NOW Foods - Joint Support Powder - 11 oz.
Healthy Joints for a Better Quality of LifeStreamlined mobility does not only depend on the health of muscles and bones but also the joints and tendons. While younger people do not have any problems with their joint health, in general, joint problems start to surface once people get older. Problems like wear and tear on the joints, arthritis, and many others can cause a lot of discomforts. It may also affect the quality of life because poor joint health is equivocal with limited movement. This is the reason why it is so crucial for people to also consider their joint health so that they can live a good life even if they are older. This is where NOW Foods’ Joint Support Powder comes in.
- Enzymatically pre-digested for easy absorption
- Powdered joint supplement
- Helps promote better joint health
- May help alleviate pain
- Contains more protein than other joint support supplements
- Sourced from hydrolyzed beef gelatin
- Recommended dosage is 1 tablespoon daily
High in CollagenWhen it comes to choosing joint support supplements, it is crucial to pick those that come with quality collagen content. This supplement contains high amounts of collagen sourced from hydrolyzed beef gelatin. The benefit of this source of collagen is that it contains 86% more protein than others. Higher sources of collagen can ensure that the body is provided with adequate amounts of collagen. This helps the body convert collagen into cartilage so that it can easily repair damaged joints.
Contains Ingredients That Are Friendly to The JointsThis supplement contains all the necessary ingredients to support healthy joints. It contains 8 grams of hydrolyzed gelatin, 1100 milligrams of glucosamine sulfate, and 500 grams of Methylsufonylmethane (MSM). All of these ingredients have been known to help improve the quality of connective tissues including joints, cartilages, and tendons. In fact, there have been countless studies that show the efficacy of these raw ingredients in promoting the health of the joints. For instance, one study suggests that intake of glucosamine sulfate for at least three months can help promote mobility among patients who suffer from arthritis.
Easy AbsorptionWhile the type of active ingredient used in creating supplements is crucial, it is important to take note that there are some ingredients that are not easily assimilated by the body. This can be very counterproductive because the body does not use up or absorb the active ingredients that are otherwise significantly needed by the body. However, this supplement uses hydrolyzed beef gelatin that has been enzymatically predigested in the laboratory. Using pre-digested ingredients makes it easier for the body to absorb them. And because it is easily absorbed, positive benefits are felt immediately by the body after a few intakes of the supplement.
Sourced from Clean IngredientsAside from hydrolyzed beef gelatin, this supplement also contains other ingredients. For instance, glucosamine is sourced from the chitin or hard exoskeleton of shellfishes. It also contains biologically active forms of organic sulfur. The organic sulfur is found in different ingredients such as meat, fish, unprocessed milk, and vegetables. All of the raw ingredients used to make this supplement are tested for their quality and purity. Those that are found to be contaminated are immediately irradiated.
Fun Way of SupplementingSince this supplement exists in powder form, it provides consumers a fun way of supplementing. The recommended dosage for this supplement is 1 tablespoon daily mixed in water or juice. However, people can be more creative when using this supplement such that they can add it to baked goods, smoothies, and many types of foods. There is no end to the kind of ways this supplement can be taken. This is really beneficial especially among people who dislike taking conventional supplements.
NOW Foods Joint Support Powder is a superior combination of dietary supplements that have been shown to nutritionally support healthy joint function. Hydrolyzed Beef Gelatin is 86% protein, high in collagen and has been enzymatically predigested to enhance absorption. Glucosamine is an amino sugar derived from the chitin of shellfish. It is utilized by the body to support healthy joint structures. Sulfate is the preferred form of Glucosamine and is a natural source of potassium and sulfur. MSM (Methylsulphonylmethane) is a biologically active form of organic sulfur found in all living organisms. It is naturally found in varying amounts in raw unprocessed milk, meat, fish, fruits and vegetables.
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In 1948, with the natural food and supplement industry in its infancy, entrepreneur Paul Richard paid $900 for the purchase of Fearn Soya Foods—a Chicago based manufacturer of grain and legume-based products. This began a six-decade legacy of providing health-seeking consumers with high-quality, affordable nutrition products.
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In 1968, NOW Foods was founded under the belief that good health was not a luxury available only to the wealthy. For the past forty years, NOW has made it their life's work to offer health food and nutritional supplements of the highest quality, at prices that are fair and affordable to all those who seek them. Today, NOW Foods is one of the top-selling brands in health foods stores, an award-winning manufacturer, a respected advocate of the natural product industry, and a leader in the fields of nutritional science and methods development. And while NOW has grown considerably over the past four decades, one thing has never changed – NOW's commitment to providing products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.
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