Eggshell Membrane - Beneficial for joints?

Eggshell membrane is a natural protective barrier that prevents the egg white and yolk from damage. It occurs between the white of the egg and the shell and is a clear film lining the eggshell that becomes visible to us when peeling a boiled egg.

Eggshell membrane contains many beneficial elements and is used effectively as a dietary supplement with the objective of reducing or treating osteoarthritis, and other stiffness and pain in the joints.

A sustainable product, Ovomet® Eggshell membrane is obtained from removing the eggshell and the membrane, using a patented, environmentally friendly and chemical free manufacturing process. It is primarily composed of fibrous proteins such as Collagen type 1 (33-38%), and has naturally occurring Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) such as Chondroitin Sulphate (2%), and contains other nutrients beneficial for joint health such as Hyaluronic Acid (4%) and Glucosamine (2%). Several studies show it is the synergy of the compounds that make it 5 to 6 times more effective than the effects of just the components themselves.

How does it work?

The Collagen, mostly from type 1 is the body’s most abundant natural protein, it is more absorbable and digestible than collagen type 2. It is an important structural protein that is necessary for the vascular system, skin, tendons, ligaments, joint cartilage and bones, and in healing lesions. It activates the synthesis of Hyaluronic acid.

Hyaluronic acid is a moisture binding ingredient that is important for our skin, and joint’s cartilage.  It is also the gel like fluid that cushions and lubricates the joints, acting like a shock absorber. Ovomet® contains high weight Hyaluronic Acid capsules that studies show are effective in joint and skin health.

Alongside this Ovomet® contains Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulphate. Both are effective at protecting cartilage, synovial membrane, and sub chondral bone, which are the main structures that are damaged by arthritis.

Glucosamine is found naturally in high concentrations in the connective tissues of healthy joints structures, and it helps to maintain the fluid and tissue found in and around the joints. It activates the synthesis of collagen to reduce the progression of Osteoarthritis and arthritis, whilst Chondroitin stops and decreases some factors which produce the inflammatory processes.

Ovomet® also contains Lysozyme (1%) - an antimicrobial enzyme that is a powerful activator of the immune system. Sulfur Amino Acids (SAA) – critical for protein synthesis and GAG synthesis. As well as 500 different other proteins that act as physical and microbiological barriers such as Keratin, Elastin, Growth factor β, Ovocalixin, Ovocleidin, Ovotransferrin, Desmosine and Isodesmosine.


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4 Main Benefits of Ovomet®

This high quality, natural supplement shows 4 main benefits

  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Analgesic
  • Joint regeneration
  • Tendon Protection

It is especially effective in helping in joint function, strengthening the joints, reducing joint pain, treating Osteoarthritis and arthritis, and preventing joint lesions.

There have been several clinical studies amongst the elderly, people suffering with Osteoarthritis, and in athletes. Significant results indicate quick short term benefits from taking a daily dose of just 300mg per day, with significantly positive results in as little as 7 to 10 days showing reductions in joint pain, improved mobility and joint function.

The most recent study of arthritic patients showed improvements of 36.3% in the areas of pain, 58.3% improvement in the degree of stiffness and 32.3% in functionality of the joints after 50 days of Ovomet® intake. Very promising results indeed.


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How to take Ovomet®

It’s never too soon to think about joint health. Pain, stiffness and inflammation can all affect mobility, so it is important to try and protect our joints from the wear and tear they experience every day.

Just one capsule per day of our 300mg Ovomet® Eggshell Membrane supplement is all you need to take. It is completely natural, suitable for vegetarians and is gluten free. To purchase or to read more about Hellenia’s Ovomet® Eggshell Membrane capsules and the clinical studies surrounding eggshell membrane for joint health then click here.