Good­bye to joint trou­bles

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - BODY, MIND & SOUL -

EMMA Sa­muel, 49, has been car­ing for her 73- year- old mother. Her mother suf­fered from bad joints, which im­peded her move­ments.

She planned to take her mother and fam­ily on a hol­i­day but her mother in­sisted on stay­ing at home.

Emma knew her mother’s painful knees would stop her from en­joy­ing the trip.

Hav­ing tried var­i­ous glu­cosamine sup­ple­ments and even acupunc­ture, Emma is at a loss in of­fer­ing more free­dom in life for her mother.

De­gen­er­at­ing joints

Sci­en­tists have found that joint prob­lems are caused by an im­bal­ance in the body due to an en­zyme in the joints, known as Matrix Me­tal­lo­pro­teinases ( MMP en­zymes).

When MMP en­zymes are trig­gered by high im­pact sports, in­jury or ge­net­ics, joint prob­lems de­velop fast, bring­ing about in­flam­ma­tion, pain and swelling.

MMP en­zymes ex­ist in a bal­anced state within joints, but when the body starts pro­duc­ing too much, the joints break down faster than they can re­build.

Joint dam­age and in­flam­ma­tion en­sue, lead­ing to pain and in time, bone spurs that limit joint move­ment

Tar­get­ing the source

The dis­cov­ery of MMP en­zymes was an im­por­tant step in find­ing a so­lu­tion against joint prob­lems, but drug pro­to­types have se­ri­ous side ef­fects, ham­per­ing ef­forts.

Sci­en­tists re­cently un­cov­ered and ver­i­fied a nat­u­ral sub­stance ac­tive against MMP en­zymes, which has been around for more than 30 years.

The anti- arthritic New Zealand Green Lipped Mus­sel ex­tract called Bi­olane is the world’s first and only MMP in­hibitor proven to be able safe­guard joints against its self­in­flicted dam­age by MMP en­zymes.

Bi­olane also has anti- in­flam­ma­tory, an­tiox­i­dant and marine min­eral heal­ing ac­tions, mak­ing it a unique so­lu­tion to ad­dress the var­i­ous pathol­ogy in­di­cated in joint prob­lems.

It makes it pos­si­ble to re­store trou­bled joints of the knees, shoul­ders, neck, back and fin­gers, giv­ing the joints a new­found ca­pac­ity to re­vert to nor­mal func­tion­al­ity.

Time to heal

Bi­olane has been clin­i­cally tested in pa­tients to de­liver a 70% suc­cess rate, though pa­tients need to un­dergo a treat­ment course of at least three months at the right dose be­fore ef­fects are felt.

Ad­di­tional ad­van­tage is Bi­olane’s stom­ach­pro­tect­ing prop­er­ties when taken to­gether with painkillers, re­duc­ing gas­tric le­sions by more than 50%.

In the long run, pa­tients might not need painkillers any more.

Bi­olane is prob­a­bly one of the most en­dur­ing joint prod­ucts in the world to­day. In 2005, the Aus­tralian Cen­tre for Com­ple­men­tary Re­search and Education ( ACCMER) awarded Bi­olane the Ideal Anti- Arthritic Agent ac­co­lade.

It is used by med­i­cal pre­scribers in more than 25 coun­tries world­wide and avail­able in lead­ing phar­ma­cies and clin­ics in Malaysia.

Back to trav­el­ling

Emma learnt from a phar­ma­cist about Bi­olane and was as­sured of its ef­fi­cacy and drawn by it be­ing a nat­u­ral prod­uct.

She per­suaded her mother to try and al­most three months later, her mother came up to her un­aided by her usual walk­ing stick.

Now half a year on, Emma’s mother no longer needs to rely on her­bal oint­ments or painkillers. She is also no longer trou­bled by gas­tri­tis prob­lems.

The fam­ily made a trip to Cameron High­lands with her now- ac­tive mother in tow.

This ar­ti­cle is con­trib­uted by Nu­vaceu­ti­cals Divi­sion of Nu­vanta Sdn Bhd.

Ref­er­ences

Nuki G. Os­teoarthri­tis: A prob­lem of joint fail­ure. Z Rheuma­tol. 1999; 58: 142- 147

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 03- 5636 3758 or 1300 881 712.

It is now pos­si­ble to re­store trou­bled joints of the knees, shoul­ders, neck, back and fin­gers, and more.

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