Arthritis (literally meaning ‘joint inflammation’) is the general term for over 100 different medical conditions affecting the joints. The effects of arthritis and in particular osteoarthritis on quality of life are hard to underestimate. Depending on the type of arthritis, restricted movement, pain, inflammation and stiffness in the joints are the most commonly observed symptoms.
Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative arthritis, is by far the most common form of the disorder. According to the Australian Institute of Health’s ‘A picture of osteoarthritis’ osteoarthritis affects more than 1.3 million Australians and accounts for 2% of total health expenditure by governments, individuals and industry.
In the absence of a cure, obtaining relief from the symptoms and minimising the potential of further degeneration is the key to managing arthritis and ensuring maximum quality of life.
Enjoy faster and more effective natural relief from the symptoms of mild arthritis with Glucosamine. Building on the benefits of the well-known glucosamine and cat’s claw, the addition of dimethyl sulfone increases the formula’s effectiveness and speed of action.
Glucosamine sulfate is a natural component of cartilage. As an essential component of the connective tissue matrix of ligaments and tendons, it is intimately involved in preserving joint structure.
Dimethyl sulfone (also known as methylsulfonylmethane or most commonly MSM) is a source of bioavailable sulfur found in trace amounts within the human body and some plants. Sulfur is required for the maintenance of connective tissue including tendons and cartilages.
The combination of MSM with glucosamine provides better and more rapid improvement of symptoms in those with osteoarthritis than either substance alone.
Cat’s claw is a traditional anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant commonly used for acute conditions such as arthritis.