Core Nutritionals is a brand that many hold in high regard. They are known for their loaded formulas, flavoring, efficacious dosages, and simply being a great brand all around. They are certainly regarded as one of the best brands when it comes to sports nutrition.
Recently, Core Nutritionals launched a new line of supplements. The new line is called Lifeline, which is more geared towards health and wellness, instead of performance at the gym. In an industry filled with over-caffeinated pre-workouts, overhyped fat burners, and sketchy fat burners, Core is here to remind you that you are human, and you need to take care of yourself.
Today we are looking at Soothe, which of course is a product meant to aid overall joint health. Let’s take a look at what we get in Soothe, and how it may help you.
Cissus Quadrangularis (5% ketosterones) – 1.6g
Cissus is a rather interesting ingredient, and while it is nothing new, we love seeing it in Soothe, as it is usually sold as a standalone.
In a study done on 29 men with chronic joint pain, Cissus was shown to reduce exercise induced joint pain.
You get 1.6 grams of Cissus in Soothe.
Boswellia Extract (65% Boswellic Acid) – 1.5g
Boswellia Extract comes from a gum resin that is extracted from the Boswellia Serrata tree. Boswellia trees also produce frankincense, which is probably familiar to most people as it is typically burned for its aromatic characteristics. This ingredient has many historical traditional medicinal uses including those from Ayurvedic, Chinese and several regions in the Middle East.
This extract is a beneficial addition to joint health formulas for its ability to act as an anti-inflammatory specifically targeting the joints. It has been shown to provide some pain relief, while also reducing inflammation and improving mobility.
One study found that the extract was successful at providing participants with anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, and analgesic properties. This study was a randomized double-blind trial that consisted of 30 patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. 15 participants were assigned the active drug and 15 assigned a placebo for a length of 8-weeks. Every single patient who received drug treatment had improved knee flexion, decrease in pain, and even increased walking distances. It is also to mention that the frequency of swelling in the joint decreased as well.
You get 1500mg of Boswellia Extract in Core Lifeline Soothe.
Curcumin (95% Curcuminoids)- 1g
Turmeric is a root that has been used in traditional medicine for centuries and has been known for a vast variety of different uses. Turmeric extract contains a bioactive compound known as curcumin, which is what is responsible for the anti-inflammatory and pain benefits this ingredient may provide.
Curcumin inhibits enzymes that produce inflammatory compounds, while also increasing levels of endogenous antioxidants. Research shows the ability of curcumin to provide some pain relief in osteoarthritis patients while also improving joint function in some cases.
An interesting study from 2019 puts curcumin to the test against a pharmaceutical anti-inflammatory drug, diclofenac. Researchers had a population size of 139 osteoarthritis patients who were randomly assigned either 1500mg of curcumin or 100mg of diclofenac daily.
At the conclusion of the 4-week trial, it was found that curcumin supplementation offered similar efficacy compared to its pharmaceutical opponent. However, the curcumin group tolerated the supplementation much better and had little to no side effects. Several individuals of the diclofenac group experienced mild side effects, including 28% requiring another drug to combat them. This is a very large dose of curcumin that is not typical of joint health formulas, but this study firmly supports the large dose.
It is important to note that piperine extract should always be used alongside Turmeric because curcumin has a poor absorption rate by itself. Soothe uses BioPerine®, which will be discussed shortly.
Gingever – 180mg
While it’s common knowledge these days that ginger is good for an upset stomach/nausea. Who hasn’t had a ginger ale offered to them from someone after feeling nauseous? Ginger Root has also been shown to be beneficial for inflammation, which we’ll get into.
To start, we’ll get the digestive health out of the way. Studies show that Ginger Root can be a good way to rid yourself of nausea. As for inflammation, there is a specific study done on humans showing Ginger to be beneficial for the purpose of reducing muscle pain caused by exercise.
Gingerols are the active-component of Ginger, and we have 18mg of Gingerol in Soothe. This is a good daily dose for the purpose of long-term inflammation (among other health benefits).
Phyto-C – 150mg
Phyto-C is a patented blend of ingredients. All of them are sources of antioxidants such as Acerola, Kale, Broccoli, and more.
To keep it simple, it is a source of antioxidants which may aid with overall immune health, as well as help against inflammation.
At 150mg, you’re getting a solid dose.
BioPerine – 10mg
BioPerine is a popular ingredient already, and it is a patented form of Black Pepper Extract. It is a natural source of Piperine, which may help with the absorption of some ingredients.
At 10mg, you are getting a solid dose.
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