- Assists in the growth, repair, and maintenance of cartilage*
- Helps improve joint stiffness and pain*
- Maintains healthy connective tissue*
- Cushions and lubricates joints and muscles*
- Assists with improving joint flexibility*
- May help decrease joint swelling and inflammation*
- 20 servings per container
When you push yourself to the limits every workout, your joints sometimes pay the price. Without a doubt, they can handle high workloads and while being sore in tolerable, chronic joint pain can add up fast and lead to bigger problems. This pain can eventually become intolerable and force you to take time off from your exercise program; making your hard earned gains slip away. This is why VitaCore created Joint Core™…a comprehensive, fully transparent formula designed to help protect joints from the stress of training and everyday life. Packed with efficaciously dosed ingredients critical to maintaining joint health and mobility, you will not find a more complete preventative joint health product on the market than Joint Core™.
- 1500mg Glucosamine Sulfate – A natural component in the growth, repair, and maintenance of cartilage. It may also assist with the slowing down of joint damage.
- 1200mg Chondroitin Sulfate – Promotes water retention within the joint structure, and increases joint flexibility and resistance to compression forces.
- 125mg Bromelain – Studies have shown that bromelain may decrease swelling and inflammation in soft tissue and joint disorders.
- 35mg Hyaluronic Acid – Plays a key role in cushioning and lubricating areas such as tendons, joints, and muscles.
Glucosamine Sulfate is an amino sugar and a precursor in the biochemical synthesis of glycosylated proteins and lipids found in the body.
• Glycosaminoglycans are highly polar, and attract water which in turn is useful for the body to use as a lubricant component of cellular fluidity and joint mobility.
• Glucosamine produced in the body is a natural component in the growth, repair, and maintenance of cartilage. It may also assist with the slowing down of joint damage.
• Glucosamine with the combination of chondroitin has shown to assist with pain relief in association with arthritis.
• A recent study from the American Journal of Epidemiology suggest that glucosamine and chondroitin supplements are associated with reduced inflammation.
Chondroitin Sulfate is a sulfated glycosaminoglycan which is an important structural component of cartilage.
• Chondroitin provides the building blocks for the synthesis of proteoglycans including sulfate incorporation and assists with resistance to compression alongside cartilage.
• Chondroitin may help joint pain, improve joint stiffness, and decrease the symptoms of osteoarthritis.
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a major sulfur-containing compound commonly found in the diet and assists with the formation of antioxidants.
• It is a clear sulfur donator to antioxidants like glutathione.
• Alongside being a sulfur donator to antioxidants, MSM assists in the breakdown of unhealthy calcium deposits for which some of these deposits can be a cause of joint issues.
• MSM can assist with improving joint flexibility, reduce joint stiffness and swelling, and assist in the formation of collagen.
• A recent study in Japan on rats showed in an accepted human osteoarthritis model showed decreased degeneration of cartilage at the joint surface in the knee joints
Hyaluronic Acid also known as hyaluronan or hyaluronate is a mucopolysaccharide occurring naturally throughout the body.
• This incredibly versatile molecule binds to water giving it an almost “jello” like viscosity.
• It plays a key role in cushioning and lubricating areas such as joints, eyes, and muscles.
• A common forgotten aspect of Hyaluronic acid is its powerful antioxidant properties and its ability to protect against free-radical damage to cells.
• It may also help decrease symptoms of osteoarthritis.
Orthosilicic Acid (OSA) is a type of silicic acid that naturally occurs in water, seawater, and certain beverages (like beer).
• It is often referred to as “soluble silica” because Orthosilicic Acid is a dietary form of silicon (a mineral that is involved in the creation of collagen and bones).
• Research on OSA has shown it may improve bone and joint health.
• In a 2008 study, 136 women with osteopenia took OSA along with calcium and vitamin D, or a simple placebo every day for a year. After the full year was completed, participants given OSA had shown greater improvements in bone formation.
• Scientists attributed this to OSA’s ability to stimulate the production of collagen (a protein that is found in connective tissue) and in promoting the development of “bone-forming cells.”
Quercetin is a type of plant-based chemical, or phytochemical, known as a flavonoid. It possesses anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
• Quercetin is also neuroactive, with some of the same abilities as caffeine but less potent.
• Quercetin acts as an estrogen modulator, having the ability to regulate estrogen and androgen levels.
• Quercetin is also able to prevent testicular damage from Dioxins and thus prevent a decline in testosterone levels.
Bromelain is a collection of proteolytic enzymes extracted from the pineapple stems and leaves.
• The combination of bromelain and glucosamine provides relief from joint stiffness.
• Studies have shown that bromelain may decrease swelling and inflammation in soft tissue and joint disorders.
• It has been used as an alternative treatment to NSAIDs for osteoarthritis.
• A study done in 2002, showed that subjective symptom assessment in terms of stiffness, physical function, and psychological well-being were improved on bromelain.
Q: What is the best way to take Joint Core?
A: As a dietary supplement take 4 capsules per day with meals. May be taken all at once or in 2 divided doses with morning and evening meals.
Q: What are joints and what do they do?
A: Joints connect bones within your body, bear weight and enable you to move. They are made up of bone, muscles, synovial fluid, cartilage and ligaments.
Q: What is cartilage and what does it do?
A: Cartilage is a smooth, rubbery connective tissue on the end of bones that cushions joints and helps them move smoothly and easily. The degeneration of cartilage (sometimes due to exercise) can cause chronic inflammation in the joint. This inflammation can further break down the cartilage over time. The cartilage may wear away completely if it is left untreated.
Q: Does exercise cause excessive wear and tear on joints and muscles?
A: In most cases it does not and actually improves joint and muscle health. However, joint misalignment, poor biomechanics, intense training, and weakened muscles can often cause inflammation and the “wear and tear” on muscles, joints, and cartilage.
Q: What makes Joint Core better than other joint supplements?
A: A lot of other joint supplements use ingredients that are ineffective or not properly dosed. All the ingredient in Extreme Joint Care are research backed and dosed efficaciously based on the current scientific literature.
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