Physical activity is essential for abundant health. Not only does it boost your heart health, metabolism, and mental health, but it helps you manage your weight and lower the risk for several diseases. Unfortunately, for many, joint pain or stiffness limit physical activity.

Unsurprisingly, there are many drugs to help address joint challenges, but they can bring undesirable side effects, can actually cause further joint degeneration, and can worsen liver issues and other health challenges. For these reasons, many who want to maintain the healthiest possible joints opt for safer, natural dietary supplements. Such supplements can not only help with pain and stiffness, but also help maintain joint health so they can stay strong and flexible.

Clinical studies have proven the worth of many joint health ingredients. However, we believe that three specific supplements can help get you “back in motion” more quickly and completely than others. JointEssence™ combines all three – in the exact amounts used in studies – and boosts them with an amazing group of rejuvenating Superior Herbs to support the systems of which the joints are parts of. The result is a wondrously profound and extremely fast-acting joint supplement.*

 

Joint Stiffness & Pain from a Holistic Perspective

According to Western science, joint challenges stem from the degradation of cartilage and extreme inflammation that occur due to injury, autoimmune issues, and the natural aging process. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the joints belong to and are controlled by a larger “Kidney System.” This system also controls the bones, brain, adrenal glands, immune function, the urinary and reproductive tracts, and the kidneys themselves. The Liver System controls the functions of the peripheral nervous system, stores and purifies the blood, disperses the energy known as Qi throughout the body, and nourishes the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nails.

When joining modern scientific knowledge with ancient holistic wisdom, we see that:

  • Imbalances, excesses, or deficiencies in the Kidney System may be the underlying reasons that cartilage degenerates and the immune system goes awry.
  • Weaknesses in the Liver System causes stagnant blood, which equates to the western term, “inflammation,” and causes tendons and ligaments to dry out and contract, which puts further pressure on joints.

We can, of course, ignore holistic thought and provide nothing but building blocks for cartilage and agents that discourage inflammation. However, doing so does nothing to rebuild strength in the systems mentioned above. If we do not strengthen these systems, they weaken further, giving rise to additional problems. In short, for maximum joint support, joint supplements should contain factors to rebuild energy and vitality in these systems.

 

What Do You Need for Optimal Joint Health?

JointEssence™ is a potent formula containing an impeccable blend of Superior Herbs and joint-supporting factors, including the world’s most renowned joint support nutrient – NEM®.

empty eggshells - source of NEM

Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM®) – Natural eggshell membrane (NEM®) has been shown [1],[2],[3],[4],[5] to provide relief faster than any other joint health supplement. An in vitro study [6] suggests it works by supporting the body’s natural anti-inflammatory processes. However, its fibrous proteins (like collagens), glycosaminoglycans (chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, etc.), and sulfated glycoproteins (glucosamine, hexamine, etc.) provide building blocks to build, repair and lubricate cartilage.*

In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, only 10 days of treatment provided 54% of participants with at least a 20% reduction in pain, while 33% noted at least a 30% reduction, 17% saw at least 40%, and 8% enjoyed at least a 50% reduction. After 60 days, 82% improved by at least 40%, with many reporting well over a 50% reduction.*

spoonful of Boswellia serrata

Boswellia Serrata – A good deal of joint pain and stiffness occurs when an enzyme called 5-LOX (5-lipoxygenase) produces factors that cause excess inflammation in joints, arterial walls, and other parts of the body. Studies suggest that certain phytochemicals in Boswellia can help reduce joint pain and stiffness by supporting healthy inflammatory patterns. These phytochemicals ae known as Boswellic Acids.[7],[8]

AprèsFLEX® is a highly absorbable extract of Boswellia. It is absorbed 52% better than other Boswellia extracts and contains 20% of a specific Boswellic Acid called AKBA. In short, AprèsFLEX® is the best of all Boswellia extracts.*

mixed nuts and dried fruit - source of boron

Boron – Studies have shown that boron may help inhibit both LOX and COX enzymes. Just as a reduction of LOX enzymes limits leukotriene production, reducing COX enzymes limits prostaglandins that contribute to joint pain or stiffness.*

Because boron limits these enzymes, it is a perfect addition to joint supplements. Oddly, however, few joint supplements provide it, and those that do contain only insignificant levels. In populations with less than 1 mg of boron intake per day, arthritis is from two to seven times more prevalent than in cultures where intake is 10 mg or more. Unfortunately, the typical American diet provides only 1 mg per day, and even vegans get only about 1.47 mg.*

close up of Fo-ti

Fo-ti – Fo-Ti is seen in TCM as a major tonic for the Kidney System, and thereby supports joints, tendons, ligaments, and bones. It also helps build strong blood.*

 

Cordyceps mushrooms

Cordyceps – Cordyceps is an absolute superstar of the Superior Herbal System. It promotes longevity as few foods can and is a fabulous tonic for both the Kidney and Lung Systems. By supporting the Lung System, cordyceps supports healthy oxygen levels in blood cells, thus increasing energy in every organ system. Cordyceps is used to support the entire skeletal structure, but most particularly the lower back, the knees, and the ankles.*

Dong Quai

Dong Quai – Has been used for centuries in holistic medicines to help support blood circulation and pain relief.*

 

Red Sage plant

Red Sage – Supports a healthy liver and healthy blood circulation. Has also been used for centuries to help support a wide range of complaints including joint pain.*

 

White Peony flower

White Peony – Superb tonic for the Liver, Kidney, & Spleen Systems. White peony is valued for its healing and rejuvenating powers.*

 

 

JointEssence™ - Premium Joint Supplement

As mentioned above, JointEssence™ provides the full dosage of natural eggshell membrane (NEM®), AprèsFLEX® Boswellia extract, and boron used in studies. Because of this, it will produce substantial benefits as soon as 10 days. These include:

  • Improved joint health*
  • Improved range of motion*
  • Healthy inflammation response*

As you notice these immediate benefits, the Superior Herbs will be building long-term energy to keep your organ systems strong. This means the benefits you experience will continue to grow with time and will be seen in ways far beyond what you’d expect from a joint supplement.*

 


 

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[2] Eggshell powder, a comparable or better source of calcium than purified calcium carbonate: piglet studies. Schaafsma A, and Beelen GM. 1999, J Sci Food Agric, Vol. 79, pp. 1596- 1600.

[3] Short-term Effects of A Chicken Egg Shell Powder Enriched Dairy-based Product on Bone Mineral Density in Persons With Osteoporosis or Osteopenia. Schaafsma A, and Pakan I. 12, 1999, Bratisl Lek Listy, Vol. 100, pp. 651-656.

[4] Eggshell membrane: A possible new natural therapeutic for joint and connective tissue disorders. Results from two open-label human clinical studies. Ruff KJ, DeVore DP, Leu MD, and Robinson MA. 2009, Clin Interv Aging, Vol. 4, pp. 235-240.

[5] Eggshell membrane in the treatment of pain and stiffness from osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study. Ruff KJ, Winkler A, Jackson RW, DeVore DP, and Ritz BW. 2009, Clin Rheumatol. Vol. 28. pp. 907-914.

[6] Effects of Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM) on Cytokine Production in Cultures of Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells: Increased Suppression of Tumor Necrosis Factor-α Levels After In Vitro Digestion. Kathleen F. Benson, Kevin J. Ruff, and Gitte S. Jensen J Med Food. 2012 April; 15(4): 360–368.

[7] Siddiqui, M Z. “Boswellia serrata, a potential antiinflammatory agent: an overview.” Indian journal of pharmaceutical sciences vol. 73,3 (2011): 255-61. doi:10.4103/0250-474X.93507

[8] Yu, Ganpeng et al. “Effectiveness of Boswellia and Boswellia extract for osteoarthritis patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” BMC complementary medicine and therapies vol. 20,1 225. 17 Jul. 2020, doi:10.1186/s12906-020-02985-6

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