GLOSSARY TERMS

Boswellia Serrata

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Boswellia serrata is an Indian aromatic resin from the Boswellia tree. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for hundreds of years in the treatment of arthritis and other joint ailments.

Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)

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Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a metabolite of dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO), a well-known solvent, which has been used topically as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory. MSM is an organic form of sulfur, which is necessary for proper synthesis and maintenance of tissues such as skin, hair, nails, tendons and cartilage.

Chondroitin Sulfate

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Chondroitin sulfate is a natural component of several tissues in the body. It is an important component of cartilage that helps resist compression. One of chondroitin sulfate's important functions is its ability to block the activity of enzymes that break down cartilage.

Glucosamine

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Glucosamine is an amino sugar, a type of carbohydrate used for structural tissues instead of as an energy source. It is naturally found in the exoskeletons of shellfish, as well as bones and fungi.

Glutathione

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Glutathione is one of the body's most powerful intracellular antioxidants. It's a tripeptide made of the amino acids glutamic acid, cysteine, and glycine found in every cell of the body. The body produces glutathione to control excess free radicals (reactive particles that damage cells) and remove toxins and other environmental pollutants from your cells.

Ornithine

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Ornithine (L-Ornithine) is a key amino acid (along with arginine and citrulline) involved in the urea cycle (the process by which humans and other mammals excrete ammonia). Exercise elevates ammonia levels in the blood which, in turn, increases fatigue.

Carnosine

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Carnosine is a molecule made of the 2 amino acids beta-alanine and histidine and is primarily found in muscle and brain tissue. It is important in sports because it helps buffering lactic acid that is released by the muscles during exercise. It also has strong antioxidant properties.

Beta-Alanine

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Beta-Alanine is a natural amino acid that has been shown to increase muscular endurance, boost strength, improve exercise capacity (so you can exercise longer), and delay muscular fatigue. Beta-Alanine helps synthesize lactic acid to be re-used as fuel. Because of these benefits, this well studied amino acid is found in numerous quality endurance sports nutrition supplements.

Citrulline

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Citrulline is an amino acid that has been shown to reduce fatigue and increase endurance. For this reason, it is often used as a supplement by endurance athletes.

Flavonoid

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Flavonoids occur naturally in vegetables, fruits, and edible plants. They are phytochemicals that have strong antioxidant properties that provide numerous benefits to human health such as protecting against cardiovascular disease and lowering blood pressure.ccur naturally in vegetables, fruits, and edible plants. They are phytochemicals that have strong antioxidant properties that provide numerous benefits to human health.


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