Clinicians Joint Ease 144 Capsules. Poor joint mobility and stiffness is thought to affect 12% of the population. Poor joint mobility and stiffness is thought to affect 12% of the population. The areas of the body where this is most likely to occur is in the knees, hips, fingers, and wrists and can be caused by wear and tear on the cartilage (a cushioning material found at the ends of bones which enable free movement of the joint). This joint wear could be a result of trauma (injury or overuse), dietary practises, or age-related breakdown and deformity (developmental or genetic). Although the cartilage is not well supplied with blood and lymph vessels and nerve fibres, it does have the ability to repair and replenish itself if vital nutrients are made available through diet and supplementation.
Glucosamine and condroitin support joint health naturally and are easy on the stomach. They support the structure, function and integrity of tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage and synovial fluid. Glucosamine is formed naturally by the body as glucosamine-6-phosphate, a combination of the amino acid glutamine and the sugar glucose. It is a building block for cell membranes, cell surface proteins and interstitial structural molecules that hold cells together and is found primarily in cartilage (the cushioning material at the end of bones). Directly or indirectly glucosamine plays a role in the formulation of articular surfaces, tendons, ligaments and synovial fluid. Chondroitin supports proteoglycan production (proteoglycans are the special protein molecules contained within joint cartilage that provide flexibility and resistance to compression), making it a vital component to help support the structure and functional integrity of the joints.