About knee os­teoarthri­tis

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OS­TEOARTHRI­TIS is the most com­mon form of arthri­tis. When car­ti­lage, your body’s nat­u­ral cush­ion­ing, wears away, the bones be­tween the joints rub against each other, caus­ing pain.

Com­mon OA knee fea­tures

> Joint stiff­ness/ gelling: – Usu­ally af­ter in­ac­tiv­ity or wak­ing up in the morn­ing > Painful or ach­ing knee joints: – Usu­ally dur­ing or af­ter ac­tiv­ity – Pain may get worse af­ter walk­ing up or down the stairs > Crepi­tus on move­ment: – Joint sounds dur­ing move­ment > In­flam­ma­tion: – Joint may be swollen and red – Re­stricted move­ment

What is Viar­tril- S?

Viar­tril- S is crys­talline glu­cosamine sul­fate. It is the orig­i­nal glu­cosamine sul­fate that has been fully tested in clin­i­cal tri­als for safety and ef­fi­cacy.

It of­fers max­i­mum ab­sorp­tion of up to 90% and is the only glu­cosamine prepa­ra­tion packed with beta nee­dle crys­tals.

Clin­i­cal stud­ies and world­wide clin­i­cal ex­pe­ri­ence have shown that Viar­tril- S re­lieves symp­toms of os­teoarthri­tis

Re­cent clin­i­cal tri­als show that Viar­tril- S, when used in long- term treat­ment cour­ses, can curb the pro­gres­sion of os­teoarthri­tis

How does Viar­tril- S work?

> An­abolic ef­fect: Viar­tril- S stim­u­lates the syn­the­sis of pro­teo­gly­cans, the build­ing blocks of the car­ti­lage ma­trix > Anti- In­flam­ma­tory and Anti- Catabolic ef­fect: Viar­tril- S de­presses car­ti­lage degra­da­tion ac­tiv­i­ties by in­hibit­ing the ac­tion of catabolic en­zymes

How long does it take for Viar­tril- S to work?

As Viar­tril- S tack­les the root of the prob­lem, it takes two to four weeks to see im­prove­ment

Is Viar­tril- S a safe prod­uct?

Dur­ing two long- term, the safety of Viar­tril- S was found to be sim­i­lar to place­bos ( su­gar pills).

Mil­lions have been treated with Viar­tril- S with few and mild ad­verse re­ac­tions sim­i­lar to the ones ob­served with place­bos

This ar­ti­cle is brought to you by Meda Health­care Sdn Bhd.

Ref­er­ences

Set­nikar et al. Arzneimit­telforschung. 1993. 10: 1109- 13.

Her­rero- Beau­mont, G et al. Arthri­tis & Rheuma­tism. 2007. 56( 2): 555- 567.

Re­gin­ster, J. Y. et al. 2001: 251256.

Pavelka, K. et al. Arch. In­tern. Med. 2002. 162: 2113- 23.

Bassleer, C. et al. Osteaoarthri­tis Car­ti­lage. 1998. 6: 427- 434.

Jimenez, SA & Dodge, GR Os­teoarthri­tis Car­ti­lage. 1997. 5: 72.

Largo, R et al. Os­teoArthri­tis and Car­ti­lage. 2003. 11: 290- 298.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 03- 7957 5975. KKLIU No: 0804/ 2015

Viar­tril- s is the orig­i­nal glu­cosamine sul­fate that has been fully tested in clin­i­cal tri­als for safety and ef­fi­cacy.

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