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What is Natural Eggshell Membrane ?

NEM, or Natural Eggshell Membrane has popped up as a popular supplement for osteoarthritis sufferers. The membrane is the thin layer between the egg white and the shell that was designed by nature with a perfect matrix of compounds to nourish what’s growing inside.Natural Eggshell Membrane  is a new novel dietary supplement that contains naturally occurring glycosaminoglycans and proteins essential for maintaining healthy articular cartilage and the surrounding synovium. As well as a rich source of collagen, egg membrane also contains desmosine and isodesmosine, two amino acids which provide elastin’s flexible and resilient properties and help stimulate collagen synthesis.The randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled Osteoarthritis Pain Treatment Incorporating  clinical study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of natural eggshell  as a treatment for pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis of the knee.The membrane is a rich source of many nutrients like glucosamine, collagen, chondroitin, hyaluronic acid and amino acids, which are known to play an important role in offering relief from joint pain and stiffness as well as connective tissue disorders. Extracts from the membrane may also help to ease osteoarthritis symptoms, according to a many studies.In the U.S. alone, an estimated 600,000 tons of eggshells are produced annually as a by-product of the poultry industry . Disposal of these eggshells creates an environmental and financial benefit alternative.  Eggshell membranes are primarily composed of fibrous proteins such as collagen type I . More recently, significant amounts of hyaluronic acid have been detected in eggshell membrane . Egg membrane hydrolysate is derived from the eggshell membranes of chicken eggs. The eggshells undergo hydro-mechanical separation in order to obtain the egg membranes,  separate eggshell membrane from eggshells to create a shell-free eggshell membrane. The isolated membrane is then partially hydrolyzed using a proprietary process and dry blended to produce 100% pure natural eggshell membrane . These membranes undergo further processing using a patented solubilisation method. Following the solubilisation process, the solution is filtered, concentrated, spray-dried and packaged.

BiovaFlex®, a water soluble egg membrane (WSEM) ingredient, was associated with improved joint function, increased comfort in daily activities, and elevated physical activity according to a just-published, peer-reviewed research study article. Specific results could be seen in as few as five days. The article, “Support of Joint Function, Range of Motion, and Physical Activity Levels by Consumption of a Water-Soluble Egg Membrane Hydrolyzate” in the September issue of Journal of Medicinal Food, is based on research conducted by NIS Labs, Klamath Falls, Ore., USA. The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study showed consuming 450mg of BiovaFlex daily was associated with improved joint Range of Motion (ROM) in multiple areas including the neck, back, hips, shoulders and knees. Increased physical energy and activity levels were observed. Subgroup analysis showed reduction of back pain after just five days.

What is the difference between patented natural  eggshell membrane BiovaFlex and the natural  eggshell membrane ingredient?

  • Biovaflex work faster the NEM . Health Canada approve claims works in 5 days instead of 7-10 days for NEM
  • Biovaflex has more protein nutrients thanks to a perfect extraction process
  • Biovaflex works in lower dosage (450mg)

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