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Happy Joints

Happy Joints is a comprehensive supplement packed with MSM and bioavailable glucosamine HCL to support healthy muscle, joints and connective tissue and more!

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Happy Joints – Arthritis – Repetitive Strain – Inflammation

Happy Joints is a comprehensive joint and connective tissue formulation with bioavailable glucosamine HCL, MSM, sour cherry, rosehip, turmeric and other powerful active herbal ingredients. For happy and healthy joints!

Factors Affecting Bones and Joints

Our bones and joints are continually in use and can be placed under strain by any number of factors, including:

  1. Injury
  2. Inflammation(e.g. as a result of allergies and sensitivities of the immune system or infection)
  3. Diet (e.g. a diet high in acid-forming foods, such as dairy and animal protein)
  4. Repetitive strain
  5. Age
  6. Hormonal imbalance
  7. High homocysteine
  8. Sports
  9. And medical conditions, such as arthritis and osteoporosis.

In fact, by age 60, 9 in every 10 people have arthritis! Whatever the cause, once arthritis develops there is usually inflammation, causing pain, redness and swelling. Plus, the epidemic of osteoporosis (particularly prevalent during the menopause) has made many women think seriously about the health of their bones. It is the silent ‘thief’ that robs up to 25% of the skeleton by the time the sufferer reaches the age of 50. It also increases the risk of bone fractures, which occur in 1 in 3 women and 1 in 12 men by the age of 70.

Not many people think about nourishing their skeleton. There is often a belief that, once bones are formed, they are there for good (at least until they start to degenerate, as a result of arthritis or osteoporosis). However, our bones, just like every other part of our body are continually being rebuilt. They are structures of protein and collagen, which collect mainly calcium, plus phosphorus and magnesium.

Happy Joints is a powerful joint and flexibility support formula, which contains a special blend of food-based and herbal ingredients!

Benefits of Happy Joints

  1. Vitamin C is a co-factor for collagen synthesis.
  2. It contributes to normal collagen formation
  3. The normal function of blood vessels, bones, cartilage, gums, skin and teeth.
  4. It also contributes to maintaining the normal function of the immune system,
  5. Normal energy-yielding metabolism
  6. Normal functioning of the nervous system,
  7. Normal psychological function,
  8. Protection of cells from oxidative stress,
  9. The reduction of tiredness and fatigue,
  10. The regeneration of the reduced form of vitamin E
  11. And increases iron absorption.

Click here and here for EFSA scientific opinions.

A closer look at the ingredients used in Happy Joints

Glucosamine HCL

Glucosamine is an essential part of the building material for joints and the cellular ‘glue’ that holds the entire body together. Joint cartilage contains the highest concentration of glucosamine. Many researchers now feel that glucosamine hydrochloride may be the best form, because it has a slightly higher concentration in the molecule (83% versus 80% for glucosamine sulfate) and has better stability. The glucosamine HCL present in the Happy-Flex Combination joint support formula is also in bioavailable food form, for maximum absorption and utilisation by the body.

MSM

MSM stands for methyl sulfonyl methane, which is a source of the essential mineral sulphur. Sulphur is involved in a multitude of key functions in the body, including pain control, regulation of inflammation, detoxification and tissue building. In many cases, joint pain is due to pressure changes in cells, which in turn affects the nerves that sense pain. If cells inflate as a result of excess build-up of fluid or a drop in the pressure surrounding them, the nerves register pain. MSM may support cell-membrane fluidity.

Rosehip and Montmorency cherry

Montmorency cherries (also known as “sour cherries” or “tart cherries”), are considered to be asuperfruit because they are packed with nutrients, including potent antioxidants and flavonoids. They have been used as a herbal remedy for centuries. For instance, the cherry (either as bark, root or fruit) has been used by Native Americans as natural pain relievers. Similarly, rosehip is a fruit that is naturally high in the potent antioxidant, vitamin C.

Nettle leaf

Nettles are naturally high in chlorophyll (a powerful phyto-chemical), vitamin C (a potent antioxidant), serotonin, histamine, acetyl-choline and beneficial minerals including iron, calcium and silica.

Ginger and turmeric

The bright yellow pigment of the spice turmeric also contains the active compound curcumin, while ginger is rich in antioxidants.

Celery seed

Celery seed contains apiol and coumarins, as well as the minerals iron, phosphorus, potassium and sodium. As well as having an alkaline reaction on the blood, it supports healthy levels of uric acid in the body.

Panax ginseng

Panax ginseng is the botanical cousin of Siberian ginseng. It is a rich source of phyto-oestrogen and the biologically active ingredients are called eleutherosides, supporting the recuperative power of the body.

Apple cider vinegar

Experts suggest that joint pain and arthritis may be linked to toxins accumulating in the joints, since metabolic waste is often stored in connective tissues. At the same time, people with joint pain tend to avoid physical activity, which may result in an even higher toxic load. The pectin in apple cider vinegar may help to absorb toxins and move them out of the system, while the acids may support detoxification of the body.

Bromelain

Bromelain is an enzyme derived from pineapple juice. Use is growing in popularity among athletes who suffer frequent wear-and-tear injuries.

Horsetail

This common herb supports calcium absorption and utilisation and is rich in silica and mineral salts (including potassium, manganese, magnesium, sulphur and calcium) in support of bones and connective tissues. A deficiency in silica tends to precede the calcium loss that causes demineralisation of bones.

Kelp

Kelp may be useful where joint pain has resulted from toxin build-up in the body. It is a powerful detoxifier, infusing the body with alginates that bind with toxic chemicals and allow you to pass them safely through the digestive tract.

Papain

Papain is a non-animal enzyme derived from the papaya fruit, which assists in the process of digestion. Arthritis Today, the consumer health magazine published by the Arthritis Foundation, states that papain is beneficial to those who suffer from either inflammatory or non-inflammatory types of arthritis.

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Ingredients

60 Vegetarian Capsules

Per capsule:
Glucosamine HCL (from shellfish) – 300mg
MSM – 200mg
Turmeric (providing 50mg curcumin) – 52mg
Nettle leaf 4:1 extract (equivalent to 100mg powder) – 25mg
Montmorency cherry powder – 20mg
Panax ginseng 10:1 extract (equivalent to 100mg powder) – 10mg
Apple cider vinegar powder – 5mg
Bromelain (1,200 GDU/g) – 5mg
Horsetail 10:1 extract, 7% silica – 5mg
Kelp (Ascophyllum nodosum) powder – 5mg
Papain (2000u/mg) – 5mg
Ginger root 20:1 extract (equivalent to 40mg powder) – 2mg
Rosehip 20:1 extract (equivalent to 100mg powder) – 5mg

Directions

Take 1 or 2 capsules, 1 to 3 times per day, preferably with food.

Precautions

Contains no added: sugar, salt, wheat, dairy, preservatives, colours or flavours.

Allergy advice:
Contains shellfish.

NOT suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

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