Those canny manufacturers at Solgar Vitamins are at it again, bringing out a new joint product which if its success in the US is anything to go by, will equally take the UK market by storm. In the US it gets its name Solgar 7 because all the clinical trials indicates it works within 7 days! Solgar 7 works differently than Glucosamine Chondroitin and any other joint formulation because of a unique patented ingredient called 5-Loxin Advanced, UC - II® which is the main active ingredient. But the formulation has a mixture of quite a few other supporting ingredients. As Solgar says:
"This unique formulation targets multiple pathways to balance the release of joint enzymes, structurally support collagen building blocks and sensitive joint cartilage, while simultaneous supporting the body's range of natural motion and flexibility.
In this breakthrough formulation, Solgar 7 brings together bio-active nutrients that work to create a fast acting approach for occasional joint stresses brought on by exercise, sport or physical activity. The use of Solgar® 7 can result in improvements in joint comfort within 7 days."
Solgar 7 combines the advanced and naturally sourced bio-activity of 5-Loxin Advanced, UC - II® undenatured Collagen and Ester-C®,] with a complex of traditional pepper spices and botanicals.
Other important points Solgar make, are as follows:
Boswellia Serrata Extract (S-Loxin® Advanced): 5-Loxin® Advanced is a unique Boswellia serrata extract enriched with 20% 3-0-acetyl-ll-keto-beta-boswellic acid (AKBA) a non-volatile oil portion of B. Serrata gum resin. These botanical compounds exhibit potential anti-inflammatory properties by inhibiting the 5-lipoxygenase enzyme.
UC-II8: UC-II®: is a patented undenatured type II collagen with a unique mechanism of action - it deactivates the inflammatory process at the source, preventing the breakdown of joint cartilage. UC-II" deactivates collagen-specific T-cells allowing the body to reduce inflammation and rebuild and repair articular cartilage.
Ester-C® (calcium ascorbate): Ester-C® aids collagen formation for the normal function of cartilage and bones, while protecting cells from oxidative damage.
Turmeric Root 4:1 Extract (Curcuma longa): Curcumin, the primary active in turmeric has, in numerous studies, demonstrated potent antioxidant activities. It also has anti-inflammatory properties inhibiting NF kappa-B, a major cellular inflammatory agent.
White Willow Bark 5:1 Extract (Salix alba): The use of willow bark dates back to Hippocrates (400 BC) when it was used to reduce fever and inflammation. It contains salicin, a chemical similar to aspirin and has both analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects.
Ginger Root 4:1 Extract (Zingiber officinale): Ginger has demonstrated anti-inflammatory properties in several studies. The active ingredients within the root (gingerols and shogaols) inhibit COX-2 and LOX inflammatory pathways.
Pepper Spice Complex (Cayenne and Bioperine8): Bioperine® is a standardised extract from black pepper Piper nigrum. It is a rich source of the alkaloid piperine, a substance that can enhance the absorption of other nutritional compounds. Cayenne, the principal capsaicinoid in chilli peppers, decreases levels of substance P, a neurotransmitter related to the sensation of pain.
One  vegetable capsule provides:
Vitamin C (as Ester-C', calcium ascorbate).... 100 mg*
Boswellia (Boswellia serrata) Extract (resin)
(as 5-Loxin" Advanced)..................................... 100 mg
Turmeric Root (Curcuma longa) Extract
(4:1, equivalent to 200 mg of root)
UC-II' Standardised Cartilage ......................... 40 mg
(providing 10 mg Undenatured Type II Collagen)
White Willow Bark (SaUx alba) Extract
(5:1, equivalent to 175 mg of bark).................. 35 mg
Ginger Root (Zingiber officinale) Extract
(4:1, equivalent to 140 mg of root).-..............,.. 35 mg
Pepper Spice Complex..................................... 27 mg
Cayenne Powder (Capsicum annuum (fruit)),
Bioperine* (Black Pepper Extract), (Piper nigrum (fruit))
To buy Solgar 7 click here. If you wish to speak to a customer advisor about this product, you can telephone us on 01208 814500 for further information.