NOW® Glucosamine, MSM & Arnica Liposome Lotion is a synergistic blend of joint and skin support factors delivered to the tissues via liposome technology. Liposomes are bi-layered, membranous spheres that are similar in almost every way to small cells. They can carry almost any active ingredient, and can deliver their cargo all at once or release it slowly over time.
Research for the use of liposomes for topical application was pioneered by Mezei and his colleagues during the early 1980's. Recent advances in liposome delivery systems have improved the ability of these phospholipid vessels to deliver these vital nutrients through the epidermis and deeper layers of tissue.
Arnica – extracted from a daisy-like flower - is an herbal "liniment or salve" always applied externally and used historically in Europe and North America to soothe muscle aches, reduce inflammation, and heal wounds. It is employed particularly to disperse bruising, swelling of sprains, inflammation from insect bites, and the like.
MSM - is a naturally-occurring nutrient and sulfur compound that contributes to the manufacture of many proteins that help the body maintain healthy joint & connective tissue, and supports healthy inflammatory response in the tissues.
Glucosamine – is a compound found naturally in the body and needed for the formation and repair of cartilage and other body tissues. Production of glucosamine slows with age.