*** These are actual unsolicited testimonials in our files. They are not to be considered as a claim of medical efficacy and should be considered as anecdotal in nature.***
Arthritis and Glucosatrin(R)
"This is Dr. Graham Jones, Family Practitioner from Medford, New Jersey. A few words about our magnificent new product, Glucosatrin(R), which I hope you'll find helpful. Glucosamine has been around for a number of years and, at the present, the vast majority of products out there, who are competitors of ours, have chondroitin in them. Chondroitin, which was originally intended to cooperate with the glucosamine in a way whereby cartilage would be added to the ends of the long bones, in fact, interferes with and therefore there should not be chondroitin in a product if it's to be effective. As you know, our product does not have chondroitin in it.
This (chondroitin) is often referred to as shark cartilage or chicken cartilage. In essence, though the theory was good, in practice chondroitin has been demonstrated to interfere with the effectiveness of glucosamine. An additional point to be made and with regard to Glucosatrin, is that in order to obtain optimum blood levels of glucosamine, one needs to have glucosamine sulfate and glucosamine hydrochloride in proper proportion, which our product has. There are other products that have only glucosamine sulfate, (they) simply do not provide adequate blood levels in order to provide the healing effect of the glucosamine on the cartilage at the ends of the long bones.
Here in South Jersey, we have a group of orthopedic surgeons who have been using glucosamine for some time and they tell me that in the past year alone they had 38 patients who were scheduled to have either hip replacement or knee replacement, (end up) not needing the surgery because of the benefits of glucosamine. Their recommendation for effective treatment is 2000 mg. of glucosamine a day for men and 1500 mg. a day for women. Now, bear in mind this (dosage) is for patients with serious, severe, arthritic problems, and this (dosage) exceeds our daily recommended dose after the loading dose by about 300%.
I have patients in my office, since I have been using Glucosatrin(R), who have responded beautifully and these have included people with problems other than arthritic problems, such as, a patient with carpal tunnel syndrome who had dramatic response even after a week and a half of Glucosatrin(R). I, myself, have had a rotor cuff strain in the shoulder and in a period of 3 weeks, have experienced dramatic improvement in that problem using Glucosatrin(R). Another point to be made about our wonderful product is that we have in it something that makes it authentically unique. That is a naturally occurring, herbal origin, anti-inflammatory compound, which has the chemical characteristics of what is referred to as a cox-2 inhibitor, which protects the stomach. The leading prescription drug in the world today is a drug known as Celebrex, which is a cox-2 inhibitor. No other product has an anti-inflammatory included in it, and it affords additional healing momentum, in addition to pain relief. Glucosamine itself also offers some significant pain relief.
I hope these comments are helpful to you. We have a wonderful product. I, personally, think that Glucosatrin(R) is going to exceed OPC-3(R) in product popularity in our company. Time will tell, we'll see.
Enjoy!" Transcript of ATG VoiceMail Message from Dr. Graham Jones
The people who take Glucosamine are usually still taking additional products (i.e. prescriptions), if they are really hurting, they usually have to take some kind of pain killer/anti-inflammatory pill as well. Our Glucosatrin has these built in: ( 1) Scutellaria a Cox 2 inhibitor for pain and inflammation that DOES NOT damage the liver. Advil, Tylenol, etc. do; (2) Oleanolic Acid - another Cox 2 inhibitor that DOES NOT damage the liver. Some people may be happy to destroy their liver to save a few pennies, I am not. The third extra ingredient, Boswellia, increases the circulation to the joints. This product was obviously very well researched before it was offered to us. Cartilage (which the glucosamine is designed to repair) does not have any blood supply. Glucosamine by itself does not increase the circulation to the joints and without blood repair cannot take place. So, to get the same things and the same benefit, your acquaintances would have to take glucosamine, an anti-inflammatory that would destroy their liver over a period of time (or buy Scutellaria and Oleanolic acid and Boswellia separately). Also, when you consider the cost of the other items they would have to buy to accomplish the same thing (with the liver damage as a bonus) I think we still have the cookie. Think about it.
Ramona Rhoades Los Angeles
Arthritis – Knee Pain
Yes, the Glucosatrin(R) did help my situation. I had gone to the doctor thinking that I was going to have another knee operation – my left knee was scoped a year ago - this time it was my right knee. He said that I had damaged the knee from my aggressive running program here in the mountains - Colorado. He suggested 4 Advil 3 times per/day. After two weeks with no improvement I was worried that I might be causing problems to other organs in my body. I was talking to Don Wann (great name) who was also having knee pain and had just returned from a training with this new product "Glucosatrin(R)" I told him I would like to try it. I ordered a bottle and did the loading dose - in my case it was 2 tablets 3x's a day for 5 days, then 2 tablets 2x's a day for 4 days, and now 3 tablets a day.
This has taken place over the last 4 weeks and I tell you I am a believer in this product - I just started running again with no pain. Before starting this product I couldn't even step off the sidewalk with my right leg without lots of pain. I never offer products to any of my clients without testing them first myself and believe me I am really pushing "Glucosatrin(R)" now to all my friends that even hint at having pain in their knee's. Hope this helps!
Chuck =============================================================================== Dear Doreen, Like your friend I had intense knee pain due to two knee operations. Being a physical education teacher and coach for 32 years and on my feet constantly for 10 hours a day intensified the situation to the point that my knee swelled up every day! I was told by the medical personnel that I had arthritis; and also I had bone and joint degeneration because I was bone on bone on the medial side of my right knee. Another problem was that I was limping and causing problems in my left hip. The last orthopedic person that I consulted gave me three choices: (1) an injection of liquid into the knee that acts like cartilage, but the doctor said that my knee was so bad that it might help a day or two, (2) a high tibial osteotomy which involved removing a piece of bone from my tibia, which would make me knock kneed instead of slightly bowlegged, or (3) a total knee replacement. As one can see my choices were not good at age 56! I told the doctor no thanks to any of the options and started looking for alternative cures. OPC3 provided some relief from swelling and inflammation and vitamin C intensified the absorption, but I still needed specific relief from arthritis and chronic joint pain. I bought a case of Glucosatrin at convention, not fully convinced, because I had tried chondroitin, glucosamine, and alfalfa before. After loading the Glucosatrin in my system I am basically pain free in my right knee for the first time in years! I am back to a little running and a lot of walking, and I feel great! After running competitively in high school, college, and 15 marathons after that, it is great to do some running again! Doreen, I hope your friend has as much success with these product as I have. In our local coring group in Balto. I gave a report on this product, so I researched it before I used it. Also I have one of my downline in Evergreen, Colo. Who has had great success with Glucosatrin. I would love to hear from you on your friends’ progress. I hope to have helped; good luck in your business! Don Wann Parkville, Md. Arthritis – Triple Bypass – Diabetes – High Blood Pressure -- Sinus This date makes my one year anniversary of my new lease on life, and I would like to thank you and Market America for the wonderful products you have introduced me to. In the previous eight years, I had triple bypass surgery, subsequent angioplasty, diabetes, high blood pressure, increasing sinus problems, frequent heart palpitations, and advancement of constant arthritis pain, in my shoulders, arms, hands, and feet, especially in my feet, so I could walk only from my car to inside the mall and I would have to sit down. My doctor had put me on Pycnogenol tablets, for three months I took them and I did not notice significant change... Then, you introduced me to OPC-3™... I took a double dose as recommended daily, and within a few weeks I noticed changes little by little...First the throbbing pain in my hands and feet disappeared, next I noticed that I had not taken any sinus pills for a while and here it is a year later and I still have not had to take a pill for my sinuses. OPC-3™ is great. Next I noticed I could walk up a flight of stairs normally instead of one step at a time like I used to. Before I took OPC-3™ I could not open my hands to reach an octave on my piano, and had not played for over a year, but now I have no problem with my hands. My cardiologist had started me on a physical therapy program in his rehab clinic with an ultimate goal of ten minutes on the stress walker. I could not get beyond six minutes without my leg giving out on me. After three months on OPC-3™, I was now able to do ten minutes and after I rest a half hour I go back and do ten more minutes. My blood pressure and blood sugar levels have been normal for the past year . I have more energy, I can be on my feet longer, go shopping and I keep on improving. I'm almost 81 years old. I also take CoEnzyme Q10 and Oxygen Plus™, daily. Thank you Market America. Lena Lyons ==========================================================================================================
Hi Team... I have started taking the Glucosatrin to help improve my knees. After being on OPC-3 for over 2 years which has helped so much, but I wanted to try the new product to help rebuild my knee. But to my surprise after a few days on Glucosatrin the +4 Idiopathic edema which I have had for over 15 years had started to go down ... now after the first few days I thought it was just wishful thinking and went down to the 2 caps 2 times a day and it didn't go down much more but stayed there... I resumed the 2 caps 3 times a day and the swelling has reduced to +1 in my ankles and even more has left.... I lost at least 7 pounds of water weight so far after a week ... but the most important thing was the pain from walking any distance has diminished greatly and I can go farther every day. Another important thing to tell you is that I have to massage my legs several times a day to help the swelling as it is painful to touch but it breaks up the fluid and I feel so much better after I do... I can't tell you how I have searched to relief for years and years. Doctor to Doctor and finally when I was not searching I found something to help....I will keep you all posted of the progress I make... I have been waiting to report the progress and now I feel pretty good about it as it keeps reducing the swelling daily. Thank you Market America for such wonderful products and even more wonderful people...
Dear Doreen, Like your friend I had intense knee pain due to two knee operations. Being a physical education teacher and coach for 32 years and on my feet constantly for 10 hours a day intensified the situation to the point that my knee swelled up every day! I was told by the medical personnel that I had arthritis; and also I had bone and joint degeneration because I was bone on bone on the medial side of my right knee. Another problem was that I was limping and causing problems in my left hip. The last orthopedic person that I consulted gave me three choices: (1) an injection of liquid into the knee that acts like cartilage, but the doctor said that my knee was so bad that it might help a day or two, (2) a high tibial osteotomy which involved removing a piece of bone from my tibia, which would make me knock kneed instead of slightly bowlegged, or (3) a total knee replacement. As one can see my choices were not good at age 56! I told the doctor no thanks to any of the options and started looking for alternative cures. OPC3 provided some relief from swelling and inflammation and vitamin C intensified the absorption, but I still needed specific relief from arthritis and chronic joint pain. I bought a case of Glucosatrin at convention, not fully convinced, because I had tried chondroitin, glucosamine, and alfalfa before. After loading the Glucosatrin in my system I am basically pain free in my right knee for the first time in years! I am back to a little running and a lot of walking, and I feel great! After running competitively in high school, college, and 15 marathons after that, it is great to do some running again! Doreen, I hope your friend has as much success with these product as I have. In our local coring group in Balto. I gave a report on this product, so I researched it before I used it. Also I have one of my downline in Evergreen, Colo. Who has had great success with Glucosatrin. I would love to hear from you on your friends’ progress. I hope to have helped; good luck in your business!
Don Wann Parkville, Md.
Arthritis – Triple Bypass – Diabetes – High Blood Pressure -- Sinus
This date makes my one year anniversary of my new lease on life, and I would like to thank you and Market America for the wonderful products you have introduced me to. In the previous eight years, I had triple bypass surgery, subsequent angioplasty, diabetes, high blood pressure, increasing sinus problems, frequent heart palpitations, and advancement of constant arthritis pain, in my shoulders, arms, hands, and feet, especially in my feet, so I could walk only from my car to inside the mall and I would have to sit down.
My doctor had put me on Pycnogenol tablets, for three months I took them and I did not notice significant change... Then, you introduced me to OPC-3™... I took a double dose as recommended daily, and within a few weeks I noticed changes little by little...First the throbbing pain in my hands and feet disappeared, next I noticed that I had not taken any sinus pills for a while and here it is a year later and I still have not had to take a pill for my sinuses. OPC-3™ is great. Next I noticed I could walk up a flight of stairs normally instead of one step at a time like I used to.
Before I took OPC-3™ I could not open my hands to reach an octave on my piano, and had not played for over a year, but now I have no problem with my hands. My cardiologist had started me on a physical therapy program in his rehab clinic with an ultimate goal of ten minutes on the stress walker. I could not get beyond six minutes without my leg giving out on me. After three months on OPC-3™, I was now able to do ten minutes and after I rest a half hour I go back and do ten more minutes. My blood pressure and blood sugar levels have been normal for the past year . I have more energy, I can be on my feet longer, go shopping and I keep on improving. I'm almost 81 years old. I also take CoEnzyme Q10 and Oxygen Plus™, daily.
Thank you Market America. Lena Lyons
Carol Adams Team Sunshine Orlando, Florida ATG 08127 ===============================================================================
Hi! I am a new distributor with Market America. I recently have had success with the Glucosatrin and OPC-3.My mom has arthritis in her knees and elbows as well as her fingers. This is very severe; I have seen her taking medication for about 15 years. She still has the same problems as if she has been taking nothing. I asked her to try Glucosatrin and OPC-3, within the first week; she has noticed the swelling go down. This made her very excited and has come to me telling me how excited she was. The second week for the first time in countless years she has been able to extend her fingers all the way. Third week she has for the first time been able to kneel at church. My mom has been coming to me telling me how thankful she was for me introducing her to Glucosatrin and OPC-3. I not only feel great by helping her and running my business, I had turned to her and said, “No ma, thank you for being open minded enough to try the products.” I am very happy to be in Market America not only to make money and friendship, but to have the satisfaction of helping people feel great.
True story from Sal Leonelli
After more than twenty years of private practice in the health care profession as a Chiropractor, I have utilized both personally and professionally a myriad of food supplements, vitamins, and natural weight-loss products. We have been using exclusively the Isotonix line of products for the past six months. They are without a doubt the most unique concept in the nutritional market that I have seen or used. The delivery system is very high-tech and easy to take especially for those who have a strong aversion to swallowing pills.
On a personal note, I would like to describe to you what the products have done for me. I used to be an active tennis player. On a club basis, I played "A" level doubles. Approximately thirteen years ago I suffered a severe injury while helping a friend work on his house. The scaffold we were sitting on gave way and I plummeted eighteen feet to the ground. I attempted to break my fall with my arms outstretched. Needless to say, my left wrist literally exploded into 26 pieces. I also fractured my right wrist, elbow; compression fractured my spine, damaged a nerve in my knee, and sprained my left shoulder.
Four surgeries on my left wrist (I am left-handed) to include the distal 1/3 of my ulna and eight months up to my armpits in plaster and a year-and-a-half lost in my practice was more than devastating to me. The end result, as you can well imagine, is a significant amount of arthritis, bone cysts, and spurring on both wrists. There has also been a lot of compensation in joint mechanics over the years due to the degenerative arthritic changes. After numerous attempts to return to my love of tennis, I have been unable to play at the same level of intensity. In fact, whenever I did play, I would be in agony for the next three or four days, so I had to quit.
Now the good part, thanks to OPC-3™ and the Isotonix nutritional program, I am now able to play tennis at my former capacity without the prolonged recovery from the arthritic flare-ups that ensued after playing. In addition, I have less difficulty in the applications of my everyday routine in the treatment of my own patients.. These cutting edge products have virtually restored my life and well-being. I strongly recommend them to my patients and have begun to see
remarkable changes in the health and clinical picture as well. Thank you, Market America, for providing us with the most innovative, state-of-the-art products on the market.
Kenneth C. Rafferty, D.C.
Hello everyone, My name is Steve Lenert from Fond du Lac WI. I have a testimony to give for people who have back problems. I spent almost ten years with the U.S. Army as a heavy equipment operator. While working with the Army, I was involved in an accident. I was on top of a train car, and was struck in the back by the crane block (The hook assembly), which weighed about 150lbs. I ended up with a broken vertebrae, two herniated discs, nerve damage, and degenerative disc disease, as well as a ruined career and a medical discharge after about a year of rehabilitation. I had no other choice but to seek work in the civilian sector. I ended up with a pretty good job as a welder, but to my misfortune, I injured my back again. This time I herniated two more discs. My doctor gave me more restrictions and because of this, I lost my job there too. I was in constant pain, very irritable, and I was very disheartened because I thought that this was the way my life was going to be. My wife and I had been in Market America for about a year together and I had been taking OPC-3 but not on a regular basis. Finally, I had enough, and I started taking the OPC-3, and low and behold, I started feeling better! I was not one hundred percent but I felt better. Then, the Glucosatrin came out and I started taking that and the improvement is remarkable!! My range of movement is so much better. I can do things that I haven't done in years!! The pain that I've felt for the last eight years has been diminished to a point to where I sometimes forget that I was injured at all!! If someone out there has a problem with your back, PLEASE get in contact with me and I will tell you much more about it. Because of Market America products, my life has been given back to me. Thank God for Market America. I remember watching a video of the International Convention, and watching Bruce Weber almost in tears saying to J.R., "I owe you J.R."! I feel the exact same way. J.R. I owe you!!! Steve Lenert Fond du Lac Wi.
Hi Everyone I am an OPC3 addict. When I first took it I expected it to work immediately. Sorry, it doesn’t
Always work that way. It took time, it was 2 1/2 months to be exact. One morning I woke up and said "something is wrong, I don’t hurt.” I even called the Dr. because I thought I was dying because I had *no pain.* We are all used to responding in a few days to the meds we take. This is what we expect. Well anyone who knows about natural medicine, or who has knowledge about it, knows that it can take 60 to 90 days to see a response.
I had all the things wrong that older people get, mostly because I was born handicapped. I have no hip, so my back is always out of alignment, therefore I walk like a duck. I had neck and arm pain so badly that I had to go to chiropractor 1-2 times per week. Now I go 1 x a month to get adjustments because everything is still out of whack, not because I’m in pain.
Tell your customer these products don’t always cure, but they will give you a better quality of life if you give them the time to do the job. I still hurt when the weather is bad, or if I am overly active during the day. But nothing like I used to be. I have a lot of pain free days, which I haven’t had since I was a kid and now I am 52 and I thank MA for their products every night when I go to bed!
I always get a 3 month commitment to taking products or I don’t even want to work with the customer. I know that the products work if they just give it time. Sorry this is so long, but I get frustrated when the customer wants an overnight cure and usually the illness did not develop overnight, or their Doctor is unable to help them , and they turn to us and expect miracles overnight! We can help but give us time!!! Thanks for taking the time to read this Colette ===============================================================================
Arthritis or Degenerative Cartilage-Knees-Haskell
1 took a nasty fall at my father-in-law's house and thought nothing of it because I felt no pain. However, two days later, my right knee became extremely painful and swollen. From then on I suffered constantly whether trying to sleep, work, or simply get around. Things seemed to improve and then my left knee flared up for no apparent reason. I went to doctors three times, had x-rays, blood tests, etc. They shot me up with cortisone and xylocaine and gave me pain pills and anti- inflammatory type pills. They suggested that I may have arthritis or degenerative cartilage. No matter what, I was in constant pain. I could not sleep and could not function comfortably without pain pills. The constant pain and the favoring of my knee eventually caused both knees and ankles to hurt all the time. Even though this stuff had been going on for seven months, I did not want my condition to deprive my wife and I of a hard earned vacation.
We took off to Mexico with me hardly being able to walk. The Haywards had just introduced us to OPC3™ I started taking it when we arrived at the Hotel. I hobbled around for a few days, just taking in the sights from a bus or a cab. By the third day, I felt good enough to take the stairs to the beach. This was quite a feat. I made it down and back up. The next day I felt good enough to do it again. Even though I got caught by a killer rip tide that day (which put a strain on my bad knee), I made it up the stairs and was only a little bit stiff from the ordeal. I went up and down those stairs eight times while we were there, and I left Mexico with no pain in my knees nor ankles.
Arthritis – Fibromyalgia – Allergies – Carpal Tunnel -- Hypoglycemia
I had allergies (which cause severe headaches - the kind you had to sleep off with medicine), fibromyalgia, arthritis, carpal tunnel pain, and hypoglycemia. My allergies were so severe that I had to be out of work with severe headaches every time I came in contact with perfumes, air fresheners, or I came in contact with any loud smelling substance. The fibromyalgia and arthritis were to the point that I could not do anything without pain, I wore braces for carpal tunnel pain, and with hypoglycemia I had to watch what I ate all the time. Doctors had run out of choices in antibiotics that would work on me.
I was introduced to Mineral Blast(R) and within three days my allergies decreased. I then started taking OPC-3™ and within the first three months I started to notice that I could walk up steps and comb my hair without pain. I also was able to get rid of braces for carpal tunnel pain. The longer I took the products the better I felt. After eight months I noticed that the pain in my hands from Arthritis was decreasing. I added our new product Glucosatrin(R) and the arthritis pain is very slight.
Isochrome has taken care of my hypoglycemia. I also take Calcium, which has enabled me to have fingernails again and my bone density to increase.
I have been taking these products since 1997. To end this story let me tell you about what is one of the most wonderful things I could have happen to me. I know that if I were not on these products I would not have been able to accomplish this. My aunt from California came for a visit in 1999 and I took her to the North Carolina Zoo (big deal uh).Yes it is a big deal. She is 70 and I was able to push her in a wheel chair over the entire Zoo. Before October 1997 I could hardly walk up steps or up any incline without pain. I now can do what I please without pain; I can eat what I want, and am allergy free.
Rheumatoid Arthritis – Degenerative Discs – Anxiety Attacks –
I'm writing to tell you how important OPC-3™ is to my health. I was introduced to OPC-3™ two years ago by a co-worker. At the time, I was suffering from severe arthritic pain as well as pain caused from
degenerated discs. A nerve block on the lower back gave me some relief from pain caused by the degenerated discs. As the effects of the nerve block gradually wore off, the pain became more severe. In addition, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. For 10 years I tried dozens of anti-inflammatory drugs, which were either ineffective or caused me to suffer from their unpleasant side effects. The more I learned about these drugs and what they could do to your body, the more reluctant I was to take them. I finally reached the point where I refused to take them at all, preferring to live with the pain rather than the side effects. Tylenol 3 was the only medication that I continued to take. From previous experience, I knew how addictive it could be and how it's effectiveness lessened the more you took and the longer you took it, so I restricted myself to just two Tylenol 3 after supper to give me a couple of hours of relief.
I started taking a double dose of OPC-3™ in the morning. Within a week I was amazed that my pain had lessened. After three weeks I was "Tylenol 3 Free", and feeling better than I had in ten years. Being
somewhat skeptical, I stopped taking the OPC-3™, and after only a few days my pain returned. Naturally, I started taking it again. As the weeks went by, I noticed I was thinking clearer, anxiety attacks had
disappeared, and I had greater mobility. I've been taking OPC-3™ for two years, and for all intents and purposes I am pain free, and for me, that's remarkable!
OPC-3™ has given my mother greater mobility and pain relief from her fibromyalgia; customers suffering from arthritis are getting relief; others find they have more energy; people working night shift now find
it easier to adjust. I thank Market America for bringing this product to market.
My husband has suffered with chronic arthritis for years, and he has taken a series of "gold shots" about three years ago, and then from one medicine to another. As of now he is on Rheumatrex Methotrexate
which has serious side effects and I asked the doctor to discontinue this drug because I know the harm that it can cause. We even had him to a specialist and after he examined my husband he said he is just
going to live with it. He could not dress himself or go up or down any steps, and the Pain was constant in his shoulders, arms, legs. Then, we went to see a chiropractor, and after he examined my husband, he told him I want you on OPC-3™ to start with twelve capfuls a day for twenty eight days and after that cut down to one capful a day. Well, after two weeks what a change. He is no longer helpless, he goes up and down the steps with no problems and is out working in the garden almost every day. And the pain is just about gone. What A Blessing!"
When I was four years old, I fell from the top rung of a playground slide. I landed on my right side and was knocked unconscious. I was transported to the hospital where they performed X-rays and found no broken bones and released me. What the doctors didn't realize was that my right shoulder muscle was severely injured and basically dislocated. Being so young at the time of the injury, my body then compensated for the loss of that shoulder muscle and therefore, the rest of my muscles and spine shifted. I now have a double S curve in my spine and an enlarged shoulder. As with any muscle or sports injury, over time arthritis sets in. By the time I was eleven, I was having trouble with my back and my
shoulder was noticeably enlarged. From this time on I was a patient of various chiropractors. By the time I was a young adult, I was having constant trouble and discomfort from my back, hips and shoulders. My search for someone who could hopefully correct this led me to chiropractors, medical doctors, osteopathic doctors, orthopedics, and also muscle therapists. I was told by more than one doctor that by the time I was in my 60's I would most likely be crippled by arthritis and all told me there was nothing that could be done to correct my shoulder.
By the time I was 32 I was experiencing a serious deterioration in my physical state. I was losing strength in my left arm, I was in constant pain in my back, hips and shoulder. I was dealing with insomnia because I could never be comfortable when I laid down for any length of time. I could not roll over in bed and sometimes could not even get up out of bed without help. I had to always be very careful and aware of how I was bending or moving so not to put my back out. I would even grin and bear having my kids wrap their arms around my waist to give me a hug because it hurt and I swear every muscle in my body ached and hurt to the touch. I was now 36 years old and being crippled with arthritis was becoming a scary reality for me. I couldn't find anyone that could give me any relief. I was introduced to OPC-3™ by a friend of mine who told me that it was supposed to help arthritis and sports injuries. At this point I thought, "What do I have to lose?" I tried OPC-3™ and believe it or not, within the first week my pain had decreased substantially. I could now sleep through the night for the first time in five years and could roll over in bed. I could lie in bed after waking instead of getting up immediately due to pain of laying down for a long period of time. I could walk and stand up straight first thing in the morning instead of hobbling around like a 90 year old woman for the first 15 minutes I was up. I
had forgotten what it felt like to actually feel good and be able to move without hesitation. By the end of the first month, I was pain-free.
Sometimes I just sit and make myself remember how I used to feel and what a Wonderful thing OPC-3™ has done for me and how it has changed the quality of my life. I thank God every day for leading me to OPC-3™.
I have been taking pain medication for 7 years now for arthritis. I take Ibuprofen tablets, approximately 7 per day and still can not walk upstairs. I am 59 years of age. My discomfort has interfered in much of my work on a daily basis. I wake up every morning and can hardly move until I sit on the edge of my bed for a few moments to prepare myself to get out of bed. It is quite painful in the morning.
My wife met a woman who was a distributor for some company who was told had a product that was not a drug or another pain medication, and that it may help with my discomfort. I was not much of a believer in anything that was not a drug. I mean if it would help my pain why didn't my doctor know about it? Anyway, my wife nagged me to take it, so I eventually gave in. I took 5 capfuls of OPC-3™ per day. I felt nothing the first day, nor the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th day - but on the 7th day I believed I was less sore in the morning when I tried to get out of bed. My wife said she noticed less "groaning". I kept taking the OPC-3™ but was quite negative about the whole thing. I am still quite in "ahhhhh" about all these natural things, but if anything natural can help my pain, give me more energy and even allow me to sleep better, well I may be negative about all this supplement stuff, but I am no fool. I have not felt this comfortable and free of
pain in years. This little grape tasting drink will be part of my daily intake forever! Plus now that I take this, I can walk upstairs at my brothers house to the computer room, which I have not been able to do in years. Whoever makes these products and gets them to my wife's friend who just happened to tell us about them, well I am surely grateful.
Rheumatoid Arthritis – Asthma – Diverticulitis – Osteoporosis -- Sleep Apnea
I am a 42 year-old female with many health problems. I have rheumatoid arthritis, chronic asthma, diverticulitis, osteoporosis, sleep apnea, B-12 deficiency and low potassium. These problems are mostly the results of 13 years of rheumatoid arthritis. I have been through many, many medications that helped my health problems, but nothing has worked like OPC-3™. I have been through so many medications that there aren't many left to try.
I am tired of being sick or hurting all the time. I am honestly sick of being sick. I have a 20 year-old daughter and a wonderful husband of 22 years. There have been times that I have not been able to do anything for them or with them. This is a low point in a person's life, especially a woman. There have been many times when all I did was moan and groan and scream because of all the pain. Nothing can kill the excruciating pain of rheumatoid arthritis. Nothing! If that wasn't enough, I developed chronic asthma 2 years ago. This has hospitalized me many times. Sometimes I didn't care if I died. It is very horrible trying to take a breath, when there is no breath.
A nurse told my husband about OPC-3™. I had nothing else to lose, so we decided I would try it. I started taking OPC-3™. Within 3 nights I was sleeping all night through. This I haven't done in 13 years,
unless I was knocked out with drugs! I had no more diverticulitis pain within 3 days. I stopped my 2 breathing treatments a day and stopped using my 2 inhalers 2 times a day. This I did in 4 days after starting OPC-3™. I was on 18-24 hours of 2% oxygen. I now have reduced that to only at night when I sleep. My potassium has gone up 2 points in only 2 weeks. It is now normal for the first time in a year! I was on 4 hydrocodone a day for the rheumatoid pain; now I am only taking 1 or 2 a day. My pain is much better, as well as my stiffness and swelling. I don't remember when my back pain subsided. One day it was here, the next day it was gone.
Since I started OPC-3™, my energy level has been so high; I don't even have to nap during the day anymore. I feel more like my old self than I have in 13 years. I can now get up at 8 am and go until 10 pm. I can do some things that I have not done in years. This OPC-3™ has been a miracle for me. I know it will continue to help me, since I have only been on it for 24 days. Nancy Newman Danville, VA
Arthritis – Achy Joints
My primary motivation in trying OPC's was to find "natural" relief for myself. Having started a new business, I am working seven days a week. I began to feel as if I was "running out of gas". My joints ached daily. In the morning it would take several hours before I could walk without limping. I was having more frequent bouts of gout, a painful, metabolic arthritic condition I have suffered with for years. Because my condition was chronic, I began taking 3 capfuls of OPC-3™ daily for the first week, then decreased the dosage to 1 to 2 capfuls per day depending on how my body felt. By the third day, I felt a marked improvement in my mobility and it alleviated the stiff achy feeling. I do not feel tired. It has boosted my energy level, mental alertness and stamina. I have always been an upbeat person, but now I find myself smiling for no other reason but that I just feel good!
I have since gotten my mother to use OPC-3™ for her aches and pains. She was on a daily dose of 1100 mg of pain and anti-inflammatory medication for chronic pain in her shoulder. The medication did not
alleviate the pain. After the first day of taking OPC's, she was able to raise her arm again without the pain. My mom sent me a thank you note that said it was an answer to her prayers. She told me, "Beverly,I gave you life and now isn't it ironic that in a sense, you have given me life?". I have just sent my dad a bottle of OPC-3™. He has suffered from debilitating bouts of migraine headaches for forty years. I have no doubt that it will help him too! Again Thank You.
Arthritis – Nerve Disorders
When then subject of my being arthritic comes up in conversation, the reaction from others is usually one of disbelief. After all, they see an apparently healthy woman in her early forties with no visible signs of disability. I then explain that I have experienced a number of injuries resulting in nine orthopedic surgeries. Injuries and surgeries that are orthopedic in nature cause a change in the chemical balance of the area producing inflammations that become arthritis. Thus, I think it is safe to say, I know what arthritis is. In addition to the arthritis, I have also experienced severe nerve damage in both arms resulting from an automobile accident I was involved in. I had two surgeries performed on my right arm in an attempt to increase the nerve conduction. The first was to have been a carpal tunnel release, however, the doctors found an abnormal nerve structure and wound up performing major reconstructive surgery on my hand as well. The second was an ulnar nerve transposition wherein they moved the ulna nerve from it's exposed position in my elbow to where it should have been. As the relief I experienced from these two major surgeries was minimal at best, I refused to have the surgeries on my left arm. Over the following four years I just learned to live with the pain and limitations on my activities. For you to truly comprehend the extent of those limitations, let me give you a couple of examples of what I would experience: I could only manage to write approximately two or three lines before my hand would cramp and I would involuntarily drop the pen. Typing was nearly impossible because I could only get through about one or two minutes before I would experience shooting pains, not just up my fingers, but through my hands and all the way up my arms. I began purchasing every ergonomic anything I could (including a battery operated flour shifter) to help me lead as "normal" an existence as possible.
In February, I started taking OPC-3™. To tell the truth, I expected that at best I would probably xperience only minimal relief from thearthritis, if anything at all. I never expected what ultimately did happen. Almost immediately, I noticed that joint pain began to diminish. Note - that I never took a saturation dose. From the beginning I only took one capful per day (although this is not the recommended approach). Approximately four months later I was walking up a flight of stairs on a very cold, wet and miserable day. The pain in my right knee (the one that has had four surgeries) was
excruciating. But, I realized that I had not experienced the pain since I started taking OPC's. As far as I was concerned, it proved tome tha t OPC-3™ worked! A month or two later I began to notice that no matter how long I typed on a computer, I was no longer experiencing the shooting pains. I found that as I wrote, I rarely had to stop and massage my fingers. It suddenly dawned on me that if OPC-3™ can help nerve disorders such as restless leg syndrome, then that must be what was helping me, not just with regard to the arthritis, but nerve damage as well. I am truly grateful for OPC-3™ and the restoration of a normal lifestyle. I have become a firm believer in the saying, "OPC-3™ is a product for life".
Ava Weymouth, MA
Arthritis – Bursitis – Bleeding Gums
OPC's have worked wonders in my life. I had arthritis in my knees, and bursitis in my shoulder and now I do not feel any symptoms at all. I used to get up three or four times a night to go to the bathroom and now I sleep the whole night through My gums used to bleed a lot and my teeth were getting loose around my gums, and that has now stopped. My dentist wanted to know what I was doing and I told him was taking an Isotonic product called OPC-3™. He said he had never heard of it. I don't have any trouble thanks to OPC3's.
I'll tell my husband's testimonial first. He is a candidate for hip replacement due to severe arthritis that has taken over in both hips. He is a 58 year-old man that has worked in a cement plant for the last 40 years and he also "teamropes" for a hobby. (Team roping is a competitive event, riding a horse with a partner, catching a steer by the head and the feet for a time). Anyway, the arthritic pain was so severe he could hardly walk or get up when he sat down, much less ride his horse for any length of time.
Being a stubborn man that he is, going to the doctor took many years of pain before he finally went to see what they could do. After x-rays and speaking with the doctor, he was told he would probably need surgery in the next few years if not before and was given some pain medication and sent home.
I started doing some research on arthritis because I too have had severe problems with it I found a book called "The Arthritis Cure" written by an orthopedic surgeon, Jason Theodosakis. It only took me one evening to get enough information out of that book to realize that there might be some help we could obtain that the doctors couldn't or wo
OPC-3™ is the greatest product in our line! I have suffered from chronic arthritis for over a year. It has cost me thousands of dollars in medical treatment. My Rheumatologist is absolutely amazed that all the pain has left my arms and shoulders since I started on OPC-3™. Three days after I took four doses a day, all the pain ceased. Up until this time it would take 1 to 2 hours each morning to be able to use my arms. I have been on a potent medication called Rheumatrex Methotrexate, which can have severe side effects. My blood had to be treated every 2 weeks until March and then once a month. When my doctor he wanted to know what I was doing different because my blood test came back perfect for the first time since treatment. I told him I was taking OPC-3™ and the positive effects I was
experiencing and he was very pleased. Lorraine Lilley
Arthritis – Bone Spur – Energy -- Colds
My daughter is a distributor for Market America products. She convinced me to try both the OPC-3™ and Ultimate Aloe, and I'm glad she did.
I had been experiencing arthritic symptoms, as well as a painful bone spur on my heel. OPC-3™ relieved my arthritis very quickly, and after 3-4 months, I realized that my heel was no longer painful. In addition, I generally feel better. I have great faith in the Aloe as well. I belong to a large singing group and find I have more energy and stamina than many of the younger members, even after standing on risers all day at an intensive workshop. All fall and winter many members were absent from rehearsals due to colds and the flu, while I have not missed a practice due to my health. My 10-year-old granddaughter found it very helpful for sore throats, etc. I would gladly recommend either of these products to anyone wanting to improve their general state of health. Kay D. Oxford, N.S.
Arthritis – Sinus -- Fatigue
I had come home from San Francisco from a 2 week training course for work and my back ached beyond belief. I went to the doctor thinking I had something like meningitis since the pain was so bad. He told me I have arthritis. He gave me a prescription for Relafen and sent me to therapy. As time went on I started to ache in the knees, hips, elbows and shoulders. I was very cautious to take the medication because it can cause gastrointestinal bleeding (all the anti-inflammatory medications cause that). I only took it when the pain was unbearable. A friend came over with a bottle of OPC-3™ and told me to take it and I would feel better. I was very doubtful about anything helping me. I tried it, thinking it can't make me worse than I already am. After a week I got a rash on my arms. I found out that the rash was a good
thing, because my body was so polluted I was going through a detoxification. The second week I felt like I was 20 years younger. No more pain, I had energy, I felt so much better that I was able to enjoy myself and was happy again. I am capable of doing simple daily things that I couldn't do before. I told my husband that our friend who brought over the OPC-3™ to our house that night is my angel. I feel as though he has saved my life and has given me a second chance. Now I also take Glucosatrin(R) which is an extra bonus for me. It helps lubricate the joints and rebuilds the cartilage. I have not had to take any medication. I am so glad about that because I was afraid of that medication causing even more serious problems for me. Actually I don't take any medication at all. Before I was taking sinus medications like crazy and wouldn't leave home without it. My sinuses were terrible. Now, like I said, I have no medications at all. No sinus problems, no achy joints, no more fatigue. I thank my angel for giving me back my life again. I will always be grateful to him for bringing the OPC-3™ to my house that night.
Krisann Grabka E. Hartford, CT
Arthritis – Tendonitis -- Allergies
When I began taking OPC-3™ in August, I was concerned about the effect the product would have on my baby because she was breastfed at that time. Because of this, I only took one capful each day, I did not take a loading dose. Even doing that I experienced some relief from my arthritis pain and I had more energy. Then I discussed the product with a nurse and my doctor and did some research myself and came to the conclusion that there was nothing in the OPC-3™ that would hurt my baby. I immediately began taking 3 caps per day. Not only have I experienced relief from the pain of arthritis and tendonitis, I am now allergy free. I use to have to take a prescription drug for 8 out of 12 months in the year. Even with the prescription I would develop at least one sinus infection in the spring and one in the fall. It has been one full year now and I have had no allergy symptoms or sinus infections. I know that it is because of OPC-3™ that I am pain free, allergy free, and drug free.
Kellie Jones Reidsville, NC
Arthritis – Bad Back
I would like to tell you how pleased I am with OPC-3™ and what it has done for my medical challenges. About 36 years ago I injured my right knee in a skiing accident. About 10 years later I drove a freight truck for three years. Jumping off the back of a four foot high truck deck onto my right leg about 60 times a day finally finished the knee off. I would be walking across the warehouse floor with parcels and the knee would just give out and down I would go. As the list of damaged freight grew, my chances of continued employment shrank. The doctors actually wanted to take the knee cap off and smooth the underside of it. Sounded like too much pain for me. They told me at that time that no matter what I did I was in line for getting arthritis in my knee in about 25 years. They were exactly right. About 8 years ago the mobility in my right knee started to decrease to the point where at times I had as little as 15 % mobility in the knee and constant pain. Skiing meant taking a bottle of Tylenol with me.
Over two years ago I started taking OPC-3™. Within about 6 weeks the pain was less and the mobility started to increase. I now have no pain at all and 100% mobility. I can actually bend my knee back to the point where I can touch the back of my leg with my heel. On several occasions I have been without OPC-3™, either on purpose or because I ran out of supplies. In all cases my knee went back to its former condition in about three days. Within 6-8 hours of starting OPC-3™ again my knee would be back to 100%. Now, about my back that used to be "a bad back". I ruptured a disc in my lower back. The doctors wanted to operate but again that pain thing got in the way. So I opted for 7 weeks in hospital with lumbar traction treatments. My back was usable but I always had to be careful not to strain it or overwork it suddenly or it would go into those dreadful spasms. Since I started using OPC-3™ I have had fewer and fewer setbacks. These spasms could lay me out for three or four days of misery.
About a month ago I started working part-time landscaping an estate. Not being used to doing this kind of work since last summer I expected to feel a little stiff the next morning. No stiffness!! The past two days I have been on the end of a very large grubhook hacking out a trench for a 3 inch irrigation line through some 500 feet of forest located on the estate. I ran into large rocks, roots, you name it.
Both days I worked for 4 hours straight. The following mornings I got out of bed with absolutely no stiffness at all. I suddenly realized how far I have come with the help of OPC-3™. Not the slightest sign of any stiffness , and better yet, no spasms.!!!!
Market America and OPC-3™ have given me the ability to function at the level of a person much younger than myself. It feels just great to be young again. Thanks Market America.........for everything !!!!
Yours truly, Bruce R. Brown (the newer, younger version)
Arthritis -- Temperament
I knew it, but you just confirmed it. My husband, now 42, has had an awful time with arthritis. It began about 6 years or so ago. He had been taking a drug called Ansaid, an anti-inflammatory. The doctor told him that it was up to him--he could not take the nsaid and hurt or he could take it, but have a chance of it causing damage to his liver in later years. It had gotten to the point that even with the Ansaid, he could not grip a screwdriver or even snap his fingers.
Needless to say, a very dear friend introduced me to OPC-3™. I brought the OPC-3™ home and told my husband I wanted him to take it. He laughed and said, "Yeah, right, I really believe that a bunch of pine trees and some grapes are gonna fix my problem." He played around with taking it until we finally got him to sit down and take a look at the business. I told him if we were going to do this, he had to be serious about taking the product. I wanted to make sure it really worked.
Well, needless to say, that was in late July. He started cutting back on his nsaid and after about 2 months, he was completely off of it and has been since. He is even able to snap his fingers now which he was unable to do for 5 years. He says that once something has been taken away from you, it is truly a miracle when it's given back. We are now true believers in what OPC-3™ can do for you.
Oh, yeah, during all this process I had told my husband that the OPC-3™ was making him much "nicer to be around." Even my sister asked me what was going on with him. She also said he seemed happier and was not as ill-tempered as usual. Tony laughed (and still does) and told us we were crazy, but we knew better. So yes, it does help with temperament!!! I believe that, too. Now, Tony is Local Coordinator of our area and a true believer in not only the products, but in Market America, too, because it has truly
changed his life--physically and financially.
Kathy (and Tony) Edwards
Arthritis – Triple Bypass – Diaabetes – High Blood Pressure -- Sinus
This date makes my one year anniversary of my new lease on life, and I would like to thank you and Market America for the wonderful products you have introduced me to. In the previous eight years, I had triple by pass surgery, subsequent angioplasty, diabetes, high blood pressure, increasing sinus problems, frequent heart palpitations, and advancement of constant arthritis pain, in my shoulders, arms, hands, and feet, especially in my feet, so I could walk only from my car to inside the mall and I would have to sit down.
My doctor had put me on Pycnogenol tablets, for three months I took them and I did not notice significant change... Then, you introduced me to OPC-3™... I took a double dose as recommended daily, and within a few weeks I noticed changes little by little...First the throbbing pain in my hands and feet disappeared, next I noticed that I had not taken any sinus pills for a while and here it is a year later and I still have not had to take a pill for my sinus. OPC-3™ is great. Next I noticed I could walk up a flight of stairs normally instead of one step at a time like I used to.
Before I took OPC-3™ I could not open my hands to reach an octave on my piano, and had not played for over a year, but now I have no problem with my hands.My cardiologist had started me on a physical therapy program in his rehab clinic with an ultimate goal of ten minutes on the stress walker. I could not get beyond six minutes without my leg giving out on me. After three months on OPC-3™, I was now able to do ten minutes and after I rest a half hour I go back and do ten more minutes. My blood pressure has been normal for the past year and so has my blood sugar been normal. I have more energy, I can be on my feet longer, go shopping and I keep on improving. I'm almost 81 years old. I also take CoEnzyme Q10 and Oxygen Plus™, daily.
Thank you Market America. Lena Lyons
Degenerative Arthritis -- Migraines
I am a nurse in Springfield, Missouri. I sustained an auto accident, resulting in multiple fractures. The end result was degenerative arthritis in my right ankle and migraine headaches almost daily.
I had tried strong anti-inflammatories and was wearing a hard plastic brace for my work. If I planned anything after work for fun I had to wear a metal brace on my right ankle. The pain was so bad that I decided to try OPC-3™, introduced to me by a co-worker at the hospital. For the first 2 weeks I took the dose prescribed for my weight, then I began taking it according to the recommended daily dose. After the first bottle was gone I started a second one. One day it hit me, "I was not hurting!" I took off my brace and I still wasn't hurting!
It has been 2 months now and I have cut my anti-inflammatory medicine dosage in half. I wear an ankle support for my right ankle and I don't have any daily pain. My headaches have gone from daily to 1 or 2 monthly. This is the best supplement that I have been given. I have recommended OPC-3™ to everyone I know who has chronic pain. Thanks Market America and Rae Ann Barnes for introducing me to this
Jeanette Rapp Springfield, Missouri
Arthritis – High Blood Pressure -- Cholesterol
For 15 years, I suffered with arthritis pain in my neck; sometimesextreme. But the pain was constant, 24 hours a day. After just three days of taking OPC-3™ in March, I have been totally pain free! Nothing would have prepared me for the profound sense of relief and freedom OPC-3™ has given me. It has also enabled me to bring a consistently high blood pressure down to normal limits, and to bring a cholesterol level that was over 300 down under 200! Prescription drugs were not able to accomplish this in four years!
I will take OPC-3™ for the rest of my life!
Steven Baker Greensburg, PA