Suggested Use: 2-4 per day, in divided doses, with meals.
Disc-Flex is a powerful, wide reaching complex taking aim at the role of proteoglycans, age-related advanced glycation end product activity, tissue calcium metabolism, immune response and the natural inflammatory processes on spinal disc health.
What Is It?
Disc-Flex supports healthy composition, strength, comfort
and flexibility of intervertebral cartilage. The formula
is designed to specifically target proteoglycans,
age-related advanced glycation endproduct activity, tissue
calcium metabolism, immune response and the natural
inflammatory processes to promote spinal disc health.*
Uses For Disc-Flex
Intervertebral Cartilage: This formula addresses the
unique nutritional needs of intervertebral cartilage (IVC).
IVC is avascular, wears differently, and is affected by
different nutritional factors compared to articular
cartilage. The basics of healthy disc composition involve
glucosamine, chondroitin and collagen. Studies indicate
that glucosamine and chondroitin support spinal disc
integrity and have the potential to support the strength of
the disc under compressive loads. In postmenopausal
women, the healthy composition of the lumbar spine is
directly related to collagen content. The advanced
nature of this product involves its ability to maintain
healthy advanced glycation end product activity, healthy
immune mediator activity, a healthy inflammatory
response and healthy calcium metabolism.
glycation end products reduce the ability of the
intervertebral disc to produce proteoglycans, which
comprise healthy disc matrix. The age-related increase
in advanced glycation end products also contributes to
stiffening of the spine. l-Carnosine, grape seed extract
and alpha lipoic acid help to maintain healthy advanced
glycation end product metabolism and provide
antioxidant protection. Cartilage end plate calcification
also affects disc function and longevity. Vitamin K2 as
menaquinone-7 also maintains a healthy balance of
calcium uptake into extra-skeletal tissues. Devil's claw
supports day-to-day spinal comfort and flexibility as
demonstrated by German studies. Vitamin D is a synergist
with vitamin K2 to help maintain healthy cartilage end
plate calcium metabolism.*
What Is The Source?
Vitamin D3 is derived from lanolin. Vitamin K2
(menaquinone-7) is derived from natto (soy) and contains
casein (dairy). Hydrolyzed type II collagen complex† is
derived from chicken sternal cartilage and provides 60%
hydrolyzed type II collagen, 20% chondroitin sulfate and
10% hyaluronic acid. Glucosamine HCl is derived from crab
and shrimp. l-Carnosine (beta-alanyl-l-histidine) and alpha
lipoic acid are synthetic. Devil's claw extract is derived
from Harpagophytum procumbens root and standardized
to contain 5% harpagosidees. Boswellia serrata extract is
derived from gum resin and standardized to contain 70%
boswellic acids. Grape seed extract is derived from Vitis
vinifera and standardized to contain 92% polyphenols.
Ascorbyl palmitate is derived from corn dextrose
fermentation and palm oil. BioCell
is a registered trademark of BioCell
Technology LLC, Anaheim, California, USA. U.S. Patents
6,025,327; 6,323,319; 6,780,841 and other U.S. and foreign
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or
Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. Vitamin
K may be contra-indicated for individuals on dialysis
treatment. Alpha lipoic acid, boswellia, glucosamine or
devil's claw may cause GI upset, heartburn, diarrhea or
constipation. In rare cases, devil's claw and glucosamine
have been associated with fatigue or headache. Some
ingredients been associated with skin rash in sensitive
individuals. Consult your physician for more information.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
Vitamin K, devil's claw and grape seed may be contraindicated
for individuals taking blood thinning
medication. Individuals taking anti-diabetes medications
may require blood glucose monitoring. Consult your
physician for more information.