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Anti-inflammatory and joint care products have been there since ages ago; they were there in the ancient Egyptian medicine, and were also very common in ancient Greek medicine. Aching joints and arthritis are very rampant in the modern society and approximately a third of Americans wake up with aching joints at least once in their life. A simple internet search will give you a slight idea of how crowded the market for anti-inflammatory products is. Consumers find themselves stranded when it comes to choose the product to use for their aching joints. One of the products available in the market is Progesic. Progesic promises to provide you with instant relief to joint pain. The manufacturers of Progesic claim that 33% of the users realize the healing effects of Progesic within the first 10 days of treatment. The rest of the users realize the healing effects within the first three weeks. Progesic has two active ingredients that are offer the quick relief. The manufacturer claims that these two unique ingredients are five times quicker and more effective than chondroitin and glucosamine combined.
What is Progesic?
Progesic is a NSAID that contains analgesic and antipyretic properties. Its mechanism of action is by inhibiting the action of prostaglandin synthesis.
Who Manufactured Progesic?
Progesic is a trademark product of Xepa a company registered in Singapore but operates all over the world. Xepa Laboratories Pte. Ltd. has produced a limited range of pharmaceutical products that are on sale world over.
How Does it Work?
Progesic has analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory action. Its mechanism of action is closely associated with the inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis. Prostaglandin synthesis is the predominant influence on the thermoregulation centre in the hypothalamus, and it also enhances heat transfer. These healing properties come packed in the two unique ingredients; a chemical called UC-II and eggshell membrane. It is widely believed that eggshell membrane is made from the same components that make up human joints; UC-II is a creation of a scientist who wanted to use it to cure a child of his who had arthritis. These ingredients will be discussed in details below.
What Does it Contain?
Progesic contains two active ingredients:
- Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM®) – NEM® is believed to be made from the same ingredients as our joints. NEM contains the full range of compounds needed to rebuild weak cartilage and connective tissue.
- UC-II® – UC-II® is the raw type-II collagen that can be used as a biologically active supplement. UC-II deactivates collagen specific killer T-cells, which is the biggest cause of inflammation and pain.
How Should I take Progesic?
Progesic is taken once a day. That is, you take one pill either in the morning or in the evening.
- Consult your physician if you are allergic to any of the ingredients or if you have any of the conditions listed under “Precautionary Warnings and Side Effects”
- Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight
- Check the expiring date before making any purchase
- Don’t buy if the seal is broken
- Don’t use it as a replacement to prescription drugs
Is it Safe to Use, If I’m on medication?
Progesic is safe to use with most medications. Consult your doctor if you are in doubt.
Precautionary Warnings and Side Effects!
Generally Progesic is well tolerated and safe to use for adults. However, some consumers reported
- Erosive Gastritis
- Gastric ulcer
- Upper Abdominal Pain
Despite it being safe to use, it have several contraindications. You should therefore avoid Progesic if you have
- Hypersensitivity to any component listed under “What does it contain” section.
- A history of urticarial, asthma, or other allergic-type reactions after taking NSAIDs
- An upcoming coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery or any other operation for that matter.
- A pregnancy or you are breastfeeding.
It is wise to consult your physician to clear any doubt.
What Clinically Studied Has Been Done on Progesic?
Several clinical studies have been done on Progesic but ironically, little information is available on the findings. However, in one of the studies (sponsored by a popular drug retailer), scientist sought to find the side effects of using Progesic. It was found out that 5% of the users reported the serious side effects listed above. The rest of the users reported mild to no reactions at all.