Discat was originally formulated in the early 1970’s by Dr. James M. Cox based on extensive research. Over the years, more research on the spinal disc and its nutrition, nerve supply, and function has increased attention to preventive and nutritive interventions to caring for the disc. Spinal disc degenerate due to injury, age, and/or lack of blood circulation. Such degeneration may be determined by genetics as well. When the disc degenerates, its cartilage loses its nutrient supply as well as its cushion of the vertebrae, the bones in the spine. Pain may well result. Patients report results in a matter of a few days to several weeks. Some notice changes in knee pain reduction as knees are cushioned by cartilage as well. Some patients may not notice results solely from the supplement, however, research shows the regeneration of the cartilage in the spinal discs as a result of long-term use.
Glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate [a form of glycosaminoglycan] are naturally occurring substances that are essential for cartilage maintenance, as well as necessary for cartilage regeneration. Together, they help chondrocytes within cartilage form new cartilage. The amount of proteoglycans formed depends upon the amount of glucosamine present. The more glucosamine available, the more proteoglycans can be made. Glucosamine forms proteoglycans that are found within the joints while chondroitin sulfates act like “magnets” that attract fluid into the proteoglycan molecules. This is important because the fluid acts as a shock absorber and sweeps nutrients into the cartilage. They are both tied to the sulfate compound. Sulfur is an essential nutrient for joint tissue as it stabilizes the connective tissue matrix of cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. It inhibits the enzymes that lead to cartilage destruction in osteoarthritis. Healthy people have low serum sulfate levels; osteoarthritic people have even lower levels. Arthritic persons are commonly deficient in sulfur. In the posterior anulus and nucleus in degenerative disc disease, chondroitin is undersulfated.
Discat Plus is formulated with these important points in mind.
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