Maintaining healthy, flexible joints is essential to quality of life. Joint stiffness and discomfort can stand in the way of performing even simple everyday tasks. Most people do not obtain critical nutrients shown to support youthful joint function and mobility. To meet this need, Life Extension® introduces Krill Healthy Joint Formula, a patent-pending blend of deep-sea krill oil sourced in Antarctica, combined with hyaluronic acid and astaxanthin. In a recent clinical trial involving over 100 maturing individuals, a 55% reduction in joint discomfort was observed in less than three months, with 63% of participants maintaining ease of motion.1
Other Ingredients: gelatin, glycerin, olive oil, purified water, sorbitol, vanillin.
Contains: crustacean shellfish (krill).
Contains no: milk, egg, fish, peanuts, soybeans, tree nuts, wheat, yeast, gluten, corn, or rice. Contains NO sugar, and no artificial sweeteners, colors, or preservatives.
Directions: Take one softgel daily with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Caution: If you are taking anti-coagulant or anti-platelet medications, or have a bleeding disorder, consult your healthcare provider before taking this product.
Three compounds for specific benefits
New data reveal that whole krill oil is particularly effective for joint health.2 These fatty acids have been shown to specifically target joint tissue.2,3
Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the joints,4 where it acts to lubricate and cushion against repeated physical impacts.5 Because it forms a major component of cartilage and soft tissue,4 it is widely used to promote joint health.4-8
The difficulty has been that hyaluronic acid is a large molecule not well absorbed by the body. When combined with krill oil, it has been shown to reach significantly higher levels in the bloodstream than in standalone form.8
Krill oil is a natural source of the antioxidant carotenoid astaxanthin. Astaxanthin works in multiple ways, including suppression of free radical activity and enhanced mitochondrial function.9 It also maintains krill oil’s molecular stability.
Most commercially available krill oils do not contain significant amounts of astaxanthin because it is nearly eliminated during processing. Krill Healthy Joint Formula is fortified with astaxanthin, for maximum stability and superior benefit.
Just one capsule a day of Krill Healthy Joint Formula duplicates a successful human clinical trial.
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2. Altern Med Rev. 2010 Apr;15(1):84-6.
3. J Am Coll Nutr. 2007 Feb;26(1):39-48.
4. Curr Med Chem. 2009;16(14):1718-45.
5. Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2003 Feb;5(1):7-14.
6. Nutr J. 2008;7:3.
7. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2005 Apr;84(4):278-83; quiz 84, 93.
8. World J Gastroenterol. 2007 Feb 14;13(6):945-9.
9. J Nutr Biochem. 2010 May;21(5):381-9.
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