Glucosamine is found in many in the body's tendons, ligaments, cartilage, collagen and more. Glucosamine supports the health of tissues that make up many of the body's organs. It is a very popular ingredient in topical products and oral nutritional supplements.
Boswellia or Indian Frankincense is an ayurvedic herb that is used traditionally to support the treatment of arthritis, ulcerative colitis, sores, and asthma. The major components are boswellic acid and alpha-boswellic acid. Animal studies show that boswellic acid is a potent 5-lipoxygenase inhibitor that has anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic effects. It is a very popular ingredient in high end topical products and oral nutritional supplements.
MSM is a natural sulfur-containing compound that is produced in the human body. MSM occurs naturally in our diet, but modern food processing destroys most of it. MSM provides a very important source of sulfur that plants, animals and humans need for many processes.
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and choleretic action. The anti-inflammatory action is believed to be due to leukotriene inhibition. Its curcuminoids (curcumin) and volatile oil are both partly responsible for the anti-inflammatory activity. Curcuminoids induce glutathione S-transferase and are potent inhibitors of cytochrome P450. Turmeric acts as a free radical scavenger and antioxidant, inhibiting lipid peroxidation and oxidative DNA damage.
Vitamin E is a natural anti-oxidant that the body uses to neutralize free radicals. It insures stability and integrity of cellular tissues and membranes throughout the body by preventing free radical change.
ILEX is extracted from a holly shrub grown in South America and has been used by the Paraguay Indians to enhance the effects of their medicines for centuries.