FLEX (Joint Health) by Core Nutritionals
- Brand: Core Nutritionals
- Product Code: 850757001085
- Availability: 12
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Directions For Core FLEX: Take 8 tablets daily with or without food.
Warnings: This product is only intended for use in healthy adults 18 years of age or older. Pregnant or nursing women should not use this product. Consult your healthcare provider before using this product, especially if you are taking any prescription, over the counter medication, dietary supplement product, or if you have any pre-existing medical condition including but not limited to: high or low blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmia, stroke, heart, liver, kidney or thyroid disease, seizure disorder, psychiatric disease, diabetes, difficulty urinating due to prostate enlargement or if you are taking a MAOI (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor) or any other medication. Immediately discontinue use and consult your health care professional if you experience adverse reaction to this product. Discontinue use 2 weeks prior to surgery. Do not exceed recommended serving. Do not use if safety seal is broken or missing. Keep out of reach of children.
A Comprehensive Joint Health Supplement
Glucosamine, Chondroitin & MSM!
Intense weight training can give joints, cartilage, and other connective tissue a pounding. More dangerously, ongoing joint discomfort can be a sign of poor inflammation management. Consistent signaling of inflammatory markers via stress, unhealthy sleep patterns, exercise, and poor nutrition can reduce the body’s ability to optimally recover and get stronger. Many health professionals believe that unhealthy inflammation management is the leading cause of many health concerns, especially those related to heart and joint health, weight management, blood sugar balance, and others.
No supplement can reduce stress or overcome a terrible diet. But when combined with exercise and a healthy lifestyle, Core FLEX offers a potent combination of ingredients to support healthy joints, promote a balanced metabolic state, and support optimal joint flexibility and mobility.*
Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin and ibuprofen, can help reduce pain and inflammation but are not a long term solution. They can inhibit muscle building protein synthesis and have other negative side effects. Core FLEX provides a superior alternative that will assist joint health without undermining your hard work in the gym.*
You can't drive a race car on broken axles. And you can't build an impressive physique, or achieve optimal athletic performance, with weak and painful joints. Core FLEX is the perfect, all-in-one joint health product that scientifically combines significant doses of 11 powerful ingredients, backed by clinical research, to promote and restore healthy joints.*
Physiological Properties and Effects:
Chondroitin and Glucosamine are substances found naturally in the body. Glucosamine is a form of amino sugar that is a precursor to a molecule called a glycosaminoglycan, which is used in the formation and repair of cartilage. It also aids in lubricating and providing thickness to the cartilage around damaged joints. Chondroitin sulfate is a type of glycosaminoglycan rich in sulfur and is a relative of glucosamine. It is one of the major constituents of cartilage and helps provide structure. It also assists in lubricating joints by helping retain water in cartilage, and may help stimulate the formation of new tissue. Studies have shown that patients supplementing with glucosamine and chondroitin for one to two months experience a reduction in joint discomfort similar to that achieved though NSAIDS, without the side effects.*
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a naturally occurring, organic, sulfur-containing compound. MSM appears to assist healthy biochemical communication between cells that may assist joint flexibility and mobility. Because of this and MSM’s potential inflammation management properties, MSM is often used for combating the symptoms of joint stiffness, discomfort and lack of mobility. Studies have shown that sulfur levels in arthritic joints are lower than in healthy joints, and MSM may help by delivering needed sulfur nutrients to support joint health, flexibility, and mobility.*
Cissus quadrangularis is a unique blend of vitamins, minerals, and plant sterol compounds that can facilitate the building and strengthening of muscle and bone, support inflammation management to areas with discomfort, and assist in optimizing range of motion for healthy joints. Studies have shown that Cissus has the ability to support bone health as well as increase bone density and strength.*
Black cherry extract contains a number of beneficial compounds, including high levels of anthocyanin, which has been found to support joint flexibility and mobility. It is rich in antioxidants and catechins, chlorogenic acid, and flavonal glycoside, and has been used to support healthy uric acid levels typically associated with joint discomfort, as well as complete joint health. A study on obese rodents found that tart cherry consumption reduced several phenotypes of blood sugar balance concerns and supported healthy inflammation management. Black cherry extract also contains melatonin, which contributes to regular circadian rhythms and restful sleep.*
Turmeric (95% curcumin) is a root that in numerous studies seems to powerfully inhibit the enzymes that synthesize inflammatory compounds such as prostaglandins and leukotrienes. The high curcumin extraction in Core FLEX (95%) means the active ingredients, curcuminoids, can achieve their full potential. A laboratory study of the curcuminoids suggests they compare favorably to aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories in effectiveness, but without some negative side-effects on blood clotting (making it a preferable anti-arthritic therapy especially for anyone who may be prone to vascular thrombosis). One double-blind study on arthritis patients found that curcumin provided significant improvements for all the subjects.*
Boswellia (37.5% boswellic acids) is a tree resin extract that is a traditional part of Indian medicine. In modern clinical trials the active agency, boswellic acid, has been found to reduce joint pain and arthritis by inhibiting production of inflammatory leukotrienes. Treatment with boswellia appears to increase flexion of the joints, aid in lubricating and cushioning joint movements, and in one study facilitated increased walking distances in patients with arthritis of the knee. Additional studies found boswellia to be effective for alleviating colitis and asthma.*
Bromelain (2400GDU/g) is a collection of protein-digesting enzymes found in pineapple juice and in the stem of pineapple plants. It has been shown to have a myriad of health benefits including speed of recovery, antioxidant properties, and assisting cardiovascular and circulatory health. The mechanism of the anti-inflammatory activity is not very well understood, but like curcumin and boswellia it appears to support inflammatory marker balance. Numerous studies have shown bromelain’s ability to assist and speed recovery time following various health related procedures.*
Vitamin C is not only a powerful antioxidant, but also supports a healthy immune system, protects cells from oxidized particles and free radicals, and assists other physiological functions. A major study by the University of California at Berkeley found that supplementing with 500 milligrams of Vitamin C (the daily dose contained in Core FLEX) led to a 24% reduction in levels of C-reactive protein, a consistent marker of inflammation. In conjunction with the other ingredients, it is important component of strong joints and overall health.*
Vitamin D3 is an essential hormone precursor that plays a vital role in many metabolic functions, including bone health, blood glucose balance, immune and cardiovascular health, muscle protein synthesis, and weight management. Although some foods contain Vitamin D3, the human body generates most of its Vitamin D3 needs from the skin through regular exposure to sunlight. Severe Vitamin D3 deficiency is a significant and widespread problem, especially in North America. Vitamin D3 may be the most important single supplement individuals can add to their daily diet to improve overall health; it’s well-known properties for strengthening bones and managing inflammation make it an especially valuable ingredient in Core FLEX.*
Piperine (95%), a black pepper extract, is included because it dramatically increases the bioavailability of curcuminoids (see above). Without piperine, the serum concentration and absorption rates of the active agents in curcumin would be significantly reduced. Piperine facilities the full effects of the curcumin.*