We're going to focus on one of the main ingredients of our Joint capsules, pomegranate, and see what it can do to improve athletic performance. As grapplers, surfers, and crossfit athletes, we all have one thing in common: our joints take a beating.
WHAT IS OSTEOARTHRITIS
Osteoarthritis is often referred to as "wear and tear" arthritis and is the most common amongst athletes. It occurs when the cartilage in between your joints begins to break down. If you wake up in the morning and feel like your joints are stiff, you may be suffering from osteoarthritis.
HOW DOES POMEGRANATE BENEFIT ATHLETES?
Pomegranate aids in reducing inflammation and protects your cartilage in your joints. A 2005 study released by Case Western Reserve university School of Medicine in the Journal of Nutrition looked at the effectiveness of pomegranate extract against Interleukin-1b, a pro-inflammatory protein that plays a key role in cartilage degradation in osteoarthritis.
Tariq M. Haqqi, Ph.D., professor of medicine at Case concluded, "pomegranate fruit extract may help in protecting cartilage from the effects of IL-1b by suppressing cartilage degradation in OA."
A 2010 study studied the chrondroprotective effects of pomegranate juice on the knee joints of mice and concluded that pomegranate juice indeed prevented the negative effects of iodoacetate, an inhibitor of glycolysis which promotes osteoarthritis.
Pomegranate is just one ingredient of our blend designed for athletes' joints. Our Joint active ingredients is made up of Organic Turmeric, Pomegranate, Glucosamine, MSM and Bioperine to aid in absorption of turmeric.
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