All-natural Glucosamine and Chondroitin Supplement in Non-carbonated Beverage Form
RENO, Nev. (April 2006) – Managing joint health has become an all too familiar scenario for millions of American’s who often turn to primary care physicians to provide relief. For those seeking a healthy alternative, turning to dietary supplements in tablet form seem reasonable…enter Logic Nutrition® Just4Joints™.
Just4Joints™ is developed for those serious about dealing with joint health and combines the benefits of 1250 mg of glucosamine with 250 mg of chondroitin sulfate in an 8.4 oz, non-carbonated beverage available in two flavors – orange/mandarin and cranberry/apple. Just4Joints™ uses a U.S. “vegetable fermented” glucosamine that is a non-shellfish derivative for optimum benefit and GRAS (generally recognized as safe) chondroitin sulfate.
“Our mission has always been to provide high quality products to discerning consumers where they shop and when they need them…products that focus on maintaining health, improving quality of life and that taste great too,” said Don Stables, president of The Health Company Inc., marketer of a total line of health and wellness products including Just4Joints™. “Just4Joints™ was developed to provide a natural liquid supplement and a proactive solution.
Several institutions, including the prestigious Johns Hopkins University and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have conducted research studies showing the benefits of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate in relieving joint pain, as well as the increased affect of a liquid dietary supplement being more readily absorbed by the body versus tablets or capsules. Glucosamine is an essential component in forming and repairing cartilage for healthy joints and has gained popularity due to overwhelming scientific evidence showing it to produce better results than ibuprofen and other NSAIDs for the treatment of joint pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis. Osteoarthritis, known as wear and tear arthritis, is characterized by the breakdown of the shock-absorbing cartilage in the body’s joints.
We have become a society of pill poppers, but now alternatives that taste great are readily available,” says Stables. “Providing Just4Joints™ at convenient locations throughout the U.S., gives consumers a natural, liquid dietary supplement, without pills, without side effects and the worry.”
“Just4Joints™ was created to address concerns of Baby Boomers and our aging population over 60 who want natural, healthy alternatives in the form of functional, non-prescription products, ” said James S. Tonkin, senior vice president for The Health Company and a 35-year industry expert in beverages and product formulation. “There has never been a more opportune time for a product of this type, especially with yearly declination of carbonated soft drinks sales and the increase in consumption of bottled water. Functional beverages are on the rise and are being consumed by an ever educated public looking for better solutions.”
Research findings from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), along with the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), include findings from a major clinical trial to study the effect of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate compounds in patients of osteoarthritis. All the agencies believe the supplements are "effective treatments that are key to improving the quality of life of Americans affected by osteoarthritis." The results of this multi-center glucosamine study were made available in late 2005.
According to the Feb. 23, 2006 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, the report detailed the analysis of the taxpayer funded NIH Glucosamine/chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial (GAIT) and concluded, “this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was reported to be the first study of its kind to evaluate the clinical effects of chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine hydrochloride, individually and in combination on safety and effectiveness. One of the outcomes of this 24-week study was the response rate to the combination of glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulfate in those study participants with moderate to severe knee pain, which was reported as 79.2 percent, statistically higher than that of a placebo agent (54.3 percent) and higher than celecoxib (69.4 percent).”
Just4Joints™ is a natural, 24 percent fruit juice-based liquid dietary supplement fortified with 1250 mg of glucosamine, 250 mg of chondroitin and 100 percent of RDI of Vitamin C in each 8.4 oz. can with glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate scoring more than 95 percent potency—significantly more than tablets or comparable liquid supplements. Just4Joints™ is made with purified water and contains no added sugar, preservatives or additives and is non-carbonated. Beverage is available in orange/mandarin and cranberry/apple. Just4Joints™ will be available at fine retailers including drug, grocery, mass and convenience within the next few months. More information is available online at www.Just4Joints.com.
The Health Company, a leader in the health and nutrition marketplace from Europe, and now the United States, is the marketer of Logic Nutrition® Just4Joints™. The Health Company launched the first all-natural ready-to-drink glucosamine and chondroitin liquid dietary supplement in the U.S. in March 2006. Just4Joints™ is designed for anyone concerned about joint health, including active health conscious Baby Boomers or those concerned about healthy living options. The Health Company USA is headquartered in Reno, Nev. with European headquarters in Surrey, England. For more information, visit www.TheHealthCompany.tv or www.LogicNutrition.com.