Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that is required for the growth and repair of tissues in the body. It helps the body produce collagen, which is the basis of joint cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and other connective tissues. This vitamin also possesses strong antioxidant capabilities that may help ease inflammation contributing to joint discomfort.1, 2
AR7 Joint Complex
This unique joint health blend consists of collagen, cetyl myristoleate (CMO), lipase, methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), turmeric, and bromelain. In a 12-week clinical study conducted on men and women with joint health challenges, 74.5% of volunteers who were given Arthro-7® capsules (consisting of vitamin C with AR7 Joint Complex) experienced improvements in joint discomfort, joint stiffness, and mobility. Positive results were observed in as little as two weeks.3
This macromolecule is what makes the synovial fluid between joints slippery smooth. Research shows that hyaluronic acid is an effective lubricant for the synovial membrane between joints, and that it may help ease joint stiffness and discomfort due to its lubricating properties.4
1. "Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)." University of Maryland Medical Center, 16 Jul. 2013. Web. 18 Dec. 2015.
2. "Vitamins That Fight Inflammation." WebMD, 14 Nov. 2013. Web. 18 Dec. 2015.
3. Xie, Qingwen, et al. "Effects of Arthro-7® in relieving symptoms of osteoarthritis with mild to moderate arthralgia." Nutrition and Dietary Supplements. 2013.5 (2013): 1-6. Web. 18 Dec. 2015.
4. Swann, David A., Eric L. Radin, Michael Nazimiec, Paul A. Weisser, Nancy Curran, and George Lewinnek. "Role of hyaluronic acid in joint lubrication." Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. 33.4 (1974): 318-326. Print.