Glucosamine is a natural sugar produced by the body and found in certain foods. It plays an important role in the production, maintenance, and repair of cartilage. Glucosamine stimulates the production of glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans, two essential building blocks of cartilage.
Chondroitin is also an important element in the creation of cartilage. Chondroitin Sulfate attracts fluids which assists you in three ways.
- It draws nutrients into your cartilage.
- It increases the flow of fluid into the cartilage to add resiliency.
- It blocks enzymes that destroy cartilage.
Vitamin A, C, & E are included in approximately fifteen organic substances that are essential in small quantities for life and health. They also act as antioxidants since they block or inhibit destructive reactions.
Manganese (Ascorbate) assists in the processing of glucosamine. It's used in energy production and is required for normal bone growth. Ascorbate is also used in the formulation of cartilage and synovial (lubricating) fluid for the joints.
Omega-3 & Omega-6 (healthy fatty acids) act as anti-inflammatory agents. Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA, DHA, and ALA) are found in fish oil such as salmon, mackerel, herring, tuna, halibut, anchovies, rainbow trout, and are also found in soybean oil, flaxseed oil, and walnut oil. Omega-6 fatty acids (eg., lineolic acid) come from various common vegetable oils. The body converts lineolic acid into GLA which can help reduce joint inflammation.
Boswellin: acts as an anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic agent. Boswellic acids improve the blood supply to the joints and help maintain the integrity of the blood vessels.
Bromelain cleans away "debris" in the joints and restores proper fluid balance. In addition, it helps to inhibit inflammatory compounds which reduce pain and swelling.
Yucca has a long history in easing joint stiffness by blocking compounds that prevent the normal formulation of cartilage. It also acts to purify the blood and is beneficial in inflammatory disorders.
The ingredients in Synflex® Liquid Glucosamine are all natural, gluten free, and contain no fillers like other glucosamine products on the market.
Synflex® 1500 also contains White Willow Bark.
White Willow Bark: White Willow bark contains an ingredient called salicin. When introduced into your body it becomes salicylic acid. In an arthritis product, it assists in reducing inflammation. As well, it helps reduce prostaglandins which cause pain and inflammation.