Monday, 11 February 2013
Agel FLX - Products, Nutritional Supplements, Diet Products
Agel FLX Nutritional Supplements
Healthy joints can help you maintain an active lifestyle. Joint pain from exercise and the normal activities of an active life can be a big annoyance, which is why maintaining healthy joints is so essential.
Four supplements for healthy joints.
There are four supplements touted for their healthful effects on joints: Chondroitin Sulfate is a part of a large protein molecule that gives cartilage elasticity. Glucosamine is an amino sugar that is believed to assist in cartilage formation and repair and in the lubrication of the joints. Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a biologically available form of sulphur shown to be effective at supporting joint health. And Celadrin? is a proprietary combination of cetylated fatty acids that has been shown to promote joint health and reduce minor or temporary pain due to the normal activities of an active life.
There are many pills that contain one or even two of these supplements. But FLX contains all four. All natural for an active lifestyle. All four of these ingredients are derived from natural sources, which means that the most effective help for healthy joints might be found right in nature and, more conveniently, in easy-to-swallow, easy-to-carry gel packs. In other words, it's a simple way to keep your joints healthy for an active lifestyle.
Chondroitin is extracted from shark or bovine cartilage. It is one of the major building blocks used in the formation and repair of the cartilage matrix. Cartilage is the tough, flexible connective tissue that serves as the cushion for the joints and is also found in other parts of the body such as the tip of the nose and outer ears. One of chondroitin’s primary functions as one of the key components in the cartilage matrix is to attract water to the other larger macromolecules within the matrix, thus keeping it soft and flexible. As such, it helps provide the cushion necessary to prevent bone-to-bone contact, especially in the weight bearing joints such as the knees and hips. In addition, the body uses chondroitin to prevent certain enzymes from breaking down the existing cartilage, thus providing a protective effect. The optimum daily dose is 1200 mg (contained in Agel FLX).
Glucosamine is produced from crab, lobster and shrimp shells. It is classified as an amino sugar. Unlike other forms of sugar found in the body, this form is incorporated into the structure of body tissues, rather than being used for energy. In fact, the body uses glucosamine to build your fingernails and toenails, tendons, skin, eyes, bones, ligaments and even your heart valves. But, in particular, it is found in high concentrations in your joint tissues and more specifically the cartilage matrix. Glucosamine is one of the components used in the production of Chondroitin, and in fact, it stimulates the body to produce more of this important building block for joint cartilage. As we age, our bodies decrease the natural production of Glucosamine therefore supplementation of this important joint structural component is important. The optimal daily dose is 1500 mg (contained in Agel FLX). In multiple clinical trials, Glucosamine and Chondroitin have been found to work synergistically to help reduce joint degeneration and may in fact help to stimulate the regeneration of damaged cartilage.
MSM (MethylSulfonylMethane) is a naturally occurring organic sulfur compound found in many plant and animal tissues. Sulfur is an essential component of healthy hair, skin, nails, tendons, and joints. It has also been found to help detoxify the body on a cellular level, in addition to relieving pain and inflammation. MSM provides the essential sulfur that is necessary to build strong collagen and therefore strong and healthy cartilage by strengthening the sulfur bonds between the collagen strands. Although MSM is found in many of the foods that we eat, processing and cooking easily destroy it. As a result, MSM is probably not present in significant quantities in the majority of foods that we eat. Most people would probably benefit from supplementation of this crucial element for optimal health.
Celadrin is a patented blend of cetylated fatty acids (CFA’s) that have been stabilized through a proprietary process of esterifying oils. This blend has been formulated to optimize the natural ability of CFA’s to alleviate pain and reduce inflammation in human tissues. In addition, the CFA’s in Celadrin have the effect of increased joint lubrication. The prime role of Celadrin appears to be its ability to enhance cell membrane health and integrity. As a result it halts the production of inflammatory compounds known as prostaglandins. It also reduces the production of the negative immune factors like IL-6 that also play a central role in inflammation. The body is made up of an enormous number of cells separated into various types and functions. The cell membrane is the organized structure that separates and protects components in the cell from neighboring cells and the outside world. Some of the major components of the cell membrane are structural lipids, which regulate nutrients and other compounds across the cell membrane. This regulation is very critical to the adequate function and health of the individual cell.
Celadrin enhances the cell membrane and its integrity for efficient functionality. The result is a more efficient, fluid, permeable and a youthful cell membrane. Loss of cell membrane integrity from internal and external stressors begins a number of rapid ageing processes – including uncontrolled or imbalanced inflammation. Inflammation can occur with age, dietary conditions, free radicals, stress or other insults which stimulate or stiffen cell membranes.
This could lead to one or more forms of joint inflammation. Celadrin not only halts the cascade of inflammation but rapidly begins restoring flexibility and eliminating pain. Celadrin accomplishes these features by enhancing the lipid structure of the cell membrane and converting it to a super membrane enabling the cells to rapidly repair and regenerate. This unique enhancement of the cell membrane leads to the multitude of restorative, healing attributes of Celadrin - including arthritis and inflammatory conditions. In simple terms, Celadrin improves the lubrication of joints and prevents the manufacture of compounds that produce pain and inflammation.
What can FLX do for you?
Here are just a few of the many potential benefits:
May be beneficial in the maintenance of healthy joints
Helps maintain normal joint mobility and maximum flexibilityHelps with temporary or minor joint pain associated with normal activities