Everflex is a combination of Chondroitin, Glucosamine, MSM, and Devil's Claw all combined into one product.
Glucosamine is actually an amino acid/sugar material that is used by the body to build the connective tissue that is found in joints. This product uses glucosamine hydrochloride, rather than the glucosamine sulfate used by most products on the market. The advantage of using glucosamine hydrochloride is that it is more stable and does not have to be combined with potassium chloride (KCl) to keep it from breaking down.
Chondroitin is a building block that is found in joint tissue. It is used by the body to create the tissue and absorb the fluids that keep the joints from getting worn and inflamed.
MSM is a sulfur form found in various fruits and vegetables. It has natural cleansing and disinfectant abilities, and also acts as an anti-inflammatory. Devil's Claw is also an anti-inflammatory and a natural pain reliever.
Together, these ingredients work to help overall joint health--building the tissues and relieving the inflammation. In general, the process may be somewhat slow, but it is much more permanent than taking over the counter pain relievers.
A few years back, Natures Sunshine improved the formula with the addition of HA. This is a substance that is naturally in the human body such as joints or in the eyes. It is often taken for various joint disorders, such as osteoarthritis.
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