Mountain Peak Nutritionals Joint formula contains the ingredients needed to support cartilage regeneration, keep tendons and ligaments healthy so you can stay flexible and mobile.
Using Joint Formula is a great idea for those that have been long-time athletes or runners - while staying active can certainly prolong joint health, it does begin to wear down with aging. Joint formula provides the nutrients your cartilage, tendons and ligaments need for long-lasting health and pain-free movement.
For all runners, hikers, walkers - anyone who spends a lot of time on their feet
Here's How Joint Formula Works:
Glucosamine sulfate is a necessary ingredient for the production of several joint compounds (known as mucopolysaccharides) that form the framework for several different types of connective tissue throughout the body including synovial fluid, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and others.
Glucosamine is thought to slow and even stop the progression of cartilage wear and tear; it has a stimulatory effect on chondrocytes (cells that produce cartilage) and the synovial cells (which line the outer layers of cartilage).
Research points to the sulfate aspect of glucosamine as being responsible for this effect in joint wear and tear; sulfate is needed for cartilage synthesis. This is in comparison to the less effective glucosamine hydrochloride.
The glucosamine in Joint formula is derived from marine life exoskeletons (the hard outer shells of crustaceans, primarily) and it contains 1500mg of glucosamine which is the clinically recommended amount for maximum benefit.
Boswellia Serrata (Indian Frankincense) is an Ayurvedic herb found in India and Nepal.It has a long historical use for joint and connective tissue problems. Modern research supports these historical uses as the main constituents of the herb, boswellic acids have been shown to suppress the growth of inflamed tissue in joints, ligaments and tendons.Boswellic acids have powerful anti-oxidant effects and can inhibit 5-lipoxygenase and leukotrienes, two of the body’s primary inflammatory molecules.
Devil’s Claw is a botanical medicine with potent inhibitory effects on two of the chemical pathways in the body that cause discomfort.
Curcumin is a compound derived from Turmeric, a common spice. Curcumin and its related compounds inhibit a number of pro-inflammatory compounds (cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) prostaglandins, and leukotrienes).Normally, curcumin is very weakly absorbed by the body, however Joint formula contains Meriva® which is 20 times better absorbed than standard turmeric extract.
Bromelain is an enzyme derived primarily from the stems (and to a lesser extent the fruit) of pineapple.It slows the production of two compounds in the body - kinins and fibrin. Bromelain has also been shown to minimize the discomfort associated with sports injuries and joint pain.
Ginger root has mainy joint symptom relieving properties; it's main compounds have been shown to help keep joints feeling healthy and more mobile.
Vitamin C is required for the production of hydroxyproline, one of the main building blocks of collagen (which is the main compound in joints and other connective tissues).Vitamin C has been shown to boost collagen and proteoglycan (another joint chemical) production. Additionally, oxidative stress is one of the reasons joint tissue degenerates; vitamin C reduces oxidative stress and in one study, patients with osteoarthritis that had a high vitamin C intake had reduced risk of cartilage degeneration and disease progression.
Manganese serves as a cofactor in the production and maintenance of bone and connective tissue, and is found in high concentrations in synovial fluid.
Zinc and Copper -are both highly important enzymatic cofactors throughout the body. People with rheumatoid arthritis have been shown to deficiency in both zinc and copper.One of the body’s main antioxidant enzymes (super oxide dismutase) relies heavily on zinc and copper to combat discomfort throughout the body.
If you’re a runner, walker or hiker, or really anyone who depends heavily on healthy joint function (which is all of us), Joint formula will not only protect your joints from degeneration but it can also effectively ease the discomfort that may be holding you back from doing what you want to do!