A study by The Lancet published in 2012 found that musculoskeletal conditions were the second greatest cause of disability in the world, affecting over 1.7 billion people worldwide. If you are a reluctant member of that club, you may want to try the product I’m introducing you to today. In fact, Solgar is so confident of its efficacy that they are offering a money back guarantee this month.
The product in question is Solgar®7, a complex which improves joint comfort within seven days, hence the name. This is a unique formulation which really is the next generation in joint health. It is aimed at people who experience aching joints after exercise or strenuous activity, which can strike at any age; and is an excellent alternative to Glucosamine.
Solgar®7 is a once-a-day capsule that forges bioactive nutrients to increase joint flexibility and range of motion. Where traditional Glucosamine formulas focus on cartilage support, Solgar®7 targets multiple pathways to balance the release of joint enzymes and structurally support collagen building blocks as well as cartilage.
So, what’s in it?
Well, the main star of the show is a Boswellia extract called 5-Loxin® Advanced. This is a unique Boswellia (or Frankincense) extract which has been enriched with a botanical oil, which combines to make a particularly powerful anti-inflammatory.
You then have UC-II, which is a patented undenatured type II collagen with a unique action: it deactivates the inflammatory process at the source, preventing further breakdown of joint cartilage. UC-II deactivates collagen-specific T-cells allowing the body to reduce inflammation and rebuild and repair articular cartilage.
In order to aid collagen formation there is also Vitamin C in the form of Ester-C, which helps protect cells from oxidative damage.
There are two more anti-inflammatory herbs: Turmeric, with its active ingredient curcumin, is a potent antioxidant capable of inhibiting inflammatory agents; and Ginger root which inhibit COX-2 and LOX inflammatory pathways.
There is also White Willow bark, the use of which dates back to Hippocrates when it was used to reduce fever and inflammation. It contains salicin, a chemical similar to aspirin and has a powerful analgesic effect.
The very last ingredient is a pepper complex, which both helps to enhance the absorption of other compounds as well as decrease the sensation of pain.
So there you have it: an all-in-one anti-inflammatory, pain killer and repairer to get you out and running again before you know it. As always, please consult your medical practitioner first if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking other medication