Joint Support is a formula that helps people suffering from arthritis.
Designed by the famous nutritionist Paavo Airola, the combination
works on arthritis in a variety of ways. The ingredients in Joint
Support not only help to reduce inflammation, pain and swelling,
they also work on some of the underlying causes of arthritis.
They help the body detoxify and rebuild damaged joints.
Joint Support relies on the following ingredients for its beneficial
Hydrangea is a urinary herb that helps remove
toxins from the body that irritate the joints. It also acts as
a calcium solvent, helping to dissolve bones spurs and calcium
deposits. It has traditionally been used to treat rheumatism and
Yucca contains saponins that have an anti-inflammatory
action similar to the body’s hormone cortisol. Corticosteroid
drugs commonly used to treat arthritis also mimic the hormone
cortisol, but with serious side effects. Yucca helps remove toxins
from the blood, has an alkalizing effect on tissues and eases
pain and inflammation.
Horsetail is an herb rich in the mineral silica,
which is important for creating flexible strength in bones, joints
and connective tissues. It has beneficial effects on the kidneys
and on assisting in joint repair.
Celery Seed is most often used as a diuretic
to clear toxins from the system. It is especially helpful when
uric acid crystals collect in the joints in cases of gout and
Alfalfa, rich in nearly all nutrients necessary
for human life including trace minerals, is an excellent food
for helping repair the structural system of the body. It also
helps to thin the blood and reduce inflammation.
Black Cohosh contains salycilates, the forerunners
of modern aspirin and has been traditionally used to reduce inflammation
and ease pain in arthritis and rheumatism. It is also antispasmodic,
so it relaxes muscle cramping and pain.
Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapple. It
aids digestion and nutrient assimilation and it also has an anti-inflammatory
Catnip is a calming nervine and digestive aid. It has mild pain-relieving
Yarrow is an astringent, diuretic and blood
purifier. Native Americans used it as a tonic for all rundown
conditions. It helps improve blood flow and oxygen supply to damaged
Capsicum contains capsaicin which is used externally
to lessen arthritic pain. Internally, capsicum reduces pain by
stimulating blood flow to all the tissues of the body. This helps
deliver oxygen and nutrients to tissues which aids in their repair.
Capsicum is also anti-inflammatory.
Valerian is best known for its nervine properties.
It relaxes muscles and has some mild pain relieving qualities.
Valerian is also one of the richest herbs in calcium, an important
nutrient for healthy bones and joints.
White Willow also contains salicylic acid (like
black cohosh), which gives it an anti-inflammatory and pain relieving
effect similar to aspirin, but without the side effects. Willow
bark has been used for thousands of years for arthritis.
Burdock is an excellent blood purifier, which
means it helps the liver and kidneys remove toxins from the blood.
This helps remove the irritants that are causing inflammation
in the joints. Burdock is also a source of several minerals necessary
for healthy joints.
Slippery Elm bark reduces inflammation in the
digestive tract and contains nutrients that help with tissue repair.
Sarsaparilla, one of the principle flavors for
“root beer,” is an anti-inflammatory and blood purifying
herb that eases inflammation and removes toxins from the blood.
Suggest Use: Take two capsules three times daily
with meals. Joint Support is most effective when used as part
of an overall program for arthritis that includes a more alkaline
diet (less protein and grains and more fresh fruits and vegetables).
It combines well with other remedies like Herbal CA or HSN-W for
minerals and joint repair, Super GLA Oil or Flax Seed Oil for
essential fatty acids, and Devil’s Claw or Yucca for a greater
anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effect. This is a formula
designed to help those suffering from arthritis. To effectively
relieve the symptoms of arthritis, this formula combines diuretic,
anti-inflammatory, analgesic, digestant and alternative herbs.
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New York: Dorling Kindersley, 1993).
Hand Book of Native American Herbs, A by Alma R. Hutchings
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Healing Herbs, The by Michael Castleman (Emmaus, Pennyslvania:
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Nutritional Herbology by Mark Pederson (Warsaw, Indiana:
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The Complete Medicinal Herbal by Penelope Ody (New York,
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Wild Rose Scientific Herbal by Terry Willard (Calgary,
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