Product Profiles: BioSil® ON YOUR GAME™ Joint Care for Active Men

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BIOSIL ON YOUR GAME is the first and only joint product specifically designed for the extra needs of men. Men’s greater muscle mass places greater stress on their joints, especially during sports and exercise. The joints involved in physical activity are called “sport joints” (i.e., synovial joints). They take the greatest beating and are subjected to more repetitive motion, applied with greater force and moved through the largest physical range than any other joint type. When injured, they can cause the biggest interruption of an active lifestyle. The added force and torque that men exert put their tendons, ligaments and cartilage at greater risk of damage. The question was, “Could ON YOUR GAME show a marked improvement in active men with injured joints?” The answer, of course, is a resounding, YES!

Addresses the Root Cause,  Not Just the Symptoms
ON YOUR GAME is the first and only joint product to address the root cause of joint problems, not just “mask” the symptoms. The amount of joint discomfort you experience depends on the condition of your cartilage (nature’s bite-guard for joints). Damaged cartilage releases “cartilage fragments” that “lodge” into joints, causing extreme discomfort, loss of flexibility and diminished range of motion. Cartilage can become damaged directly due to injury and age, or indirectly through damage to tendons and ligaments.
biosil1If the fragmentation and degradation of cartilage continues long enough, bones can begin to grind against one another, causing inflammation and additional pain. This can lead to osteoarthritis.†
In a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, ON YOUR GAME has proven to inhibit cartilage fragmentation in men, relieve joint discomfort, increase flexibility and create greater range of motion (1).† What’s more, in a separate clinical trial, the active ingredient in ON YOUR GAME, ch-OSA®, was proven to generate collagen, exactly what tendons, ligaments and cartilage are made of (1).

Clinically Proven in Double-Blind,Placebo-Controlled Trials
ON YOUR GAME’s ch-OSA has been proven in randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials. Results were measured using the official WOMAC Index, the same protocol used by pharmaceutical companies testing arthritis drugs. All results were statistically significant.

Clinical Trial Results (1)*
• Reduced pain 26%†
• Reduced stiffness 35%†
• Improved physical function 25%†
Change measured for baseline reading—first 12 months†

* Results may vary

biosil2What Is WOMAC?
The WOMAC Index is the most widely used assessment in joint heath and arthritis research. It is considered the “gold standard” in evaluating joint health. WOMAC was developed by Western Ontario and McMaster University, as the name implies. WOMAC tests for pain, stiffness and physical function, sometimes referred to as “pain, flexibility, and range of motion.” The BioSil ON YOUR GAME double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial used the WOMAC Index to measure results (1). As with any clinically proven supplement or pharmaceutical, results may vary. But all results are statistically significant (p<0.05), meaning the likelihood of you getting good results is greatly increased.

Whole-Joint Health: Cartilage • Tendons • Ligaments
ON YOUR GAME addresses the whole joint, not just one part. Joints, of course, are the points where bones intersect. But a joint is not simply “a joint.” It is a team of four main components that depend on, and interact with, each other: cartilage, tendons, ligaments and muscles. With joints, you’re only as strong as your weakest link.

Cartilage “buffers” the ends of two bones, preventing friction. As you’ve learned, when cartilage becomes damaged, it releases fragments that can lodge into joints causing pain and stiffness. True, cartilage can become damaged directly due to injury or overuse, but did you know that damage to ligaments and tendons can lead to damaged cartilage as well? For example, a slight weakness in the ligament can lead to even greater stress on the tendon and cartilage. Similarly, a weakness in the tendon can lead to undue stress on the ligament, which in turn, places the cartilage under severe stress.

That’s why ON YOUR GAME was designed to help the whole joint! For cartilage, ON YOUR GAME is clinically proven to inhibit cartilage degradation and fragmentation. And for tendons and ligaments? ON YOUR GAME’s active ingredient, ch-OSA, is clinically proven to generate collagen, the main component of tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. That could explain the positive and encouraging results of the clinical trials.

Reference
1. P. Geusens et al., Presentation at EULAR 2014, Annuls of Rheumatic Diseases. The EULAR Journal 2014, 73. Suppl.2.

† This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine April 2016

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