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Protect Your Bones and Joints

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USANA Joint and Bone HealthArticle from USANA US Magazine 2015

Winter is in the air, and the signs of seasonal change come with cold weather in Australia., which can easily trigger joint pain — especially in those with arthritis.  But don’t let this issue cause you to miss out on the beautiful ski season. Start getting nutrients to your bones to fuel a strong, healthy body that helps you enjoy the winter.

Strengthen Your Bones

Calcium is needed to maintain bone density. If people do not get sufficient calcium from their diets, the body will take it from the bone structures, which may result in osteoporosis. A four-year study in the U.S. examined the long-term effects of calcium supplementation on bone density in postmenopausal women and found that an additional 1,000 mg of calcium per day through supplementation could slow down bone loss. This additional supplementation also helped prevent the fractures caused by osteoporosis. USANA Active Calcium Plus™ contains nutrients for strong bones. Apart from the high concentration of calcium citrate and calcium carbonate that slows down the speed of bone loss, it also contains micro minerals that help optimize bone mineralization. USANA Active Calcium Plus™ not only provides magnesium that helps strengthen the bone tissues and promotes calcium absorption, but it also contains vitamin D and silicon. Vitamin D enhances calcium absorption in the small intestine and calcium utilization in bone mineralization, and influences the utilization of phosphorus that is essential for strong bones. And silicon gives stability and elasticity to the connective tissues of the body and is essential for proper calcium utilization.

Elements of Flexible Joints

Many people are worried that daily activities may wear their joints away, making them reluctant to move. But maintaining proper exercise can actually facilitate blood flow to fight against joint stiffness and also strengthen tendons around the joints, which lowers the chance of cartilage deterioration. Besides exercises, it is also important to get nutrients that support optimal joint health every day. A study on patients of knee osteoarthritis showed that joint space increased in those taking 1,500 mg of oral glucosamine per day while continuing to decrease in the placebo group. The former also scored better when it came to pain, function, and stiffness. This provides evidence that glucosamine is effective in protecting the cartilage tissues.

Know a little more


  • A connective tissue that is found in joints, ears, bronchial tubes, intervertebral discs, etc.
  • Contains cushioning and lubricating properties to protect the joints
  • Can wear down over time


  • An important precursor in the biosynthesis of cartilage
  • Stimulates the production of proteoglycans, collagen, and hyaluronic acid
  • Proteoglycans and collagen compose the majority of the cartilage matrix, and the former can also bind the water that lubricates and cushions the joints.
  • Hyaluronic acid is the main component of synovial fluid, which helps reduce the wearing down and strain on joints while repairing cartilage.

USANA Procosamine™ II incorporates a full 1,500 mg per day of high-quality glucosamine sulfate with turmeric extract, manganese, vitamin C, and silicon. Turmeric has good antioxidant properties that enhance the product effectiveness while manganese plays a large role in the biosynthesis of proteoglycans. Vitamin C is essential for collagen formation, and silicon is required for proper collagen formation and ultimately cartilage composition. Therefore, USANA Procosamine™ II represents a comprehensive approach to joint health, maximizing the flexibility of your joints.

To Purchase USANA Procosamine™ and USANA Active Calcium Plus, please visit USANA Australia Authorized Site.

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