Gaia Herbs Joint Health 60 Capsules
Gaia Herbs Joint Health maintains optimal levels of the protective synovial fluid between the joints and maintains the health of cartilage. Gaia Herbs Joint Health also enhances immune system function and helps to support the normal functioning of cytokines and prostaglandins. These compounds are essential for maintaining normal function in nearly all parts of the body, including the joints and the musculoskeletal system.
- Joint Health Liquid Phyto-Caps
- Supports Joint Health and Mobility
- 60 Liquid-filled Capsules
- 100% Vegetarian
The body normally and naturally responds to stress by activating what is known as the inflammatory cascade. Nuclear factor-kB (NF-kB) has generated considerable attention as a promoter of the inflammatory cascade and COX 2 enzyme activity, which causes inflammation in the joints. Nf-kb is a family of factors in the body that regulate immune and inflammatory responses. Inhibition of this family reduces production of the pro-inflammatory prostaglandins. However, the NF-kB system is essential to immune function so it is important to target only its cascade manifestations.
Joint Health supports the appropriate expression of COX 2 enzyme activity by neutralizing free radicals that stimulate Nf-kb to initiate the inflammatory response. Other agents have selectively inhibited COX 2 enzyme activity throughout the body, which may cause health challenges like compromised heart function, while Joint Health works to modulate COX 2 activity without compromising heart function.
Joint Health promotes healthy communication between the immune system and strained cells, nourishing the body's natural shielding response to environmental stressors and protecting joint tissue against challenge from the body's own physiologic responses. These responses include the body's natural inflammation response and excess fluid in the joints.
Brown Algael Seaweeds contain substances that stimulate the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans such as hyaluronic acid and chondroitin, recognized for their unique ability to encourage healthy joint tissue. Brown Algael Seaweeds also offer an active, highly absorbable form of calcium that protects joints from the damaging effects of bone resorption, associated with loss of calcium, collagen and other bone matrix components.
Devil's Claw is a plant from southern Africa valued for its benefit in maintaining healthy joints. This herb contains iridoid glycoside constituents that maintain normal fluid levels in the interstitial spaces of tissues that encase the joints, encouraging overall joint health. Further, the compounds in Devil's Claw function to promote muscle tissue health.
Turmeric root is a potent modulator of healthy prostaglandin and thromboxane formation. It maintains and supports healthy joints and contains compounds that provide antioxidant protection against the damaging effects of toxins and other environmental stressors. Together with ginger and rosemary, this herb works to suppress the NF-kB family of factors that can initiate the body's natural inflammatory cascade.
Boswellia is an Ayurvedic herb that supports a healthy inflammation response and encourages optimal joint function.
Camu Camu offers a potent vitamin C complex that contains bioflavonoids, anthocyanins and other important co-factors to support healthy immune function and neutralize free radicals associated with inflammatory response and joint health.
Green tea promotes healthy communication between the immune system and strained cells, supporting the body's natural shielding response to environmental stressors such as free radicals. It has an inflammatory-cascade normalizing action that promotes the healthy metabolism and activity of arachidonic acid, prostaglandins, leukotrienes and platelets.
Hawthorne berries promote healthy fluid levels in the body, reducing excessive levels in the joints that can compromise function.
Chaga mushroom supports healthy immune function in a similar fashion to other popular health supporting mushrooms such as shiitake and Maitake. What sets this particular mushroom apart is its affinity for birch trees in northern Scandinavia, Russia and Canada. It derives its nutrients directly from living birch trees, rather than from the ground, and consequently is particularly high in betulinic acid (also referred to as betulin). This phytochemical, isolated from birch trees, demonstrates significant immune-supporting actions and has an affinity for tissues that have a low pH. Typically, unhealthy joint tissue will maintain a lower pH, attracting this potent phytochemical to that area; supporting healthy immune function where it is needed most.
Hops remove water from the body, by effectively increasing urinary outflow and maintaining healthy fluid levels in the joints. Hops, also inhibits COX 2 activity associated with joint health.
Rosemary leaf is a natural antioxidant that helps reduce free radical damage that compromises the health of joints. Together with ginger and turmeric, this herb works to address the NF-kB family of factors that can initiate the body's natural inflammatory cascade.
Ginger rhizome is a powerful botanical promoter of healthy prostaglandin and thromboxane activity; compounds associated with inflammation and immune function. Further, this highly valued herb promotes healthy circulation, vital joints, and a proper response to environmental stress. Together with turmeric and rosemary, this herb works to suppress the NF-kB family of factors that can initiate the body's natural inflammatory cascade.
MSM is a naturally occurring sulfur compound found within cartilaginous tissues, offering the body an efficient means of maintaining and rebuilding the joint matrix structure.
Meet Your Herb
By sharing their knowledge, Gaia participate more fully in an exchange that advances the coevolution of plants and people.
With knowledge comes empowerment. With empowerment, there is a renewed sense of awareness. And with awareness comes the ability to make healthy choices. This is why Gaia is the only medicinal herb manufacturer that make it possible to truly " Meet Your Herb."
The "Meet Your Harb" ID number is an industry first - a Gaia exclusive that gives people the opportunity to see proof of the steps that go into ensuring the purity, intergrity, and potency of the product they've purchased.
Simply follow the steps below to trace the story of your herbs from seed to shelf. It’s Gaia's way of helping you reclaim control of your own well-being, gain knowledge you can share, and participate more fully in the dynamic relationship connecting plants and people.
- Find the Meet Your Herbs ID number on the back of any Gaia Herbs product.
- Enter the Meet Your Herb ID number into the "Meet Your Herbs" module at the new GaiaHerbs.com, and learn where the herbs inside came from.
- All tracable aspects of the herb will be displayed, including (when available) how the herbs were grown, harvested, extracted, and validated.
About Gaia Herbs
Gaia's mission is to bring vitality to -and create a conection between -plants and people. Their goal is larger than simply producing high-quality, pontent herbal products. As steward of coevolution -the knowledge that plants and people have evolved together on Earth, forming a symbiotic connection as a result- Gaia is committed to leading the way in fostering the connection between plant and people. Gaia believes they must do all that they can to preserve the Plant Intelligence within each herb. Gaia must "plant intelligence" for the future. And they must continue to learn from Nature and encourage the sharing of this knowledge with others.
How Gaia proceed forward in accordance with the virtues of harmony is as important as what they produce. At Gaia Herb, they hold themselves- and everything they produce- accountable to the virtues of purity, integrity, and potency. These are the pillars supporting their belief, their actions, and their commitment.
Each herb must be cultivated in accordance with Nature's intent. In order to deliver herbal medicines of assured purity, Gaia adhere to a stringent set of principles—rules they uphold as a company at Gaia Farm, and that their Certified Organic Farmers, Land Steward Harvesters, and Validated Partners must also follow.
- These basic tenets are the foundation of the Gaia Principles of Purity—processes and protocols beneficial to both plants and people:
- We strive to procure all seeds and plants from sources whose organic methods and plant quality can be verified.
- We adhere to strict Certified Organic cultivation practices and meticulous crop monitoring—and require the same of our Certified Organic Farmers.
- We actively promote growing, harvesting, wild crafting, and purchasing practices that protect land ecosystems and enable the indigenous communities that grow and gather for us to achieve a more sustainable life.
- For crops that we do not grow, we purchase our raw material from forest trade communities, indigenous growers, harvesters, and Validated Partners with a firm conviction to promote social sustainability in local communities and indigenous cultures.
- We uphold ethical business practices, both locally and around the world, to expand our sphere of influence beyond the acreage of Gaia Farm.
As Gaia create herbal medicines, they must ensure the fullest possible expession of each herb. As herbal ingredients move through the production process, they are committed to using the right extraction technology and ideal concentration methods to act in accordance with the physical properties of the herb. With every herb that they process in their GMP compliant facility they apply ONLY Full Spectrum processing technology. Their full spectrum processing involves choosing the ideal extraction and concentration methods to maintain the integrity of each individual plant. They do not isolate or purify a single active plant compound all on its own, nor are chemical or synthetic compounds ever added to their extracts. Instead, they deliver the complete natural array of the plant’s compounds as intended by Nature, in order to facilitate the optimal physiological cascade of benefits within the body.
- Right + Right Method
The structure and nature of every plant is unique. To preserve the integrity of these chemical constituents during extraction, Gaia must choose the right method for the right herb, every time.
For some herbs, the bioactive constituents are water-soluble, and can be extracted by dissolving them in water, like making tea. For others they use organic hydroethanolic extraction that utilizes water in combination with pure, food-grade grain alcohol, carefully adjusting alcohol and water ratios to capture the plant’s bioactive constituents while preserving the full chemical spectrum the plant has to offer.
When delivering a medicinal benefit requires capturing the fat-soluble constituents of an herb, they use herbs extracted by a supercritical extraction technique. This process uses compressed carbon dioxide (CO2)—one of the basic elements of our atmosphere, and the “oxygen” that plants breathe and absorb—to gently extract the bioactive constituents, with no stress or damage to the herb, and no chemical-solvent residue.
In some cases, they must use more than one extraction method to ensure that they have preserved and collected the most complete representation of the plant’s vital constituents. Regardless of the method selected, they never add hexane, acetone, methylene chloride, or other harsh chemical solvents. Food-grade grain alcohol, purified water, and carbon dioxide are their only dilutents for internally consumed products—and Certified Organic extra-virgin olive oil is their solvent of choice for herbal salves and oil products.
- Low + Low Method
Once the bioactive constituents of the herbs have been extracted, the extracts are then highly concentrated with Gaia's meticulous low + low method—low temperature in combination with low atmospheric pressure—to protect the fragile, subtle vital forces of each plant.
Preserving the full chemical makeup of what they worked so hard to capture requires a slow, careful concentration technique involving low temperature and low atmospheric pressure.
Their low + low method of concentration uses a low atmospheric pressure of 24 millibars (versus the Earth’s standard sea level pressure of 1,013.25 millibars) that allows the water and alcohol to evaporate slowly (much more slowly than other conventional concentration methods), while a low temperature of 60°C (140°F, nearly 75° below water’s boiling point of 212°F/100°C) prevents any volatile, subtle, natural compounds from being damaged. As it evaporates, the organic grain alcohol is recaptured and purified, creating a closed-loop system in which no alcohol evaporates into the environment.
The result of an unwavering commitment to purity and integrity.
Plant Intelligence is Nature’s way of delivering vitality to people. This is true potency. But potency can only be assured when Gaia maintains the herb’s entire chain of custody in order to guarantee that the highest levels of purity and integrity have been preserved.
Improper handling at any step can damage Plant Intelligence and compromise potency. Some companies grow or source their herbs in all the right places, only to use harsh chemical solvents for extraction or extremely high temperatures for concentration. Conversely, they may use the best extraction and concentration methods—but are limited by raw materials that are contaminated or compromised from poor cultivation, harvesting, or sourcing.
Potency is a result of Gaia's strict adherence to responsible practices with every herb they source, combined with the use of the right + right method of extraction and low + low method of concentration, plus careful maintenance of the purity and integrity of each individual plant.