Formula for Strong Bones + Healthy Discs + Protection of Cartilage and Joints
Posted Jan 22 2009 4:40pm
We talk a lot about how neck pain can be caused by a bulging disc or a herniated disc- or the disc is slipped and creating a lot pain and anguish. When it comes to treating neck pain you have to look at not only the health of the cervical discs, but also the bones in the cervical spine and the ligaments, cartilage and tendons. Well let’s discuss today how to maintain healthy discs, robust bones, healthy cartilage and connective tissue. How can you do this nutritionally? Arc 4 Life offers a new product called Disc-Gard, a special formulation that is to be used in conjunction with other therapies like chiropractic, physical therapy and diet. What makes Disc-Gard so important is the ingredients- important nutrients, minerals and vitamins that are important for maintaining disc health, thus preventing disease and injuries. Also, it is designed to dissolve quickly and completely
Calcium154 MG You have heard of osteoporosis- a thinning of the bones that makes it more likely to suffer from a hip fracture or bone fracture, spinal deformities and loss of height. Most calcium is stored in the bones and the teeth where it provides strength and structure. If you don’t have enough circulating in the blood, the body will steal it from your bones. How sneaky is that? Over time these constant withdrawals will leave the bones porous and fragile- something that you don’t want.
Vitamin D3100 IU The Sunshine Vitamin- if it was a perfect world you would get your entire amount from sunshine. Yes this is totally possible because your body makes all it needs with enough when exposed to ultraviolet B (UVB rays in sunlight)- but people these days are afraid of the sun, so many people are deficient in this very important vitamin, especially older folks. Vitamin D is important for forming and maintaining strong bones- it does this by regulating blood levels of calcium and phosphorus.
Iron5 MG Iron is a mineral that is needed throughout the body and is a very important part of hemoglobin, which is the oxygen carrying component of red blood cells. Iron is essential for general vigor and muscle efficiency.
Magnesium40 MG Important for decreasing muscle cramping and helps reduce calcium deposits in the muscle tissue.
Potassium33 MG Another important mineral that acts as an electrolyte- a substance that can be positive or negative when dissolved in a watery medium of the bloodstream. Potassium is used to conduct nerve impulses, initiate muscle contractions among other functions. Important for prevention of muscle weakness and deterioration.
Zinc10 MG Another mineral that enzymes need to do everything from manufacturing to healing. Zinc plays a role in many body processes including cell growth, healing, slows vision loss, protects the body against colds, flu and infections. It is very important for the proper functioning immune system. It is needed for cartilage and ligaments and helps to increase bone density and strength. Zinc also treats a wide range of chronic ailments such as rheumatoid arthritis, under active thyroid, fibromyalgia and even osteoporosis.
Vitamin B66 MG Vitamin B6 is a “workhorse” of nutrients, performing many jobs numerous times a day. It functions as a co-enzyme, a substance that works together with enzymes to speed up chemical reactions. Vitamin B6 plays a role in preventing and treating many diseases. Plays a role in the production of gammaaminobutyric acid (GABA).
Glucosamine HCl75 MG Your body actually produces a small amount of glucosamine- it is found in high concentration in the joints and connective tissue where the body uses it to form the larger molecules needed for cartilage repair and maintenance. Glucosamine relieves pain, stiffness and swelling in the extremity joints (knees, ankles, fingers and other joints) due to osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis. It also helps to reduce arthritic back and neck pain. Glucosamine eases pain and inflammation, increases range of motion and aids in repairing aging and damaged joints in the many areas of the body such as the knees, ankles, hips, spine and hands. Recent studies have shown that glucosamine may be even more effective than NSAIDS such as aspirin or Ibuprofen in relieving the pain of arthritis- without harmful side effects. To strengthen joints, glucosamine can be beneficial in preventing arthritis and all forms of degenerative joint disease. It also works to speed healing of acute joint injuries such as a sprained ankle or a knee. Although glucosamine may have little effect on those patients suffering from advanced arthritis when the cartilage is completely worn away, it can still benefit many people with mild to moderate and severe symptoms.
Vitamin C52 MG This Vitamin is important for healthy ligaments and cartilage. Vitamin C is active throughout the body and helps to strengthen the capillaries and cell walls. It is important for the formation of collagen which is a protein found in collagen. That is why Vitamin C is so important to promote healing and keeping ligaments (connect muscle to bone) and tendons (connect bones to bones) strong and healthy
Calcium154 MG Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. Taking calcium is very important for preventing osteoporosis, a bone thinning disease that can lead to a higher risk of hip fractures and spinal bones, spinal deformities and loss of height. **Calcium has also been shown to decrease the incidence of colon cancer and plays a role in lower blood pressure. One important note is that calcium needs Vitamin D to be absorbed properly into the body and Disc-Gard contains both these.
Manganese75 MG A trace mineral that is important in building strong bones and connective tissue and is also important in the repair process. Although most people don’t require manganese supplements on a regular basis, this mineral is especially important for those who suffer from sprains or strains. It plays a role in keeping tendons and ligaments healthy.
Check out Disc Gard for healthy spinal discs, joints and strong bones and more.