Healthy joints are an important component of your overall health. Healthy joints allow you to walk, run, play sports, and perform a wide range of physical activities. Staying active, eating a balanced diet, and taking precautions to avoid injury are all helpful in maintaining healthy joints. Supplements can also help reduce joint pain and inflammation and maintain joint health.
One joint health supplement that has been receiving a lot of attention is Natural Eggshell Matrix (NEM), found in our JointSense with NEM supplement. Last month, NEM was featured on the Dr. Oz Show. The Dr. Oz “Supplement Score Card” program (watch the video) evaluated NEM and gave it a rating of B+, calling it very safe and effective for alleviating joint pain and inflammation. The fact that people with egg-related allergies should not take NEM is the only reason it failed to receive an A rating.
NEM’s joint health benefits and safety have been touted in several publications. Sherry Torkos reports in Natural Solutions Magazine that NEM is a safe and effective supplement ingredient that contains key building blocks that support joints. In Canada’s Alive Magazine, NEM is charted as a top supplement option for those with osteoarthritis and is noted to help support joint comfort and health. Nutritional Outlook featured NEM in the “Critter Cravings” article, citing it as one of the top pet ingredients making headlines this year.
You may be wondering what NEM is and why it is attracting so much attention. NEM is a unique, all-natural egg protein matrix found between the egg albumin and the eggshell. Both membranes are primarily comprised of collagen protein fibers, chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine, and hyaluronic acid. Clinical studies show that one low dose of 500 mg per day (one capsule) is all that is needed for positive results, which can be felt in as little as one week. In these studies, joint and soft tissue pain decreased much faster with NEM than with other joint supplements.
Glucosamine and Chondroitin are supplements commonly used for joint health. While we champion the use of Glucosamine and Chondroitin, use of these supplements, either individually or together, does not work for everyone. And some over-the counter joint health supplements can have significant side effects from long-term use. If you have tried glucosamine or other joint health supplements and have found that they don’t work as well as they should, try JointSense with NEM, available from NutraSense.