Flex-C – for Joint Health

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You don’t have to ‘just live with it’!

 

You don’t have to depend on pain killers, anti-inflammatories and mind-numbing drugs to deal with pain! It is possible to live pain-free, the healthy way, and save money on top of all that, by curing the CAUSE instead of merely treating the SYMPTOMS!

You are what you eat. Every cell in your body is made up of the air you’ve breathed, the food you’ve eaten and drunk ... and of course, the medication you’ve taken in the recent past. All chronic diseases – arthritis included – plague mainly those people whose idea of a balanced meal is cooked vegetables and starches and meat!

 

A deficiency of Vitamin C causes a disease called scurvy. One of the chief symptoms of scurvy is severe joint problems, or arthritis. In the olden days, many sailors (who were at sea for months at a time, without fresh fruits and vegetables and fruit) became so arthritic that you could literally hear them ‘rattling’ when they moved around on deck!

 

Really large doses of vitamin C have been shown to reduce all forms of inflammation throughout the body. The joints are no exception. For someone who has never experienced it, it is hard to believe that simple vitamin C can help where medicines does not. However, you don’t need faith for this – you can try it and be ‘living proof’ that it works!

 

You may wonder how much vitamin C you would have to take. The answer is simple – you have to take enough to be symptom-free, whatever amount that might be.

 

Vitamin C is a wonderful healing agent. It helps to form collagen, which is the protein “glue” that holds our cells together – especially the very important connective tissues that make up our ligaments, cartilage, tendons and joints. Your body cannot make collagen without enough vitamin C. Research has shown that you need to take thousands of milligrams of vitamin C, at the least, to see clinical improvement. It would therefore be a waste of your money, time and effort if you took insufficient amounts of vitamin C.

 

Half the population over 60 years old suffer from some form of arthritis

 

The term arthritis refers more to symptoms than to causes. The symptoms of arthritis include inflammation of one or more joints, swelling, warmth, redness of skin, pain and difficulty moving. But what causes these symptoms? That is the question you should be asking!

 

The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis. This disease typically runs in families, and there are three times more women than men who suffer from osteoarthritis. It is a degenerative joint disease, related to the ‘wear-and-tear’ of getting older. In other words, the cartilage at the ends of your bones deteriorates, changing from smooth to rough and resulting in constant friction. Also, the muscles, ligaments and tendons that hold your joints together become weaker, and your joints become deformed, stiff and painful. Most people suffer a degree of pain, but little or no swelling, and most people do not become disabled because of osteoarthritis.

 

Osteoarthritis

  • is joint inflammation due to cartilage degeneration;
  • can be caused by aging, heredity factors, injury, trauma or disease;
  • causes pain in joints that are used repetitively;
  • cannot be diagnosed by way of a blood test, because there isn’t one; and
  • is mostly ‘treated’ by reducing the joint pain and inflammation and improving and maintaining joint function.

 

Osteoarthritis is often referred to as ‘the wear-and-tear arthritis’, but this description is misleading. You don’t get osteoarthritis from using your joints – you get it because your body is unable to properly maintain itself! The human body is extremely resilient. All the tissues of your body are constantly being recreated and restored, and the reason your body deteriorates is that it can’t repair and replace the damaged tissues that are the basic cause of all chronic, degenerative diseases.

 

The answer lies in proper nutrition, which provides the raw materials for repairing and replacing the tissues concerned. If your intake of nutrients is too low, your body cannot function at optimal levels, and begins to deteriorate over time.

 

 

Which nutrients can help repair and replace damaged tissues?

  • Vitamin C
  • Lysine
  • Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate
  • Antioxidants in green tea and grape seeds

 

Vitamin C is a requirement for the proper development of the substance between your cells that gives your body tissues their integrity. Damaged cartilage will not be replaced with new, healthy cartilage tissue unless your vitamin C intake is at optimal levels. In fact, your vitamin C intake should be correlated to reduce a loss of joint cartilage, to slow the progress of the disease and to reduce the risk of pain.

 

Lysine is an important amino acid, essential for the growth of bone-building tissue by helping your body produce collagen (which, as mentioned above, makes up the connective tissues that support your joints). Lysine is essential for many bodily functions, but your body cannot produce it, so you must meet your daily lysine requirements through food. Common symptoms of a lysine deficiency include fatigue, nausea, stunted growth and anaemia.
Glucosamine is found in high concentrations in the joints. It has been said that glucosamine stimulates the formation of joint-repairing cartilage. In animal models, oral glucosamine sulphate has a beneficial effect on inflammation, mechanical arthritis and immunological-reactive arthritis.

 

Chondroitin sulphate is usually used in combination with glucosamine as a treatment for arthritis, since it, too, is found in cartilage. Chondroitin sulphate reportedly maintains viscosity in joints, stimulates cartilage repair mechanisms and inhibits enzymes that break down cartilage.

 

Green tea contains a natural antioxidant called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). Studies suggest that EGCG helps stop the production of certain inflammatory chemicals in the body, including those involved in arthritis, and that EGCG and other catechins in tea may prevent cartilage from breaking down, possibly helping to preserve joints longer.

 

Grape seeds contains proanthocyanidins, which are naturally occurring bioflavonoids. Proanthocyanidins help to strengthen and protect your cells against free radical (or ‘oxidative’) damage. In addition to bioflavonoids, grape seeds also contain high concentrations of vitamin E, linoleic acid and flavonoids, used for medicinal purposes such as reducing the inflammation caused by arthritis.

 

Flex-C is formulated to contain all the correct amounts of nutrients as stipulated.

Each sachet(8.18g) contains:

  1. Green Tea Extract (95%)               200 mg
  2. Chondroitin Sulphate                  1000 mg
  3. Vitamin C                                       2000 mg
  4. Grape Seed Extract                        200 mg
  5. L-Lysine                                         1800 mg
  6. Glucosamine                                 1000 mg

 

Directions:

Dissolve one sachet into a glass of water (200ml), make sure the solution is completely dissolved before drinking. Do not consume on empty stomach. Never take more than one sachet at a time.

 

Recommended daily dosage:

 

To help prevent joint disease and/or

to maintain healthy joints………………….…………....1-2 sachets

For persons with known joint disease,

cartilage damage due to disease or sore

and swollen joints…………………………………….……..2-4 sachets