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New UC-II Joint Health Research Shows Great Results!

Posted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals on Sat, Feb 07, 2015 @ 11:12 AM

Here at InterHealth we work hard to support joint health. Our work has lead to the development of the natural supplement UC-II®.

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What is UC-II®?

Derived from chicken sternum cartilage, UC-II is a collagen with undenatured type II collagen that supports joint comfort, flexibility and mobility.


How is UC-II® different from other supplements?

UC-II® is manufactured in a GMP-certified facility from chicken sternum cartilage using a patented, low-temperature manufacturing process that ensures a particular level of undenatured type II collagen

 

New UC-II® Research:

InterHealth director of Research and Development, Zainulabedin M. Saiyed, PhD, FACN recently presented new research findings about UC-II® joint health at the 2015 Scripps Natural Supplement Conference. The presentation showed results from two separate identical, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies in people with osteoarthritis, which has been known to cause stiffness and discomfort in hip, knee, and thumb joints.

The 186 subjects in the study were given either 40 mg of UC-II®, 1500 mg glucosamine hydrochloride with 1200 mg chondroitin sulfate, or a placebo everyday for 180 days. The endpoint was defined by the change in WOMAC score compared to the placebo group. WOMAC (the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index) is a widely used, proprietary set of standardized questionnaires used by health professionals to evaluate the condition of patients with osteoarthritis.

The study showed impressive results! At the conclusion of the study, the data showed a significant reduction in overall WOMAC scores for the UC-II® group compared to the placebo. This means that people in the study taking UC-II® reported significant reductions in pain, stiffness, and function!

This is great news for anyone looking to increase joint comfort! If this is you, we highly recommend giving this incredible supplement a try. You’ll be glad you did! Through ongoing clinical research, InterHealth strives to provide superior ingredients to manufacturers and consumers. Learn more about UC-II® and all of our other great products here. Read More

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6 Reasons Why You Should Try Cycling

Posted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals on Mon, Jan 19, 2015 @ 07:26 AM

Cycling is one of the world’s most popular cardiovascular activities! With many different variations such as trail riding, mountain biking, commuting, touring, or racing, cycling has a wide range of appeal to people of all ages and fitness levels. There are many great reasons to consider adding cycling to your repertoire of physical activities! Let’s take a look at 6 reasons you should be cycling!

 

  1. Excellent cardiovascular activity. The Centers of Disease Control (CDC) recommends a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate, or 75 minutes of intense cardio activity per week to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Studies have shown that regular cardio activity can help improve your organ function, immune system, sleep patterns, energy level, and overall mood.

 

  1. Relatively low impact. Depending on the type of cycling you are performing, the impact on your joints is significantly lower than activities like running. This makes cycling a great option for people who wish to support their joint comfort.

 

  1. Great for all ages and fitness levels. Because of its versatility, cycling is a fun sport for people of all ages and fitness levels. The good news about this sport is you don’t need to be a seasoned professional to reap the benefits!

 

  1. Fun family activity. Learning to ride a bike is a favorite memory for many people! Going for a leisurely ride on a nice evening is a great way to get the whole family, young and old, together for a fun physical activity. It’s also a great chance to chat and bond with each other!

 

  1. Great way to commute. If you live within a few miles of your workplace, cycling is a great option to sneak in physical activity, while also cutting down on fuel cost, and possibly saving yourself from the headache of sitting in traffic!

 

  1. Explore the city when you’re on vacation or even your hometown! When traveling by bicycle, it gives you a chance to truly explore and see your surroundings, that you may otherwise not notice when you’re traveling by car.

 

What to keep in mind

With any drastic change to diet or exercise routines, we always recommend consulting with your physician first. Once you know you are good to go for cardiovascular activity, here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing cycling.

 

Stay visible, stay safe. When heading out for a ride, it’s important to keep a few safety precautions in mind.

○     Wear bright colors so you are easily visible.

○     Ride on the same side of the road as traffic.

○     Obey traffic laws.

○     Use hand signals when turning.

○     Always wear a helmet.

 

Wear appropriate attire. Keep in mind the weather conditions as you plan your ride. We recommend wearing athletic apparel because it helps wick moisture away and allows for proper ventilation. Dress accordingly for climate conditions, and check the forecast before you leave for an extended period of time.

Keep hydrated and nourished. It’s important during all physical activity to keep yourself hydrated and nourished. This is especially true when cycling away from your home. Pack a water bottle (or 2), along with a few handfuls of nuts to bring with you on your journey.

Choose the right bike & tires. Depending on the type of cycling you are doing, you may require different equipment. This can get spendy if you are planning to make cycling a part of your fitness routine, but it can make a world of difference!

To Sum It All Up
No matter your age or physical fitness level, there are many benefits to cycling! It’s a great way to engage multiple muscle groups with the added stress and impact on your joints! When planning your fitness goals, it’s important to keep things like joint health in mind! This is why we recommend UC-II®. UC-II® consists of undenatured type II collagen that supports joint comfort, flexibility and mobility. New randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted on healthy subjects. UC-II® provided significant results compared to placebo in increasing joint function!

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Tags: Joint Comfort, Exercise, Cycling

How Your Weight Can Affect Your Joint Comfort

Posted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals on Tue, Dec 09, 2014 @ 12:04 PM

When you’re feeling low about self-image, it’s hard to resist immediately jumping into a strict diet thinking that this will fix everything. But it’s important to remember that dieting and exercise are both crucial components of fitness that should be used hand in hand for weight reduction and better body health. Neither factor should push your body beyond its natural limits. Being underfed and overstressed can be just as harmful to your health as being overweight. Plus, it’s just no fun!

By refocusing on a healthier balance of diet and exercise, you can move away from a negative body image and really zone in on what matters most - your health! Did you know that weight can add stress to bones and joints and have a lasting impact on your future mobility?

Joints carry the entire weight of the body through the torso and limbs, particularly the hips, knees, and ankles. Weight gain can cause three times the force felt on joints. In other words, a 10lb weight increase would be felt as an extra 30lbs of force. Ouch! Studies have shown that joint health is strongly associated with body weight. Losing 10 to 20 lbs can help support joint health.

There are ways to exercise and lose weight without putting so much stress on your joints. Low-impact workouts are best. Cycling, swimming, and certain aerobics are physical activities that burn calories by utilizing smooth continuous actions which don’t stress your joints under the force of weight and gravity. You need not place a high demand on your joints to improve your cardiovascular fitness and reach your weight loss goals!

You might already be feeling the effects of a little too much weight on your body. There’s still time to reverse the negative effects weight has on the body. Create fitness goals that include both exercise and a healthy meal plan. Then add Meratrim® to give you that extra little nudge toward the a healthier weight and life!

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Tags: Joint Comfort, Weight Loss

The Best Activities to Support Your Joint Comfort

Posted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals on Sat, Dec 06, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Finding exercises that are easy on your joints are important to staying active, while also helping your overall comfort. Here are a few physical activities that are a great way to stay active if you are seeking joint comfort.

Swimming is at the top of our list of recommendations for physical activity. First of all, it provides low impact for your joints. Mix that with the resistance of the water and you’re getting a near full body workout. Depending on the activity or stroke type, swimming engages more muscle groups than many cardio activities, making this great for both upper and lower body. Studies have also linked swimming to better blood pressure, lower heart rates, and improved blood circulation.

Walking, especially on softer ground, is a simple activity to get moving. Running is high-impact and puts added stress on your knees and ankles, however walking is far less taxing. Also, keep in mind the surface on which you walk. If you are able to find a place to walk with softer ground, such as a cleared trail, your joints will be even happier!

Give the elliptical a chance! The fluid motion keeps your feet in contact with the pedals at all times and keep impact at a bare minimum. For an added challenge, increase the resistance to give your muscles a good workout without putting extra pressure on your joints! This activity is still effective in burning calories, and almost feels like you’re running on a cloud!

Go for a bike ride! Whether you cruise around your neighborhood, or bring the bike to the lake for a few laps, biking is a fun way to get out of the house and be active! And with minimal joint impact, your body will thank you. If the weather keeps you inside, an exercise bike can be just as effective. Hop on for 20-30 minutes and adjust the resistance to give you a bit of a challenge!

Try some yoga! There has been a lot of buzz about yoga lately, and the many benefits it can provide for your health and wellness. The truth is, it has actually been proven to help people living with arthritis improve their physical and psychological symptoms. Studies have shown that people with arthritis that regularly practice yoga have improved joint flexibility, reduced joint pain, and pro

motes better sleep by lowering stress and tension.

Finally, adding a supplement like UC-II® to your daily routine is a step in the right direction when striving for joint comfort. In a new randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study on healthy subjects, UC-II® provided significant results compared to placebo in increasing joint function and comfort. Take care of your joints, and they will take care of you!

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Top yoga poses runners should try

Posted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals on Fri, Jul 18, 2014 @ 09:47 AM

Running is a great option for an intense cardio workout that will strengthen your lower body muscles and promote weight loss. However, it's also important to cross train in order to avoid overtraining injuries, joint discomfort,  fitness boredom, weight loss plateau​s and muscle imbalances.

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Staying active helps seniors promote joint comfort and flexibility

Posted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals on Mon, Jul 14, 2014 @ 01:09 PM

 
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The best foods to support greater joint comfort and flexibility

Posted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 @ 10:44 AM

Our bodies need nutrients to survive and we obtain those essential vitamins and minerals through the food we consume on a daily basis. It's well known that citrus fruits offer high levels of vitamin C and berries contain a diverse blend of antioxidant compounds, but what nutrients foster greater overall joint comfort? The following list breaks down the best foods you can eat to help support joint health:

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Methods to improve joint comfort and flexibility

Posted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals on Tue, May 27, 2014 @ 10:25 AM

Joint comfort is something all aging Americans want to enjoy while still engaging in activities they love. But joint comfort extends well beyond just mobility and functionality. When a patient is confined to a sedentary lifestyle because of bodily ailments, it can rapidly affect their outlook on daily life. Someone who was full of vigor as a young adult can quickly become quite disenchanted when they aren't able to do the activities they once excelled at.

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Tags: Weight Management, Joint Comfort

Supplement companies focus on a new demographic for joint health products

Posted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals on Wed, Mar 26, 2014 @ 02:19 PM

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What you need to know about barefoot running

Posted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals on Tue, Feb 04, 2014 @ 09:13 AM

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