Natural Joint and Cartilage Health Product Introduced

Delafield, Wis. -- Degenerative conditions of the joints and connective tissue disease affect more than 40 million adults in the United States alone. Inactivity as the result of the painful inflammation caused by these conditions can lead to other health concerns from obesity to diabetes to heart disease. To address this health issue, True Botanica of Delafield, Wis., has introduced Cartilage Complex PlusTM, a dietary supplement to nourish connective tissues, maintain joint health, and maintain only a healthy level of inflammation.

Cartilage Complex Plus contains NEM(TM), a natural eggshell membrane, and Kolla II®, a natural cartilage extract. These ingredients contain collagens, the fibrous proteins that support healthy cartilage and provide nutrients to the joints to maintain proper functioning. Eggshell membranes also contain naturally occurring chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine-like substances, hyaluronic acid, and other proteins. Cartilage Complex Plus also includes trace minerals, herbal ingredients, boswellia (ABKA 90), and the pepper extract Bioperine®, which naturally increases the absorption of the nutrients.

“This formula combines ingredients that are beneficial to joint repair and health,” said Ross Rentea, MD, one of the co-owners of True Botanica. “NEM and Kolla II provide the nourishing proteins while boswellia, in the form of ABKA 90, maintains a healthy level of inflammation by suppressing the so called 5-lipoxygenase enzyme one of the causes of painful inflammation. One can do a lot to maintain healthy joints instead of waiting for them to deteriorate.”

Rentea added, "NEM use is also ecology-minded as the eggshell membranes used are extracted from the nearly 500,000 tons of eggshells discarded annually by the food industry. The only footprint remaining as a result of the purification process used to obtain the eggshell membranes is steam."

The product offers a natural alternative to glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin, MSM, and others that are chemically derived and often bring no benefits, according to Rentea.

True Botanica is known as an innovative company that develops nutraceutical supplements, herbals, functional foods, and natural cosmetics. Dr. Rentea’s partners include Andrea Rentea, MD, and Mark Kamsler, MD, FAAP. The three founded the firm after decades in clinical practice and a long-standing interest in researching and developing new pharmaceutical-quality natural remedies.

The company is located at 418 Genesee St., Suite 500, Delafield, WI 53018. Cartilage Complex Plus may be ordered online at, or by calling 1-800-315-8783.


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