Nutramax Labs - Avoca ASU - 120 Tablets
Nutramax Avoca ASU is a vegetarian/shellfish-free joint health supplement that contains non-shellfish glucosamine, NMX1000 avocado/soybean unsaponifiables (ASU), and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). Avoca ASU also contains decaffeinated green tea for antioxidant health benefits. All ingredients are from non-animal origin.
Nutramax Labs Avoca ASU Contains:
- ASU (Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables):
Reduces the expression of inflammatory markers that are associated with joint discomfort and the process of cartilage breakdown in the joints.
- Glucosamine (Glu-kos?-ameen):
A “building block” molecule naturally produced by the body for the production of a variety of structures essential to joint health.
- MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane):
Provides sulfur that is used for the structural integrity of joint cartilage.
Frequently Asked Questions
What role do the glucosamine and ASU in Avoca ASU play?
The glucosamine in Avoca ASU enhances the production of cartilage matrix components that keep cartilage cells healthy and functioning properly. ASU stands for avocado/soybean unsaponifiables, derived from avocados and soybeans and used for joint health. Studies using cartilage cells have shown that ASU lowers the expression of several compounds involved in the process of cartilage breakdown in the joints. ASU complements the positive effects of the glucosamine in Avoca ASU. A greater than additive effect, known as a “synergistic” effect, on cartilage cells was seen using ASU and glucosamine together. Avoca ASU also contains decaffeinated green tea for antioxidant health benefit effects.
What is OptiMSM, and why is it included in the formula?
OptiMSM is the pure and patented form of MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), that provides sulfur which is used for the structural integrity of joint cartilage.
How do I take Avoca ASU?
Following the schedule on the label, we recommend three tablets daily for the initial administration period of 4-8 weeks. Some individuals may respond sooner than others depending on the status of their cartilage and joint health. Once response has been seen, the number of tablets per day may be decreased to maintain comfort level. Some individuals on this lower level may wish to go back to three tablets a day during the weekends or times of increased activity.
What should I look for when taking Avoca ASU?
Avoca ASU is a supplement providing key components to maintain your joint health; therefore, it works gradually. You should observe gradual changes in your comfort level. Give yourself time to respond. Look for subtle changes initially, such as an easier time going up and down stairs or getting out of a chair or bathtub and more comfort in daily activities, such as walking or any activity using your hands, knees, hips or back.
Are there any safety concerns with Avoca ASU?
There are no known contraindications or known interactions between Avoca ASU and any drug or nutritional supplement. If you have any condition or allergy that requires medical attention, you should always consult your physician before taking any drug or dietary supplement.
What is a joint health supplement?
A joint health supplement consists of ingredients that work in combination to support and protect healthy joint cartilage. Nutramax Laboratories, Inc. is an industry leader in research, development, and manufacturing of high quality joint health supplements for you.
What is joint cartilage?
Cartilage is a slippery, cushion like tissue between your bones. Joints are the junction between two or more bones. The ends of the bones are covered with cartilage which serves as a smooth, resilient cushion that allows the joint to move freely. Joints also have a synovial tissue lining that encloses them and secretes a lubricating fluid. The stability of the joint is supported by ligaments that connect bone to bone; and tendons that connect the ends of muscles to bone. Cartilage in the joint is produced and maintained by its own specialized cells. When you do even the simplest of everyday activities, there is tremendous pressure on your joints. The protective cartilage cushion and joint fluid work together like a shock absorber to allow for proper joint flexibility.
Why is cartilage important for joint health?
Cartilage serves as a protective layer between bones allowing them to move freely without pain. With age and other factors, cartilage starts to break down, resulting in stiffness and pain. The body cannot correct this process by itself, but using joint health supplements can help.
Nutramax Labs Company's History:
Founded in 1992, a private, Christian-based, company located in Edgewood, Maryland with approximately 100,000 square feet, Nutramax Laboratories, Inc. researches, develops, and markets high quality products to support the active lifestyles of people and animals. The corporate entity has two business divisions: Consumer Products and Veterinary Science. Additionally, Nutramax Agriculture, Inc. markets high quality, environmentally safe biofertilizers for the turf industry. Nutramax Manufacturing, Inc. manufactures Nutramax Laboratories, Inc. products following production standards similar to the pharmaceutical industry. The company has become an industry leader in setting and adhering to high standards in manufacturing and quality control. Additionally, the company supports laboratory research and clinical studies on its products. Many of these studies have been published and/or presented in medical, veterinary and other health-related journals and publications.