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AR-Encap

Thorne Research

AR-Encap is a comprehensive joint support formula that goes beyond simple glucosamine supplementation.* This formula supplies 1,500 mg of glucosamine sulfate (suggested use – 4 capsules twice daily), which is the amount used in the majority of studies – in combination with joint-supporting nutrients and botanicals.*

  • Bromelain, Meriva® (curcumin phytosome), and Boswellia help maintain a healthy cytokine balance throughout the body*
  • Bromelain helps promote healing after trauma*
  • Glucosamine and MSM provide proven joint support*
  • Helps maintain healthy joint mobility*
  • Can provide relief from occasional aches and soreness*

     

    Four Capsules Contain:
    Chloride (from Glucosamine Sulfate Potassium Chloride complex) 87 mg.
    Potassium (from Glucosamine Sulfate Potassium Chloride complex) 98 mg.
    Methyl Sulfonyl Methane (MSM) 850 mg.
    Glucosamine Sulfate (as Glucosamine Sulfate Potassium Chloride complex) 750 mg.
    Indian Frankincense extract (gum) (Boswellia serrata) 350 mg.
    Curcumin Phytosome* (Curcuma longa extract (root) / Phosphatidylcholine complex) 250 mg.
    Bromelain** 200 mg.

    Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide.

    *This product uses Indena S.p.A.'s curcumin phytosome (Meriva®). Meriva is a registered trademark of Indena S.p.A.
    **Bromelain is derived from the pineapple plant (Ananas comosus).
    Boswellia standardized to Beta Boswellic Acids 20%.

    Contains ingredients derived from shellfish (glucosamine sulfate = crab and/or shrimp) and soy (phytosome).

     

    4 capsules twice daily

    240 vegetarian capsules

    In a study of healthy subjects with mild knee soreness, bromelain supplementation resulted in significant improvement with both 200-mg and 400-mg daily doses.1* Joint mobility was also improved.*

    Curcumin, the principal polyphenol in the Indian spice turmeric, exerts antioxidant effects.* Curcumin Phytosome is a compound containing curcumin and phosphatidylcholine. This compound has significantly better absorption than ordinary curcumin and helps maintain a healthy cytokine balance throughout the body.*

    Glucosamine provides significant joint support, as evidenced by numerous clinical studies. Methyl sulfonyl methane (MSM), also known as dimethyl sulfone and methyl sulfone, is an organic, sulfur-containing compound that occurs naturally in a variety of plants, and provides additional joint support.

    Boswellia appears to inhibit the activity of lipoxygenase enzymes, thus promoting a healthy cytokine balance throughout the body.* A study of curcumin and boswellia found significant support of normal joint mobility in the group taking the botanical formula.2*

    1. Walker AF, et al. Phytomedicine 2002;9:681-686.
    2. Kizhakkedath R. Mol Med Rep 2013;8:1542-1548.

     

    ALLERGY WARNINGS
    This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

    AR-Encap contains glucosamine derived from shellfish.

    AR-Encap contains curcumin phytosome, a plant extract complexed with phosphatidylcholine, which is derived from soy. Phosphatidylcholine contains no soy protein. There are no other soy-based ingredients in AR-Encap.

    PREGNANCY WARNING
    If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.

    INTERACTIONS/CONTRAINDICATIONS
    Curcumin has been shown to reduce the therapeutic efficacy of cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) in animal studies. In vitro research revealed that curcumin decreased camptothecin-induced death of cultured breast cancer cells. Curcumin might also interfere with the absorption and efficacy of the chemotherapy drug irinotecan, used to treat colon cancer. The concurrent use of curcumin with these agents should be avoided.

    Vendor: Thorne Research



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