For maintenance and prevention. Glucosamine & Chondroitin formula enriched with Perluxan™ 300 and Boswellia 30% AKBA
Artigen is an excellent global formula providing a wide range of nutrients that are helpful for maintaining healthy joints.
Artigen contains very elaborated phramagrade elements, clinically-proven powerful extracts as well as traditional herbal ingredients. It provides building blocks for cartilage while helping to stave off some the degradation processes. Artigen is suited for people with moderate joint problems.
Serving size: 3 capsules / Servings per container: 50
Caution: Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under 18 and those with a medical condition should consult a health care professional before using this product.
MSM is very helpful for joint problems, even for severe cases. MSM is a bioavailable natural form of organic sulfur found in all living organisms. It is exceptionally well tolerated, it is rated as one of the least toxic substances in biology, close to water. Sulfur is necessary for making collagen, the primary constituent of cartilage and connective tissue.
Sulfur is the third most abundant mineral in the body, after calcium and phosphorous, and yet it has often been neglected because of the widespread assumption that a person's sulfur requirement was met with adequate protein intake. But disfunctions in methionine metabolism could induce sulfur deficiencies. Furthermore, scientists have observed that the sulfur content of joint cartilage decreases with age, and it parallels the degeneration in the joints. A study has shown that arthritic joints have sulfur levels three times lower than healthy ones.
MSM supplementation significantly help with joint problems for most people, without any side effects and MSM daily intake can be substantial, up to several grams. Aside from its anti-inflammatory action MSM can also support the immune system and improve the internal production of Glutathione, the body's major own antioxidant.
Glucosammine and Chondroitin
Glucosamine and Chondroitin are the most popular substances and most widely used ingredients in joint health products. Clinical studies are numerous but results are unclear and differ widely. After years of research, it is still difficult to precisely assess their level of efficacy but they no longer appear to be silver bullets as once thought. Nonetheless they can be useful in assisting other active ingredients and help to restore functionality faster. There is also data showing that these mucopolysaccharides could support the healing process of injured tendons.
However Chondroitin in its basic form it is mostly useless since it is simply not absorbed. The benefits of Chondroitin Sulfate only concerns the pharmagrade CS, a highly purified and depolymerized substance. Conventional food grade chondroitin is a very large molecule that is not assimilated through the intestinal mucosa. The molecular weight of the Chondroitin used has a direct influence upon its level of efficacy. The properties of the low molecular weight Chondroitin do not apply to conventional Chondroitin because of its largely insufficient absorption rate (Biol. Pharm. bull. 27(1)47-51 - 2004)
Specific Inflammation Inhibitors
- Perluxan™ is a proprietary, standardized supercritical extract of hops cones, with a high concentration in alpha acids. It is one of the most potent and one of the most the most selective natural COX-2 inhibitor known. The clinical results show that Perluxan™ is effective without the side effects.
- 5-Loxin™ is a clinically-proven standardized extract derived from Boswellia resin. As the most potent boswellic acid extract available it possesses a very powerful properties that can help with inflammation and it can show improvement in joint comfort and flexibility within 7 days.
These two components target two distinct inflammation pathways and are fully synergistic and complementary.
Traditional Herbal Ingredients
Black Current leaves
The leaves contain large amounts of flavonoids and proanthocyanidines. The ESCOP (European scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy) officially acknowledges Black Current leaves benefits in rheumatology for alleviating problems affecting the joints, hence confirming its traditional use.
Horsetail possesses the highest concentration of silica of any plant on Earth. It is an organic form of silica that is easily utilized by the body. Silica is essential to collagen production and therefore helps in maintaining a healthy cartilage. In favoring mineral absorption, Silica is also helpful for bone health.
Originating from Africa, this plant is traditionnally used for its benefits on the joints and rheumatic ailments. Several clinical trials have confirmed its effectiveness in improving mobility and in allieviating joint problems. Its potency seems to be derived from a complex interraction of several substances contained in its root rather than solely within the harpagosides.
Bromelain is a group of digestive enzymes that is found mostly in the stems of pineapples. It is very beneficial for people with joint issues and it works in helping to inhibit the Cox-2 pro-inflammatory pathway as well as the fibrin synthesis.
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