After a thorough analysis of the existing research and a careful review of all the available technical information, including supply chain integrity, we are replacing one of the five ingredients in our comprehensive joint support product, AR-Encap (SF774). The new AR-Encap formula will now include 50 mg of bromelain per capsule, which will replace an equal amount (50 mg per capsule) of Devil’s Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens).
We believe that the existing research, which widely supports the use of bromelain to promote joint health, is both extensive and compelling. We would be happy to provide references to the available research on bromelain to our health-care practitioner-customers on your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comprehensive joint support – now with Bromelain
Bromelain, Meriva® (curcumin phytosome), and Boswellia help support the body’s normal inflammatory response*
Bromelain helps promote healing after trauma*
Glucosamine and MSM provide proven joint support*
Helps maintain healthy joint mobility*
Can provide relief from occasional aches and soreness*
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 – 4 capsules twice daily), which is the amount used in the majority of studies – in combination with joint-supporting nutrients and botanicals.*
In a study of healthy subjects with mild knee soreness, bromelain supplementation resulted in significant improvement with both 200-mg and 400-mg daily doses.1* Joint mobility was also improved.*
Curcumin, the principal polyphenol in the Indian spice turmeric, exerts potent antioxidant effects.* Curcumin Phytosome is a compound containing curcumin and phosphatidylcholine. This compound has significantly better absorption than ordinary curcumin and helps support the body’s normal inflammatory response.*
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.
Boswellia appears to inhibit the activity of lipoxygenase enzymes, thus promoting the body’s normal inflammatory response.* A study of curcumin and boswellia found significant support of normal joint mobility in the group taking the botanical formula.2*
Walker AF, et al. Phytomedicine 2002;9:681-686.
Kizhakkedath R. Mol Med Rep 2013;8:1542-1548.
Four Capsules Contain:
Chloride (from Glucosamine Sulfate Potassium Chloride complex) 87 mg.
Potassium (from Glucosamine Sulfate Potassium Chloride complex) 98 mg.
Methyl Sulfonyl Methane (MSM) 850 mg.
Glucosamine Sulfate (as Glucosamine Sulfate Potassium Chloride complex) 750 mg.
Indian Frankincense extract (gum) (Boswellia serrata) 350 mg.
Curcumin Phytosome* (Curcuma longa extract (root) / Phosphatidylcholine complex) 250 mg.
Bromelain** 200 mg.
Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide.
*This product uses Indena S.p.A.’s curcumin phytosome (Meriva®). Meriva is a registered trademark of Indena S.p.A.
**Bromelain is derived from the pineapple plant (Ananas comosus).
Boswellia standardized to Beta Boswellic Acids 20%.
Contains ingredients derived from shellfish (glucosamine sulfate = crab and/or shrimp) and soy (phytosome).
Size: 240 Vegetarian Capsules
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.