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You’re lifting, competing and doing something that you love. You’re constantly pushing for more. More weight, more speed, more strength. What do you do when you’ve put so much pressure to perform on joints that don’t seem to be able to handle it anymore? You realize that this ‘pain’ is a little different from the normal aches and pains that you experience from pushing your body to its limits. Time to fight back.
Protect Your Joints
Athletes in every discipline impact their joints on an almost daily basis. Frequently stressed joints like knees, shoulders and elbows can be the bane of swimmers, runners and cyclists alike. Some athletes like to work ‘through the pain’, but if you’ve experienced it, then you know that this is a very different kind of pain. It was thought for many years that joint pain was exclusively due to arthritis. It is now known today that there are quite a few reasons for joint pain. Joint Matrix from Cytosport can help reinforce your body’s strength and help inhibit some of the destructive forces that are damaging your joints.
Cartilage acts as a sort of ‘shock absorber’ between bones. Cartilage surrounds the ends of bones and prevents them from grinding against each other. Cartilage is flexible, yet strong. When cartilage wears away, due to trauma or a genetic reason like arthritis (which affects a very wide age range), bone rubbing against bone can be extremely painful and lead to inflammation.
Healthy joints need a few things to work: water, collagen and proteoglycans. Missing any one of these essential ingredients can cause pain, joint damage and prevent you from returning to what you love doing.
Joint Matrix contains Bromelain, which is a very strong proteolytic enzyme. Proteoglycans are protein-based threads that rope through the collagen of joints, Bromelein is an easier to digest enzyme than some other proteins, so it’s easier on your stomach.
Collagen is like the ‘glue’ that keeps the joints rubbing smoothly and acts as a sort of ‘force-field for the cartilage. Matrix contains a triple-threat of Glucosamine: Glucosamine Sulfate, N-Acetyl-Glucosamine and Glucosamine HCI. Glucosamine is actually a major part of water-soluble proteoglycans. Glucosamine stimulates the production of proteoglycans, collage and helps to keep cartilage from breaking down any further. Glucosamine does originate often from shellfish, so it would be advisable to seek the counsel of a physician before further use.
Joint Matrix also contains Chondroitin and Hyaluronic Acid. Chondroitin helps to draw fluid to the protoeglycans, which helps buoy the cartilage and acts as a shock absorber to prevent further deterioration of the cartilage. Hyaluronic Acid helps to improve joint circulation and lubrication by inhibiting enzymes that break down cartilage. Joint Matrix also contains Hydrolized Collagen Type II, which is an essential protein in joint cartilage.
Every Bone, Every Day
Use Joint Matrix every day to receive the most optimal lubricating and cushioning benefits for joints and cartilage.