AR-Encap® combines the preeminent joint support ingredient, glucosamine, with other nutrients and botanicals that also support joint health.* Glucosamine demonstrates significant joint support, as evidenced by numerous clinical studies.* Methyl sulfonyl methane (MSM) also helps support joint integrity and mobility.* Bromelain promotes healing after trauma.*
Thorne's Meriva® ingredient – curcumin bound to phospholipids – and boswellia both exert an antioxidant effect and help maintain a healthy cytokine balance (for a normal inflammatory response) in the joints and muscles.* AR-Encap combine all of these ingredients in a single comprehensive joint support supplement.*
AR-Encap® is a comprehensive joint support formula that goes beyond simple glucosamine supplementation.* This formula supplies 1,500 mg of glucosamine sulfate (suggested use – four capsules twice daily), the amount used in the majority of studies – in combination with other joint-supporting nutrients and botanicals.*
Glucosamine provides significant joint support, as evidenced by numerous clinical studies.* Methyl sulfonyl methane (MSM) – also known as dimethyl sulfone and methyl sulfone – is an organic, sulfur-containing compound that occurs naturally in a variety of plants and provides additional joint support.*
In a study of healthy adult subjects with mild knee soreness, bromelain supplementation resulted in significant improvement with both 200-mg and 400-mg daily use.1* Joint mobility was also improved.*
Curcumin, the principal polyphenol in the Asian spice turmeric, exerts an antioxidant effect.* Curcumin phytosome (Meriva®), a compound that contains curcumin and phosphatidylcholine, has significantly better absorption than ordinary curcumin and helps maintain a healthy cytokine balance throughout the body.*
Boswellia appears to inhibit the activity of the lipoxygenase enzymes, thus promoting a healthy cytokine balance throughout the body.* A study of curcumin and boswellia found significant support of normal joint mobility in the group taking the botanical formula.2*
1. Walker AF, et al. Phytomedicine 2002;9:681-686.
2. Kizhakkedath R. Mol Med Rep 2013;8:1542-1548.