Pure Encapsulations Disc-Flex 60 vcaps
Advanced intervertebral disc support formula, promoting healthy composition, strength, flexibility and comfort
This formula addresses the unique nutritional needs of intervertebral cartilage (IVC). IVC is avascular, wears differently, and is affected by different nutritional factors compared to articular cartilage. The basics of healthy disc composition involve glucosamine, chondroitin and collagen. Studies indicate that glucosamine and chondroitin support spinal disc integrity and have the potential to support the strength of the disc under compressive loads. In postmenopausal women, the healthy composition of the lumbar spine is directly related to type II collagen content. The advanced nature of this product involves its ability to maintain healthy advanced glycation end product activity, healthy immune mediator activity, a healthy inflammatory response and healthy calcium metabolism. Advanced glycation end products reduce the ability of the intervertebral disc to produce proteoglycans, which comprise healthy disc matrix. The age-related increase in advanced glycation end products also contributes to stiffening of the spine. l- Carnosine, alpha lipoic acid and grape seed extract help to maintain healthy advanced glycation end product metabolism and provide antioxidant protection. Cartilage end plate calcification also affects disc function and longevity. Vitamin K2 as menaquinone-7 maintains a healthy balance of calcium uptake into extra-skeletal tissues. Vitamin D is a synergist with vitamin K2 to help maintain healthy cartilage end plate calcium metabolism. Devil's claw supports day-to-day spinal comfort and flexibility while boswellia offers key support for musculoskeletal comfort.
Disc-Flex is a powerful, wide reaching complex taking aim at the role of proteoglycans, age-related advanced glycation end product activity, tissue calcium metabolism, immune response and the natural inflammatory processes on spinal disc health.
Supplement FactsServing Size:
2 vcapsulesServings per Container:
Directions for Use: 2-4 per day, in divided doses, with meals.
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value
vitamin K2 (as menaquinone- 7)
hydrolyzed type II collagen complex (chicken sternal cartilage) providing: hydrolyzed type II collagen (300mg)
glucosamine HCl (crab, shrimp)
l-carnosine (beta-alanyl-l- histidine)
alpha lipoic acid (thioctic acid)
devil's claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) extract (root) (standardized to contain 5% harpagosides)
boswellia serrata extract (gum resin) (standardized to contain 70% boswellic acids)
grape (Vitis vinifera) seed extract (standardized to contain 92% oligomeric proanthocyanidins)
vitamin C (as ascorbyl palmitate)
* Daily value not established
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Contains dairy, soy and shellfish (crab, shrimp).
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