A Unique Supplement for Joint Support

By Kevin Duerr, Vitamin Educator

151521640JointEssence (Pure Essence Labs) contains a patented ingredient that seperates it from typical joint health supplements. The ingredient, ApresFLEX, is actually an enhanced version of the herb Boswellia serrata. Boswellia is an herb that is known to help combat the damaging effects of inflammation. Boswellia does have a downside: poor absorption. ApresFLEX possesses a 50% greater absorption rating as compared to standard boswellia preparations. Due to it’s greater bioavailability, JointEssence exerts a very potent and dramatic anti-inflammatory effect. Anyone that has had success with regular boswellia supplements should experience even better results with JointEssence.

AKBA is the phytochemical responsible for the anti-inflammatory effects of boswellia. AKBA directly counteracts LOX-5 enzymes. AKBA inhibits LOX-5 enzymes from converting arachadonic acid into the pro-inflammatory leukotriene B4. ApresFLEX is 20% AKBA.

AKBA is comparable to curcumin. Curcumin is the primary anti-inflammatory phytochemical that is found in turmeric. Turmeric is an extremely popular herb that is known to mitigate inflammation. JointEssence does not contain curcumin. So anyone who is already using turmeric/curcumin supplements, could greatly benefit from adding JointEssence to their anti-inflammatory regimen.

Tackling Inflammation with Supplements

By Jennifer Morganti, ND178574086

You can’t feel it and you can’t see it, but inflammation has an insidious and damaging effect that can cause some serious health issues. Inflammation is at the root cause of joint pain and arthritis, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s Disease, autoimmune diseases, intestinal conditions, and a long list of other problems. The typical American diet, lacking omega-3 fatty acids and chockfull of sugar and bad fats, fans the fire for inflammation, along with food allergies and toxic burdens. Addressing these concerns by eliminating junk foods, identifying food allergies, and detoxing are all important steps to start dampening inflammation. There are also some key supplements you can incorporate to see a big boost in your health.

Curcumin, derived from the Indian spice turmeric, is one of the top-selling anti-inflammatory supplements, and with good reason. A variety of research has shown that it reduces key inflammatory substances, such as COX-2 and certain cytokines that cause pain, in a method similar to anti-inflammatory medications without the side effects. It crosses the blood-brain-barrier and has been shown in animal studies to aid in digestion of amyloid plaques, the offender implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). As possible proof, in India, where curry consumption is significant, there are much lower rates of AD than in the U.S.

Magnesium is another key nutrient for lowering chronic inflammation, supported by the fact that it lowers C-reactive protein (CRP). CRP is a marker for systemic inflammation, and is an important predictor for cardiovascular disease such as atherosclerosis. In a large study, people who had low magnesium intake (from food and supplements) were found to be 40% more likely to have elevated CRP levels. It is not clear how magnesium minimizes inflammation; however, scientists do know that magnesium is a co-factor critical to many biochemical pathways, so it may be that optimal functioning of metabolic pathways keeps inflammation in check.

One last, but possibly most important recommendation is omega-3 oil. The American diet is typically severely deficient in this type of fat, and overloaded with omega 6, 9, and bad fats such as saturated and trans fats. This resulting imbalance has an exponentially-damaging effect by constantly pushing a pro-inflammatory system. The only way to rebalance the system is reduce the dominant fats, and increase omega-3 intake. Fish oil is the most common source of omega-3, but there are other sources such as flax seed oil and krill. People with omega-3 deficiencies commonly experience dry skin, dry scalp, eczema, psoriasis, arthritis, or heart disease.

By addressing inflammation through diet, lifestyle, and supplementation, you could potentially be aiding in the prevention of dozens of health ailments.

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