We have been getting requests for a long time about a joint product. But Raw Dynamix didn't want to bring to market just any joint product. Not another glucosamine product with MSM or shellfish derivatives. Being we employ REAL health care providers that research clinical trials for the real data and uses, we tapped that knowledge for this product.
Goals for Our New Product
- Plenty of REAL clinical data on ingredients used
- Glucosamine free (an estimated 30% of people are non-responders)
- Shellfish free
- Does not require "horse pills" or 10 capsules daily
Being an athlete, bodybuilder, or every day person, everyone experiences aches and pains. These aches and pains can range from annoying to impeding. Most athletes and bodybuilders can attest to sore elbows that keep them from pressing movements such as bench press, shoulder press, or nose breakers. Sore knees that take you out of the squat rack. These are issues that not only affect that day's training, it affects the ability to grow or train at a intense level. These little things add up to one big thing, a DECREASE in perfomance. This is never a good thing. For the average person, daily aches and pains can hinder how you spend your time with the family. Your kids may want to play outside but you feel you can't because your hip or knee may hurt. Do you experience days, weeks, or even months like this? If so, keep reading, Joint REBUILD may be able to alleviate your aches and pains.
So let's take a look at Joint REBUILD and what it can really do for you.
Plenty of REAL clinical data on ingredients used
Raw Dynamix combed through the research. We talked with a pharmacist on our staff. We interviewed athletes, people who suffer from arthritis of all types, and those looking to prevent these issues before they became present. Then we took all the information we collected and decided on a two prong approach. Why not use natural, homeopathic, Ayurveda-based ingredients combined with the best ingredient Western medicine has found? So we simply did. Now, we're going to break this idea down for you, ingredient by ingredient, so keep reading to see why Joint REBUILD is truly different.
Cissus Quandrangularis has many interesting properties hence the reason we chose it.
- Natural herb used for centuries
- Actually may cause re-growth of bone, ligaments, and tendons LEGALLY
- Significantly lowers cortisol
- Increases testosterone naturally
- Be a potent anti-catabolic agent without suppressing natural hormone levels
Cissus has a proven track record in the treatment of inflammation ,especially in dealing with bones, ligaments, and tendons. It has been safely used for centuries in India (Ayurveda) and the Far East. Its safety is well-documented, even at mega doses which one may use to unleash the anti-catabolic effects of cissus. In fact, a recent clinical study showed cissus was as anti-catabolic as the human steroid nandrolone also known by the name Deca. It won't cause you to gain 20 pounds of muscle like steroids will, but it will keep you in a positive nitrogen state, help protect and repair your joints, and allow you push harder making the gains come faster.
Athletes and bodybuilders may especially be interested in Joint REBUILD. Steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs tend to wear away or weaken tendon and ligaments. An individual may get bigger and stronger, but their ligaments and tendons are actually weakening. This can be a major problem. Eventually the ligaments and tendons can't handle the stress and injury results. This is where cissus comes in. The amount of cissus found in Joint REBUILD acts as a preventative aid to ward of these possible injuries. But many say, "I can just take Aleve or ibuprofen and I'll be fine." Really? Here comes the pharmacist. Medications such as those are NSAIDs. I'll spare you the technical details. Anytime you can avoid taking NSAIDs, you should. Long-term use can lead to infection, stomach ulcers, and a decrease in protein synthesis. Bad idea. Relieve inflammation and prevent joint pain before it starts, NATURALLY.
Turmeric Root (Curcumin, curcuminoids)
Arthritis is a common problem as we age and can be debilitating to say the least. Many times a person turns to NSAIDs or other medication that affect the cyclooxygenase (COX) pathways. Again we can naturally work on these pathways with Ayurveda-based principals. Turmeric contains more than two dozen natural anti-inflammatory compounds. Six of these compounds directly inhibit the COX-2 pathway which promotes inflammation, pain and swelling. In a study published on IFT.org, researchers found that "osteoarthritis patients who added 200 mg of curcumin a day to their treatment plan experienced reduced pain and increased mobility, whereas the control group, which received no curcumin, experienced no significant improvements." (1)
Turmeric also has many other benefits including:
- A general immune system booster due to its high antioxidant capacity
- Anti-cancer uses in doses over 10 grams daily
- Antibiotic properties when used topically
- Mild antiviral properties
Hyaluronic Acid has been used for decades in human medicine as an injection that replaces lost fluid in the joints. This fluid acts as a "buffer" or lubricant that allows the joint to move pain free. In 2004, a study demonstrated that this once injectable-only product was actually able to be orally absorbed. In 2004, a consortium of scientists released clinical research results about oral delivery of radiolabeled Hyaluronan (HA) and its ability to be taken up by joints. Dr. Alex Schauss, Director of AIBMR, presented the findings at the 2004 Experimental Biology conference. The study showed that beagle dogs were able to absorb the hyaluronic acid orally and that in fact it made its way into the blood and to the JOINTS which is where we want it. According to Dr. Luke Bucci, Ph.D., Vice President of Research for Weider Nutrition International, “This is the first time Hyaluronic Acid has been reported to be absorbed orally, which paves the way for HA dietary supplements to be introduced and deliver on anti-aging and joint health promises".
A study published in 2012 in the Scientific World Journal concluded "the results of the present study have shown that the oral administration of HA may have beneficial therapeutic effects on patients with symptomatic knee OA and may be even more beneficial for relatively young patients. We consider that our results may well be of some help to both people suffering from knee OA and those who take care of them.
The effect of HA administration on the symptoms of knee OA was investigated in a one-year, prospective randomised study. The results of the study indicated that the treatment is effective when combined with quadriceps strengthening exercise." (2)
Exactly why Raw Dynamix is using it in Joint REBUILD. Why don't the other big name companies use it? Because its very expensive and their profit margins can't take that hit. But at RD, you know we focus more on you the customer than the profit margin.
Frankincense (Boswellia serrata)
More Ayurveda-based ingredients. This ingredient is produced from the resin of the Boswellia tree in India. In short, Boswellia contains three specific acids that have a direct impact on inflammation. Acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid (AKBA) has demonstrated many significant immunomodulatory and inflammation-modulating effects in preclinical research. So in layman's terms, it reduces inflammation, specifically by inhibiting 5-lipoxygenase.
Clinical researchers have also published a study showing the efficacy of a 30% AKBA boswellia extract (5-LOXIN). Researchers found that the extract "significantly reduced pain and improved physical functioning in OA patients." Seventy-five participants received either 100 mg or 250 mg (delivering 33 mg or 75 mg AKBA, respectively) per day of boswellia extract for 90 days. Each patient was evaluated for pain and physical function using the visual analog scale, Lequesne's Functional Index, and Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index at baseline and at days 7, 30, 60 and 90. The cartilage degrading enzyme matrix metalloproteinase-3 was also evaluated in synovial fluid from OA patients. Measurement was also made of several other biochemical parameters in serum and hematological parameters, and urine analyses were performed to evaluate safety of the extract. At the end of the study, both doses of boswellia extract conferred clinically and statistically significant improvements in pain scores and physical function scores in the OA patients. Significant improvements in pain score and functional ability were recorded in the treatment group supplemented with 250 mg as early as 7 days after the start of treatment. The authors also reported a significant reduction in synovial fluid MMP-3 in the treatment group. A later clinical study comparing 2 different extracts of boswellia produced similar results. (3)
Ginger has many studies showing its efficacy in reducing inflammation. The main anti-inflammatory component of ginger, gingerols, are believed to be what relieves many with osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis. In fact, a University of Miami study concluded that ginger extract could one day be a substitute to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The study compared the effects of a highly concentrated ginger extract to placebo in 247 patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. The ginger reduced pain and stiffness in knee joints by 40 percent over the placebo.
More clinical data was published in 2005 further explaining how ginger may reduce inflammation. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine published a study that further outlined ginger's anti-inflammatory effectiveness. In this research, ginger was shown to suppress the pro-inflammatory compounds (cytokines and chemokines) produced by synoviocytes (cells comprising the synovial lining of the joints), chrondrocytes (cells comprising joint cartilage) and leukocytes (immune cells). This theory presents another method by which Joint REBUILD works. Inhibiting or affecting multiple pathways of inflammation and pain. Not just one or two like glucosamine and MSM-based formulations.
Topically, this ingredient is found in many over-the-counter pain creams and has great success. Orally, cayenne pepper has several benefits including:
- the ability to stimulate circulation
- reduce inflammation
- increase metabolism
Of course we care about the increased circulation and reduction of inflammation points. Increased blood flow means increased nutrients to the tissue which in turn may lead to decreased healing and recovery time. By supplying more nutrients we decrease inflammation naturally which is the whole idea.
Collagen Type-II is a component of joint cartilage. Ingestion appears to reduce autoimmunity to the body's own collagen, resulting in less inflammation in instances of osteoarthritis and rheumatism and benefits to joint health. Again, what we are looking for. Several studies show the benefits collagen type-II in as little as 10mg per day. Each capsule of Joint REBUILD contains 20mg, so again Raw Dynamix has you covered with REAL clinical dosing. For those interested in readying any one of the five studies published, click here. If you are looking for hydrolyzed collagen, which has hair, joint, muscle, nail, and skin health benefits, we have that here as well.
Hopefully we laid out the foundation and structure for why we think is a better alternative that typical omega-3, glucosamine, MSM-type products. These ingredients provide a comprehensive approach to targeting more than one of two pathways of inflammation and pain. The body is a system, and therefore we have to heal the system, not just mask the problem. We believe this does just that.
Directions for Use
As a dietary supplement, take 1 to 2 capsules by mouth twice daily or as directed by a health care provider. Take with a meal or your favorite beverage for promotion of healthy cartilage, joints, ligaments, and tendons.*
2. Toshiyuki Tashiro, Satoshi Seino, Toshihide Sato, Ryosuke Matsuoka, Yasunobu Masuda, and Naoshi Fukui, “Oral Administration of Polymer Hyaluronic Acid Alleviates Symptoms of Knee Osteoarthritis: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study over a 12-Month Period,” The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2012, Article ID 167928, 8 pages, 2012. doi:10.1100/2012/167928
Keep out of the reach of children. Not for use by pregnant or nursing women, or persons under the age of 18. This product is intended for use by healthy individuals only. Always consult a physician before beginning this or any dietary supplement and/or training program. Do not use this product if you are currently taking any blood-thinning medications. If you are taking any dietary supplement or prescription drugs, consult with your physician before using this product.