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The word arthritis comes from the Greek arthron meaning "joint" and the Latin itis meaning "inflamation". Arthritis is not a single disease - it is a term that covers over 150 medical conditions. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Some forms of arthritis can affect people at a very early age.
To over simplify the description of arthritis; Basically, a joint is where one bone moves on another bone. Ligaments hold the two bones together. The ligaments are like elastic bands, while they keep the bones in place your muscles relax or contract to make the joint move. Cartilage covers the bone surface to stop the two bones from rubbing directly against each other. The covering of cartilage allows the joint to work smoothly and painlessly. A capsule surrounds the joint. The space within the joint - the joint cavity - has synovial fluid. Synovial fluid nourishes the joint and the cartilage. The synovial fluid is produced by the synovium (synovial membrane) which lines the joint cavity.
If you have arthritis something goes wrong with the joint(s). What goes wrong depends on what type of arthritis you have. It could be that the cartilage is wearing away, a lack of fluid, infection, or a combination of many factors.
Fifty Million Americans suffer from the more than 150 different types of rheumatic musculoskelital disorders. It costs Billions in lost work and treatment for arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, bursitis, etc. It is reported from all age segments.
This balm does not use the “old school” method of using various oils like cassia (cinnamon), capsicum (cayenne pepper), clove, menthol and camphor to produce uncomfortable "heat" on your skin to increase circulation. While this is great to increase blood flow into a strained muscle, it is not the recipe for long term joint rejuvenation and fluid lubrication.
The purpose of this formula is to bring a quick and noticeable difference that will continually increase with prolonged use. Joint repair requires regeneration at the cellular level and that takes exposure time and regularity of application.
The many testimonies we have received are very humbling. We give GOD all the Glory for our formulas, our success and our customers. When someone tells us how their pain, swelling and inflamation has lessened or completely diminished...it so Blesses us. The beautiful thing is we do not have to tell clients about any side-effects or warnings when using our products, because we only formulate with all natural organic ingredients.