Although glucosamine is a natural chemical compound that is found in the body, it decreases with age. This can lead to degeneration of a joint. Glucosamine can support the structure and function of joints.
Like glucosamine, chondroitin can be found in the body as well, specifically in the connective tissue. Chondroitin does occur naturally in animal tissue. The most commonly consumed natural sources of chondroitin are shark and beef cartilage. Chondroitin can support the structure and function of joints.
Hyaluronic Acid is a chemical compound that is found in the connective tissue of the body and in the synovial fluid which is the lubricant of the joints. It has been used to aide in the lubrication of joints and to stimulate the wound healing process.
Methylsufonylmethane has been used to aide in mucous membrane inflammation, gastrointestinal conditions and allergies. In conjunction with glucosamine and chondroitin, it has been used for osteoarthritic conditions.
Cissus Quadrangularis is a medicinal plant that has been used to aide in the healing of damaged soft tissue and as an analgesic. It also contains a variety of antioxidants which can help the body fight damage from free radicals, also known as oxidation. This helps to create an environment with decreased inflammation.
Bromelain is a protein derived from pineapple. Bromelain in the enzyme form has been used for as an anti-inflammatory agent
Black pepper has been used for upset stomach, bronchitis, and some forms of cancer. It has been suggested that it can help fight microbes and activation of digestive juices. It has also been used topically for nerve pain.