maintain joint and bone health

Viridian Joint Complex

  • £11.60

What is Viridian's Joint Complex?

This comprehensive complex is based on the latest research on joint pain and inflammation and is designed to meet the needs of those who demand the highest performance from their supplements.
A combination of herbs, vitamins, minerals and amino acids, this product offers the ultimate in joint support, both for rheumatoid and osteoarthritis and for sports enthusiasts.
The source of the glucosamine is
Aspergillus niger, making it highly effective and also suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Vegan Glucosamine 

The body manufactures glucosamine, a simple molecule composed of glucose and an amine (nitrogen and two molecules of hydrogen). Glucosamine is an important building block needed by the body to manufacture specialised molecules called glycosaminoglycans, found in cartilage. Glucosamine isalmostexclusivelyresearchedandusedforthetreatmentofosteoarthritis(OA). Once Absorbed, glucosamine is taken up by the joint tissues, where it is incorporated into the connective tissue matrix of cartilage, ligaments, and tendons.

Recent research has demonstrated that glucosamine inhibits a number of inflammatory markers known to be involved in OA, these include cyclo-oxygenase 2 (COX-2), PGE2, and NFkappaB. Thus glucosamine is being noted for its role as a symptom-and structure-modifying supplement in the treatment of OA.

What does BOSWELLIA do?

In studies, compared with a placebo, treatment with Boswellia resin resulted in a significant reduction in pain, time duration of morning stiffness and ‘joint and disability score’ among patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Other research has shown treatment with an extract of the gum resin of Boswellia, reduced joint swelling, pain, stiffness and the need to use NSAIDs in 260 patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Similar beneficial results have been found in osteoarthritic cases.


What does ESTER-C do?

Vitamin C is a crucial factor in the building and maintenance of joint structures such as collagen and proteoglycan. Results from the Framingham Osteoarthritis Cohort Study revealed that a high intake of antioxidant nutrients, especially vitamin C, may reduce the risk of cartilage loss and inhibit progression of the disease in people who have osteoarthritis. Research has shown that supplementation with the Ester–C (calcium ascorbate/threonate complex) provides an effective way to build vitamin C reserves.

What does L-PROLINE do?

Proline is an amino acid that is converted, using vitamin C, into hydroxyproline which makes up a large part of the collagen structure. Collagen is an important component of connective tissue, tendons, cartilage.

What does TURMERIC do?

Curcumin reduces inflammation by lowering histamine levels and by increasing production of natural cortisone by the adrenal glands. Apreliminarytrialinpeoplewithrheumatoidarthritisfound curcumintobesomewhatusefulforreducinginflammationandsymptomssuchaspainandstiffness. A separate double-blind trial found that curcumin was superior to placebo or phenylbutazone (an NSAID) for alleviating post-surgical inflammation.

What does QUERCETIN do?

Quercetin demonstrates significant anti-inflammatory activity via a number actions including inhibition of mast cell and basophil degranulation, neutrophil and monocyte lysosomal secretion, prostaglandin formation(particularly leukotrienes),and lipid peroxidation. A membrane stabilising effect known to be part of the anti-inflammatory effect. Quercetin has also been shown to inhibit the enzyme hyaluronidase (responsible for the breakdown of collagen matrix of connective tissue and ground substance). In addition to reducing leukotrienes, quercetin is also beneficial due to its antioxidant properties helping stabilise collagen, the material needed by the body to maintain healthy joint tissue.

What does BROMELAIN do?

Bromelain is helpful in healing injuries, particularly sprains and strains, bruising, muscle injuries, and the pain, swelling, and tenderness that accompany sports injuries. Bromelain has also been found to dramatically reduce postoperative swelling in controlled human research. Much of bromelain anti-swelling effect is due to activating compounds that break down fibrin. Fibrin forms a matrix that walls off the area of inflammation, resulting in blockage of blood vessels, inadequate tissue drainage, and edema.

What does GINGER ROOT do?

ginger exerts potent antioxidant effects and has been shown to offer relief from pain and swelling in cases of rheumatoid arthritis,osteoarthritis,and muscle problems. The Therapeutic Enefitsare likely due to a reduction in free radical damage as well as inhibition of inflammatory compounds such as thromboxanes, leukotrienes, and other prostaglandins.

What does MANGANESE do?

Manganese is a popular remedy for strains, sprains and inflammation due to its ability to increase the level or activity of Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD) thus increasing antioxidant activity. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis or other inflammatory conditions have an increased need for manganese. SOD prevents the damaging effects of the super oxide free radical from destroying cellular components.


One to three capsules daily at mealtimes, or as directed by a healthcare professional. For obese individuals up to 20mg of glucosamine per kg of body weight is suggested. Up to 2000mg /day of glucosamine have been used in studies.

Potential applications of Viridian's Joint Complex.

  • Osteoarthritis / rheumatoid arthritis – repair and healing resulting in relief of pain and inflammation, disorders of tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. Supportive for prevention and the healing of sports injuries.

    Known contraindications

    Not recommended for use during pregnancy or lactation.


    Researchhasraisedthepossibilitythatglucosaminecouldcontributetoinsulinresistance. This effect might theoretically result from the ability of glucosamine to interfere with an enzyme needed to regulate blood sugar levels. However, available evidence does not suggest that taking glucosamine supplements will trigger or aggravate insulin resistance or high blood sugar.
    Those with peptic ulcers and individuals taking diuretic drugs may be more likely to experience gastrointestinal side effects with glucosamine.
    Due to the nature of the herbal constituents this formula is not recommended for use by those taking existing anti-platelet or anti-coagulant medications such as warfarin or aspirin.

    Useful links

    Osteoarthritis – multi-phytonutrient complex, flax seed oil, green food blend (helps provide silica) / malic acid (to reduce systemic acidity). Dietary – increase water intake, reduce animal fats, and increase plant foods. Regular exercise and flexibility movements. Achieving appropriate body mass index (BMI) will reduce the risk of OA.

    Note: Viridian uses a vegetarian (non-shellfish) Kosher form of glucosamine as D-Glucosamine Hydrochloride which has at least 83% active glucosamine as compared to the sulphate form, which has 50-60% active glucosamine.

Vegetarian, Vegan, Veg Caps

Synergistic blend of nutrients appropriate for the maintenance of healthy and joints, together with an array of botanicals. Vitamin C plays an essential role in numerous areas of human health. Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of bones, cartilage, skin, gums and teeth. Vitamin C also enhances iron absorption and the normal energy-yielding metabolism. Vitamin C aids in the maintenance of the immune system including during and after intense physical exercise. Vitamin C contributes to normal psychological function and the functioning of the nervous system. Manganese contributes to the normal formation of connective tissue and aids in the maintenance of normal bones. Manganese and vitamin C also have a role in the protection of cells from 'oxidative stress'. This oxidative stress appears to be a major factor in many human diseases. A vegan glucosamine using the highly accredited glucosamine sulphate 2KCl. Take daily alongside Viridian's Joint Omega Oil for the optimum in joint health nutritional support.

Directions: As a food supplement, take one to three capsules daily with food, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.


One vegetarian capsule provides:

Ingredient Weight %EC NRV
Glucosamine sulphate 2KCl (vegan) 500mg
Boswellia serrata 50mg
Ester-C 50mg 49
L-Proline 50mg
Turmeric 25mg
Quercetin 25mg
Bromelain (1200 gdu/gm) 25mg
Ginger root 25mg
Manganese (citrate) 1mg 50