Degenerative disc problems affect over 43 million Americans. Arthritis accounts for over 44 million outpatient visits and more than three-quarter of a million hospitalizations every year. Arthritis is second only to heart disease costing the nature over 65 billion each year. As the baby-boomers age, experts calculate that arthritis will affect 60 million Americans, or 20% of the total population.
Osteoporosis, another degenerative disc disease, is also a major public health threat for an estimated 44 million Americans, or 55 percent of the people 50 years of age and older. In the U.S. today, 10 million individuals are estimated to already have the disease and almost 34 million more are estimated to have low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis and related fractures. Of the 10 million Americans estimated to have osteoporosis, eight million are women and 2 million are men.
Osteoporosis is a condition that causes thinning and weakening of normal bone, resulting in a decrease of the density of bone mass. When this occurs, a person with osteoporosis tends to have a higher risk of bone fracture. Osteoporosis is not arthritis, which leads to problems within joints due to cartilage wear. Instead, osteoporosis is a problem of the bone, and its ability to adequately support the body's weight.
There are two main categories of osteoporosis: Type I osteoporosis occurs only in post-menopausal women, and is due to estrogen deficiency. Type II osteoporosis occurs in both men and women (about two times more frequently in women), and is due to aging and calcium deficiency over many years.
Arthritis occurs when two bones meet and inflammation occurs between them. Damaged cartilage is often the reason for arthritis. Affected joints often cause individuals pain, stiffness, and loss of movement. There are over 100 different types of arthritis. Three of the most common types of arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and gout.
A lot of the suffering and pain associated with degenerative disc problems can be minimized, and even avoided altogether with proper diet, exercise and intelligent dietary supplementation. Intelligent dietary supplementation begins with a mineral supplement that has calcium properly balanced with other nutrients that are necessary for calcium absorption and re-absorption into the bones. If not properly balanced, calcium ends up being leached from the bones and being deposited in the soft tissues. In fact, Pathologists report that over 85% of all autopsies done on people over 65 demonstrate calcification of soft tissue within the body. Therefore, it does not appear that a calcium deficiency causes degenerative disk disease, but rather a condition whereby the calcium is being leached from the bones and being deposited in the soft tissues due to nutrient imbalance. The following products support the health of joints and bones.
Abbey St. Clare St. Luke's Pain Relief Gel is formulated to relieve soreness and pain resulting from exercise, injury, arthritis, rheumatism or fibromyalgia. Easily absorbed aloe gel contains a cornucopia of essential oils known for relieving pain, including the chronic pain of fibromyalgia. Ravensara, basil, oregano, pine and eucalyptus are part of the eighteen-oil synergy. Peppermint makes the gel feel cool, while ginger and black pepper provide penetrating warmth. Apply several layers for maximum effect. Your skin will feel dry to the touch with no oily residue. Will not stain clothing. more info about St. Luke's Pain Relief Gel
There are two sources of Okinawa coral calcium, above-sea coral calcium and below-sea coral calcium. Below-sea coral calcium is vacuumed from the ocean floor near the delicate coral reefs. Above-sea coral calcium is coral that lived under water hundreds of years ago and then has been naturally deposited on the islands of Okinawa. The coral is preserved under layers of soil until mined to create above-sea coral calcium products without harming the environment. True Blue Coral Calcium is harvested from above-sea coral. more info
Laboratory analysis of the two kinds of Okinawa corals show that each variety have similar mineral content. Above-sea coral calcium tends to have a little higher percentage of Calcium - 35 to 38% while the below-sea coral has 20 - 24% calcium.
There is a different category of coral calcium that is not from Okinawa. This coral calcium is harvested live as it washes up on the beaches of Northern Brazil. The certificates of analysis on this product show it has more than 24 times the trace mineral content of Okinawan coral calcium. Brazilian coral calcium is cold processed therefore retaining more of the marine nutrients, proteins, amino acids and phytonutrients. more info
Rich in Vitamin B-1, B-2, B-3, B5, B6, B12, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium,
Iron and Zinc
Green Calcium (Hydrilla Verticillata) is a rooted fresh water plant that grows abundantly in lakes and streams of Florida. It possesses astonishingly high values of calcium, iron and vitamin B-12, nutrients often dangerously low in pure vegetarian (vegan) diets. Green Calcium made from Hydrilla has about three times more beta-carotene than chlorella and is rich in most B-vitamins too. more info
Powerful Ayurvedic Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Activity Comparable
to Indomethacin and Phenylbutazone, but without Side Effects
Curcuminoids have traditionally been used to support digestive health, liver function, and the health of both skin and the urinary tract. As phenolic antioxidants, curcuminoids support tissue integrity and help control free radical damage. Maximized Curcuminoids 1000 is the highest potency curcuminoid product available in the health industry. more info
Anti-inflammatory Formula Helps Build and Strengthen Cartilage and Connective
Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, popular supplements for joint health, primarily act to rehydrate cartilage, giving it greater cushioning power. But it takes more than glucosamine and chondroitin to provide first class nutritional support. It takes Joint Vibrance.
Arthred alone was shown to rebuild cartilage in clinical trials. Anti-oxidant herbs and botanical extracts help scavenge free radicals that can form in articulating joints. Grape seed extract helps bind broken collagen fibers in connective tissues, while the other ingredients in Joint Vibrance support normal synthesis of cartilage at the cellular level. MSM helps too, supporting flexible disulfide bonds in connective tissue. more info
Green Vibrance Supplement uses specially selected certified organic, wild harvested and wild crafted concentrated foods to support and improve the basic four bodily functions essential to life. Five organic cereal grass juices alone deliver virtually all known nutrients and several growth factors that cause the young to grow larger and stronger. Alfalfa sprouts, broccoli sprouts, carrot, spinach, parsley, zucchini, green bean, spirulina, chlorella, stabilized rice bran and Hydrilla verticillata enrich nutrient density and diversity of Green Vibrance Supplement. more info
This blend contains significant enzymes, 20 vital amino acids and a broad spectrum of essential nutrients from 26 carefully selected living whole foods from 100% certified organic sources that are rich in phyto-nutrients. Plus, In-Liven's ingredients are predigested with 13 probiotics (friendly bacteria) extracted from fruits, vegetables and grains (not fecal matter), increasing In-Liven's potency by 500%. With 15,000 phyto nutrients, In-Liven saturates the body with the nutrients it needs for optimal health. Probiotic In-Liven helps re-colonise the intestinal flora and helps restore proper intestinal balance. It helps to eliminate 'unfriendly' bacteria and counteracts medical and food chain antibiotic damage while supporting the body to enhance immune function. And In-Liven optimizes nutrient absorption and assimilation while also helping guard against 'nutrient starvation'. more info
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