We live in a toxic world. Hundreds upon hundreds of toxins can enter our water and food supply and many become part of the plants we consume. As a result, we must consider everything we put in our bodies, including our dietary supplements. After all, dietary supplements contain minerals, fruits, vegetables, herbs, and proteins. If we are going to demand toxin-free foods, we should hold our dietary supplements to the same standards.
Redd Remedies is proud of our comprehensive Purity Promise which, unlike the basic expectations of safety set forth by the FDA, goes well beyond the minimum requirements.
From ingredient selection and verification, to ensuring each dose contains exactly what’s on the label, to our extensive finished product testing by industry-leading 3rd party labs, Redd Remedies offers a purity promise that can be trusted.
What is NEM?®
NEM® stands for “natural eggshell membrane” and that is exactly what it is. It is a membrane that is just below the eggshell. We have all seen this membrane when peeling a hard-boiled egg. NEM® contains naturally-occurring nutrients important to joint health, including: chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, sulfur-based peptides and 3 types of collagen.
What Types of Collagen are in NEM®?
Collagen types I, III, and V are found in eggshell membrane. The dominant collagen type found in the membrane is type I.
How much Hyaluronic Acid, Collagen, and Chondroitin are in a dose of NEM®?
These nutrients are not analytically quantified in the NEM® material. Testing is conducted to detect the presence of them.
How is the membrane separated from the eggshell?
The suppliers of NEM® use a solvent-free mechanical process to separate the membrane from the eggshell. This process uses only vacuum and steam.
Why is there calcium in the Joint Health original products?
The calcium is naturally-occurring in the NEM® material. Because the process to separate the membrane from the eggshell is solvent free, there is some residual eggshell. The calcium content comes from this residual eggshell.
Can I take more than one chew a day?
Yes. Based on safety data conducted on NEM®, you can safely take multiple capsules or chews per day. It would be quite difficult to take too much NEM®.
If I am allergic to eggs, can I take Joint Health Soft Chews?
No. Individuals with an egg allergy should not take Joint Health Soft Chews.
Can I combine Joint Health Soft Chews with my glucosamine/chondroitin supplement?
Yes. There are no interactions between these products.
Are there sulfites in the Joint Health Soft Chews?
No. There are no sulfites in the chews.
Why do you use sugar in the Joint Health Soft Chews? Can't you use xylitol or stevia?
Redd Remedies did not develop the technology to create the soft chew base. While our expertise is in crafting dietary supplement formulas, it is not in crafting a confectionary delivery method. For that, we looked to a manufacturer with the expertise and technology to deliver NEM® in a soft chew format. That manufacturer uses a low-temperature, no cook process that protects the active ingredients – in this case, NEM®. The soft chew base belongs to the manufacturer and they do not offer a sugar-free alternative that utilizes natural sugar alternatives, like xylitol or stevia. Quite simply, the properties of the sugar molecule are what makes this delivery format possible. Xylitol molecules do not behave like sugar molecules and would not create the same soft chew result.
Can children take Joint Health Soft Chews?
Yes. Children of pretty much any age can take Joint Health Soft Chews.
How is the glucosamine found in NEM different from the isolate form of glucosamine found in other supplements?
The main difference between the glucosamine found in NEM® and glucosamine found in other supplements is what surrounds it, not necessarily the glucosamine itself. NEM® is so much more than glucosamine alone. It is essentially a reflection of all the collective building blocks required by healthy joint tissue. Rather than isolated glucosamine trying to do all the necessary work alone (some of which it just isn’t equipped to do), the glucosamine found in NEM® has a team to share the work- a team of collagen and amino acids, chondroitin and hyaluronic acid. They all work synergistically to support joint health and function. Without those other team members, there’s only so much glucosamine can do on its own. Not all of the work can be done by isolated glucosamine.
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