Health Direct - BeActive - 60 Capsules
Health Direct BeActive is an all-natural marine based joint care and muscle relief anti-aging supplement. BeActive is a newly available, cutting-edge, anti-aging joint care, body relief and muscle recovery formula. BeActive provides continuous relief helping to preserve and restore youthful activity and mobility to everyday life.
- Flexibility & Mobility
- Comfort & Youthful Activity
- Muscle Recovery & Endurance
- Healthy Joints & Cartilage
- Healthy Connective Tissue
- Healthy Synovial Fluid
What Is BeActive?
In the early 1970's a group of American scientists were researching marine life for possible cancer treatments. Marine organisms from the pristine waters of New Zealand were included for their study. Unfortunately after thorough research, the researchers concluded their current subjects had no anti-cancer properties. However, they were fascinated with their accidental discovery that a particular marine compound did exhibit impressive anti-inflammatory activities.
New Zealand scientists continued their research and isolated the active compound responsible for their initial findings. Over the past 35 years, numerous scientific studies have shown that this specific glyco-amino marine isolate (called MariPlex, exclusively available in BeActive) effectively helps people relieve minor pains, aches, and stiffness and can help to improve mobility, muscle recovery and even boost sports endurance.
How Does BeActive Work?
The unique marine based glyco-amino isolate found in BeActive works in five ways to help relief pain and support joint health:
- Primary anti-inflammatory activity helps suppress the initial development of inflammation.
- Secondary anti-inflammatory activity safely moderate COX-2 activity (sometimes referred to as "pain enzymes") that play a role in inflammation. It is able to do so without any harmful side effects unlike other COX-2 inhibitors.
- Builds, repairs and protects cartilage with glycosaminoglycans. These unique molecules are made up of chondroitin sulfate, keratin sulfate, dermatan sulfate and hyaluronic acid - nutrients integral to healthy, mobile joint function. Plus BeActive's isolate exhibits antioxidant activity, which helps mitigate damage caused by the release of free radicals in joints and connective tissue (a process associated with the breakdown of aging tissue).
- Improves joint lubrication by supporting synovial fluid in and tissues surrounding joints for improved impact resistance associated with daily activity.
- Minor pain relief by helping to inhibit pain-sensitizing prostaglandins.
- Inhibits MMPs (Matrix MetalloProteases) which helps stave off age-related deterioration of joints, and connective and muscle tissue.
BeActive Exclusive: Unique MMP-Inhibiting Activity
MMP's (Matrix Metallaproteases) are enzymes produced normally in the body. Certain MMP's help balance the body's regenerative processes related to collagen and cartilage. Aging and health issues can lead to an imbalance in the body, causing an over expression of MMP's. This in turn can result in excessive wear and tear on joints and other tissues in the body. Inhibiting these MMP's can help mitigate this damage to collagen cartilage and the joints. This in turn helps provide a person with a more youthful feeling, looking and moving body. BeActive's MariPlex marine based glyco-amino isolate is the only joint care supplement available that has been shown in studies to inhibit MMP activity.
Case Study Shows Significant Degree of Improvement After Use of The BeActive Formula
A scientific study shows significant patient assessed improvement of pain after use the BeActive formula. Also, after pain, stiffness and aches subsided users reported a secondary benefit of an increased "desire to be active". While the normal dose of 2 capsules (1000 mg) per day will yield results in four to six weeks (with occasional cases taking up to 12 weeks), many individuals have found that taking an initial loading dose of 8-12 capsule per day for the first week (then reducing back to 2 capsules per day) seems to "jump start" their results and provide relief more quickly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does BeActive smell "fishy"?
BeActive is a concentrated isolate from the New Zealand Green Lipped mussel. While manufacturing options exist that could cut down on the natural marine odor of the raw ingredients, Health Direct chooses not to use them as it would reduce the bioavailability, and consequently the benefits BeActive provides.
Do I have to take BeActive continually?
After you achieve your results, many people can maintain them with one to two capsules per day. However, if you stop taking BeActive your results will lessen over time.
Can BeActive be used on a long term basis?
BeActive can be used safely on a long-term basis with numerous users abroad having taken it for over 15 years.
Can I take it with other supplements?
Yes. However if you have any specific concerns, please ask your doctor.
Will BeActive negatively effect my stomach like aspirin and NSAIDS?
No. BeActive is "gastroprotective" which means it helps to protect the stomach lining.
What is BeActive made of?
A specific scientifically researched isolate from the New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel (Perna Canaliculus). This specific isolate is the only one certified for its MMP-Inhibiting properties.
How is BeActive different from other Green Lipped Mussel products?
Health Direct's ingredient is the only one backed by the over 20 scientific studies with successful use overseas for over 35 years – and is a "Listed Medicine" by the Australian government's Therapeutic Goods Administration (their equivalent to the U.S. FDA) for maintaining healthy joints and relief of discomforts. Other Green Lipped Mussel (GLM) products contain GLM powders, extracts, or lipids (oil). The ones containing the lipid fraction (oil based products in gel caps) only function by mediating the lipoxygenase and the cyclo-oxygenase pathways. BeActive mediates these, but in addition also exhibits a more significant activity helping to support a healthy inflammation response due to its carbohydrate complex, which was the main component of the isolate that was used in the original 20 scientific studies (it wasn't the lipid products). Plus, BeActive's GLM Isolate is the ONLY product of its kind one whose ingredient is certified for its MMP-Inhibiting abilities.
How can I tell if a Green Lipped Mussel (GLM) product contains the original GLM isolate with the MMP-Inhibiting ability?
Unfortunately, consumers are not able to tell by the appearance, smell or even the nutritional analysis whether the product is the genuine GLM isolate or simply freeze-dried (lyophilized) whole mussel meats ground into a powder or an imitation extract. The only way the customer can be sure that they are getting the genuine product is by looking for the brand name BeActive and the ingredient name "Mariplex-GLM" in the Supplement Facts section of the ingredient panel.
Does BeActive contain Omega-3's and other omega Fatty Acids, like the GLM lipid products?
Yes. BeActive contains the same Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids as other GLM lipid products. Since BeActive is derived from GLM it contains the naturally occurring Omega-3, 6 and 9 Essential Fatty Acids (listed below), plus trace amounts of Omega-5 and 7 Essential Fatty Acids. Other GLM products may contain other Essential Fatty Acids, however these are not naturally found in GLM. Rather, these are additives that possibly come from other oils (olive, fish, etc.) that are added during manufacturing.
How is BeActive different from Glucosamine and Chondroitin?
In vitro (laboratory) studies on BeActive's unique glyco-amino isolate show it to have a more extensive range of activity for reducing joint and muscle discomfort compared to Glucosamine and Chondroitin. BeActive can be taken in combination with these and other joints supplements to enhance their effectiveness.
Is BeActive enteric coated?
Neither BeActive's capsule, nor the active ingredients within are enteric coated. However studies have shown that BeActive still provides therapeutic benefits without this coating.
Does BeActive contain Uric Acid?
BeActive does not contain any Uric Acid. However, as with anything shellfish-based (as well as cheeses and wines) it does contain Purines, which are precursors to Uric Acid. Therefore persons with Gout, or concerns over Gout, should consult with their health professional before taking BeActive.
Does BeActive contain Iodine?
All seawater contains Iodine, therefore since BeActive's ingredients are ocean-cultivated, it is reasonable to assume that there may some level of Iodine in it. Historical testing has indicated that levels of Iodine in BeActive were below normal levels of detection, and therefore would have no positive or negative impacts on your health.
About Health Direct
Health Direct has been a part of the nutrition industry for the past twenty years, originally providing products and marketing consulting to health and nutrition companies, as well as consumers. In 1996, after losing over 25 pounds and dramatically changing his shape, Jim Caras, the founder of Health Direct, was urged by friends and family to make his personal health "secrets," formulas, and programs available to them and the public. After extensive research and preparation, Health Direct was launched in April of 1996. Health Direct currently markets their own
exclusive selection of unique nutritional supplements
Originally headquartered in a very modest 575 square foot office in Huntington Harbour, California, the company grew quickly and relocated in January of 2004 into their own building in Costa Mesa where they could consolidate all their offices and operations. Health Direct's current 42,000 square foot international headquarters houses all their sales, customer service, administrative, marketing, product development, shipping and distribution operations.
Health Direct's Mission
"To empower the health and lives of people by providing the best available, safe, guaranteed, result-oriented, and premium health products."
Health Direct's Products
Health Direct specializes in products that are:
- Safe (and contain NO harmful stimulants or ingredients)
- High Quality
- Result Oriented (you'll notice and feel a difference with them)
- Science and Evidence Based
- Exclusive (all their formulas are proprietary and exclusive)
What makes Health Direct unique from other nutritional companies is their well researched and orchestrated product selection. Instead of focusing on having a wide selection of many everyday common, "commodity" products like most nutritional companies, Health Direct focuses on specific, result-oriented products that work - where your customers will notice and feel positive results.
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