Karen® Phytoplankton for Joint Relief is a unique formula used for improving the symptoms of both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. This formula provides therapeutic doses of both bromelain and Glucosamine Sulfate.
Bromelain is a proteolytic (protein digesting) enzyme that exerts potent anti-inflammatory effects via a variety of mechanisms including the reduction of kinins while increasing plasmin, thereby decreasing swelling, inflammation and scar tissue. It is widely used to help treat cases of injury, sprains, strains, recovery from surgery and arthritis. Supplementing with bromelain has even helped to reduce the dose of prednisone typically prescribed for treating more debilitating symptoms of arthritis. Karen® Phytoplankton includes a therapeutic dose of a standardized bromelain extract to optimize anti-inflammatory effects.
Complimentary to the effects of bromelain, Glucosamine sulfate, a widely accepted natural health supplement used for treating osteoarthritis, is included at a therapeutic dose to improve and delay the symptoms and progression of the disease. Compared with placebo this supplement has been shown to improve symptoms by 20-25% and slowing disease progression. There is a substantial body of evidence for this natural health product, with a compendial monograph status and approved health claims including as a treatment for osteoarthritis. The Karen® Phytoplankton for Joint relief provides the recommended dose level of Glucosamine sulfate promoted by health authorities around the world and is optimal for joint pain treatment.
The Joint pain relief formula also includes phytoplankton for its rich dietary source of select nutrients such as omega 3 fatty acids, carotenoids, trace minerals, and essential B-vitamins. This superfood supports overall nutrition, helps the body to cope better with disease, and reduces inflammation.
Collectively, this formula targets all areas that may contribute to inflammation without the undesirable side effects associated with most conventional medications.