NEM®: Eggshell Membrane for Your Joint Pain
Do you think that only great athletes or the elderly feel joint pain?
Think again, because one Canadian out of five is affected by arthritis and symptoms of joint pain, with half of those 6 million people being under 65. Arthritis is, in fact, the most common chronic disease in the country, even more than diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.
The term “arthritis” is an umbrella for about 100 diseases, the common element of which being inflammation of joints and other body parts. The five main symptoms of inflammation are pain, stiffness, redness, swelling, and loss of function. If neglected, inflammation can result in major and often permanent damage in the affected parts. Arthritis results in loss of joint function and mobility.
Any part of the body can be affected by arthritis (from “arthro-,” joint, and “-itis,” inflammation); but the hips, the knees, the spine, and weight-bearing joints are the most affected. Arthritis is a chronic disease that cripples permanently or for recurrent periods ranging from several months to a lifetime. Arthritis largely affects physical as well as mental health, and those affected have difficulty with mobility, work, etc.
Currently, no medication can slow down or reverse osteoarthritis (the most common form of arthritis). The most commonly prescribed and over-the-counter drugs used to relieve osteoarthritis are anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), analgesics (such as acetaminophen), corticosteroids (often injected), and even serotonin reuptake inhibitors, a class of antidepressants.
In the long term, the risks of side effects from these treatments prompt patients to consider more natural alternatives. Lifestyle and nutrition undoubtedly play a crucial role in the improvement of the disease, and there are also natural ways to help alleviate the symptoms of joint pain and arthritis, such as Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM®).
NEM® organically contains the most commonly used nutraceuticals for musculoskeletal health, namely type I collagen, glucosamine, chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, and calcium. Traditional Chinese medicine used eggshell membrane as wound dressing to accelerate healing, as it is naturally aseptic and contains zinc.
But back to our joints. NEM® increases flexibility and range of motion, while reducing pain and stiffness; NEM® also improves the production of synovial fluid, which lubricates the joints, and it also helps the body to produce its own collagen (type II), thus helping to protect and repair cartilage. Indeed, its properties as an excellent chondroprotective have been clinically shown to decrease CTX II, a marker of cartilage degradation.
In a 2009 randomized clinical study (RCT) of patients affected by osteoarthritis of the knee, NEM® significantly relieved joint pain and stiffness, as compared to placebo, at days 10, 30, and 60.
In another RCT, conducted in 2018 with 60 postmenopausal women, NEM® reduced discomfort immediately after exercise, and quickly improved recovery of exercise-induced joint stiffness and pain (respectively on days 4 and 8).
If you have joint pain or arthritis, NEM® can definitely make a difference for your health, mobility, and wellbeing; not only long term, but quickly. NEM® is clinically proven to reduce joint pain in as little as 7 to 10 days!
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