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 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.
Suggested Use As a dietary supplement take 2 to 4 per day, in divided doses, with meals - Or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Serving Size 2 VegCap
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value***
Vitamin D as cholecalciferol D3
Vitamin K as vitamin K2 menaquinone-7
Hydrolyzed collagen complex from chicken sternal cartilage
Indian frankincense boswellia serrata extract gum resin standardized to contain 70% boswellic acids
Grape vitis vinifera extract seed standardized to contain 92% polyphenols
Ascorbyl palmitate fat-soluble vitamin C
***Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Other IngredientsVegetarian capsule cellulose, water
WarningsKeep out of reach of children. As with all dietary supplements, consult your healthcare professional before use. See product label for more information. Contains soy, shellfish. Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. Consult a health professional before taking this or any other product.
International Customers:Unfortunately we are not able to ship Pure Encapsulations products internationally. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.