Joint Mender

Joint Mender is a natural supplement geared towards joint nutrition, healing, and long-term joint health.  It will:

ball Deliver Targeted Joint Nutrition. Joint Mender
ball Reduce Pain and Inflammation.
ball Stimulate Circulation and Heat.

Joint Mender is a safe, proprietary selection of special herbs renowned for their joint rejuvenation properties.  Concentrated Extracts of these herbs have been blended in a powerfully effective combination to increase assimilation and effective potency of each ingredient while eliminating unwanted side-effects.  Gathered from throughout India, they include:

Methi - Trigonella Foenum-Graecum (Fenugreek)
Methi seeds contain alkaloids and proteins that are high in lysine and tryptophan.  Lysine is an essential amino acid needed for growth and a helpful agent in maintaining nitrogen balance in the body.  This helps the body absorb and conserve calcium.  Tryptophan is an essential amino acid (which means it cannot be synthesized and must be part of your diet).  It is precursor for serotonin (a neurotransmitter) which plays an important role in liver regeneration and helps induce cell division for healing.  Methi seeds yield a strong mucilage, useful in the treatment of inflammation and ulcers of the stomach and intestines. They also have steroidal saponins (diosgenin, yamogenin, tigogenin, neotigogenin) and mucilaginous fiber, which help soothe and protect irritated internal tissues of the body.

Methi helps in purifying blood, flushing harmful toxins from the body, maintaining proper metabolism, preventing constipation, dissolving excess mucus, and maintaining healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

Guggulu - Commiphora Mukul (Guggul)
Guggulu has the following phytonutrients: Aluminum, Beta-Sitosterol, Calcium, Cholesterol, Copper, Ellagic-Acid, Ferulic-Acid, Guaijaverin, Hyperoside, Iron, Magnesium, Quercetin, Quercetin-3-O-Beta-D-Glucuronide, and Quercitrin.

Guggulu helps rejuvenate cells and tissues and promotes healthy nervous system function. Its principal constituents, manusumbionic acid and manusumbinone, support the cardiovascular system.  Guggulu also supports plasma fibrinolytic activity which aids in blood-clotting and preventing foreign bodies from entering the body.  It promotes leucocytes in the blood and upkeeps phagocytosis to fight infections. Guggulu is known in Ayurveda for its astringent, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties.  It contains guggulsterones and guggulipids which have been used for maintaining joint function.  The herb also promotes the growth of healthy and beneficial flora in your intestines, therefore maximizing nutrient absorption which in turn strengthens your immune system.  A healthy immune system can help prevent auto-immune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. 

Ashwagandha - Withania Somnifera (Ashwagandha)
Ashwagandha contains the following phytonutrients: 4-Beta-Hydroxywithanolide, 4-O-Caffeoylquinic-Acid, Beta-Sitosterol, Campesterol, Chlorogenic-Acid, Choline, Cysteine, Daucosterol, Dulcitol,Hydroxyproline, Hydroxyproline, Isopelletierine, Linoleic-Acid, N-Hentriacontane, Quercetin, Quinic-Acid, Rutin, Scopoletin, Sitoindoside-Ix, Sitoindoside-X, Sitoindosides, Somniferine, Starch, Stearic-Acid, Stigmasterol, Sucrose, Tropine, Visamine, Withacnistin, Withaferin, Withaferin-A, Withanolide-D, Withanolide-E, and Withasomnine.

Ashwagandha contains steroidal lactones which contribute to resistance to stress, escalate stamina, revitalize the body in debilitated conditions, and increase longevity. It also supports a healthy immune system. Its leaf extract has an active constituent that activates the immune system, enhances T cell activation, and proliferation of lymphocytes, bone marrow cells and thymocytes in response to mitogens. Researchers from Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India, have also discovered that Ashwagandha also contains powerful natural antioxidants (superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase) that support cognition, healthy inflammation response, and aid in anti-aging. In Ayurveda, Ashwagandha is popularly known as an immunostimulant herbal medicine used to improve overall health, particularly in the elderly.

Ajamo - Apium Graveolens (Celery)
The main constituents of Ajamo (as a powerful 5 to 1 ratio extract) are terpenes, coumarins, furanocoumarins, flavonoids, phenolic compounds, choline, ascorbate, and fatty acids. These plant compounds bind to estrogen receptors and cartilage cells, thereby preventing the binding of the body's own estrogen to the receptor.  Since there is a higher incidence of osteoarthritis in women, studies suggest that estrogens may play a role in this disease.

Ajamo also offers rich supplies of potassium, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, sodium and essential amino acids, making the herb a helpful agent in clearing uric acid from painful joints and in supporting kidney functions to ensure elimination of water and expedite clearance of accumulated toxins from the joints. Its supplementation of potassium helps minimize joint problems linked to potassium deficiency.
The high-calcium content calms the nervous system and strengthens bones. Polyacetylene in Ajamo provides a powerful mechanism to promote healthy inflammation response.

Shigru - Moringa Oleifera (Horseradish Tree)
The leaf, seed, and fruit powder of Shigru are naturally rich sources of vitamins and minerals.  One hundred grams of the edible portion of Shigru pods, fresh leaves, and dried leaf powder will contain the following water-soluble vitamins: 2.6 mg of vitamin B1 (thiamine), 20.5 mg of vitamin B2, 8.2 mg of vitamin B3, and 220 mg of vitamin C; and the following fat-soluble vitamins: 16.3 mg of vitamin A, 113 mg of vitamin E, as much as 423 mg of the lipotropic element Choline, 19.2 grams of fiber; and several key minerals (2003 mg of Calcium, 368 mg of Magnesium, 204 mg of Phosphorus, 1324 mg of Potassium, 3.1 mg of Copper, 28.2 mg of Iron, and 87 0mg of Selenium). Shigru provides as much as 27.1 grams of protein (nearly 1/3 of the edible portion) including 19 of the 20 prominent amino acids, which play a major role in the fundamental processes of tissue formation, regeneration, and function. Amino acids are considered to be the primary component of all living matter yet a human body does not have the ability to synthesize all of the amino acids required for normal, good health. Shigru contains all of the eight essential amino acids (phenylalanine, valine, threonine, tryptophan, isoleucine, methionine, leucine, and lysine), those which must be supplied in our diet. Adequate nutrition requires the consumption of sufficient protein, which is necessary for the formation of antibodies. Deficiency of it results in a weakened immune system. Shigru's ability to supply this extraordinary range of nutrients makes it a significant contributor to healing processes related to joint recuperation.

Guduchi - Tinospora Cordiofolia (Indian Tinospora)
The principal constituents of Guduchi are tinosporine, tinosporide, and tinosporaside among other alkaloids. It has antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and antipyretic properties that help control fever and engender healthy inflammation response. Studies show that Guduchi also exudes direct and indirect antioxidant actions to promote wound healing and support calcium absorption - all important elements for joint recuperation and health.

Shallaki - Boswellia Serrata (Indian Frankincense)
Shallaki extract supports healthy inflammation response and circulation in the joints. Shallaki inhibits COX-2, an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain with reduced risks of Peptic Ulcer and mucusal erosions. It has also been used to improve appetite and alleviate general weakness and debility. Shallaki reduces the synovial fluid leucocyte count and lowers elevated serum transaminase levels, as well as erythrocyte sedimentation rates. This ensures proper lubrication of joints to promote ease of movement and rotation. Inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis are characterized by a marked increase in the mentioned parameters.  Shallaki also promotes normal blood supply to the joints and integrity of blood vessels, by opening up collateral blood circulation. This helps shrink inflamed tissues.

Gokshura - Tribulus Terrestris (Tribulus)
Gokshura is a psychological and physiological enhancer that stimulates the production of the Luteinizing Hormone (LH). When LH levels are elevated, the natural production of testosterone also increases. LH is a hormone that also boosts energy and virility. This herb also helps support the liver's ability to convert cholesterol and fats into hormones and energy. By supporting production of your body's own hormones, Gokshura helps your body to naturally realize its full strength and musculoskeletal potential. It is also potent for rejuvenation of genitourinary tract, regulation of urinary composition, and upkeep of kidney functions. The principle constituents present in the herb exhibit antiperiodic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic properties. The plant is used in Ayurvedic rasayanas to maintain the immune system and the body's resistance against infections.

Haridra - Curcuma Longa (Turmeric)
Haridra contains the following phytonutrients: 1,8-Cineole, 2-Hydroxy-Methyl-Anthraquinone, Alpha-Pinene, Alpha-Terpineol, Ar-Turmerone, Ascorbic-Acid, Azulene, Beta-Carotene, Beta-Pinene, Beta-Sesquiphellandrene, Bis-Desmethoxycurcumin, Borneol, Boron, Caffeic-Acid, Calcium, Caprylic-Acid, Caryophyllene, Chromium, Cinnamic-Acid, Cobalt, Copper, Curcumenol, Curcumin, Curdione, Di-P-Coumaroyl-Methane, Dicinnamoylmethane, Diferuloyl-Methane, Eugenol, Feruloyl-P-Coumaroyl-Methane, Fiber, Fructose, Glucose, Guaiacol, Iron, Isoborneol, Limonene, Manganese, Niacin, Nickel, O-Coumaric-Acid, P-Coumaric-Acid, P-Cymene, P-Methoxy-Cinnamic-Acid, P-Tolymethylcarbinol, Phosphorus, Potassium, Protocatechuic-Acid, Riboflavin, Sodium Syringic-Acid, Terpineol, Thiamin, Turmerone, Ukonan-A, Ukonan-B, Vanillic-Acid, Zinc, and Zingiberene.

Haridra possesses powerful antioxidant properties and has been used to maintain healthy inflammation response.  It support normal wound healing, suppresses free radicals, increases kidney glutathione content, and endogenous antioxidants. Haridra (
as a potent 7 to 1 ratio extract) is also considered one of the best natural antiseptics. Curcuminoids are found in this herb. These are powerful antioxidant phytonutrients whose main components comprise curcumin, demethoxycurcumin, and bisdemethoxycurcumin. They possess anti-inflammatory, anti-hepatotoxic (liver-supporting), and blood purifying properties. Research has confirmed that the anti-inflammatory activity of these curcuminoids is comparable in strength to steroidal drugs and non-steroidal drugs such as indomethacin and phenylbutazone. In addition, curcuminoids inhibit enzymes (prostaglandins and leukotrienes) which participate in the synthesis of inflammatory substances in the body.

Ardaka - Zingiber Officinale (Ginger)
Ardaka is considered to be carminative, diuretic and aphrodisiac. It contains the following phytonutrients: 1,8-Cineole, 10-Dehydrogingerdione, 10-Gingerdione, 10-Gingerol, 4-Terpineol, 6-Dehydrogingerdione, 6-Gingerdiol, 6-Gingerdione, 6-Gingerol, 6-Gingesulfonic-Acid, 6-Shogaol, 8-Gingerol, 8-Shogaol, 9-Oxo-Nerolidol, Acetaldehyde, Acetic-Acid, Acetone, Alanine, Alpha-Cadinol, Alpha-Curcumene, Alpha-Linolenic-Acid,  Alpha-Phellandrene, Alpha-Pinene, Alpha-Selinene, Alpha-Terpinene, Alpha-Terpineol, Alpha-Zingiberene, Aluminum, Ar-Curcumene, Arginine, Aromadendrene, Ascorbic-Acid, Asparagine, Aspartic-Acid, Benzaldehyde, Beta-Bisabolene, Beta-Carotene, Beta-Elemene, Beta-Eudesmol, Beta-Ionone, Beta-Myrcene, Beta-Phellandrene, Beta-Pinene, Beta-Santalol, Beta-Selinene, Beta-Sesquiphellandrene, Beta-Sitosterol, Beta-Thujone, Borneol, Bornyl-Acetate, Boron, Caffeic-Acid, Calcium, Campesterol, Camphene, Camphor, Capric-Acid, Caprylic-Acid, Capsaicin, Caryophyllene, Chavicol, Chlorogenic-Acid, Chromium, Citral, Citronellal, Citronellol, Citronellyl-Acetate, Cobalt, Copper, Cumene, Curcumin, Cyanin, Cysteine, Cystine, D-Borneol, Decan-1-Al, Delphinidin, Delta-Cadinene, Dodecanoic-Acid, Elemol, Ethyl-Acetate, Ethyl-Myristate, Eugenol, Farnesal, Farnesene, Farnesol, Ferulic-Acid, Fiber, Fluoride, Fructose, Furfural, Galanolactone, Gamma-Aminobutyric-Acid, Gamma-Bisabolene, Gamma-Terpinene, Geranial, Geraniol, Geranyl-Acetate, Gingerenone-A, Gingerenone-B, Gingerenone-C, Gingerol, Glucose, Glutamic-Acid, Glycine, Guaiol, Heptadecanoic-Acid, Hexahydrocurcumin, Hexanol, Histidine, Humulene, Iron, Isoborneol, Isoeugenol, Isogingerenone-B, Isoleucine, Isovaleraldehyde, Kaempferol, Labda-Trans-8(17)-12-Diene-15-16-Dial, Lauric-Acid, Lecithin, Leucine, Limonene, Linalool, Linoleic-Acid, Lysine, Magnesium, Manganese, Melatonin, Methionine, Methyl-Acetate, Methyl-Caprylate, Methyl-Isobutyl-Ketone, Methyl-Nonyl-Ketone, Mufa, Myrcene, Myricetin, Myristic-Acid, Myrtenal, N-Butyraldehyde, N-Decanal, N-Heptane, Neral, Nerol, Nerolidol, Niacin, Nickel, Oleic-Acid, Oxalic-Acid, P-Coumaric-Acid, P-Cymene, P-Hydroxy-Benzoic-Acid, Palmitic-Acid, Palmitoleic-Acid, Pantothenic-Acid, Paradol, Patchouli-Alcohol, Pentadecanoic-Acid, Perillaldehyde, Phenylalanine, Phosphorus, Pipecolic-Acid, Potassium, Propionaldehyde, Pufa, Quercetin, Raffinose, Riboflavin, Sabinene, Salicylates, Selenium, Serine, Shikimic-Acid, Shogaol, Silicon, Sodium, Starch, Stearic-Acid, Stigmasterol, Sucrose, Terpinen-4-Ol, Terpinolene, Thiamin, Threonine, Tin, Trans-Beta-Farnesene, Tryptophan, Tyrosine, Valine, Vanillic-Acid, Vanillin, Zinc, Zingerone, Zingibain, Zingiberene, and Zingiberone.

Ginger contains shogaol, zingerone and gingerol which are important antioxidants for clearing impurities from your body. Concentrated levels of gingerol, in a potent 4:1 ratio extract form, support peripheral circulation to the extremities resulting in a warming effect on the body and joints. Ayurvedic practitioners rely on Ardaka as a "carrier" herb that enables other herbs to react more effectively in the body.  Scientists have now discovered other potential uses including relief from the pain and inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Krishna C. Srivastva from the Institute of Odense in Denmark found that arthritis patients reported "significant relief" from pain after taking less than a tablespoon of Ardaka every day for three months.  The Medical Tribune (vol.30,18:16) describes one study of arthritis patients who took daily servings of Ardaka; all patients reported that "they were able to move around better and had less swelling and morning stiffness after consuming the spice".  Ayurveda attributes stiffness, slowness, and pain that results from rheumatic conditions to the entrance of cold and dampness in the body, an observation concurrent with those who suffer from rheumatic symptoms that are intensified by inclement weather. The whole process of the joints losing their lubrication, function, and warmth is seen as a "cooling of the body", referred to as atrophy in the West. Ardaka is regarded as one of the classic remedies for these conditions and is used internally and externally. It is also effectively counters stomach problems attributed to overuse of prescriptive drugs and combats stress by helping to maintain normal blood pressure and cholesterol while improving appetite and digestion and relieving nausea.

Yashtimadhu - Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice)
In the Ayurvedic system of medicine, the roots and rhizomes of Yashtimadhu have been employed clinically for centuries for their anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial activities. It has been found effective in maintaining muscle and bone strength. Yashtimadhu contains glycyrrhetinic acid and glycyrrhizin carbenoxolone which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that contribute favorably to hepatoprotective effects which protect the liver, promote the growth of healthy cells, and protect cells from premature and abnormal aging. These activities engender long-term joint health.

Pippali - Piper Longum (Long Pepper)
The active and most abundant ingredients in Pippali are piperine (a proven bioenhancer that increases the availability of nutritional substances by promoting rapid absorption of diverse phytonutrients through modulation of membrane dynamics) and piplartine (an amide alkaloid found to have anxiolytic and antidepressant effects). Pippali also contains methyl piperine, pipernonaline, piperettine, asarinine, pellitorine, piperundecalidine, piperlongumine, and piperlonguminine.

Pippali as a powerful 4:1 ratio extract stimulates thermogenic response or the release of metabolic heat energy in the body as a precursor to intense physical activity. Pippali also helps in the detoxification and purification process of the body, which precedes proficient nutrient absorption. It is also beneficial in enhancing digestion, assimilation, and metabolism of food. In Ayurveda, it is reputed as a Rasayana plant, efficient for promoting physical and mental health, supporting defense mechanisms of the body, and enhancing longevity. The fruits are used as an anti-irritant and analgesic for muscular pains and inflammation.

These ingredients comprise a Proprietary Blend that goes to work directly on joint support systems with positive impact on inflammation, healing, and long-term joint health.

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Suggested Use

Take one capsule after breakfast and one capsule after dinner.

Each box contains 60 capsules (500 mg) - 1 month's supply.

Lifestyle Recommendations

You can optimize your recovery from joint injury and ensure long-term joint health by:

1) Taking Joint Mender - JointMender releases hundreds of phytonutrients that act at the molecular level help heal joint injuries and restore suppleness by delivering targeted nutrition, engendering healthy inflammation response, and stimulating circulation and metabolic heat.

2) Maintaining a Healthy Weight - By maintaining a healthy and reasonable weight, you will decrease the load on your joints. This reduces further wear and tear of your cartilage. Weight loss reduces joint pain and helps prevent the progression of Osteoarthritis. Weight loss of only 15 pounds can cut knee pain in half for overweight individuals with Arthritis. Losing as few as 11 pounds can cut the risk of developing knee Osteoarthritis by 50 percent in women.

3) Avoiding Food High in Purines - Uric Acid is found in high-purine food. High levels of Uric Acid triggers joint pain and aggravates Gout and Arthritis. You should avoid eating internal organs such as heart, liver, and kidneys. Refrain from using sea salt and replace it with regular iodized salt in your daily diet because sea salt increases Uric Acid levels. You should also avoid excessive intake of chicken, beef, pork, seafood, fish, beans, oatmeal, wheat germ, asparagus, peas, spinach, and mushrooms. These food items have purine content, though not in high levels.

4) Avoiding Milk - There had been a widespread notion about the excellent benefits of milk for overall bone health. But recent scientific research has identified a multitude of problems associated with milk-protein intake. The latest studies show that far from protecting bones, milk actually increases the risk of Osteoporosis by eroding bone-making cells. This is due to the high-acidity of milk absorbed by the bones that causes the depletion of its bone-making cell reserves.

5) Increasing Omega-3 Fatty Acids - Essential fatty acids, Omega-3 Fatty Acid in particular, provide lubrication for the joints. They also reduce inflammation in the joints that are the source of pain. Recommended daily dosage is 600 to 1,000 mg. Excellent sources of Omega-3 include salmon, flax seeds, and walnuts.

6) Increasing Vitamin D Intake - Vitamin D generally protects the joints and bones. It plays an important role in the inhibition of calcitonin release from the thyroid gland. Calcitonin acts directly on osteoclasts to inhibit bone reabsorption and cartilage degradation. It also modulates neuromuscular and immune function and reduces inflammation. A daily dose of 400 to 800 units of vitamin D is recommended. Good sources of Vitamin D include salmon, tuna and eggs.

7) Increasing Calcium Intake - Calcium supports bone structure. 1 percent of the total calcium supply in the body is utilized for muscle contraction, blood vessel expansion and contraction, secretion of hormones and enzymes, and transmission of nervous system's impulses. The other 99 percent of the body's calcium supports bones and teeth structure. Calcium facilitates the continuous remodeling of the bones. A daily dose of 1,200 mg is recommended. Good sources of Calcium include soybean milk, brocolli, cabbage, and oranges.

8) Exercising Regularly - Combining low-impact routines such as swimming or walking with strength training (weights) and stretching exercises like yoga or Pilates are best for joint care. Strength-training exercises must be done three times a week. The 1 to 2 days rest in between work-outs allows the muscles to rebuild and become stronger. Strength exercises enhance the ability of the muscles to withstand resistance. Stretching exercises and conditioning exercises, also called Aerobics, improve cardiovascular fitness and flexibilty. Certain stretching exercises are advised to be done daily. Among these are the Spinal Rotation Stretch, which relaxes the hips, the rotator muscles of the lower and mid-back, and the ligaments that support the disks; the Towel Stretch, which increases mobility in the shoulder girdle; and the Cat-Dog Stretch, which helps improve flexibility of your spine essential for any type of movement or activity. All these will help reduce stiffness in the joints and reverse or delay further damage. Keeping your heart rate at its target heart rate zone (50-85 percent of your maximun heart rate) for 20 minutes three or more times a week with brisk walking or jogging is a good for cardiovascular health.  A healthy cardiovascular system is essential for transporting nutrients to your bones and muscles and carrying away inflammatory fluids and toxins.

9) Maintaining Proper Posture - Stretching at regular intervals releases tension from your joints and keeps them from stiffening. This is especially applicable if you work long hours at a desk. Maintain good posture. Keeping your legs hip width apart and throwing your shoulders back is the right standing position. When you sit, keep your feet, knees and hips at 90-degree angles. Poor posture can lead to constant, acute, and chronic pains such as lower back pain, stiffened shoulder, neck discomfort and weak core muscles. It also increases risk factors for auto-degenerative diseases such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis due to weakening of muscles and increased pressure on joints.

10) Relaxing - Stress is linked to increased inflammation in your body which can lead to joint problems. You can relieve stress by practicing relaxation methods such as meditation, deep breathing, and chanting. A calm state of mind has a positive effect on one's overall health as well.

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