Joint and Bone Health; Are you prepared for the unexpected?

By Prof Franco Cavaleri BSc NB Nutraceutical Biochemist; IFBB North American Champion

Original post: September 28, 2010



We’ve all heard the ranting and raving by health enthusiasts, including my own harangue about the value of preventive care and staying active and fit.


Too many, of us, however, sit at the sidelines, waiting for life to force us into action before taking a proactive role to support health. I’d like to share a recent personal experience that I hope will jolt you up and off the couch and into preventive action before life aims it’s furious wrath on your less than proactive buns.

About four weeks ago while vacationing with my family I had an accident that ruptured the quadriceps tendon and muscle of my left leg to snap the muscle into a bundled mess by my hip. Ouch! And after landing in the water with what I believed to be the most pain I had ever felt, I was left to swim as calmly as my mind could allow without panicking.

The next thing I know, I am trying to swim while focusing my mind above and beyond the excruciating pain; but having to tangle with a small log that just kept bouncing against my good leg and buttocks. To my controlled horror, I soon realize that it wasn’t a log at all; it was my discombobulated leg flipping around at the knee like a wet noodle getting in the way of what now felt to be a life saving swim to a far away ladder.


According to the surgeon, that joint could have been ripped apart even more than it had been if the connective tissue hadn’t been so healthy.

You never know when you’ll need to rely on bone and joint health to get you through a life challenge, let alone life. Physical exercise breeds mental strength too; and mental health cycles back to breed physical health. Preventive nutrition must coincide with the active lifestyle. Providing the body with the tools it needs to maintain bone and joint health; to support recovery and regeneration from day-to-day work is critically important to long term health of the joints.

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Science naturally built into the membrane

Most glucosamine sources are chemically extracted from shellfish. It is then often reacted to produce glucosamine sulfate or n-acetylglucosamine (NAG). What makes Membrell’s joint support different? The glucosamine from Membrell’s NEM® is not isolated or reacted but rather allowed to exist in its natural matrix containing NAG, chondroitin, hyaluronic acid and other glycosaminoglycans, as well as collagen and other proteins essential for healthy joints.


This natural matrix is very similar in components and their proportions to the membranes in human joints. As a result of the undisturbed eggshell matrix the body may be able to absorb and use the beneficial elements more efficiently and, according the research, therapeutic results are noticeable from much lower doses. Preventive care is the most powerful cure and the most powerful way to prepare for the unexpected.

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JOINThealth Plus with Antioxidants provides the patented NEM® (Natural Eggshell Membrane) source of chondroitin sulfate, hyaluronic acid, collagen and other glycosaminoglycans essential for healthy joints. This product, however, also, supplies a powerful combination of natural herbs that support better regulation of the immune system’s natural anti-inflammatory processes – pine bark extract and grape seed extract combined with turmeric and boswellia to help break through that subclinical inflammatory activity; activity that may be more active for those of us involved in more strenuous physical work or recovering from more severe joint injuries like my own.

Strong joints depend on strong bones for anchoring those hinge tissues.


Almost 2 million Canadians suffer from osteoporosis, and we’re being diagnosed at younger ages than ever before. Physical activity helps build strong bones and it also helps maintain them to reduce the rate bone demineralization over the years. Both bone rebuilding and maintenance can be supported using natural eggshell calcium.

BONEhealth ESC® (EggShell Calcium) naturally helps build and protect strong resilient bones.

Most calcium supplements are derived from limestone rock and coral reef substrate and are exposed to chemical extraction and reaction as well. Eggshell calcium is natural, chemical- and heavy metal-free, and easy on the intestines. Taken daily it will help build strong bones for the tendons, ligaments and other connective tissues to anchor into to form strong healthy joints.


You are in charge. Get into gear and prepare yourself for the unexpected; you never know what life will deal!

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