Getting older doesn’t have to hurt. Whether you’re running after the kids or on the treadmill, you shouldn’t let those aches and pains slow you down. This blend has got your back – even on your worst days.
Osteo Performance is a blend of Chaga, Turkey Tail, and Reishi mushrooms that will keep you flexible and active, instead of sore and recovering at home. This powerful formula is enhanced with natural ingredients like Glucosamine, Frankincense, Turmeric, Burdock Root, Calcium and Zinc to help reduce the inflammation that is at the root of joint pain and boost immune function.
Get off the couch and back to living your best life with this joint support blend.
The Science Behind Our Osteo Performance Supplement:
Chaga Mushroom Extract
Chaga Mushrooms are found living on trees in woody forests throughout the Northern Hemisphere. They have been used for centuries in Asia as a natural supplement for immunity and heart health.
Researchers have studied chaga in lab rats and test tube experiments, and found that the components of chaga extract helped reduce long-lasting inflammation.
Inflammation is not bad – it only becomes harmful to our body when it occurs excessively. Chaga helps immune cells secrete anti-inflammatory proteins (anti-inflammatory cytokines) to reduce inflammation. Excessive inflammation causes several conditions, including osteoarthritis.
These preclinical findings indicate that chaga mushroom extract merits further study in human clinical trials.
Reishi Mushroom Extract
Reishi mushrooms are native to deciduous forests, and commonly grow at the base of maple trees. Like Chaga, and many other dietary mushrooms, Reishi is considered a traditional Chinese medicine. It has been used for centuries to maintain heart health and boost the immune system.
Although not extensively studied in humans, Reishi mushrooms can beneficially affect bone health in animals. Scientists found that Reishi extracts improved bone formation in rats after 42 days of supplementation.
In fact, they confirmed their findings when they treated bone cells (osteoclasts and osteoblasts) with Reishi extracts in test tubes. They found that Reishi inhibits the bone cells that break down bones (osteoclasts) and promotes the activity of bone cells that build bones (osteoblasts).
In another study, scientists observed that Reishi mushroom powder improved blood mineral content (calcium, iron, and phosphorus) in rats compared to a placebo. These minerals are essential for healthy bone growth.
Preclinical studies suggest that Reishi mushroom extracts should studied for anti-osteoporosis properties.
Turkey Tail Mushroom Extract
Turkey Tail mushrooms are native to many parts of the world. Similar to other mushroom supplements, Turkey Tail contains certain polysaccharides, called beta-glucans, that are implicated in the anti-inflammatory, and anti-osteoporotic activities of Turkey Tail.
Also known by its scientific name, Trametes versicolor, Turkey Tail mushrooms have been investigated for their ability to promote healthy bone growth.
Scientists studied its effect on osteoclasts and osteoblasts in test tubes and animals; they found that it prevented bone loss and could be considered as a supplement to prevent osteoporosis, or the excessive breakdown of bone.
Boswellia Serratta Extract (Frankincense)
Boswellia serratta is the plant that produces frankincense, a coveted spice that was brought to baby Jesus of Nazareth by one of the three wise men.
serratta contains several derivatives of boswellic acid, compounds that have been studied for their effects on joint function and osteoarthritis.
In a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial, participants with osteoarthritis taking Boswellia serratta reported less knee pain and farther walking distances than a placebo group.
Scientists propose that Boswellia may be a potential treatment for joint pain due its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, its success with osteoarthritic groups suggest it could be used as a supplemental treatment for rheumatoid arthritis as well.
Burdock Root is a type of plant native to Europe and Asia. It contains strong anti-oxidant compounds, such as flavonoids and polyphenolic acids, that protect cells in the body from free radical-induced damage.
In a placebo-controlled clinical trial, Burdock root tea was administered to patients with knee osteoarthritis over a 42-day period. Scientists found that the burdock tea group had lower levels of inflammatory markers, like C-reactive protein and interleukin-6, circulating in their blood compared to the control group. They suggest that the burdock root tea possesses anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties in patients with joint pain.
Additionally, scientists studied the effect of burdock root on bone marrow cells and found that it increases cartilage production. They conclude that burdock root should be studied as an alternative treatment for osteoarthritis.
Turmeric Root (Curcuma Longa)
Turmeric root is the root, or rhizome, of Curcuma longa, a plant in the ginger family. These roots are prepared fresh, boiled in water, or dried and included in many dishes of Asian cuisine.
Turmeric contains curcuminoids, or compounds derived from curcumin, that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
There have been several clinical studies exploring the joint and bone health properties of Turmeric root. One group found that curcumin, complexed with phospholipids, greatly improved the ability of patients with osteoarthritis to walk farther and feel less knee pain.
In another study, scientists replicated findings that associated curcumin consumption with improved quality of life metrics for people suffering from joint pain and osteoarthritis.
Devil’s Claw takes its name from the hook-like appearance of its fruit. It is a plant native to southern Africa and has been used as a folk medicine for its anti-inflammatory effects.
In fact, scientists discovered that Devil’s claw extract suppressed pro-inflammatory cytokines, or proteins that signal for inflammation, in mice.
Although lacking human studies, some scientists suggest that consuming devil’s claw on a daily basis can fight the inflammation associated with osteoarthritics, lower back pain, and joint pain.
Capsaicin is the active compound in chili peppers, like cayenne pepper, that provides the “spicy” taste sensation. There is some evidence that the capsaicin can provide relief for pain.
In a clinical trial, topically administered capsaicin was more effective at relieving chronic back pain than the placebo.
Scientists speculate that capsaicin exerts anti-pain effects through modulation of TRPV channels on our nerve cells. Typically, nerve cells in our body communicate pain to our brain using these channels. Capsaicin actives these channels excessively, causing them to desensitize to activation. This effectively “numbs” the pain signal traveling to your brain.
Glucosamine is a naturally occurring, sugar-based compound found in shellfish, animals, and fungi. In fact, it is also found in our bodies and supports the development of tissues in between our joints.
Glucosamine has been extensively studied for its ability to build cartilage and promote healthy joint function. In fact, scientists believe glucosamine supplements allow athletes to build additional joint collagen, as evidenced by studies conducted in elite cyclists and soccer players.
A past animal study found that glucosamine supplements, when combined with other therapies, treated symptoms of osteoporosis in lab rats. Furthermore, a rat study highlighted the use of glucosamine to treat the inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
Zinc is a chemical element naturally found in meats, legumes, seeds and nuts. It is involved in many biochemical processes in the body, including DNA synthesis, enzyme activity, wound healing and growth.
Due to its ability to boost collagen production, zinc is commonly given to hospital patients after major or minor surgeries.
Although inflammation is a natural process, if it occurs excessively it can have detrimental effects on our body. Zinc is known to reduce levels of specific inflammatory biomarkers, like C-reactive protein.
In a clinical study, elderly patients taking zinc supplements for six months had much lower levels of pro-inflammatory proteins (cytokines) detected in their blood compared to the placebo group.
The underlying symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis includes chronic inflammation of the joints and bones. Scientists speculate that the anti-inflammatory power of zinc could quell the excessive inflammation that characterizes these disorders.
Calcium is a chemical element naturally found in dairy products, tofu, seeds, nuts and leafy green vegetables. It is vital to many of our innate biological functions like cellular signaling, the growth of blood vessels (angiogenesis), and muscle function. Calcium plays a major role in how our bones and teeth are formed too.
Our bodies do not produce calcium, so we must absorb it from our diet. It is a vital component to our bones because it provides them the structural support to remain solid and strong.
Bone cells, like osteoclasts and osteoblasts, are constantly remodeling our bones in order to balance the levels of calcium in our bodies. The ubiquitous function of calcium in biochemical processes means that if we do not eat enough calcium, our body will take it out of our bones to meet those physiological needs.
Decreased bone density is associated with diseases like osteoporosis. The problem of low bone density and calcium deficits only becomes worse with age.
How Do I Use Osteo Performance?
Our blends are all designed for daily use. Take our mushroom, plant, and mineral-fortified formulation daily with water, your morning coffee or tea, or a little bit of food. Everyone is different so find what works best for you.
Most scientific studies with natural supplements are conducted over several months, and the participants take the supplement daily. To get the full benefit of our all-natural ingredient and our powerful botanical blend, we recommend you take one serving per day for two to three months.
It can be hard to see clear progress, as our emotions and energy levels change daily depending on our diet, amount of sleep and activities. What I’ve done and suggest is to try and keep a daily journal to track how you feel, your energy levels, and the extent of your physical activity, even just tolerance. If you suffer from joint pain, you should make a note of how many steps you took or how long you were able to walk before feeling pain.