The key to healthy joints is healthy cartilage. If you want to look beyond joint comfort and joint mobility, it's important to make sure your cartilage is in good shape.
Cartilast™ features ASU (avocado soy unsaponifiables) — a natural ingredient made from avocado and soybean oils that may not only help protect existing cartilage but help rebuild new cartilage — plus joint-supportive vitamins and minerals.*
Supports healthy joint function* with all four ingredients.
May help protect exsisting cartilage.* ASU may protect cartilage from erosion.*
Vitamin D is often called the “sunshine vitamin” because the body can synthesize it when sunlight exposure is adequate. However, researchers have discovered that vitamin D insufficiency is surprisingly common, affecting as much as 70 percent of the population. Vitamin D is a great multi-tasker: it strengthens bone by aiding calcium absorption, modulates immune function, protects prostate cells, and boosts brain chemicals needed for positive mood.* Vitamin D3 is better absorbed than vitamin D2.*
Vitamin K is found in leafy green vegetables, olive oil, and miso. It was first recognized for its role in helping blood coagulate, but it is a key player in bone health as well.* In fact, vitamin K directs calcium from the bloodstream into the bones, regulates several proteins found in bone, and is thought to support bone mineralization.* While synthetic vitamin K1 is widely used in supplements, natural vitamin K2 (as VitaMK7®) is the most easily absorbed form.
Boron (as bororganic glycine) is used for supporting joint health, for building strong bones, in people with osteoarthritis, as an aid for building muscles and increasing testosterone levels, for supporting muscle coordination, and for promoting health cognition. Boron is believed to increase estrogen levels in older (post-menopausal) women and healthy men.
AvoVida® is an all-natural ingredient made from ASU (avocado soy unsaponifiables). The proposed mechanism of action of ASU is through increasing the synthesis of collagen and proteoglycan, two components of connective tissue, and inhibiting the release of degradative chemicals. Human clinical research has shown that it is one of the most effective natural ingredients for cartilage health.*
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Q: Is AvoVida Organic?
A: No, the ingredient AvoVida is not organic.
Saw little improvement
This has helped prevent progression of my arthritis for several years and I'm very faithful in taking it, although I've changed brands a couple of times. This is a reasonably priced ASU, is gluten free (an issue for me) and I highly recommend it.