From our friends at New Chapter
Healthy joint function promotes quality of life
Joint health is vital for overall health and wellbeing. Our moving joints give us the freedom to explore the world and enjoy our day-to-day lives. Maintaining the health and function of our working joints is a primary health concern shared by tens of millions of Americans-and millions more around the world. So it's no wonder joint health is an ongoing and ever-increasing area of focus for the scientific and medical communities.
So how do we support our joints throughout life? Regular exercise, including weight or resistance training, can help strengthen our joints and signal our body to reinforce those hard-working areas, such as our hips, knees and elbows.
Beyond physical activity, there are nutritional solutions that can provide widespread joint benefits. As we age, our ability to maintain the health of our joints degrades, especially our ability to exert a healthy inflammation response and provide the building blocks for joint tissue. That's why it's vital to create a supplement protocol that focuses on creating a foundation for healthy joints and a healthy inflammation response.
Normal joint health begins with a healthy inflammation response*
Joint health is a complex issue, but it is almost indisputable that a healthy inflammation response is required to maintain normal joint health.* When the body's inflammatory response is out of balance, joint health may be complicated, often involving bone, cartilage, and soft tissue breakdown of the joint. That's why modulating the inflammation process is useful for maintaining healthy joint function.*
A healthy inflammation response can benefit working joints in multiple ways. First and foremost, it can provide for a healthy level of chondrocytes. These special cells use natural joint-building nutrients, such as glucosamine, to form and repair cartilage in an effort to cushion and protect the body's joints. A healthy inflammation response may also help control adverse bone changes that can cause discomfort and compromise the integrity of the joint.
Nourishing joint health and flexibility, naturally
A comprehensive approach to a healthy inflammation response for joints can include both an herbal protocol to support natural inflammation modulation and a source of beneficial "good fats," such as essential fatty acids, that are part of every cell membrane and serve tomodulate inflammation and increase membrane fluidity.*
New Chapter's patented Zyflamend formulation represents a scientific breakthrough in healthy inflammation response.* Research at leading medical institutions, including human clinical trials, has demonstrated Zyflamend's ability to promote a safe, natural, and healthy response to inflammation.* In fact, Zyflamend is the #1-selling herbal formula in the U.S. for healthy inflammation response.* It delivers multiple bioactive constituents from ten of the most researched botanicals to promote a healthy inflammation response and provide multiple health benefits, including joint health.*
Consuming omega-rich fish oil can also promote a healthy inflammation response.* Omega-3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9s belong to a group of fatty acids often referred to as "good fats." The benefits of these are numerous. Omega-3 fatty acids (such as EPA and DHA) are particularly noteworthy because the typical "factory-farmed" and highly processed Western diet under-delivers these vital good fats. While our ancestors ate a ratio of dietary omega-6 to omega-3 of roughly 1:1, our Western diet (with high intakes of red meat, sugar and refined carbohydrates) skews this ratio as high as 20:1.
Today, the best sources of balancing omega-3s are wild, cold-water fish such as salmon (not farmed). Grass-fed meat is another option, but unfortunately most livestock is now fattened on corn, which can distort the natural balance of omega fatty acids in our diets, increasing levels of inflammatory arachidonic acid.
New Chapter's Wholemega Whole Fish Oil is a naturally pure 100% wild-caught Alaskan Salmon oil that delivers the whole natural omegas, antioxidants and vitamins found in wild Alaskan salmon, one of Nature's true superfoods. This is the good stuff that "purified" fish oils can reduce or remove with chemical processing. Wholemega's whole fish oil is extracted using an extra-virgin process (think fine olive oil) that delivers the natural profile of 17 omega fatty acids.
In fact, taking a daily serving of Wholemega for a week provides the same amount of whole omega fatty acids as three servings of wild Alaskan salmon, thus helping maintain a healthy balance of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids.* Additionally, Wholemega has been shown to down-regulate arachidonic acid.*
Zyflamend + Wholemega: Double your joint care
An ideal protocol for joint health would pair a formula that promotes a healthy and natural inflammation response, like New Chapter's Zyflamend, with the power of whole omega fatty acids to help joints move freely, like New Chapter's Wholemega extra-virgin whole fish oil.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.