Natural eggshell membrane has been found to reduce joint pain and stiffness in patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee, according to the authors of a study published in Clinical Rheumatology. This same ingredient is also available to horses and dogs through STEADFAST®, a product made by Arenus, a division of Novus Nutrition Brands, LLC (a Novus International company).
NEM® 500 mg taken once daily significantly reduced both joint pain and stiffness (in humans) compared to placebo, both rapidly (10 days) and continuously (60 days) according to the study’s authors (Clinical Rheumatology DOI: 10.1007/s10067-009-1173-4). By the end of the trial, NEM® cut stiffness in half in approximately 32 percent of the patients remaining in the study.
NEM® consists of eggshell membrane that was first used by ESM Technologies, a leading supplier in commercialized eggshell and eggshell membrane wellness ingredients. ESM Technologies owns the technology and recently released it to Arenus for exclusive use in animal products, making STEADFAST® the only horse and dog joint health supplement to contain NEM®.
Similar to humans, horse and dog joints, bones, tendons and ligaments can be damaged over time from athletic performance, environmental conditions and normal daily activity. NEM® is used as a unique, all-natural joint support supplement that, similar to humans, provides relief from occasional discomfort related to normal daily activities and supports normal joint mobility.
“As an animal health and nutrition company that is dedicated to improving the health, performance and longevity of horse and pets, Arenus is excited to bring this technology used in humans to the animal health marketplace,” said Celeste Mohatt, Marketing Manager, Arenus. “Innovative solutions and research validated products create exceptional results.”
“What I found most remarkable about the study was the quickness in which people responded to the eggshell membrane preparation,” said Dr. Anne Winkler, a rheumatologist and one of the study’s authors. “Generally, we tell patients taking over-the-counter products that it may be two to three months before they notice any benefits. The fact that within a fairly short period [patients on NEM®] noticed a definite improvement in symptomology was impressive.”
Also noted in the study and important to both human and animal users, no serious adverse events were reported during the human trial and the treatment was reported to be well-tolerated by study subjects.
A similar study showing that NEM® significantly reduces joint pain and increases range of motion in less than ten days was published in Clinical Interventions in Aging (May 2009).
ARENUS® is owned by Novus Nutrition Brands, LLC (a Novus International company) and is specifically dedicated to improving the health, performance, and longevity of all horses and dogs. Arenus develops innovative, multifunctional products to address the health issues relevant to their customers; products based both in sound science AND supported through research to ensure their customers receive formulas that truly deliver. ARENUS® products include STEADFAST® joint health products and ASSURE® digestive aids.
Source: Arenus, www.arenus.com
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