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Health Benefits of Natural Eggshell Membrane

October 23 2017

Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM) is an innovative nutritional supplement that brings fast relief to people suffering from the pain, stiffness, and impaired mobility of osteoarthritis and other joint health problems.

Recent studies show that NEM begins to reduce joint pain and improve mobility within 7– 10 days. After 30 days it reduces pain by an average of 72% and improves flexibility by 44%, without side effects. NEM is a natural source of collagen, chondroitin, and hyaluronic acid, each of which is known to support joint health. Other studies show that long-term use of glucosamine can be more effective than analgesics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for reducing pain, stiffness, and swelling of the joints. 

How Natural Eggshell Membrane Works:

NEM boosts the production of critical joint molecules. For example,  NEM supports the body’s production of type II collagen, which is the main component of the cartilage that covers bones, particularly weight-bearing joints such as the knees and hips, so they move smoothly without rubbing together. Osteoarthritis is a progressive disorder of the joints caused by gradual loss of cartilage.

NEM also boosts production of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), including chondroitin sulfate. GAGs are important component of cartilage, providing resistance to compression and contributing to the tensile strength of cartilage, tendons, and ligaments.

A Look at the Research with Natural Eggshell Membrane:

The clinical research on NEM began with a pilot study published in the June 2009 issue of medical journal Clinical Interventions in Aging. Patients with mild-to-moderate joint pain received 500 mg NEM daily. After just seven days, participants had an average 26% improvement in pain and 28% improvement in flexibility. After 30 days, they had an average 73% reduction in pain, with 45% of participants reporting they were completely pain-free. They also had a 44% improvement in flexibility and 76% less pain through their range of motion. No adverse side effects were reported.

To further support the safety and efficacy of NEM in osteoarthritis a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was conducted involving 67 patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. They received either 500 mg of NEM daily or a placebo. After only ten days, those receiving NEM supplements had a 12% reduction in pain and 17% less stiffness. At the end of the 60-day trial, those receiving NEM had an average pain reduction of 15%, and 31% less stiffness. One-third of the patients receiving NEM experienced a reduction in pain of 40% or greater, and more than half had at least 50% less stiffness. No adverse side effects were reported. This study was published in the August 2009 issue of Clinical Rheumatology.

Glucosamine Sulfate and Natural Eggshell Membrane

Drugs for the aches and pains of osteoarthritis, including NSAIDS like ibuprofen and COX-2 inhibitors like Celebrex, have been shown to make the condition worse than if the patient took nothing at all. Both classes of drugs accelerate osteoarthritis and joint destruction by inhibiting cartilage repair.

Often NEM is combined with glucosamine sulfate, a natural compound that also stimulates cartilage repair, but generally takes a little longer to show benefit (often 4 to 6 weeks of use are required before there is a significant difference in joint function and reduction in pain).  By combining NEM with glucosamine sulfate, you get the best of both worlds – the immediate relief offered by the NEM and the additional long-term support provided by glucosamine sulfate.

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