Pure Encapsulations Disc-Flex
offers support for cartilage. Vitamin K2 and vitamin D can help discourage excessive cartilage end plate calcification. A variety of herbal extracts and amino acids in Disc-Flex (like l-carnosine‚ grape seed extract‚ alpha lipoic acid‚ and devils claw) may promote spinal flexibility and comfort‚ alleviate excess inflammation and discourage the increase of advanced glycation end products. Advanced glycation end products may prevent the invertebral disc from producing sufficient levels of proteoglycans to maintain a healthy disc matrix. Intervertebral disc degeneration may result in pain or stiffness‚ while also potentially leading to the seeming decrease in height that may come with the aging process.
Therefore‚ your spinal discs may need nutritional support. Pure Encapsulations Disc-Flex offers nutrients and other ingredients that meet the unique needs of intervertebral cartilage (IVC). Every capsule of Disc-Flex offers glucosamine‚ chondroitin‚ and hydrolyzed collagen. The first two ingredients work to support spinal disc integrity and strength when under the compressive load of a persons weight. Meanwhile‚ collagen is especially supportive to lumbar spine composition in post-menopausal women.
Recommended use: 2 capsules daily with meals, or as directed by a healthcare professional.
- Supports Cartilage
- Supports Spine
- Supports Collagen
- Spinal disc support formula
- Helps provide strength, flexibility and comfort to spinal discs
- Helps maintain healthy calcium metabolism.
Disc-Flex provides intervertebral disc support for enhanced spinal disc health. Disc-Flex promotes healthy composition, strength, flexibility and comfort for your spine.
What Is It? Disc-Flex supports healthy composition, strength, comfort and flexibility of intervertebral cartilage. The formula is designed to specifically target proteoglycans, age-related advanced glycation end product activity, tissue calcium metabolism and immune response on spinal disc health.
**Uses For Disc-Flex Intervertebral Cartilage:
This formula addresses the unique nutritional needs of intervertebral cartilage (IVC). IVC is avascular, wears differently, and is affected by different nutritional factors compared to articular cartilage. The basics of healthy disc composition involve glucosamine, chondroitin and collagen. Studies indicate that glucosamine and chondroitin support spinal disc integrity and have the potential to support the strength of the disc under compressive loads. In postmenopausal women, the healthy composition of the lumbar spine is directly related to collagen content. The advanced nature of this product involves its ability to maintain healthy advanced glycation end product activity, healthy immune mediator activity and healthy calcium metabolism. Advanced glycation end products reduce the ability of the intervertebral disc to produce proteoglycans, which comprise healthy disc matrix. The age-related increase in advanced glycation end products also contributes to stiffening of the spine. l-Carnosine, grape seed extract and alpha lipoic acid help to maintain healthy advanced glycation end product metabolism and provide antioxidant protection. Cartilage end plate calcification also affects disc function and longevity. Vitamin K2 as menaquinone-7 also maintains a healthy balance of calcium uptake into extra-skeletal tissues. Devil’s claw supports day-to-day spinal comfort and flexibility as demonstrated by German studies. Vitamin D is a synergist with vitamin K2 to help maintain healthy cartilage end plate calcium metabolism.*
Pure Encapsulations Disc-Flex
2 Capsules contain:
- Vitamin D (As cholecalciferol) (D3) 10 mcg (400 IU)
- Vitamin K2 (Menaquinone-7) 10 mcg
- BioCell Collagen hydrolyzed collagen Complex (Chicken Sternal Cartilage) 500 mg
- Hydrolyzed collagen 60% 300 mg
- Glucosamine HCI (From crab‚ shrimp) 500 mg
- L-Carnosine (Beta-alanyl-l-histidine) 75 mg
- Alpha Lipoic Acid (Thiotic Acid) 50 mg
- Devils Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens and Harpagophytum zeyhari) Extract (Root) 150 mg
(Standardized to contain 5% harpagosides)
- Indian frankincense (Boswellia serrata) Extract (Gum resin) 100 mg
(Standardized to contain 70% boswellic acids)
- Grape (Vitis vinifera) Extract (Seed) 50 mg
(Standardized to contain 92% polyphenols)
ascorbyl palmitate, vegetarian capsule (cellulose‚ water).
Contains: Shellfish (crab, shrimp)
Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. Vitamin K may be contraindicated with Coumadin (Warfarin). If you are taking blood thinning medication, consult your health professional before use.
from Newark ohio asked:
November 28, 2018
Hello. My husband has degenerate back disease, and thinks he has blown a disc, but isnâ€™t sure yet- he goes to the dr on the 11th. He has taken glucosamine chondroiten from pure, and it helps with everyday stuff. However due to the disc issue, Iâ€™m wondering if the disc-flex or joint one would be a better option? Heâ€™s in a lot of pain, so I want to try to help him in every way possible. Thank you!
These connective tissue support products can be helpful but the effects will be more subtle than what your husband needs at the moment. Over the years we have found a couple of things that really help disc problems. The first is intermittent traction sometimes known as axial decompression. We have used this with great success for the last 20 years in our clinic. Sometimes the results of 6 weeks of this type of treatment can be relatively permanent, it just depends. You just have to find a doctor (probably a chiropractor) who has lots of experience with this type of therapy. The second thing we really like is interferential treatment. You can buy a quality unit for about $600 (Quattro 2.5 Electrotherapy). I know that is expensive for some people but it should last for decades and you will find other reasons to use it over time.
Let us know what other questions you might have.
on December 3, 2018