What is cartilage?
To appreciate the effectiveness of Biolane GLME, we must first understand how cartilage works.
Cartilage is the smooth covering on the ends of bones, and serves two major roles:
1. It provides a smooth surface so that bones can glide over one another during joint movement.
2. It acts as a shock absorber during moments of stress on the joint.
As with all body tissues, cartilage is continually breaking down and rebuilding. However, in arthritic joints, inflammatory processes accelerate the break-down of cartilage. Therefore, causing many of the symptoms and joint deformities associated with arthritis.
What role does Biolane play?
Biolane GLME can help to reverse the arthritic process by:
• Providing enough raw materials (GAGs) to maintain optimal cartilage synthesis.
• Inhibiting prostaglandin production. Therefore limiting inflammation and the cartilage egradation.
• Containing chondroitin sulphates that may inhibit the catabolic cytokine-initiated degradation of cartilage.
• Modulating the immune response which may help to limit inflammation.
• Reducing apoptosis (programmed cell death) within arthritic joints. Subsequently, this may indicate a shift in the underlying destructive disease process.
• Exerting an antihistamine effect to minimise acute-phase inflammatory responses.
Inhibiting the production of inflammatory prostaglandins and histamine. As a result, there is a reduction in the swelling.
Inhibiting the accumulation of white blood cells, which are important mediators in tissue destruction.