Joint & Bone Health
Collagen and Healthy Joints and Bones
As our bodies age it becomes increasingly important to maintain our joint and bone health for mobility and to protect against aches and pains associated with ageing and from strain on joints resulting from an active lifestyle.
Approximately 90% of our organic bone mass contains collagen. Collagen provides the organic framework in bones on which minerals are deposited and also contributes to bone flexibility and strength. With age and lack of physical activity, bones can become less dense and more prone to damage and several scientific studies have demonstrated the benefits of ingestion of collagen peptides for our health. Scientific research affirms that the use of collagen peptides helps maintain healthier joints .
As collagen is the key structural component of bone and cartilage tissue, maintaining sufficient levels of collagen is essential to ensure joints and bones remain healthy and flexible and with healthy bone mass density to help prevent fractures. Regular consumption of high quality collagen peptides has been associated with beneficial health effects for bones, joints and ligaments of the body .
Dealing with joint pain
Joints are what makes movement possible. They comprise of bone, tendons, ligament and synovial fluid. During the course of our lives our joints are constantly under stress, and as we age this can cause significant wear and tear on the cartilage which may become damaged, leading to discomfort and inflammation.
Living with pain has been a natural way of life for many people. This pain may have been brought about due to a past accident or injury or through occupational, sporting or repetitive activities. Arthritic conditions affect 1 in 7 Australians and over the past few decades there has been a growing trend to find natural treatments that do not rely on anti-inflammatory medication which can cause significant long term health issues.
The main supplements that have been found successful in helping to relieve joint discomfort and pain include Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), glucosamine and chondroitin.These three compounds have shown promise for managing joint discomfort and reducing joint degeneration.
Yet much of the supportive research on glucosamine, chondroitin, and msm has been in the area of treating osteoarthritis and has been less effective in treating acute injuries such as those suffered while exercising or at work.
There is a huge demand for a new generation of joint health solutions. People are actively seeking products that are safe, natural and backed by science as the current options (glucosamine and chondroitin) just aren’t delivering the goods by themselves. People are crying out for a new development in natural joint health supplementation.
Our Special Formula for Joint and Bone Health
Nutraviva Joint and Bone Formula contains 80% of a highly bioavailable form of hydrolysed collagen peptides strengthened with a mix of vitamins, minerals and compounds that have been traditionally used to support joints and bones.
Collagen plays an important role when it comes to joint health. When collagen is depleted as we age, muscles and skin sag, bones lose density, and ligaments become weaker. Replenishing this collagen is key, especially in order to accumulate new cartilage and encourage the production of collagen by the chondrocytes. Collagen peptides also stimulates the cells that build bone and naturally contains chondroitin and hyaluronic acid – substances that support joint health. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the fluid that lubricates the joints.
The addition of Vitamin C contributes to better absorption of the ingredients and is critical in stimulating the natural production of collagen and elastin throughout the body.
MSM is a powerful anti-inflammatory which reduces muscle spasms and relieves pain. Studies on patients who suffered sports related injuries found that taking MSM, resulted in 40% fewer visits to a chiropractor.
Glucosamine sulfate is thought to help with cartilage formation and repair. Some laboratory tests show that glucosamine sulfate may help protect joint cartilage by limiting breakdown and helping to build up levels of cartilage.
Chondroitin sulfate is part of a protein molecule that helps give cartilage its elastic properties and is thought to have an anti-inflammatory effect, which can help to reduce the painful swelling in the joints that occurs when the exposed bones in the joint rub together. In addition, chondroitin sulfate may also help slow the breakdown of cartilage and help restore cartilage growth to better cushion the joints.
Vitamin D3 regulates our body’s ability to absorb calcium and assists keeping our bones strong.
Vitamin B12 is required for proper red blood cell formation, neurological functioning and DNA synthesis while
Vitamin B6 strengthens the immune system, prevents anemia and helps the body break down proteins.
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