VITAMIN C: Ascorbic acid, known as vit. C, protects cells from free radicals (anti-oxidant), it helps in cicatrization and it is an IMMUNOSTIMULANT, in fact increases the INTERFERONS and IMMUNOGLOBINS production. It participates in the biosynthesis of COLLAGEN (connective tissue, skin, bone and cartilage protein): it acts by making iron available for enzymes responsible for the collagen synthesis. In absence of vit. C collagen is synthesized, but it loses its functional properties and it becomes weaker. This can result in scurvy, skin lesions, gums, osteoporosis and bone fragility.
VITAMIN E: It contains more or less 15% of MINERAL SALTS, in particular: Silicic acid and Calcium; it also contains FLAVONOIDS.This is why it is used as mild DIURETIC (German Commission E Monograph).It is also used in inflammation of the urinary tract, as coadjuvant in the cystitis and for prostate well being. Silicon favors connective tissue and bones well-being and it also useful for nail and hair care.
GLUCOSAMINE: It is an aminosugar naturally present in the body, known for its anti-bacterial action on bone cartilages and for the well-being of joint function. It is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis, a disease in which a defect occurs in the biosynthesis of glucosamine and its derivatives (glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans). This causes weakness of the cartilaginous tissues. Glucosamine has positive effects on the degenerative processes of cartilages, but is also excellent for trauma. It acts on some inflammatory processes and has rapid efficacy on symptoms (Medinews, medical-scientific press agency).
YHALURONATE SODIUM: Also known as HYALURONIC ACID, it is part of the glycosaminoglycan family. It is an essential component of connective tissues and cartilage. It acts by protecting the latter both as a lubricator and as a shock absorber, absorbing the impacts caused by the movement. In case of joint problems and loss of cartilage, hyaluronic acid acts as a substitute and improves bone flow. It is therefore used for ARTICULAR problems such as OSTEOARTHRITIS, reducing pain and for skin tropism. With age, the presence of this compound in body decreases and this lack determines the formation of wrinkles and precisely joint problems.
CONDROITIN SULFATE: It is a mucopolysaccharide belonging to the glycosaminoglycan class. It acts as a protector of CHONDROCYTES, cells that produce cartilage, and it also has ANTI-INFLAMMATORY properties. Its action is enhanced by the presence of glucosamine, and a 2011 study (Arthritis & Rheumatism, 2011) considers it useful in relieving arthritic hands pain with improved functionality.
LINE SEED with 95% OIL: Extracted from the seeds of Linum usitatissimum plant, this oil is rich in alpha-linoleic acid (ALA) 45%, an omega 3 fatty acid precursor of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docohexanoic acid (DHA). It also contains 30% oleic acid and 15% linoleic acid. It is used to counteract INFLAMMATION, due to the action of the fatty acids contained. It is useful for ARTICULAR problems and back pain.