Phillips Health and Dr. Susan Lark Create a New Nutrient Formula Exclusively for Women to Improve Joint Health

POTOMAC, Md.--Aug. 12, 2003--Susan Lark, MD, one of the foremost authorities in the fields of preventive medicine, clinical nutrition and women's health, has created a new natural-health product called Daily Balance Joint Answer for Women, designed to address the joint health of women as they age. Dr. Lark's joint-health formula is available exclusively through Doctors' Preferred, Inc. (DPI), a subsidiary of Phillips Health, and one of the largest North American direct-mail supplement distributors.

"Statistically, more women experience joint discomfort than men," says Dr. Lark. "Although there are several one-size-fits-all natural approaches on the market that address one or two joint concerns, including MSM, glucosamine, and chondroitin, none of these supplements, I believe, address the particular joint issues for women."

Dr. Lark explains that after the age of 40, a woman produces less estrogen, and it is her belief that estrogen levels may influence the regeneration of cartilage, which acts as a joint-protecting "shock absorber," especially critical in heavily used joint areas like the knees and hips. Additionally, declining estrogen may have a drying effect on many of a woman's natural lubricants, including the synovial fluid that cushions the space around her bones to keep joints comfortable and moving freely. Dr. Lark is confident that future research will confirm the role of estrogen in promoting overall joint health in women.

Daily Balance Joint Answer for Women includes a unique nutrient combination to support joint health in women by relieving aches and pains associated with normal wear and tear, increasing joint mobility, flexibility, and function, promoting a normal inflammatory response within joint tissue, maintaining healthy joints, and promoting the building of joint tissues and estrogen balance.

Daily Balance Joint Answer for Women provides all the nutrients women's joints need, in the forms and combinations that have been shown to be effective. After extensive research, Dr. Lark identified several key nutrients that work together to offer women comfort, mobility, and health in their joints, including: Celadrin, a fatty acid complex; White Willow Bark Extract, a phytonutrient made in Germany and the only brand of white willow bark preparation studied in several clinical trials; Essential Fatty Acids; Polygonum Cuspidatum (Japanese Knotweed), a plant-based estrogen; and Glucosamine.

For her formula, Dr. Lark scanned the world to find sources whose manufacturing processes would result in the purest and highest quality natural ingredients available anywhere. As a physician who educates others on the benefits of natural approaches to health, Dr. Lark is uncompromising when it comes to the dietary supplements she recommends.

Her monthly newsletter, The Lark Letter, with a circulation of more than 130,000 subscribers, and her web site,, are dedicated to educating and empowering women to make the best choices for optimum health. Online visitors may also sign up for Dr. Lark's free biweekly e-newsletter, which presents breaking health news along with lifestyle tips, easy recipes and simple exercises for health and well-being.

Phillips Health, LLC, a Phillips International, Inc., company, is the recognized leader in providing authoritative health solutions to consumers. In addition to producing online resources and publishing newsletters, Phillips Health encompasses its subsidiary, Doctors' Preferred, Inc. (DPI), a vitamin and nutritional supplement business that markets primarily through direct mail. Located in the Greater Washington, D.C., area, Phillips International ( is a leading publisher in America. The privately held company provides quality products and services for the health and investment marketplaces.

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