- Item #: 4 OZ GLUCOSAMINE GEL
MSM/GLUCOSAMINE Gel is formulated for long term supplementation to help supply the affected areas with ingredients to support and maintain joint health. MSM relieves inflammation in muscles and joints and also provides sulfur to the connective tissue of the joint to promote joint health. MSM helps relieve pain and improve physical function in the people with arthritis.
Bomelain is a natural anti-inflammatory derived from pineapple and is the number one herb that herbalists use for the treatment of inflammation, Glucosamine & Chondroitin are the popular duo that work together to alleviate joint pain and reduce inflammation. Glucosamine stimulates cells to repair damaged joint and form new connective tissue, while Chondroitin actually facilitates the entry of the Glucosamine into the joints.
Inflammation is a process in which the body's white blood cells and chemicals can protect us from infection and foreign substances such as bacteria and viruses It is a basic way in which the body reacts to infection, irritation or other injury, the key feature being redness, warmth, swelling and pain. Inflammation is now recognized as a type of nonspecific immune response.
Why does inflammation become a problem?
If inflammation remains beyond the time needed for the body to repair the damage, it can become chronic and cause pain, discomfort and damage to bodily systems. In some diseases, the body's defense system (immune system) triggers an inflammatory response when there are no foreign substances to fight off. In these diseases, called autoimmune diseases, the body's normally protective immune system causes damage to its own tissues. The body responds as if normal tissues are infected or somehow abnormal.
What diseases are associated with inflammation?
Some, but not all types of arthritis are the result of misdirected inflammation. Arthritis is a general term that describes inflammation in joints. Some types of arthritis associated with inflammation include:
Shoulder tendonitis or bursitis
How does Chronic Inflammation affect your health?
Inflammation can affect organs as part of an autoimmune disorder. The type of symptoms depend on which organs are affected. For example:
Inflammation of the heart (myocarditis) may cause shortness of breath or fluid retention
Inflammation of the small tubes that transport air to the lungs may cause an asthma attack
Inflammation of the kidneys (nephritis) may cause high blood pressure or kidney failure
Inflammation of the large intestine (colitis) may cause cramps and diarrhea
Pain may not be a primary symptom of the inflammatory disease, since many organs do not have many pain-sensitive nerves.
Scientists have known for some time that people with rheumatoid arthritis have a greater risk of dying from a heart attack, and a new study from Minnesota's famed Mayo Clinic points to a joint inflammation as the main cause for the trend.
While the experts are still unsure of exactly why rheumatoid arthritis's inflammation of large joints may lead to heart attack deaths, they say that issue is under investigation. In the meantime, they say, it's apparent that, keeping a patient's heart attack risk factor to its minimum is a matter of keeping inflammation to its minimum, too.
Reducing inflammation in the body appears to be just as important for fighting heart disease as lowering cholesterol, according to a pair of new studies that provide the first direct evidence that curbing inflammation can independently protect the heart.
Patients who reduced inflammation were significantly less likely to have their heart disease get worse or to die from a heart attack, even if their cholesterol levels were already low, the studies found. The results suggest that doctors should consider routinely monitoring inflammation in the same way they test cholesterol and take steps to reduce inflammation in patients with high levels, especially in those already at high risk, the researchers said.
No one knows exactly how many Americans suffer from excess inflammation, which often produces no symptoms, but doctors can detect it by testing blood levels of a protein called C-reactive protein (CRP), which goes up and down as inflammation rises and falls.
In the first study, Ridker and his colleagues gave 3,745 patients who had already suffered a heart attack or severe chest pain either normal doses of the statin Pravachol or high doses of another statin called Lipitor, and measured their CRP levels. Those whose CRP levels dropped the lowest were the least likely to suffer or die from another heart attack, the researchers found. In fact, cutting CRP was just as important as cutting levels of LDL cholesterol, the so-called bad cholesterol, and those with low CRP levels did better regardless of whether their LDL was high or low.
What can you do to reduce inflammation?
Topical rubs (transdermal cremes) containing MSM, Emu Oil and Menthol have proved very helpful in reducing inflammation and relieving pain.
Water: In order to repair the damage, you need to be drinking lots of water. Water is the lubricant that keeps the joints and disks (cushions between the bones) pliable. Without enough water, they become dried out and suffer damage from the friction of the bones and start wearing away. Your body uses the water you drink first to supply the vital organs (heart, blood, lungs, and other organs that have priority for keeping you alive) The bones and joints are the last to receive the water they need. If you're not drinking enough water your bones and joints will suffer. (don't confuse water with juice, coffee, tea, or any other liquid. You need WATER)
Topical treatment providing ongoing relief from chronic joint pain, backaches, and inflammatory rheumatic afflictions of the joints. May be used for acute muscle and joint issues when allergic to ibuprofen and other pain relievers.
Unless otherwise prescribed by a health care professional, gently rub a thin coat of gel (Approximately 1 teaspoon) into the affected area. Repeat up to four times daily with 3 to 4 hours between application. If symptoms persist, consult a health care professional.
1 teaspoon (5 ml) equals 264 mg MSM, 26.5 mg Bromelain 1200 gdu, 26.5 mg Glucosamine and 13 mg Chondritin.
CAUTION: Avoid eyes, lips, inflamed or broken skin, open wounds & Mucus membranes. Consult your health care professional if taking medication, aspirin or any other pain relievers. Not recommended for children under 12 years of age. Not recommended during pregancy or lactation. In case of rash, discontinue use immediately.
INGREDIENTS: Purified water, MSM (Dimethyl Sulfone), Sepigel 305, Aloe Vera, Grain Alcohol, Bromelain 1200 gdu, Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Propylparaben, Methylparaben.
About Natural Radiance
Since 1999 Natural Radiance Products have been leaders in transdermal delivery using the highest quality, cleanest base available today. As such, they have discovered ways to eliminate common chemical emulsifiers. For example, proplyene glycol, isopropyl palmitate, PEGs (wax) products. The elimination of such chemical emulsifying agents allows bio-available herbal complexes as well as USP products to be delivered through the skin without being encumbered. The resulting products are consumer friendly providing the results intended without added side effects from adverse chemical agents. They also specialize in what is called "cold process manufacturing" whereby ingredients are hand selected and blended without extreme pressures and/or temperatures, that typically destroy ingredient potency. Products containing ingredients above use a method referred to as "hot process manufacturing" whereby ingredients are brought into emulsification through extreme temperatures, high pressure and chemical binding agents. This hot process can minimize the potency and effectiveness of the products' ingredients.
WHY A CREME?
Many supplements taken orally are mostly destroyed in the digestion process. Adequate absorption is only accomplished through topical application in the form of a dermal (skin) delivery system. Years of experience have allowed the Natural Radiance Product Line to offer safe and effective products in a transdermal creme.
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