USAGE GUIDELINES: Take 1 capsule, 1 - 3 times per day (preferably with food).
Happy-Flex Combination is a powerful joints and connective tissue formula, which contains a special blend of food-based and herbal ingredients!
Glucosamine is an essential part of the building material for joints and the cellular 'glue' that holds the entire body together. Joint cartilage contains the highest concentration of glucosamine. Many researchers now feel that glucosamine hydrochloride may be the best form, because it has a slightly higher concentration in the molecule (83% versus 80% for glucosamine sulfate) and has better stability. The glucosamine HCL present in the Happy-Flex Combination joint support formula is also in bioavailable food form, for maximum absorption and utilisation by the body.
MSM stands for methyl sulfonyl methane, which is a source of the essential mineral sulphur. Sulphur is involved in a multitude of key functions in the body, including pain control, regulation of inflammation, detoxification and tissue building. In many cases, joint pain is due to pressure changes in cells, which in turn affects the nerves that sense pain. If cells inflate as a result of excess build-up of fluid or a drop in the pressure surrounding them, the nerves register pain. MSM may support cell-membrane fluidity.
Rosehip and Montmorency cherry
Montmorency cherries (also known as “sour cherries” or “tart cherries”), are considered to be a superfruit because they are packed with nutrients, including potent antioxidants and flavonoids. They have been used as a herbal remedy for centuries. For instance, the cherry (either as bark, root or fruit) has been used by Native Americans as natural pain relievers. Similarly, rosehip is a fruit that is naturally high in the potent antioxidant, vitamin C. Antioxidant nutrients support lower levels of inflammation in the body.
Nettles are naturally high in chlorophyll (a powerful phyto-chemical), vitamin C (a potent antioxidant), serotonin, histamine, acetyl-choline and beneficial minerals including iron, calcium and silica.
Ginger and turmeric
Both turmeric and ginger are herbs that act to naturally support lower levels of leukotrienes that cause pain and inflammation in the body. The bright yellow pigment of the spice turmeric also contains the active compound curcumin, while ginger is rich in antioxidants.
Celery seed contains apiol and coumarins, as well as the minerals iron, phosphorus, potassium and sodium. As well as having an alkaline reaction on the blood, it supports healthy levels of uric acid in the body.
Panax ginseng is the botanical cousin of Siberian ginseng. It is a rich source of phyto-oestrogen and the biologically active ingredients are called eleutherosides, supporting the recuperative power of the body.
Apple cider vinegar
Experts suggest that joint pain and arthritis may be linked to toxins accumulating in the joints, since metabolic waste is often stored in connective tissues. At the same time, people with joint pain tend to avoid physical activity, which may result in an even higher toxic load. The pectin in apple cider vinegar may help to absorb toxins and move them out of the system, while the acids may support detoxification of the body.
Bromelain is an enzyme derived from pineapple juice. It supports lower levels of inflammation in the body, by stimulating the production of plasmin (a compound in the body that breaks down fibrinogen - a substance involved in localised swelling). What's more, it does so without triggering the gastrointestinal distress so often associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Bromelain is also growing in popularity among athletes who suffer frequent wear-and-tear injuries.
This common herb supports calcium absorption and utilisation and is rich in silica and mineral salts (including potassium, manganese, magnesium, sulphur and calcium) in support of bones and connective tissues. A deficiency in silica tends to precede the calcium loss that causes demineralisation of bones.
Kelp may be useful where joint pain has resulted from toxin build-up in the body. It is a powerful detoxifier, infusing the body with alginates that bind with toxic chemicals and allow you to pass them safely through the digestive tract.
Papain is a non-animal enzyme derived from the papaya fruit, which assists in the process of digestion. Arthritis Today, the consumer health magazine published by the Arthritis Foundation, states that papain is beneficial to those who suffer from either inflammatory or non-inflammatory types of arthritis. The inflammatory, or rheumatoid type, may benefit from papain supplements through an increase in the body's own analgesia, quick recovery from injury and a reduction in circulating cellular attacks that lead to a painful inflammatory state. Noninflammatory, or osteoarthritis, can benefit from papain's ability to help remove the cellular waste products that build up in the joints.
A comprehensive formulation for joint care and flexibility support
With bioavailable glucosamine HCL, MSM, sour cherry, rosehip, turmeric and other powerful active herbal ingredients
For happy and healthy joints!
No added: sugar, salt, wheat, gluten, lactose, dairy, preservatives, colours, fillers or flavours.