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ALTRUM Focus Newsletter Volume 10 Issue 4
The Checkered Flag

In this Issue:

  1. Glucosamine, Chondroitin Still Most Popular Supplements for Joint Health
  2. May ALTRUM News — Nutrients for Brain Health
  3. Nutritional Support for Joint Comfort, Mobility

Glucosamine, Chondroitin Still Most Popular Supplements for Joint Health

Americans are reporting arthritis, joint pain and the ability to carry out activities in old age among their top concerns, according to Catherine Adams Hutt, Ph.D., RD, CFS, chief science and regulatory officer, Sloan Trends. The information was reported in the May-June issue of Natural Products Insider magazine.

Arthritis has been one of the country’s fastest growing health concerns since 2006, Adams said, and compared to other major health issues, the population is most active in both arthritis management and treatment.

"Joint health represents the number-one condition-specific supplement category being used by American adults," said Paul Dijkstra, CEO, InterHealth Nutraceuticals. That reach extends globally, as Global Industry Analysts predicted the bone and joint product market to reach US $9 billion by 2017.

'In the United States, middle-aged and the early elderly are more active than ever, and are much more likely to be engaging in some form of exercise and supplementation to allow them to fulfill their active lifestyles," said Sendhil Pani, head of international marketing, Bayir Inc. "The large joints tend to lose cartilage through years of simply living, and the resulting discomfort is driving millions to seek resolution."

According to the Natural Products Insider article, a number of natural ingredients show promise in helping to support joint health. Over time, cartilage wears down from normal everyday activities and the effects of osteoarthritis (OA), known as “wear and tear” arthritis, can start to cause reduced flexibility and mobility. As a result, many natural ingredients target cartilage in some form or another — whether protecting or repairing the collagen-heavy tissue.

Despite new ingredients in the market, glucosamine and chondroitin are recognized as the go-to combination for restoring joint health.

"The same drivers of aging population, more active lifestyles and obesity will continue to make joint health a viable and attractive market segment," said Mike Fleagle, brand manager for Regenasure® glucosamine, Cargill. "Glucosamine is still the most widely used and discussed joint health ingredient."

MAY ALTRUM NEWS
Nutrients for Brain Health

Smart lifestyle choices and good nutrition that includes a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, along with the right fats, can help protect the brain from cognitive decline associated with aging. The May issue discusses some of the specific nutrients that may help you keep your brain active.

Nutritional Support for Joint Comfort, Mobility

Joint Formula is premium nutritional support for healthy joints, cartilage and connective tissue. Joint Formula works with your body to improve joint comfort, mobility and flexibility naturally.* Customers using Joint Formula have reported their joint discomfort is under control after only 30 days of use.*

Joint Formula includes the following ingredients to promote long-term comfort and ease of movement*:

  • MSM: a form of organic sulfur that supports production of connective tissue for optimal joint health.*
  • Boswellia: a natural herb that nutritionally supports joint comfort and ease of movement.*
  • Chondroitin sulfate: enhances the formation of cartilage. Healthy cartilage caps the ends of bones, acting as a shock absorber and reducing friction between moving parts.
  • Glucosamine HCL: supports joint lubrication.* The body’s ability to produce glucosamine slows down as it ages.
  • Manganese: promotes production of manganese-containing enzymes that aid in production of essential cartilage compounds.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

Please check with your physician when using prescription medication in combination with food supplements.

ALTRUM News brings you the most recent information on ALTRUM nutritional supplements and how nutrition helps maintain youthful vigor, health and mobility — plus much more. 

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