Avocados have a pretty passionate fan base. They are delicious, versatile and full of healthy fats, vitamins &minerals, fibre, and phytonutrients, and the quest for the perfectly ripe avocado is the subject of dozens of internet memes. But Avocados are packing another health secret – they contain a unique ingredient that can help out joint pain!
AvoVida® is the clinical name of for Avocado Soy Unsaponifiables – an ingredient that helps to preserve joint integrity by improving physical function and reducing pain by helping reduce erosion of cartilage in the joints.
In clinical studies, AvoVida® significantly reduced the progression of joint space lost compared to placebo1. This responds to the structural modifying effects in osteoarthritis by inhibiting cartilage degradation and promoting cartilage repair. How? By stimulating the production of transforming growth factors that may be involved in the prevention of cartilage degradation and promotion of matrix synthesis required in the repair of articular cartilage. Whew! It’s a mouthful – but the science behind how awesome avocados can be is great news for joint pain sufferers!
You can find AvoVida® in fast arthritis pain relief+, combined with bromelain – an effective anti-inflammatory, and BiovaFlex® natural eggshell membrane with essential nutrients for proper joint health and flexibility, including targeted, nourishing proteins, collagen, and elastin.
- Randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial with 163 patients (2002)