Elavina Joint Aid. The New Standard in Joint Products.
A high specification encapsulated nutraceutical helping to maintain freedom of movement. GWF Elavina. They aid supple joints. Supports the natural anti-inflammatory actions of the human metabolism.
The term ‘Nutraceutical’ is a portmanteau of the words ‘nutrition’ and ‘pharmaceutical’. In addition to the basic nutritional values also found in the food itself. Derived from food sources that also provide extra health benefits .
Elavina Joint Aid. The New Standard in Joint Products
A very high specification encapsulated nutraceutical, Elavina. Designed to help maintain freedom of movement. Aid supple joints and also support the natural anti-inflammatory actions of the human metabolism.
The term ‘Nutraceutical’ is a portmanteau of the words ‘nutrition’ and ‘pharmaceutical’. They are products derived from food sources that provide extra health benefits in addition to the basic nutritional values found in the food itself.
Contains 15 Active Nutraceuticals
Each pack of Elavina contains 60 x 862mg capsules. They contain the following 15 active nutraceuticals.
Oat Oil, Oat Beta Glucans & Natural Vitamin E
Oat oil contains galactolipid emulsifiers. This create a very fine emulsion during digestion that also aids the passage of nutraceuticals across the gut-wall. This natural delivery system is also very important and is called passive transfer.
Oat Beta-Glucans have an EU approval for their role of reducing cholesterol levels. They also support the immune system and also healing processes.
Natural Vitamin E is very supportive in preventing tissue damage caused by free radicals. This helps to maintain all connective structures in the body.
Glucosamine gives cartilage its structure and shock absorbing qualities. It is an essential building block for the production of glycoaminolglycans that are also used to regenerate proteoglycans in cartilage. These proteoglycans absorb water within the cartilage and give it the vital cushioning, fluidity and spacing properties between the bones for healthy joints.
During stress associated with exercise, illness or trauma increases the demand for glutamine . It encourages protein synthesis. Helps with muscle growth and recuperation following workouts. Glutamine provides a fuel source for intestinal mucosal cells and necleotide production by lymphocytes cells in the immune system.
Chondroitin is a source of actual glycoaminoglycans essential for the resilience and natural regeneration of cartilage between the bones of the joints. It helps maintain normal enzymatic activity. Water holding capacity within the cartilage to provide resistance to compression and to prevent bone on bone contact.
Methyl Sulphonyl Methane (MSM)
MSM is a source of sulphur that supplies one of the most prominent and important compounds in the body. Sulphur helps to form cross links with other molecules. Maintain the strength and integrity of connective tissues. It is also essential for the manufacture of collagen. Which forms the framework and structure of all tendons, ligaments and cartilage.
Curcumin is the active ingredient of the spice, turmeric. It is a natural and powerful antioxidant. It also supports the normal anti-inflammatory action of the body.
Beta Glucans, from yeast cell walls. Special carbohydrates that also attach to surface receptor sites on human immune cells called macrophages. Research studies over 40 years have demonstrated that when these sugars are present at those receptor sites, macrophages become more active in proliferating and releasing an immune response to alien substances found in food and the environment.
Lycopene is a pigment that gives vegetables and fruit their red colour, e.g. tomatoes. It is also a very powerful natural antioxidant. Supports tissue cells resistance to damage caused by the production of free radicals created during the burning of oxygen for energy. The inclusion of lots of red fruit and vegetables in the diet has been associated with maintaining good health.
Glycine / Proline (Hydroxyproline)
Glycine / Proline and Hydroxyproline (derived from proline). The main amino acids that make up and stabilize the constitution of collagen. The other amino acid, hydroxylysine, is derived from lysine, which is supplied in large quantities in normal foodstuffs. The production of collagen in the body involves vitamin C, glycine, proline, hydroxyproline and lysine.
Collagen acts as the body’s glue (e.g. it sticks teeth to gums). Also forms the framework that allows tissues to grow and wounds to heal. Genetic defects in collagen manufactured in the body can cause problems, such as loose joints.
The natural healing process involves Vitamin C. The formation of collagen and its importantance to the immune system. Whenever tissue must grow, develop or repair itself after injury, collagen is needed to also hold everything together. It is also very important for regular intake of Vitamin C. The human body to store is very limited.
Trimethylglycine functions very closely with other vitamins. Amino acids and trace elements to form ‘methyl donors’ that donate methyl molecules to facilitate necessary chemical processes in the body. This is also very important for proper liver functioning, cellular replication and also detoxification reactions. The natural repair and also regeneration of tissues by the body involves cellular replication.
Rebuilding of cartilage, Manganese is also thought to be a crucial component. Manganese supports many enzyme controlled reactions. Hence plays an important role in the production of glycosaminoglycans from glucosamine building blocks.
Lactobacilli / Bifidobacterium
Normally found in the human alimentary canal probiotic cultures are strains of beneficial bacteria. This also helps maintain a healthy digestive system.