Currently, two products are receiving high media attention as possible solutions for healthy joints and bones. They are Glucosamine Sulfate and Chondroitin Sulfate. The names glucosamine and chondroitin are difficult to pronounce words for their easy-to-pronounce sources: crab or lobster shell or sea cucumber for glucosamine and usually beef cartilage for chondroitin. These animal products are powdered and then mixed with a sulfur compound-normally MSM to create a capsule end product.
Through research conducted by Dr. Edith Carslile during the 1970s and 1980s at the UCLA School of Public Health, she determined that the primary role of Silica in the body was to assist in the production of glycosaminoglycans-the building block of collagen. As it turns out, the active ingredients in glucosamine and chondroitin are the glycosaminoglycans. Interestingly, all the animal sources used (shells and cartilage) are rich in Silica which in turn promotes the natural production of glycosaminoglycans.
The addition of the element Sulfur, usually in the powdered form MSM, was prompted by extensive research into Sulfur and its importance to good joint health. MSM is a derivative of DMSO or dimethyl sulfoxide, a solvent byproduct of the pulp and paper manufacturing process.
This mineral connection has been recognized by Eidon for several years, primarily as a result of feedback from customers as to the positive impact Silica supplementation has had on many of their joint issues. This is in addition to the large body of research which exists on Silica.
Eidon Joint Support is comprised of the two essential minerals required by the body to create its own glycosaminoglycans, Silica and Sulfur. We have gone to the natural state of these two elements and through proprietary processes, developed tasteless liquid formulations of each and blended them into a powerful joint, ligament and bone supplement. We use no animal byproducts to provide you with these essential minerals. Your digestive tract does not have to break down anything to get access to these minerals. They are readily bioavailable and are immediately absorbed and distributed to the proper areas in the body for use.
Why not go to the elemental source? As an alternative to animal products, Silica and Sulfur, provide all of the benefits of glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate.
For more information, contact us at 800-700-1169.
In good health,
Rick Wagner, M.S., C.N.