Dr. Mercola Joint Formula, 30 count
Dr. Mercola Joint Formula is designed to provide both short term and long term joint support with four joint health ingredients. This alternative to chondroitin and glucosamine based products is small and easy to swallow. 30 capsules
Dr. Mercola Joint Formula
This effective, easy to swallow joint support formula was created to provide short-term and long-term support using four natural ingredients.
Dr. Mercola Joint Formula contains:
BioFlex is an all-natural ingredient that offers all the nutrients contained within eggshell membrane. This unique, protective barrier has elastin, collagen, and glycosaminoglycans to provide the nutritional building blocks needed for joint health. Eggshell membranes are natural sources of collagen, elastin, desmosine and isodesmosine (amino acids responsible for elastin's "rubber properties"), glycosaminoglycans, and a protein that supports tissue rejuvenation known as Transforming Growth Factor-B.
- Support for joint mobility, flexibility and function
- Support for a wide range of joint motion
- Support for a healthy immune response
- Antioxidants that reduce free radical damage and inflammation
- Support for cartilage production
Astaxanthin is a fat-soluble carotenoid that is one of the most powerful antioxidants available. Astaxanthin is only found in micro-algae, and the animals that eat it such as lobster, krill, salmon and trout. Astaxanthin possesses antioxidant activity up to ten times stronger than beta carotene, canthaxanthin, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Astaxanthin is 550 times more effective at scavenging free-radicals than vitamin E. It protects against oxidation, limiting the amount of free radicals produced by the body. It can boost the antioxidant effects of common antioxidants such as vitamin C and vitamin E, and prevent them from becoming 'pro-oxidants'.
- Support for grip strength
- Support for joint health
- Mobility after exercise
- Quicker recovery times for athletes after intense training
- Support for a healthy immune response
Boswellia is an Ayurvedic herb used for centuries in India for joint support. Boswellia contains boswellic acids, a compound that may help promote a healthy immune response. Sustained use of Boswellia is reported to maintain a steady blood flow to joints, supporting the tissues ability to boost flexibility and strength.
- Normal functioning of connective tissues
- Normal functioning of joints
- A comfortable range of motion
Hyaluronic Acid is present in every tissue in your body. Its most important function in the body is the retention of water, and it provides nutrients and removes waste from cells that lack a direct blood supply, like cartilage cells. Hyaluronic acid is a key componant of cartilage- the connective tissue that provides strength and flexibility to your body. Hyaluronic acid supplementation may effectively help cushion joints after just 2 to 4 months of use.
Hyaluronic Acid supports:
- Movement of nutrients into joint cells
- Removal of waste from joint cells
- Major component of cartilage
Why is Dr Mercola Joint Formula Free from Glucosamine and Chondroitin?
Glucosamine and chondroitin are two commonly used supplements to support joint health. But for some people, this combination of supplements may take a while to be effective. Others find that the size of these supplements prohibits them from willingly taking them daily, and non-compliance leads to ineffectiveness. Much of the glucosamine available is derived from shellfish, a common allergen. Occassionally, the large molecules in chondroitin make it hard to digest, and can lead to GI upset. For those individuals, or for individuals seeking a new approach to joint support, Dr. Mercola Joint Support formula provides a small, easy to swallow pill with non-allergenic ingredients that provides short-term and long-term benefits.
Note: Side effects of hyaluronic acid are rare, but if you are allergic to chicken, please consult a physician before taking this product.
About Dr Mercola, the company
Dr. Joseph Mercola is on a mission to bring people practical solutions to their health problems. As an osteopathic physician, Dr. Mercola practices a "whole person" approach to medicine, focusing on preventative health care. Dr. Mercola extensively researches and promotes premium, all-natural whole-food based products that provide broad spectrum health benefits.
Dr. Mercola focuses as much on what you put in your body as what you put on it. He offers all natural hair care, sunscreens, and oral care products in addition to his supplements, such as probiotics, multi-vitamins, and antioxidants, and whole-foods and teas. Dr. Mercola offers products for the entire family, including kids and even non-toxic products for your pet's good health as well. Dr. Mercola is an advocate for a dietary and lifestyle approach to health, and is dedicated to bringing you the products that will optimize the health of your entire family.
In addition to being a licensed DO, Dr. Mercola is also board certified in family medicine, and served as the chairman of the family medicine department at St. Alexius Medical center for 5 years, and is a member of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Mercola was voted the 2009 Ultimate Wellness Game Changer by the Huffington Post, and has been featured in TIME magazine, LA Times, CNN, Fox News, ABC News, Today Show, CBS’s Washington Unplugged with Sharyl Attkisson, and other major media resources. Dr. Mercola is the author of several books, including The No-Grain Diet (with Alison Rose Levy), a New York Times Bestseller.