OsteRELIEF

The 2-in-1 Synergistic Pain Relief Formula containing Patented Willow Bark (EFLA 462) from Flachsmann of Switzerland and Standardized extract of Cat's Claw- traditionally used to relief joint and back pain.

This synergistic combination offers satisfactory pain relief, anti-inflammatory action as well as cartilage protection. It's suitable for long-term use as it is relatively free from side-effects unlike conventional pain killers. Conventional Drugs such as Paracetamol, NSAIDs e.g. aspirin, ibuprofen, diclofenac and COX-2 Inhibitors are all with side-effects such as peptic ulcers, stomach ulcers and also increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and even fatality. Thus, in this connection, they are not to be taken long term. To add to that, studies have shown that NSAIDs can actually destroy joint cartilage.

 

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  • Those Suffering from Osteoarthritis
  • Those Suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Those Suffering from Lower Back Pain
  • Others include those suffering from : Tendonitis, Bursitis , Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Effective pain relief control
  • Anti-inflammatory agent
  • Protects cartilage breakdown
60 vegetable capsules (blister packed - 10's per strip X 6) Take 1 capsule 2-3 times daily after meal
 
Pregnant and Nursing Mothers
Active Ingredients Per Capsule Strength
Willow Bark (Salix sp.) EFLA* 462 Std. Ext
(Standardized to contain 6.4% -12% Salacin)
*EFLA 462 is manufactured using patented POLYSHIELD process from Flachsmann, Switzerland. This process protects all the active components in Willow Bark. It is these various active components that provides the pain relief
300 mg
Cat's Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) Std. Ext
(Standardized to contain min 4% alkaloids)
30 mg
Q1. How long does it take before significant pain relief is felt?

As with all natural plant extracts, the anti-inflammatory and pain relief action is not immediate. It may take up to a week or two before you experience significant pain relief. It is suggested that you combine with conventional drug if pain is not relieved.

Q2. Do I still need to take Live-well OsteSAMIN Plus Chondroitin if I am taking Live-well OsteRELIEF?

Live-well OsteRELIEF main indication is for pain relief although it can help prevent further breakdown of joint cartilage. Live-well OsteSAMIN plus CHONDROITIN on the other hand is needed to help repair and rebuilt joint cartilage which is worn away faster than it can be regrow - as in Osteoarthritis (OA).
 

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