May assist to:
- SUPPORT CARTILAGE HEALTH AND JOINT MOBILITY
- RELIEVE SYMPTOMS OF JOINT INFLAMMATION
- RELIEVE JOINTS ACHES & SWELLING
- HELP IMPROVE JOINT MOBILITY
- RELIEVE PAIN OF MILD ARTHRITIS
- AID THE GROWTH AND MAINTENANCE OF HEALTHY JOINT CARTILAGE
WHY JOINT HEALTH:
Hi, I am Mai and I’m one of the founders of Inessa Healthcare. My husband Ray has always been an energetic sportsman and fit as a fiddle. However, over the past few years he got more and more pains and issues with his joints, especially his hips, knees and neck.
Eventually he had to see our GP who told him that he’d better get used to taking up to ten pills a day to accommodate his pains and to slow down the effects of getting older.
Of course he was neither happy nor impressed with that prospect and he decided to really look into what he could do to avoid this from happening. Also if a formulation with multiple ingredients could limit the number of medicines he would have to take.
As a result JOINT HEALTH was born. Ray now feels better than ever and we hope that Joint Health will assist you too in being the best you can be for a long time to come.
To health and happiness…and a good frame Ray would say.
The Inessa healthcare range is specifically formulated to provide you with targeted results. We use only the purist ingredients to ensure a premium product.Each ingredient has been carefully selected based on scientific evidence of health benefits.
On this page you will find curated scientific research to showcase the thoughts behind our Joint Health formulation.
For some lighter reading on our ingredients and formulations, have a look at our blog. Our blog is updated weekly to keep you up to date about new product developments and inform and assist you in achieving full wellness from within.
Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated that the targeted administration of selected micronutrients leads to a more effective reduction of OA symptoms, with less adverse events. Their chondro-protective action can be explained by a dual mechanism: (1) as basic components of cartilage and synovial fluid, they stimulate the anabolic process of the cartilage metabolism; (2) their anti-inflammatory action can delay many inflammation-induced catabolic processes in the cartilage. These two mechanisms are able to slow the progression of cartilage destruction and may help to regenerate the joint structure, leading to reduced pain and increased mobility of the affected joint
‘Effects of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate on Cartilage Metabolism in OA: Outlook on Other Nutrient Partners Especially Omega-3 Fatty Acids’. Published in International journal of Rheumatology 2/8/2011. Accessed via link on 20/11/2017.
“Collagen supplements may decrease some rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, including joint swelling and lack of mobility. This may be due to collagen's anti-inflammatory properties and effects on the immune system. Collagen supplements may decrease the pain from these conditions, too.”
Bones are living and growing tissue made up primarily of collagen and calcium. Beginning around age 30, the body loses bone substance faster than it can produce it. Due to hormone changes and other age-related factors, the level of collagen produced decreases with age as well.
Osteoporosis occurs when bone mass and mineral are lost too quickly or replaced too slowly, causing brittle bones that can break more easily.
Women are particularly at risk for osteoporosis beginning in the early postmenopausal years, as estrogen levels decrease.
Cartilage Health: Cartilage, while also made of mostly collagen, is more flexible and less dense than bone while still retaining a stable appearance. It’s found in the nose, ears and throat and in joints all over the body.
In joints, cartilage prevents bones from rubbing against each other, promotes ease of motion and aids in repair.
'Collagen suppliment benifits' Published by Live Strong on 3/10/2017. Accessed via link on 26/11/2017
GLUCOSAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE VS GLUCOSAMINE SULPHATE
The hydrochloride form of glucosamine is more concentrated than sulphate and contains substantially less sodium per effective dose. Glucosamine sulphate is stabilised with sodium chloride – more commonly known as table salt – and can contain as much as 30% sodium. Given that we are advised to reduce our salt intake, this is a consideration for individuals who want or need to reduce their dietary intake of sodium.
The content of other salts will also affect the dosage needed to achieve the relevant amount of glucosamine. For example, given that the upper limit of glucosamine is set at 1.5 g per day, you would need to consume around 2g of glucosamine sulphate to equal the benefits of 1.5g of glucosamine hydrochloride. This is because glucosamine hydrochloride is naturally stable and requires no added salt or other preservatives. Simply put, glucosamine hydrochloride provides the same benefits as that of glucosamine sulphate but because of stability and purity it is actually more efficient and better value in the sense that it delivers the actual amount of glucosamine as stated on the product label.
‘Glucosamine Debate: Sulphate or Hydrochloride?’ Published 3/11/14 by igennus.com. Accessed via link on 4/12/17
THE SCIENCE BEHIND IT
Radiographic evidence suggests that glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate may slow joint degeneration in patients with osteoarthritis. OA (Osteoarthritis) patients taking glucosamine sulfate for up to three years had significantly less knee joint degeneration, less joint space narrowing, and significant symptom improvement.
Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate and Osteoarthritis Food Advisory Committee: Petition Summaries. Accessed via link on 29/11/2017