ASU is a natural vegetable extract made from avocado and soybean oils. Avocado soybean unsaponifiables has been a prescription treatment for osteoarthritis in France since the early 1990s.
ASU comes from a very small fraction of the natural oil found in avocados and soybeans; the supplement is mixed in ratio of one part avocado to two parts soybean. A large quantity of raw material—fresh avocados and soybeans—is needed to make ASU. Only a fraction of the whole avocados and soybeans is made up of oil, and of that oil, only a tiny fraction is the unsaponifiable portion. There’s so little ASU in a single avocado or handful of soybeans that you couldn’t possibly eat enough of them to get a useful dose of ASU; only the supplements contain enough to be therapeutically useful.
Since ASU is a mixture of many different types of plant compounds, no one to date has been able to identify exactly which components are most important. Based on the research that has been done with individual components, the bulk of the evidence points towards phytosterols, a natural group of fatty substances found in all plants, as the active ingredients in ASU. Also present in ASU are the tocopherols, the family of compounds that include the many forms of vitamin E.
One of the best aspects of ASU treatment is that it allows the majority of users to significantly decrease their intake of NSAIDs. Because of the dangers and toxicity of these drugs, anything that is safe and can reduce or eliminate a person’s reliance on them should be considered a huge success.
In a study, 260 people aged between 45 and 80 with documented osteoarthritis of the knees, taking regular NSAIDs were given either 300 mg or 600 mg of ASU or placebo in a double-blind placebo-controlled trial lasting three months. Even though the duration of treatment was relatively short, there was a significant improvement in the measures of pain and function and a significant reduction in both the number of days taking NSAIDS as well as the overall dosages of NSAIDs required to control pain.
ASU provides a safe and highly effective answer for people of all ages, and being a natural vegetable extract; it is beneficial for the entire body as well.
SierraSil is a naturally occurring complex of minerals unlike any other complex known. Dr. Haydn Murray, a renowned mineralogist, conducted an x-ray diffraction analysis of SierraSil and reported: "In my more than 50 years of mineral research, I have never seen a combination of minerals like this before."
Ideal for anyone seeking a full and active lifestyle, SierraSil’s most renowned and popular use has been for the support of joint mobility and cartilage integrity and flexibility. Unlike many of the popular supplements found on the market today, it has been shown to work for most users and does so typically in less than two weeks!