Food-Derived And Safe – Not A Drug
Curcuminoids give natural non-drug pain relief (Cox-2 inhibitors)
Press reports in the 1990s and 2000s highlighted the concerns over drug-based Cox-2 inhibitors – such as Vioxx. And there is great worry today over the number of people becoming addicted to opioid medications they started for pain relief.
Uni-Vite JointShield contains curcuminoids which are natural food-derived Cox-2 inhibitors, helping relieve pain. The addition of lecithin and piperine (black pepper extract) improves the bioavailability of curcumin.
Boswellia is an additional natural anti-inflammatory
JointShield also contains a standardised extract of Boswellia serrata, containing 20% AKBA. A randomised double-blind placebo-controlled study (the “gold standard” in health research) found that people suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee reported decreased pain, reduced swelling, improvements in flexibility and increased walking distance.
[See report: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12622457]
Of the four types of boswellic acid, Acetyl-11-Keto-beta Boswellic Acid (AKBA) is considered the most effective for joint relief. Indeed, many researchers consider it comparable in effect to NSAID pain relievers (the main chemical medications).
Glucosamine – the vital component of cartilage
Glucosamine, as long as it is combined with vitamins D and K, provides the nutrients and basic raw material ‘building blocks’ necessary for the body’s joint tissues to renew themselves.