Scientific Research Shows Aquamin Supports Joint Health

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From a 2011 study on Aquamin  (exercise-induced disruption of calcium homeostasis) highlighting  Aquamin‘s use in Sports nutrition, to recent work on digestive health potentially connecting Aquamin within the emerging field of microbiome modulation, these important studies help exemplify the health benefits of Aquamin. Yet today our focus is on another supporting role for Aquamin in benefiting joint health. This application illustrates the uniqueness of the ingredient and provides additional evidence that the trace minerals in Aquamin work in conjunction with calcium to deliver beneficial effects not linked to calcium supplementation alone.

Calcium is not necessarily known to have anti-inflammatory properties but in a 2009 placebo-controlled clinical trial involving individuals with moderate to severe knee osteoarthritis, data suggested that Aquamin may allow a partial reduction in non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug usage in the management of osteoarthritis. In another trial in 2008, comparing Glucosamine Sulfate to  Aquamin and to a blend of Aquamin plus Glucosamine Sulfate (placebo-controlled) in a population with moderate to severe knee osteoarthritis, Aquamin outperformed Glucosamine sulfate (and all other treatments)  by helping to reduce pain and joint stiffness, improving physical activity and mobility.

STAUBER is committed to ingredients that are backed by clinical research. Additional research on Aquamin has been published and is available to support the use of Aquamin in the joint health category. If you need further information, don’t hesitate to reach out to your STAUBER representative or contact us here.

By: Greg Berthomieu

References:

  1. Barry et al. (2011)“Acute Calcium Ingestion Attenuates Exercise Induced Disruption of Calcium Homeostasis”( Med Sci Sport Exerc 43(4):61723). Download pdf
  1. Frestedt et al. (2009)“A natural seaweed derived mineral supplement (Aquamin F) for knee osteoarthritis: a randomised, placebo-controlled pilot study” (Nutrition Journal 8:7). Download pdf