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DR. WHITAKER Joint Essentials Plus

NPN 80026312

About 50 million North Americans have some form of arthritis.  In another 20 years, as baby boomers grow older and people live longer, close to 70 million people in Canada and the United States will have arthritis.

The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease.  Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones in your joint deteriorates over time.  This results in irritation in the joints and eventually if the cartilage wears down completely, you may be left with bone rubbing on bone thus increasing inflammation and pain.

Glucosamine is a major building block of the proteins that help form your joint-supporting cartilage and joint-cushioning synovial fluid.  Glucosamine production, and the joint protection it offers, slows down with age.  By supplementing with glucosamine and other essential nutrients, you can actually build new cartilage and strong, healthy joints.

Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM®) is clinically proven to improve joint health and flexibility.  Composed of naturally occurring glycosaminoglycans including chondroitin and hyaluronic acid, NEM also contains collagen and other beneficial proteins.

Curcumin is the orange pigment in turmeric and is known to be a potent antioxidant that supports joint health, liver function and helps maintain the body's normal inflammatory response.

Medicinal Ingredients:

Glucosamine Sulfate (potassium chloride from shrimp/crab exoskeleton)...375mg
NEM® (Natural Eggshell Membrane) (Gallus gallus, egg shell)...125mg
Curcuminoids (Curcuma longa, ehizome)...95mg

Non-medicinal Ingredients:

Gelatin capsule (gelatin, purified), microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant)

Suggested Usage: 4 capsules daily or as directed by a health care practitioner.  Use for a minimum of 1  month to see beneficial effects.  Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 8 weeks.