Joint Health Pack w/ Wobenzym N by Douglas Labs
Joint Health Pack Revised
Rehab Support Formula™: Rehab Support Formula™ contains not only the base formula of Douglas Laboratories’ Ultra-Specific Nutrition 2000 Series™ that offers intensive support for the healthy functioning of the body in general, but also a blend of herbs and additional nutrients specifically formulated to expedite the healing process that follows injury to tissue structure and function. Rehab Support Formula™ provides a broad spectrum of synergistic proteolytic (proteinspecific) enzymes: bromelain, trypsin and chymotrypsin. Proteolytic enzymes, also called proteases, are continuously active in reshaping the tissues throughout the body. Trypsin and chymotrypsin also participate in the normal wound healing process. In addition to proteolytic enzymes, Rehab Support Formula™ provides several nutritional cofactors that have important biochemical roles in normal wound healing. Vitamin C and bioflavonoids have functions in the formation and maintenance of healthy connective tissue. Zinc is important for normal immune function. Manganese as well as hydroxyapatite, mucopolysaccharides, and chondroitin sulfate are involved in bone and cartilage repair. Bromelain, a protease from the pineapple plant, reduces the production of prostaglandins by modulating the arachidonate cascade which may help to lessen the discomfort associated with injuries. Similar action is provided by chamomile and capsicum. Resvera-Gold®: Resvera-Gold® combines several ingredients to support joint and connective tissue health, including resveratrol (a non-alcoholic polyphenolic constituent of red wine), curcumin (antioxidant compounds found in turmeric), quercetin, green tea and boswellia. Recent studies have demonstrated that resveratrol may help modify the body’s normal responses in human and animal cells by way of inhibition of the cyclooxygenase and lipoxygenase pathways. Studies have shown that curcumin, a naturally occurring biologically active group of compounds from Curcuma longa (Turmeric), can function as efficient antioxidants in the body. Bioflavonoids such as quercetin can assist in keeping joints and collagen in a healthy condition. Green tea (Camellia sinensis) has been used for many centuries as a popular beverage worldwide. The polyphenols contained in tea, often referred to as catechins, appear to provide the primary health promoting benefits associated with green tea. One such catechin, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), has many antioxidant properties, in addition to supporting joint and connective tissue health. Preparations of the Boswellia plant have been used in traditional Indian medicine for joint health for hundreds of years. It is derived from the gum resin of the Indian frankincense plant. Research shows that it appears to inhibit the lipoxygenase pathway, thus making it valuable tool in joint health.