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Understanding joints

A joint is where two bones meet. Joints hold the bones together and allow our rigid skeleton to move and be flexible.

Cartilage is a hard, smooth tissue that covers the end of bones. Between the cartilage of two bones which form a joint, there is a small amount of thick fluid called synovial fluid. Both this fluid and cartilage act as shock absorbers, cushioning and lubricating the joint and helping to prevent bones from rubbing against each other.

 

About osteoarthritis (OA)

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis. It occurs when the cartilage covering the end of the bones gradually breaks down. Without the protection of the cartilage, the bones begin to rub against each other and the resulting friction leads to pain, swelling, inflammation and reduced movement of the affected joint affecting ones ability to do physical activities and reducing then quality of life.

 

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Osteoarthritis cannot be cured but there are a number of things that can be done to relieve the symptoms.

The aims of the natural products LABRHA offers today are the followings:

  • To help people understand their condition and how to manage it
  • To reduce pain and stiffness
  • To maintain or improve the mobility of the affected joint
  • To limit any joint damage
  • To minimise any disability that may result from OA
  • To minimise any side-effects from drugs used as treatment

 

Discover our products designed to promote joint health:

 

Arthrofon

 

ARTHROFON®: Easy-to-take capsules of glucosamine sulphate for joint comfort and mobility

Why should you choose Arthrofon®? Products made of glucosamine sulphate are not always easy to take. You may have to deal with pills to take 3 to 4 times a day, tablets too big to swallow or powder form with bad taste! All this does not facilitate observance of the treatment and people often stop…Read More

 

 

 

 

Cuivramine

CUIVRAMINE®: unique combination of glucosamine, ginger and copper

Besides containing glucosamine sulfate which has been studied and proven effective in reducing pain and stiffness symptoms in osteoarthritis, Cuivramine® contains copper, the most powerful natural anticytokine (cytokine IL-1 is a key mediator of cartilage destruction) and ginger for its analgesic effect. Experimental Study: Differential impact of glucosamine sulfate and Cuivramine on the IL-1 stimulated…Read More

 

 

 

 

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Capsaïne® gel: Soothing gel for joints with capsaicin

Capsaïne® gel is the first gel combining capsaicin with glucosamine, chondroitin, camphor and menthol. Capsaicin: a substance recommended by European and American authorities for its analgesic properties The American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved capsaicin-based creams, lotions and ointments to alleviate pain in osteoarthritis, polyarthritis and peripheral neuropathies. EULAR 2003 – Knee osteoarthritis,…Read More