The main ingredients in the various Osteo Bi-Flex products include glucosamine, chondroitin, Boswellia Serrata and methylsulfonylmethane, notes Osteo Bi-Flex. The company uses glucosamine in all its products. Their products also have other additional ingredients, such as Joint Shield, that help to promote energy and healthy support for the muscles.
Glucosamine is an amino saccharide (sugar protein), and it helps the body in building the cartilage. It occurs naturally in the body, and it is found in shellfish, fungus, bones and bone marrow. Chondroitin also occurs naturally, and it helps the body to ensure flexibility and the presence of fluids in the joints. A combination of glucosamine and chondroitin is used as a treatment for osteoarthritis pain, notes Drugs.com.
Also called Indian frankincense, Boswellia Serrata is an ancient herb used in promoting the health of the joints, states Osteo Bi-Flex. 5-LOXIN Advanced, an extract of Boswellia Serrata, is used in making Joint Shield, which is an ingredient is some of Osteo Bi-Flex products. Joint Shield helps by inhibiting the action of enzymes that affect the health of the joints. Methylsulfonylmethane is a naturally occurring substance in the body, and it provides the body with organic sulphur that supports the growth and health of joint cartilage.