Arthritis is a debilitating joint disorder featuring severe inflammation of one or more joints. There are more than a hundred types of arthritis, caused by age, trauma to a joint, infection, or autoimmune action. Regardless of type, arthritis sufferers share some common symptoms, the worst of these being pain, stiffness and swelling. Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the USA, with the potential to severely limit functioning and quality of life.
The great news is that a number of natural substances have shown major promise in helping sufferers of arthritis manage arthritis symptoms and improve joint health.
Green lipped mussels have potent anti-inflammatory properties due to the inhibition of metabolism of arachidonic acid and the reduced formation of prostaglandins and leukotrienes. The rich polyunsaturated fatty acid content also inhibits lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenase enzymes. They also contain chondroitin sulphate which is the major component of cartilage matrix and synovial fluid.
Research has shown that sufferers of autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis can be successfully treated using the immunoglobulins in colostrum. MIP Colostrum is a rich, undiluted source of immunoglobulin IgG – 18-22% by weight. MIP Colostrum soothes pain and swelling in affected joints as it naturally combats inflammation. Additionally, it protects and heals the gut which is a major boost to those who use NSAIDs (non-steroidal pain relief).
NutriNZ Maxi OMEGA-3 Plus: 60 SoftGel Caps
A highly absorbable source of Omega-3s, EPA and DHA - all without the fishy reflux! It helps to prevent joint pain and protect joint cartilage from inflammatory damage in the long term.
NutriNZ Premium Grade Deer Antler Velvet: 60 VegeCaps
Deer antler velvet has scientific support for its beneficial effect as an arthritis relief supplement. It is a rich source of collagen, one of the building blocks of body tissues; mucopolysaccharides, which support cartilage-building and joint elasticity; and an array of amino acids, minerals and trace elements to help reduce inflammation, promote recovery and support general vitality.
NutriNZ 100% Pure New Zealand Abalone: 90 VegeCaps
A rich source of glucosaminoglycans (GAG), which aids in maintaining joint lubrication and therefore reducing stress in the affected areas.
NutriNZ Premium Grade New Zealand Marine Collagen: 90 VegeCaps
The marine minerals found within Marine Collagen provide support to arthritic tissues. Marine Collagen is a rich source of nutrients, which work together to support joint and cartilage health, promote the regeneration of tissue and reduce pain associated with arthritis.