The Real Solution to Your Joint Problems
By Dt Kwan Lee Kuan
January 22, 2021
“Ouchhh, it hurts to bend my knee when I wake up in the morning!” Sounds familiar? Well, joint pain and stiffness when bending and moving your knee in the morning is one of the most common symptoms of early-stage Osteoarthritis (OA) – inflammation of joints.
A 2019 study conducted in Malaysia found that nearly 1 in every 3 Malaysian, age 55 years and above experience knee pain! This is a very worrying statistic that shows knee and joint pain is a prevalent concern that happens to people as they age.
So, is there a way around it or is it unavoidable and must be endured by almost everyone as they age? There is a solution but…. The word “but” is used because for many years many thought that it was an effective way to combat joint pain or at least to alleviate the pain.
The solution as many of you are already guessing is glucosamine and chondroitin. These 2 supplements were and is still widely regarded in the market as the life saver to joint health. However, a large scale 6 months study has shown that glucosamine & chondroitin did not reduce pain effectively in the overall group of patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.
Fortunately, there’s emerging studies showing the effectiveness of several joint-targeted active ingredients that give promising benefits to joint pain.
3 Ways to Reduce Joint Pain and Inflammation
1. Repair Joint’s Cartilage
A damaged joint’s cartilage is the main culprit of osteoarthritis (joint inflammation). UC-II® (Undenatured Type II Collagen) that is derived from chicken sternum cartilage, it works by reducing joint inflammation and promotes cartilage (cushion between the joint) repair.
Research have shown that the pain and stiffness reduction effects of supplementation with just 40mg of UC-II® is far better than glucosamine plus chondroitin. 3 With the combination of Vitamin C in this formula, the duo works tremendously in repairing joint’s cartilage and pain reduction.
2. Improve Joint’s Lubricant
The lubricant in between joints is known as synovial fluids. It is very important as a shock absorber and nutrients carrier. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is derived from yeast fermentation and found abundantly in joint’s fluid to maintain the fluid viscosity and normal integrity of joint.
Super Low Molecular Weight (SLMW) of 8000Da HA is used in this formula to ensure excellent solubility and absorption as oral supplement HA >10,000Da is rarely absorbed by the body.
3. Reduce Joint’s Inflammation
Joint’s inflammation and swelling is commonly coexistence with joint’s pain. Bromelain a proteolytic enzyme derived from the pineapple plant. It is proven to be an alternative treatment to NSAIDs for patients with osteoarthritis. 4 Powerlife UCHA8000 works by reducing swelling and pain of the soft tissues of joints. It has good safety profile and well tolerated.