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Arthritis is inflammation the structural system of the body. Causes can be the presence of toxins, autoimmune reaction, invasive organisms, or wear and tear.

Osteoarthritis is deterioration of a joint from damage or possibly due to infection.

Rheumatoid arthritis is more likely from irritation of the joint tissues from toxins. These may be byproducts of certain foods in the diet that may have allergic qualities and/or which have been overly consumed, or they may be from environmental contaminants.

People allergic to nightshades (tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant and tobacco) often experience arthritic inflammation from the compounds in these. Substances in other foods may be causes as well, including wheat, corn, dairy products, citrus, coffee, soda pop and more.

Arthritic inflammation can be an accompanying condition with other ailments, especially autoimmune disorders like lupus and fibromyalgia.

Candida yeast overgrowth, fed by sugars, can release an excess of inflammatory toxins. Various bacteria or viruses could also contribute to the toxic load.

A body that is too acidic, too low in the pH of internal fluids, is more susceptible to arthritic problems. The uric acid wastes of meat and dairy consumption are common factors. Most grains and beans contain an excess of phytic acid that can also contribute to this state.

Additional sources of tissue inflammation may include public poisons in water, food or air from industrial, agricultural or weather manipulation practices.

Those with arthritic pain, osteoarthritis, other forms of arthritis, gout, joint pain, or anyone looking for relief and/or improved joint health, might enjoy one or more products we have available.

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Joint Health

Improved Mobility


Are you one of the 38 million American adults that suffer from some form of joint discomfort? Has your joint mobility declined due to an overly active lifestyle, exercise, or normal aging?


The US Center for Disease Control predicts that the number of adults suffering from joint discomforts will increase to one in five by the year 2020.


Many people experience occasional stiffness or cracking of the joints. But prolonged discomfort can occur when cartilage in the joints begins to deteriorate. This can be caused by recurring joint stress, physical injuries or irritating toxins, with more or less potential due to heredity. Joint inflammation is usually accompanied by agonizing pain and limited mobility.


The current methods for treating joint discomfort are operations, such as knee or hip replacements, aspirin/ibuprofen, prescription drugs, and nutritional supplements. Three supplemental compounds that seem to provide effective joint pain relief are Chondroitin Sulfate, Glucosamine Sulfate, and Creatine Monohydrate.





Chondroitin is a complex carbohydrate found in the connective tissue of all mammals. In the cartilage that cushions the joints, chondroitin will draw fluid into the tissues, an important property, as there is no blood supplied to cartilage. This fluid draws important nutrients to the area, making the cartilage spongier and more capable of absorbing shocks.


Chondroitin also shields healthy cartilage from early deterioration by preventing the production of certain enzymes that weaken connective tissue and overpowering other enzymes that stop nutrients from reaching the cartilage.


Many researchers are convinced that chondroitin can strengthen the protein strands that make up connective tissue. Some evidence has shown that, because it contains complex sugar molecules called glycosaminoglycans, it can reduce inflammation and repair cartilage, especially if the tissue has not been totally damaged.


Chondroitin seems to play an active role in reducing the pain that often accompanies joint problems. Chondroitin has also been used to treat torn ligaments and tendons because of its positive effect on connective tissues.





Glucosamine is a natural substance created by the body and found in certain foods. It plays an important role in the production and health of cartilage, the soft rubber-like padding that cushions the ends of bones and prevents them from grinding painfully against each other as the joint moves. It also helps develop ligaments, tendons, and nails.


Glucosamine stimulates the creation of glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans, two vital building blocks of cartilage. Usually the joints make sufficient glucosamine to keep the cartilage in good shape, but as we age, we lose some of the glucosamine and other substances.


The cartilage can dry out, deteriorate, crack, or become thin from wear. Left exposed, the joints may become inflamed, stiff, swollen, tender and painful - a condition known as osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease. (This condition is caused by the breakdown of cartilage. It is characterized by pain, joint damage, and limited motion.)




Creatine Monohydrate


Creatine Monohydrate is an amino acid compound that is stored in muscle tissue where it is used to create the energy required by muscles. It is essential to muscle contraction and helps in the muscle-building process.



Health Benefits


Chondroitin Sulfate is a powerful anti-inflammatory that seems to promote flexibility in tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. Glucosamine Sulfate appears to support the regeneration of cartilage and helps lubricate joint surfaces for easier movement and comfort. Creatine Monohydrate appears helpful for improving muscle strength and boosting energy.


Scientific Studies:

An article in a 2003 issue of Drugs and Aging documents the results of seven studies designed to evaluate the efficacy of using glucosamine in osteoarthritis cases. In two such placebo-controlled studies, 414 patients with osteoarthritis were monitored during a three-year period.

The patients taking glucosamine in this long-term study experienced greater improvements in joint structure changes and a decrease in symptom severity compared to the placebo group. In other double-blind studies where glucosamine was evaluated against ibuprofen and/or an arthritis drug (piroxicam), patients taking glucosamine experienced relief of symptoms that were equal to or better than the patients in the non-glucosamine group.

Further, patients in the glucosamine group had much lower incidents of gastrointestinal disturbances, fatigue, and skin problems than those taking ibuprofen or arthritis drugs. The overall conclusion of the authors of the article was that in the short-term clinical studies they reviewed that glucosamine provided effective relief of symptoms associated with osteoarthritis of the knee. And, that glucosamine showed potential for modifying the progression of joint-related conditions.


In a study involving 1258 patients with knee joint conditions conducted by the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, researchers evaluated the results of five different treatments - glucosamine, chondroitin, a mixture of glucosamine and chondroitin, an arthritis drug (Celebrex), and a placebo. At the end of six months, researchers noted that patients taking the mixture of glucosamine and chondroitin saw the most improvement. Further, 79.2% of the patients with severe pain experienced a minimum 20% reduction in pain by taking the combination. In contrast, only 54.3% of the patients in the placebo group experienced any improvement in their pain.


In a double blind, four-week study conducted in China, 178 Chinese patients with knee osteoarthritis were divided into two groups. One group took a daily dose of 1500 mg of Glucosamine Sulfate and the other took 1200 mg of ibuprofen daily. The researchers monitored the level of pain for knees when they were at rest, during movement, and under pressure. The amount of swelling and mobility were also measured. Both groups experienced a significant reduction in pain symptoms. Researchers observed from the results that the glucosamine group tended to: 1) have greater symptom reduction, 2) experienced the positive benefits of the treatment for a longer period after it was stopped, and 3) have significantly less adverse side effects during treatment.




Matheson Anna J., Perry Carolina M. "Glucosamine: A Review of it Use in the Management of Osteoarthritis." Drugs and Aging (20:14 pages 1041-1060). Adis International: Pennsylvania; 2003.


Retzlaff Kimerly J. "Glucosamine: Arthritis pain's natural foe just got more street credibility at the American College of Rheumatology's annual scientific meeting." Better Nutrition. Primedia Intertec: Illinois; 2006.


Qiu G.X., Gao S.N., Giacovelli G., Rovati L., Setnikar I. "Efficacy and Safety of Glucosamine Sulfate versus Ibuprofen in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis." Arzneimittelforschung (48:5 pages 469-474); 1998.



Clouatre Dallas, "Glucosamine Sulfate and Chondroitin Sulfate." Keats: Illinois; 1999.

Health Canada Monograph - Glucosamine.

Health Canada Monograph - Chondroitin Sulfate.

Health Canada Monograph - Calcium.

Sahelian MD Ray, Tuttle Dave, "All About Creatine." AveryPublishing Group: New York; 1998.

Toews Victoria Dolby, "User’s Guide to Glucosamine and Chondroitin." Basic Health Publications: California; 2002.





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Everflex with Hyaluronic Acid


Joint Support


Joint Health, Ayurvedic


Advanced Joint Formula


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Everflex with Hyaluronic Acid


•Promotes joint health and structural system function

•Helps lubricate joints

•May increase shock absorption in the joints

•Enhances flexibility

•May contribute to healthy cartilage

How It Works:

Studies suggest that glucosamine protects connective tissues and helps maintain the integrity and mobility of joints. Glucosamine also helps lubricate joints by replenishing synovial fluid, which promotes a joint’s shock-absorbing abilities.

Chondroitin sulfate attracts fluid and draws nutrients into the cartilage, making the cartilage more shock absorbent. It also promotes growth and normal tissue generation and keeps enzymes in balance.

Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a significant component of the body’s proteins, hormones, enzymes and tissues. It is present in many fresh foods, but it is destroyed through cooking, processing and storage. Supplementing with this nutrient ensures an adequate supply of sulfur.

Sulfur is an important structural component of the connective tissue that joins muscle to bone.

Hyaluronic acid (or HA) is an important component of cartilage and synovial fluid; it occurs naturally throughout the body. This molecule plays a crucial role in joint motion, the maintenance of joint homeostasis and skin support. HA promotes the viscosity and elasticity of the fluid surrounding the joints.

EverFlex also contains devil’s claw, an herb long used to support joint health and to maintain comfort.

Everflex Ingredients:

Glucosamine hydrochloride


Devil’s claw root

Chondroitin sulfate

Hyaluronic acid


Recommended Use:

Adults: Take 2 tablets twice daily with a meal.

Everflex with Hyaluronic Acid

60 tablets


Everflex Pain Cream, 2 oz.


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Joint Support


•Supports Joint Health
•Feeds the Structural System
•Guaranteed Pure

How It Works:

Joint Support is an herbal formula providing a host of nutrients beneficial to the structural system. Individual ingredients in this formula are traditionally used for the following:

maintaining joint tissues, supporting the body during physical stress to joints, helping the body clear uric acid, promoting normal muscle health, supporting a balanced nervous system, promoting protein digestion, nourishing the nervous system and more.

Joint Support Ingredients:

Proprietary blend 800 mg*
Alfalfa Aerial Parts (Medicago sativa)
Horsetail Stems & Strobilus (Equisetum arvense)
Bromelain Fruit (Ananas comosus)
Catnip Leaves (Nepeta cataria)
Celery Seed (Apium graveolens)
Black Cohosh Root (Cimicifuga racemosa)
Yarrow Aerial Parts (Achillea millefolium)
Capsicum Fruit (Capsicum annuum)
Slippery Elm Bark (Ulmus rubra)
Valerian Root (Valeriana officinalis)
Hydrangea Root Extract (Hydrangea arborescens)
Yucca Root Extract (Yucca schidigera)
White Willow Bark (Salix alba)
Burdock Root (Arctium lappa)
Sarsaparilla Root (Smilax officinalis)

*Daily Value not established

NOTE: Pregnant or lactating women should consult their health care provider prior to taking this supplement.

Recommended Use:

Adults: Take 2 capsules with a meal three times daily.


Joint Support

100 capsules

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Joint Health



•Joint support


•Nutritional support for the structural system

•Guaranteed Pure

How It Works:

Joint Health is an Ayurvedic formula that supports the joints and other connective tissues and may provide improved flexibility.

Ayurveda, Sanskrit for “The Science of Life,” is one of the world’s oldest recorded systems of natural health. Nature’s Sunshine’s authentic Ayurvedic formulas were developed in concert with Indian Ayurvedic masters and are composed of herbs direct from India. This formula contains Ayurvedic herbs for joint and structural system support.


Joint Health, Ayurvedic Ingredients:

Withania somnifera root

Commiphora mukul gum extract

Smilax china root

Boswellia serrata gum

Holarrhena antidysenterica bark

Paederia foetida leaf extract

Vitex negundo leaf extract

Tinospora cordifolia stem

Cyperus rotundus tuber

Apium graveolens seed

Boerhaavia diffusa root

Trachyspermum ammi fruit

Tribulus terrestris fruit

Trigonella foenum-graecum seed


Recommended Use:

Adults: Take 2 capsules with a meal three times daily.


Joint Health (Ayurvedic)

100 capsules

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•temporary relief of minor aches and pains following exercise

•well tolerated and absorbed by the body

•natural relief

How It Works:

This product is designed for relief of minor aches and pains associated with physical activities and exercise. It contains a proprietary blend of herbal extracts, including a protease enzyme blend and a special hops extract.

The protease blend provides excellent support for soft-tissue soreness. Proteases support a healthy inflammation response, which may promote the recovery process.

The hops extract used in Relief Formula contains a high concentration of alpha acids, isolated and enriched by state-of-the-art supercritical carbon dioxide extraction technology. Alpha acids are strong antioxidants, recently linked to support the body’s natural response to inflammation and pain.


Relief Ingredients:

Hops cone extract

Turmeric root extract

Willow bark extract

Protease enzyme blend

Boswellia gum extract


Phellodendron bark extract


Mangosteen pericarp extract

Andrographis whole plant extract


Recommended Use:

Maintenance Dose: Take 2 capsules twice daily prior to meals.

Best if taken on an empty stomach. Under times of body system stress, take 2–5 capsules.

Relief Formula

60 capsules

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