|Disc-Flex is a specialty nutrition supplement made by Pure Encapsulations, manufacturers of hypo allergenic nutrition supplements. Every batch of finished products are tested and certified by independent laboratories. All products are manufactured under conditions similar to those employed in making pharmaceutical grade drugs and complies with the FDA GMP guidelines. More Information on the Manufacturing and Quality Control of this supplement.
This formula addresses the unique nutritional needs of intervertebral cartilage (IVC). IVC is avascular, wears differently, and is affected by different nutritional factors compared to articular cartilage. The basics of healthy disc composition involve glucosamine, chondroitin and collagen. Studies indicate that glucosamine and chondroitin support spinal disc integrity and have the potential to support the strength of the disc under compressive loads. In postmenopausal women, the healthy composition of the lumbar spine is directly related to type II collagen content. The advanced nature of this product involves its ability to maintain healthy advanced glycation end product activity, healthy immune mediator activity, a healthy inflammatory response and healthy calcium metabolism. Advanced glycation end products reduce the ability of the intervertebral disc to produce proteoglycans, which comprise healthy disc matrix. The age-related increase in advanced glycation end products also contributes to stiffening of the spine. l- Carnosine, alpha lipoic acid and grape seed extract help to maintain healthy advanced glycation end product metabolism and provide antioxidant protection. Cartilage end plate calcification also affects disc function and longevity. Vitamin K2 as menaquinone-7 maintains a healthy balance of calcium uptake into extra-skeletal tissues. Vitamin D is a synergist with vitamin K2 to help maintain healthy cartilage end plate calcium metabolism. Devil's claw supports day-to-day spinal comfort and flexibility while boswellia offers key support for musculoskeletal comfort.
Disc-Flex is a powerful, wide reaching complex taking aim at the role of proteoglycans, age-related advanced glycation end product activity, tissue calcium metabolism, immune response and the natural inflammatory processes on spinal disc health.
Ingredients and Dosage:
two vegetable capsules contain:
vitamin D3 400 i.u.
vitamin K2 (as menaquinone- 7) 10 mcg.
hydrolyzed type II collagen complex † 500 mg.
(chicken sternal cartilage)
hydrolyzed type II collagen 60% 300 mg.
chondroitin sulfate 20% 100 mg.
hyaluronic acid 10% 50 mg.
glucosamine HCl (crab, shrimp) 500 mg.
l-carnosine (beta-alanyl-l- histidine) 75 mg.
alpha lipoic acid (thioctic acid) 50 mg.
devil¹s claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) extract (root) 150 mg.
(standardized to contain 5% harpagosides)
boswellia serrata extract (gum resin) 100 mg.
(standardized to contain 70% boswellic acids)
grape (Vitis vinifera) seed extract 50 mg.
(standardized to contain 92% oligomeric proanthocyanidins)
vitamin C (as ascorbyl palmitate) 20 mg.
Contains milk, soy
2–4 per day, in divided doses, with meals.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. See Disclaimer
† BioCell Collagen is a registered trademark of BioCell Technology LLC, Anaheim, California, USA. U.S. Patents 6,025,327; 6,323,319; 6,780,841 and other U.S. and foreign patents pending.
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1 bottle contains: 120 capsules
Also Available in 60 capsules/bottle
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