Osteoarthritis is a joint disorder that occurs when the cartilage on the ends of the joints wears down and the exposed bones rub together. This degenerative process causes excess friction in the joints, which leads to loss of motion, stiffness and joint pain. MapleLife Joint-Less-Pain works to reduce pain associated with osteoarthritis by reducing the swelling and stiffness within the joints and improving the functional status of people with hip or knee osteoarthritis.
Glucosamine sulfate protects joint cartilage by limiting breakdown and promoting the build-up of cartilage tissue. Chondroitin sulfate is part of a protein molecule that helps give cartilage its elastic properties and it also has anti-inflammatory effects, reducing the painful swelling in the joints that occurs when the exposed bones in the joint rub together.
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a naturally occurring organic sulfur compound and one of the major building blocks of glycosaminoglycans, a key structural component in cartilage. MSM plays an essential role in the formation and maintenance of connective tissues such as cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. MSM has also been shown to slow the nerve impulses that transmit pain signals, ultimately reducing pain.