benefit for them to experience than ever before.
This exciting new formula contains…
OptiMSM – One of the best, most pure and most absorbable forms of MSM available. MSM provides sulfur, a vital building block of joints, cartilage, skin, hair and nails, and methyl groups, which support many vital biochemical processes in the body, including energy production. MSM has been clinically shown to be effective in increasing joint comfort and supporting a normal range of motion. MSM is 34% sulfur, a naturally occurring nutrient essential to maintaining the integrity of cartilage and connective tissue. Many of the joint’s components are made with glucosamine and collagen. Both of these substances are very much dependent upon sulfur.
Glucosamine Sulfate – Popular use is to support the structure and function of joints and the marketing is targeted to people suffering from osteoarthritis. Since glucosamine is a precursor for glycosaminoglycans, and glycosaminoglycans are a major component of joint cartilage, supplemental glucosamine may help to prevent cartilage degeneration and treat arthritis. In our formula specifically, we have chosen glucosamine sulfate over other common forms because of its drastically higher absorption rate and its greater purity through its refinement.
Chondroitin Sulfate - In degenerative joint disease, such as osteoarthritis, there is a loss of chondroitin sulfate as the cartilage erodes. Studies indicate that it may promote healing of bone, which is consistent with the fact that the majority of glycosaminoglycans found in bone consist of chondroitin sulfate. This nutrient has been shown in numerous trials to relieve symptoms and possibly slow the progression of, or in some cases, reverse osteoarthritis. Chondroitin sulfates are the molecules in cartilage that attract and hold water, thereby giving cartilage its elasticity and fluidity. To some degree, chondroitin sulfate is present in all organ systems, including other soft connective tissues - tendons and ligaments - as well as in the skin and blood vessels. Chondroitin sulfate chains have negative electrical charges that very effectively capture water molecules, giving cartilage its sponge-like quality. Chondroitin sulfate is essential to cartilage growth and repair. It is produced by cartilage cells called "chondrocytes," but the process declines with age and is also disrupted by stress or injury. Without enough chondroitin sulfate, cartilage integrity seriously declines.
Biocell Collagen II - BioCell Collagen is a multi-patented joint and skin health nutraceutical that contains a naturally occurring matrix of hyaluronic acid, chondroitin sulfate, and hydrolyzed collagen type II. BioCell Collagen is a breakthrough ingredient that has been the subject of several clinical studies in which safety and efficacy have been demonstrated. Unlike ordinary dietary supplements that contain a blend of multiple ingredients, BioCell Collagen is made from a single naturally occurring source and utilizes a patented Bio-Optimized process which ensures rapid absorption. Put simply – when it comes to collagen type ingredients, this is widely viewed as the very best out there. Of the nearly 2 dozen types of collagen, this “Type 2” format has the most specificity to knees, hips, elbows, wrists and fingers.
Magnesium Citrate – Purely for its renowned ability to lubricate joint areas in the body among numerous other benefits.
Boswellia Serrata – It is widely known for its benefits in chronic inflammatory diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, bronchial asthma, osteoarthritis, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. It is also brings with it some benefit leaning towards the reduction of inflammation specific to some joint conditions.
Hyaluronic Acid – Commonly recommended for helping to cushion joints and increase the quality of synovial fluid that is so critical to joint function. It also helps remove waste from the cells found in cartilage walls as well as the rate that nutrients are absorbed into these cells. In addition to these joint benefits, it is also popular for its contributions to eye and skin health.
Vitamin B Complex – There are dozens, if not hundreds of different benefits that come from taking a good B complex. With joints, it is often used to shrink the synovial membranes that line the weight-bearing surfaces of the joints. It thus helps to control pain and to restore mobility in the elbows, shoulders, knees and other joints.
Turmeric – Clinical studies have substantiated that Turmeric exerts very powerful antioxidant effects. As an antioxidant, Turmeric is able to neutralize free radicals, chemicals that can travel through the body and cause great amounts of damage to healthy cells and cell membranes. This is important in many diseases, such as arthritis, where free radicals are responsible for the painful joint inflammation and eventual damage to the joints. Turmeric's combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects explains why many people with joint disease find relief when they use the spice regularly. In a recent study of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, Turmeric was compared to phenylbutazone and produced comparable improvements in shortened duration of morning stiffness, lengthened walking time, and reduced joint swelling.