What is NEM? NEM stands for Natural Eggshell Membrane. NEM helps to restore joint tissues to effectively address the cause of joint pain rather than masking the pain. Clinical NEM studies have demonstrated very positive results in reducing joint pain and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis.
So, you know when you have a hard-boiled egg and get that thin skin that most people peel off? Well, that’s the eggshell membrane and it’s full of key nutrients needed for healthy joints. That thin skin, the NEM, is super good for you to eat!
In a 2009 study, individuals took 500 mg of NEM daily for 1 month. After 7 days, the subject’s level of flexibility increased by 27.8%. By 1 month of daily supplementation, joint pain had dropped by an average 72.5% and joint flexibility increased 43.7%.*
Another study concluded that “Supplementation with NEM, 500 mg taken once daily, significantly reduced both joint pain and stiffness compared to placebo at 10, 30, and 60 days.”**
There were no adverse side effects reported from the studies, and it was concluded that NEM is a safe, therapeutic option to treat joint pain and stiffness.
The reason why NEM is so effective is because it naturally contains glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin sulfate, collagen, hyaluronic acid, and proteins – vital nutrients found in our joints that are needed to repair, rebuild, protect, and nourish cartilage.
Here’s a brief summary of how each nutrient supports our joints:
Glucosamine is a main building material for cartilage and is a component of the synovial fluid that lubricates the joints.
The body naturally produces glucosamine, but production slows down with age.
Supplemental glucosamine is often derived from the exoskeleton of shellfish such as shrimp, lobster, and crab.
Similar to glucosamine, chondroitin is also needed to build cartilage and found in the synovial fluid. Chondroitin helps the cartilage retain water to give it elasticity and provide resistance during weight-bearing movement.
As a supplement, chondroitin is often used in conjunction with glucosamine to reverse cartilage damage.
Collagen is a key protein in joint cartilage, giving it strength and elasticity. Collagen is also what gives our skin elasticity and prevents wrinkles.
Hyaluronic acid is a primary component of the synovial fluid of the joint. The synovial fluid helps lubricate the joint, provides shock-absorbing properties, and delivers nutrients to the cartilage.
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