When you can move with comfort and flexibility, it’s much easier to fully enjoy all life has to offer.
If you could move without occasional aches and stiffness, what would your life look like?
Would you take more walks or exercise regularly? Dive deeper into your favorite sports and hobbies? Interact with your kids or grandchildren with newfound enthusiasm?
It’s estimated that 140 million adults in the U.S. suffer from some type of joint or connective tissue complaint that keeps them from fully enjoying what they love most, so you’re not alone.
But unfortunately, options for relief are limited.
Traditional strategies typically address the symptoms and not the root cause. Any relief you get is usually temporary – simply because it doesn’t deal with what’s brewing beneath the occasional aches and stiffness.
Plus, it’s been clinically proven that most traditional strategies offer limited effectiveness.
Studies suggest that even popular glucosamine and chondroitin may not provide all the benefits users expect.
Fortunately, there’s a better way to enjoy greater flexibility and comfort in your day-to-day activities.
Thanks to the collaboration of nature and science, you can now enjoy the support of four clinically proven ingredients together in one joint formula. Let’s look at what they are and how they can help improve your comfort and flexibility.
Confirmed by Science: Glucosamine and Chondroitin Alone Aren’t Enough
For years, glucosamine and chondroitin have been the popular approach for joint care. Many adults still take one or the other or both. It’s estimated that one in five Americans take glucosamine, and one in 10 take chondroitin.
But do they work? Some of the most recent research suggests that they don’t provide all the benefits users expect.
Here’s a quick snapshot at what these studies reveal:
A large two-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) study called the Glucosamine/chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial (GAIT) compared glucosamine and chondroitin, both alone and together, with a prescription drug or inactive placebo for mild knee pain.
Overall, there was no significant improvement in those with mild pain and limited improvement in those with moderate to severe pain with the supplements.
A meta-analysis of 3,800 people with knee and hip issues found that treatment with glucosamine, chondroitin or the combination was no better than placebo.
A study of 164 patients with symptomatic knee concerns found that combined treatment with chondroitin and glucosamine sulfate showed no superiority over placebo for joint pain or functional use.
More than 20 studies looking at the effect of chondroitin on knee and hip pain have found no consistent evidence that it lessens pain.
These results are dismal – certainly not what you want to see if you’re hoping for real change. But that’s not the only concern…
There were a few significant side effects that popped up during review of the research:
- Some people experience gastrointestinal upset because chondroitin molecules are large, making it difficult for your body to digest.
- Glucosamine may affect how your body handles sugar, especially if you already have blood sugar issues or insulin resistance.
- Much of the glucosamine on the market is derived from shellfish, specifically crab, lobster and shrimp shells – a common allergen.
These accumulating research results have led scientists to look for other solutions that can help support joint comfort and flexibility.
Getting to the Heart of the Issue – What Happens to Your Joints and Connective Tissue as You Age
So, if glucosamine and chondroitin don’t deliver results by themselves, what else is there that can help? To answer that question, let’s look at what’s going on inside your joints.
Cartilage is a specialized form of living connective tissue that lines the bone in a healthy joint. It lends strength and flexibility to your body.
Cartilage cells produce long-chain molecules called glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). When combined with water, these GAGs provide cushioning to protect your bones during movement and exercise.
Two of the most common GAGs are chondroitin sulfate and hyaluronic acid, both of which are naturally present in healthy connective tissue and cartilage.
Chondroitin sulfate is a building block of cartilage that draws fluid into your connective tissues to help keep them healthy. Hyaluronic acid helps cartilage maintain its flexibility, elasticity and strength.
As you age, the cartilage in your joints can lose water and become dry and less elastic. Production of joint fluid and GAGs may also decline, making it more difficult to replace the cartilage you lose.
The good news is cartilage can benefit from supplementation with the right nutrients…
Eggshell Membrane Offers a Wealth of Benefits for Your Joint Health, Naturally
Eggshell membrane is the smooth, glossy lining on the inside of an eggshell. It’s the protective barrier between the egg white and the mineralized eggshell.
Loaded with naturally occurring nutrients, eggshell membrane contains a wealth of nutrients that can benefit your joints and surrounding tissues.
Here are some of the nutrients found in eggshell membrane…
- Collagen (Type 1) – A fibrous protein that supports cartilage and connective tissue strength and elasticity.
- Elastin – A protein that supports skin, cartilage, cardiovascular and spinal health, giving tissue its elastic tension and ability to resume its shape after stretching.
- Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) – This includes glucosamine, chondroitin and hyaluronic acid – all structural components of connective tissue, interstitial fluids and skeletal structure.
- Transforming growth factor β – A protein that plays a crucial role in cellular differentiation and immune function.
- Desmosine and isodesmosine – Two little-known amino acids responsible for elastin’s elastic or “rubbery” properties.
With all these valuable components working together, eggshell membrane helps support a healthy range of motion, deliver nutrients to your cartilage and the soft tissue surrounding your joints, and support a healthy inflammatory response.
Introducing NEM®… Our Eco-Friendly Eggshell Membrane Matrix from the American Heartland
Carefully extracted from fresh eggshells, Natural Eggshell Membrane, or NEM® brand, eggshell membrane matrix offers important building blocks for your connective tissues.
Rich in collagen, elastin, GAGs and other proteins, this innovative matrix supports the stability and flexibility of your joints and helps maintain your joint cartilage.*
NEM® brand eggshell membrane has a fascinating story behind it…
Watching truckload after truckload full of discarded shells departing from a local Midwestern egg-breaking facility, NEM’s founder wondered how he could help prevent 600,000 tons of eggshells from being discarded into American landfills each year.
He dug into the research and discovered eggshell membrane had been used for many years in Japan for a variety of health benefits, including joint health.
Inspired with a vision to protect the earth from unnecessary waste while providing powerful health products for consumers, NEM’s founder launched his company.
Today, the process they use to manufacture NEM is just as environmentally friendly as the original vision.
Using a gentle patented process conducted in FDA inspected, NSF-certified GMP facilities, the eggshells are separated from their membranes. The isolated membrane is then partially hydrolyzed and dry-blended to produce 100% pure NEM powder.
Made completely in the U.S., every lot of NEM undergoes testing to verify it is low in toxic heavy metals and free from pathogenic bacteria.
What the Research Says… How NEM® Can Benefit Your Joint and Cartilage Health
NEM brand eggshell membrane is truly a breakthrough in joint support. It contains powerful benefits for your joints and provides them in as little as 4 to 11 days.*
A small, single daily dose of only 500 mg provides fast-acting, triple-action joint support against temporary, exercise-induced aches, stiffness and cartilage breakdown.*
Because NEM naturally contains many of the same key nutrients found in healthy joint cartilage, including collagen, peptides and glycosaminoglycans (chondroitin and hyaluronic acid), it offers the potential for:
- Joint comfort support.*
- Reduction of temporary exercise-induced joint aches and stiffness.*
- Reduction of joint stiffness in a quick four days.*
- Joint flexibility support.*
- Reduction in cartilage breakdown from normal wear and tear.*
Clinical studies have been done on NEM to show how these potential benefits can occur in real people.
A 2017 double-blind, placebo-controlled study with a group of 60 healthy post-menopausal women showed that a daily dose of 500 mg of NEM rapidly improved recovery from exercise-induced joint aches by day eight, immediate stiffness by day seven and recovery stiffness by day four.*
This is the first dietary ingredient that has been shown to reduce exercise-induced discomfort in truly healthy subjects.*
Multiple studies also show that NEM contains compounds that support a healthy normal inflammatory response.* One study of 44 individuals with knee and hip concerns supplemented with 500 mg of NEM showed:
- More than 59% of patients reported NEM as good or very good after 60 days of use.*
- More than 75% of patients had moderate or significant improvements after 60 days, according to physicians.*
- No serious adverse effects reported during the study.
In conclusion, this study showed NEM significantly reduced temporary discomfort, quickly (10 days) and continuously (60 days), making it a safe and effective option.*
Support Your Active Lifestyle with Just One Joint Formula Tablet a Day
One of the main complaints we hear about joint supplements is all the large pills you have to take multiple times every day…
With our Joint Formula, we’ve done things differently to make life easier for you.
In addition to NEM’s winning eggshell membrane matrix, our Joint Formula contains three other joint health-supporting ingredients – Eggshell Membrane Matrix, Astaxanthin, Indian Frankincense and Hyaluronic Acid – in just one tablet per day.
We’ve doubled the amount of eggshell membrane matrix to 500 mg to take into account the dosage levels used in the newest clinical studies.
With Joint Formula, you get four great ingredients that support your joint tissues to help promote flexibility, strength, stamina, mobility and cushioning. This supports your active lifestyle and helps you continue to comfortably do all your favorite activities.*
Let’s look at the other three ingredients in Joint Formula and how they work with NEM to give you unmatched support for your joint health.
Dubbed the “King of Carotenoids,” This Super Antioxidant Helps You Feel Better Fast
The second ingredient in Joint Formula is astaxanthin, the carotenoid that gives flamingos and shrimp their rosy-pink hue.
Astaxanthin is a fat-soluble antioxidant with a unique molecular structure similar to beta-carotene, but much more effective at scavenging destructive free radicals.
In fact, studies show astaxanthin may be 10 times more effective than beta-carotene at protecting against free radical attack, and 550 times more effective than vitamin E.*
This super antioxidant is now thought to be the most powerful antioxidant found in nature. And because it is soluble in lipids, it crosses protective barriers and embeds itself into mitochondrial and cellular membranes, where it helps protect them.*
Free radicals can cause tissue and joint damage. Compared to a normal heathy joint, an inflamed joint contains significantly increased levels of harmful free radicals.
Astaxanthin has been found to be especially helpful for preventing and slowing down free radical damage to joints. It is unique among carotenoids because it traps free radicals at both ends of the molecule.*
It’s also very effective at quenching a molecule called singlet oxygen, an especially harmful reactive oxygen species formed during normal biological processes.
Singlet oxygen possesses a high amount of excess energy that must be released to keep it from damaging other cells. Astaxanthin absorbs this energy and dissipates it as heat, thereby returning the singlet oxygen to a grounded state.
Astaxanthin provides unparalleled support for a healthy inflammatory response, which can result in greater comfort.* Studies show it helps support:
- Grip strength among tennis players.*
- Joint health and mobility after exercise.*
- Joint health and quicker recovery times for elite athletes after intense training and exercise.*
A Gift from One of Earth’s Oldest Life Forms… An Exceptional Source of Astaxanthin
Microalgae is among the oldest forms of life on earth. It’s also one of the finest sources of astaxanthin.
Having existed many, many years through the harshest of conditions, microalgae are masters of survival.
As one of its survival mechanisms, the microalga Haematococcus pluvialis produces astaxanthin when its water supply dries up to protect itself from ultraviolet radiation and lack of nutrition.
You can get astaxanthin two ways – from the microalga that produces it or from the sea creatures that feed on the alga, such as salmon, krill and shrimp.
The astaxanthin used in Joint Formula is extracted by one of the premier suppliers of high-quality astaxanthin from the microalga Haematococcus pluvialis.
Most manufacturers use open ponds where the algae are exposed to the elements and can come into contact with agricultural runoff and other environmental toxins. Our manufacturer, in contrast, grows the microalgae in glass tubes so they’re protected from contamination and avoids the use of PVC and plasticizers.
Using state-of-the-art Supercritical Carbon Dioxide (CO2) technology, they extract a standardized high-quality astaxanthin oleoresin from the microalgae that contain 95% total carotenoids, without any GMO substances.*
Source matters when it comes to astaxanthin. Petrochemical-derived astaxanthin has begun to hit the market and, of course, it costs less than astaxanthin from microalgae. Because of this, it’s important to be careful when shopping for astaxanthin.
This Ayurvedic Herb Can Help Maintain Steady Blood Flow to Your Joints
The third ingredient in Joint Formula is one of the most celebrated Ayurvedic herbs. Boswellia serrata – or Indian frankincense – is described in renowned ancient texts for a wide variety of uses.
Not to be confused with the frankincense used to make the essential oil – boswellia carterii – the resin made from the Boswellia serrata tree was highly prized during the peak of the Roman and Indian civilizations.
This gum resin is harvested from the medium-to-large-sized Boswellia serrata tree that grows in the dry mountainous regions of India, Northern Africa and the Middle East.
Indian frankincense contains four major pentacyclic triterpenic acids, more commonly known as boswellic acids.
Studies show these boswellic acids promote a healthy inflammatory response in your body, helping to control tissue damage from free radicals.
Working on the cellular and molecular levels, Indian frankincense supports:
- The health of your body's connective tissues.*
- Healthy joint function.*
- The normal flexibility of your body.*
- A normal and comfortable range of motion.*
- Healthy normal blood flow to your joints.*
With regular use, Indian frankincense can help maintain steady blood flow to your joints and support your joint tissues’ ability to boost flexibility and strength.
This Important Polysaccharide Is Clinically Proven to Promote Your Joint Comfort
Last, but certainly not least, Joint Formula includes hyaluronic acid (HA), a polysaccharide (long chains of sugar molecules) found in nearly every cell in your body.
This key component of your cartilage and connective tissue and synovial fluid is secreted by the synovial membrane surrounding your joints.
HA’s main function is to reduce friction in your joints to help them move smoothly. It does this by providing lubrication and nutrients and removing wastes.
Synovial fluid, which contains HA, acts as a lubricant, nutrient carrier and shock absorber to protect your joints and bones during normal movement.
Your cartilage is immersed in and fed by the synovial fluid. Without HA, nutrients can’t move into these cells and waste can’t be moved out.
You can get HA from foods like grass-fed meats and bone broth, and your body also produces some itself. Vitamin C- and magnesium-rich foods also play critical roles in the synthesis of HA.
However, as you grow older, your body’s ability to produce hyaluronic acid declines. If you’re not allergic to eggs or poultry, supplemental hyaluronic acid can help provide valuable support for cushioning your joints.
The hyaluronic acid we’ve added to our Joint Formula is a patented medium-chain hyaluronic acid that has a lower molecular weight than traditional HA.
Studies show this form of highly bioactive hyaluronic acid is more bioavailable to your connective tissue and works well with astaxanthin for joint health by:
- Supporting the production of synovial fluids to lubricate your joints.*
- Helping to support your immune function.*
- Aiding in the support of a normal, balanced inflammatory response.*
In clinical studies by the manufacturer, this unique blend dramatically reduced knee joint discomfort and was shown to have a cumulative beneficial effect over time on optimizing joint comfort.*
With Its Matrix of 4 Proven Ingredients,
Joint stiffness not only causes irritation – it can interfere with your usual active lifestyle.
But you don’t want to expose yourself to the risks of most traditional strategies with their limited effectiveness and potential side effects – or pay for “solutions” that are popular but lack scientific evidence for their claims.
That’s why we’re excited to bring you Joint Formula with its cutting-edge formulation of clinically proven ingredients.
With the benefits of NEM® Eggshell Membrane Matrix, Astaxanthin, Indian Frankincense and Hyaluronic Acid, this formula offers new hope for your joint comfort and connective tissue.
Enjoy your favorite activities and support your active lifestyle, and order Joint Formula today.*