Thorne AR-Encap is a comprehensive joint support for osteoarthritis – with Bromelain and Meriva curcumin phytosome.
It helps to relieve joint pain associated with osteoarthritis.* Used in herbal medicine to help relieve minor pain, swelling, and inflammation (anti-inflammatory).*
AR-Encap is a comprehensive joint support formula that goes beyond simple glucosamine supplementation.* This formula supplies 1,500 mg of glucosamine sulfate (suggested use – 4 capsules twice daily), which is the amount used in the majority of studies – in combination with joint-supporting nutrients and botanicals.*
In a study of healthy subjects with mild knee soreness, bromelain supplementation resulted in significant improvement with both 200-mg and 400-mg daily doses.1* Joint mobility was also improved.*
Curcumin, the principal polyphenol in the Indian spice turmeric, exerts antioxidant effects.* Curcumin Phytosome is a compound containing curcumin and phosphatidylcholine. This compound has significantly better absorption than ordinary curcumin and helps maintain a healthy cytokine balance throughout the body.*
Glucosamine provides significant joint support, as evidenced by numerous clinical studies. Methyl sulfonyl methane (MSM), also known as dimethyl sulfone and methyl sulfone, is an organic, sulfur-containing compound that occurs naturally in a variety of plants, and provides additional joint support.
Boswellia appears to inhibit the activity of lipoxygenase enzymes, thus promoting a healthy cytokine balance throughout the body.* A study of curcumin and boswellia found significant support of normal joint mobility in the group taking the botanical formula.2*
1.Walker AF, et al. Phytomedicine 2002;9:681-686.
2. Kizhakkedath R. Mol Med Rep 2013;8:1542-1548.
These statements have not been evaluated by Health Canada or the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
|Curcumin Phytosome (Meriva)||37.5mg|
|Glucosamine Sulfate (Potassium Chloride)||188mg|
|Methyl Sulfonyl Methane||213mg|
|Other Ingredients: Hypromellose Capsule, L-Leucine, Silicon Dioxide|
Take 1 capsule three to four times daily or as recommended by your health professional. For prolonged use, consult a health professional. Use for a minimum of 1 month to see beneficial effects. Take with food.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your health professional prior to use. If symptoms worsen, consult your health professional. If you have a gastrointestinal lesion/ulcer, are taking an anticoagulant/blood thinner, anti-inflammatory or antibiotic, or are having surgery, consult your health professional prior to use. Hypersensitivity (e.g. allergy) has been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use. Consult your health professional prior to using if you have excess stomach acid, or if you have stomach ulcers, a bile duct obstruction, or gallstones. Some people may experience mild gastrointestinal disturbances such as diarrhoea, abdominal pain, heartburn, nausea and vomiting; in which case, discontinue use. If you are taking antiplatelet medication, consult your health professional prior to use.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if security seal inside the cap is broken. Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.