Neprinol for Joint Comfort and Health
Because joints like the knees, hips, shoulders and elbows are the areas where bones come together, they perform very important functions in the body. Primarily they allow the skeleton to be flexible for movement. Their structure also ensures that the bones do not come in direct contact with each other. Instead, they are cushioned by cartilage in the joint, synovial membranes around the joint and fluid.
Unfortunately, joint movement becomes more restricted and flexibility decreases with age because of changes in tendons and ligaments. A lifetime of use (and even minor injuries in youth) can also reduce flexibility and the cushioning effect of normal cartilage, allowing bone to rub against bone, resulting in pain and restriction of joint movement. Therefore, the joints require just as much care and maintenance as other parts of the body.
Neprinol, by Arthur Andrew Medical, is a revolutionary blend of systemic enzymes and antioxidants specially formulated to support healthy joint flexibility.* Systemic enzymes are similar to digestive enzymes, but primarily target the bloodstream rather than the gastrointestinal tract. Recent medical breakthroughs have led researchers to use systemic enzymes to aid in producing analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects in people concerned about the health and flexibility of their joints [1-8].*
Neprinol Helps Support a Normal Inflammatory Response*
Over time the surface of the cartilage that cushions the joints can change from smooth to fissured. That's when erosions begin to appear, predisposing the bones that make up the joints to damage. In an attempt to address these changes, immune cells mount a cellular response that involves inflammation. When the inflammatory response is out of balance, joint health may be complicated, in most cases due to changes in the bone and soft tissue in the joint. Therefore, maintaining a normal inflammatory response after exercise may help support joint health and comfort.*
Recent research shows that supplementation with systemic enzymes may help support a normal inflammatory response in response to exertion [9-13].* Bromelain, a proteolytic (protein-degrading) pineapple extract, has a number of anti-inflammatory effects in the body; specifically, it has been shown in the laboratory to support normal COX-2, prostaglandin and thromboxane synthesis, normalizing circulating fibrinogen levels, and support healthy cellular adhesion of white blood cells to the sites that require repair .* Rutin, a flavonoid (plant pigment) that is hydrolyzed in the gastrointestinal tract to release quercetin , and papain, a proteolytic enzyme found in the papaya fruit, have also been shown to support a healthy inflammatory response in both animals and humans [6,16,17].*
In a blinded study conducted in 2006, German researchers divided 90 patients with degradation of the hip into two groups: half receiving an oral enzyme preparation containing rutin and bromelain, and the other half receiving the anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. After six weeks, the researchers reported that the enzyme preparation was as effective as diclofenac in standard survey scales of stiffness and physical function, as well as being better tolerated .*
These results were supported by another study that compared a standardized enzyme preparation containing both bromelain and rutin with diclofenac. The study reported that the systemic enzyme supplement was as effective as diclofenac in reducing joint tenderness, as well as improving range of motion .*
Is Neprinol Safe?
No serious or adverse side effects have been reported from taking systemic enzymes such as those in Neprinol.* Clinical studies have shown that even extremely large doses of these enzymes are not toxic. If you are taking blood-thinning medication or are pregnant or nursing, you should consult with your physician before taking Neprinol.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For all conditions or illnesses, see a healthcare professional for a full evaluation, diagnosis or treatment plan.
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