Fortify | Joint Support
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People often say you’re as old as you feel.
Well, we think it’s more accurate to say you’re as old as your joints feel.
And that’s especially true for us fitness folk, because nothing can put the kibosh on our lifestyle like joint problems.
Temperamental shoulders can basically shut down your upper body workouts.
Achy knees will give you a whole new reason to dread cardio and leg days.
And a bitter lower back can get in the way of just about everything you like to do in and out of the gym.
Healthy, functional, pain-free joints, on the other hand, make your workouts more enjoyable and productive, not to mention everything else you do every day.
This is one of the many reasons to be a stickler about eating right, training properly, and ensuring you get adequate rest and recovery.
In some ways, your joints are a reflection of how well you take care of your body on the whole.
Supplementation can help as well, and that’s why we created Fortify.
It’s a 100% natural joint supplement that enhances joint health and function by reducing inflammation and preserving cartilage.
That is, Fortify helps produce happier, healthier joints that ache less and function better.
The reason it’s so effective is simple:
Every ingredient is backed by peer-reviewed scientific research and is included at clinically effective levels.
That means the ingredients and doses in Fortify are based on published scientific research demonstrating real benefits, not the restrictions of razor-thin production budgets or gluttonous profit margins.
In other words, we don’t just claim to have to have the best joint supplement on the market—we back it up with real science and real numbers.
So, if you want healthy, functional, and pain-free joints that can withstand the demands of your active lifestyle and even the toughest training . . . you want to try Fortify today.
You won’t be disappointed.
In fact, if you don’t absolutely love Fortify, just let us know and we’ll give you a full refund on the spot. No form or return necessary.
You really can’t lose, so order now and get ready to enjoy happier, healthier joints that ache less and function better.Add to Cart Learn More Click here to view Prop 65 WARNING.
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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
That famous line comes from Ben Franklin, and it’s something those of us who are physically active should take to heart.
We’ll rush to buy muscle builders, fat burners, protein powders, and hormone boosters, but often overlook products designed to improve our general health, function, and longevity, like multivitamins, fish oil, and joint supplements.
This is unfortunate because more than 52 million Americans suffer from arthritis, and if your joints are inflamed or damaged, all aspects of your performance decline. 
You lose speed, strength, power, and agility, you often have to quit certain exercises and activities altogether, and your days are plagued by nagging aches and pains.
Like good sleep, healthy joints are one of those things people just don’t fully appreciate until they’re gone.
Improving and supporting joint health starts with proper training, nutrition, and rest, but supplementation can help as well.
Your joints are lined with a flexible tissue known as cartilage that lubricates them and absorbs physical impacts. Healthy cartilage preserves ease of motion and keeps your joints pain free.
Many people assume regular exercise accelerates cartilage loss through repetitive use and general wear and tear.
Research shows otherwise, though.
In fact, regular exercise appears to help preserve healthy cartilage levels.
Why, then, do so many long-term exercisers and athletes suffer from joint problems? And what can be done about it?
Well, to answer those questions, let’s take a closer look at how joints lose their structural integrity and become arthritic.
Two common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and both involve the painful inflammation of the joints resulting from the gradual loss of cartilage.
This was long believed to be a natural consequence of aging, but we now know that both conditions are at least partially caused by an unwanted immune response to joint collagen that eats away at joint cartilage.
What happens is your body’s immune system incorrectly targets and attacks joint cartilage as a foreign, unwanted substance. This triggers a degenerative cycle that, over time, causes irreparable damage to the joints.
After discovering this, scientists wondered what would happen if they could somehow stop or slow this internal assault on the joints. Theoretically, this could dramatically improve joint health and reduce the risk of disease and dysfunction.
And that’s exactly what later research found.
Specifically, studies show that reducing inflammation and “teaching” the immune system to stop attacking proteins found in joint cartilage can significantly improve joint health and function and reduce or even eliminate pain and swelling.
And that’s why we created Fortify.
It’s the result of an extensive scientific review of a wide variety of natural molecules known to mitigate the immune response that destroys the joints and reduce the inflammation that causes pain and swelling.
Furthermore, we’ve included each ingredient at clinically effective levels, which means we’ve used the same doses found in the supporting scientific research.
Let’s take a look at the formulation.
UC-II® Undenatured Type II Collagen
Collagen is the main protein in the various connective tissues in animals, and type II collagen is a type of collagen that makes up your joint cartilage.
“Undenatured” is often a meaningless marketing buzzword, but in this case, it’s a vitally important component of the collagen in Fortify.
Denaturation is the alteration of the natural structure of a substance, usually by the addition of another chemical or heat.
Common processing methods used to prepare collagen for supplementation denature it, and research shows that denatured collagen has no beneficial effects on joint inflammation.
Undenatured collagen, however, is a more natural form of the substance, and studies show it’s highly effective for regulating the immune response that inflames joints and destroys cartilage and bone. 
It accomplishes this by “teaching” the body’s immune system to stop attacking collagen as a foreign substance.
In a way, undenatured type II collagen works almost like a vaccine, resulting in less of an inflammatory response to your own collagen because the body now recognizes it.
And the best part about undenatured type II collagen is these effects have been demonstrated in both people with arthritic conditions and healthy joints.
That is, whether you currently have joint problems or not, you can benefit from supplementing with undenatured type II collagen.
The clinically effective dose of undenatured type II collagen is between 10 and 40 milligrams.
Fortify contains 20 milligrams of UC-II® undenatured type II collagen per serving.
We chose this amount per serving because it isn’t clear if more is better, but it’s certainly more expensive.
Thus, if we included more UC-II® undenatured type II collagen per serving, it would give us less financial room for other ingredients without necessarily making the product any more effective.
Curcumin is the orange pigment found in the turmeric plant, which is the main spice in curry.
It has been used therapeutically in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years, and its health benefits are extensive.
For instance, scientists around the world are investigating its effects on a variety of diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and more.
Curcumin inhibits a pro-inflammatory enzyme known as cyclooxygenase (COX), and that’s why research shows it has powerful anti-inflammatory effects that make for healthier, less painful joints.
Curcumin has a significant downside, however: it’s poorly absorbed in the intestines. 
So much so that studies show that to reap the majority of its benefits, you must combine curcumin with another ingredient to enhance absorption, like black pepper extract, or take an absorption-enhanced form like Meriva®.
The clinically effective dose of Meriva® curcumin is 500 milligrams.
Fortify contains 500 milligrams of Meriva® curcumin per serving.
We chose Meriva over curcumin with black pepper extract, because the latter may influence the absorption and metabolism of other substances, including drugs, whereas Meriva has no such potentially adverse interactions.
AprèsFlex® Boswellia Serrata
Boswellia serrata is a plant native to much of India and Pakistan.
It produces an aromatic substance known as frankincense, which has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine to treat various disorders related to inflammation.
Thanks to modern science, we now know why.
Frankincense contains molecules known as boswellic acids, including one in particular known as acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid (or AKBA), and research shows they inhibit the production of several proteins that cause inflammation in the body. 
This effect extends to the joints, which is why studies show that Boswellia serrata reduces joint inflammation and pain, as well as inhibits an autoimmune response that eats away at joint cartilage and eventually causes arthritis. 
The clinically effective dose of Boswellia serrata is between 100 and 200 milligrams, depending on its boswellic acid content.
Fortify contains 125 milligrams of AprèsFlex® Boswellia (standardized to 20% AKBA) serrata per serving.
Grape Seed Extract
Grape seed extract is a substance derived from the ground-up seeds of red wine grapes that has long been used in European medicine.
It contains a powerful antioxidant known as procyanidin B2, which remains in the body for much longer than other similar molecules and improves blood flow to the joints.
Studies also show that supplementation with grape seed extract provides other benefits, including . . .
- Protecting eye health 
- Reducing the risk of heart disease 
- Improving blood glucose control 
- Enhancing blood flow to the extremities, which can reduce the appearance of varicose veins 
- Potential anti-cancer activities 
The clinically effective dose of grape seed extract is between 75 and 300 milligrams.
Fortify contains 90 milligrams of grape seed extract per serving.
Agmatine is a neurotransmitter created in the body from the amino acid L-arginine (and sulfate is a substance used to simply stabilize the agmatine).
Agmatine enhances the function of the body's opioid and cannabinoid systems, which are intimately associated with relieving pain and producing feelings of pleasure.
That's why research shows that supplementation with agmatine sulfate may relieve pain (including joint pain) caused by nerve irritation or damage.
The clinically effective dose of agmatine isn’t established yet, but research suggests a wide range of efficacy, from hundreds of milligrams to several grams.
Fortify contains 500 milligrams of agmatine sulfate per serving.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps maintain healthy tissues, teeth, and gums, promote wound healing, and boost immune function.
Studies show that vitamin C is effective at decreasing the risk of developing and treating Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), which is a difficult-to-diagnose form of chronic pain that typically develops after an injury.
Additionally, as vitamin C plays a role in the synthesis of joint collagen, it’s theorized that supplementation may enhance this process, but more research is required.
The clinically effective dose of vitamin C for potentially impacting collagen synthesis and preventing and treating CRPS is 500 milligrams per day.
Fortify contains 500 milligrams of vitamin C per serving.
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