Autoimmune conditions can affect joint integrity directly. Two well-known autoimmune diseases of the joints are Rheumatoid arthritis and Psoriasis. In both conditions the body attacks and breaks down its own joint tissues. That attack process is inflammatory in nature and can be significantly slowed down with :
Anti-inflammatory body environment
The availability of high-quality joint building blocks
The elimination of immune-stimulating factors
Glucosamine is a well-known building block that is demonstrated to positively impact joint degeneration and lower inflammation. It acts as a component of the cartilage matrix in joint tissues, yet has benefits that extend beyond building and repair.
Backed up by hundreds of studies, glucosamine is a repair agent that slows down the loss of cartilage, lowers pain and improves joint function.
It acts as an agent that affects the root cause of the pain, not only as an analgesic. Additionally, it is shown to stimulate the production of synovial fluid. Synovial fluid is the lubricating agent of the joints. As a lubricant, it improves the range of motion of the joints and reduces inflammation.
Due to its chemical structure, glucosamine helps moisturize the skin and other body structures from the inside as it increases the production of hyaluronic acid.
When it comes to autoimmune diseases, keeping up with the body as it produces massive amounts of inflammatory metabolites is very hard. Thus adding components that maintain an anti-inflammatory environment should follow a multi-dimensional approach. Such an approach should include ingredients that impact the production of inflammatory metabolites, as well as others that impact the breakdown of already-made inflammatory metabolites.
Perluxan- Patented hops- COX2 inhibitor and pain-reducing agent that also targets Prostaglandin E
Serrapeptase- breaks down accumulated inflammatory metabolites resulting in a decrease in pain, swelling and improvement in circulation
Turmeric- directly inhibits the synthesis of inflammatory metabolites by affecting the COX-2, 5-LOX pathway
Boswellia- strong inhibitor of inflammatory pathways that functions on unique leukotriene pathways
Devils' Claw- Reducer of overall inflammation and swelling
Additionally, due to the impact of the high inflammatory load and the deep attack on tissues, it is important to always include high-quality anti-oxidants that are anti-inflammatory in nature. Such ingredients would maintain the health of tissues that are exposed to the damaging inflammatory environment.
Enzogenol - pine bark extract that is high in antioxidants and flavonoids. Acts a blood flow enhancing agent that is anti-inflammatory in nature.