What are the benefits of the supplement microlactin?

Microlactin has become a common ingredient in products advertised for the relief of joint pain. Microlactin contains milk micronutrients extracted from hormone free milk. There is some evidence that it can lessen joint pain and potentially offer other health benefits associated with milk constituents. Because it’s a natural extraction from milk, as long as you are not allergic to dairy products there should be little possibility of risk when used properly. It purportedly works as an anti-inflammatory agent by reducing the buildup of excess inflammatory cells called “neutrophils” in joint cavities, which can cause injury and joint pain. There appears to be little harm in experimenting with Microlactin to see if it can help with joint pain. If you do not notice improvement after 2-4 weeks, it probably is not working. If so, you might want to switch to a product that works by a different but more common mechanism such as the popular Joint Flexibility Plus by dotFIT, which is used by most athletes to maintain joint health. 

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Dietary Supplements

Whether you're visiting the drug store, grocery or natural food shop you'll likely find an aisle where there are jars and bottles of things for you to put in your body that are neither foods nor medicines. Ranging from vitamins an...

d minerals to fiber and herbal remedies, these supplements are not regulated in the same way as either food or medicine. Some of them are backed by solid research, others are folk remedies or proprietary cures. If your diet does not include enough of certain vitamins or minerals, a supplement may be a good idea. Natural treatment for conditions like constipation may be effective. But because these substances are unregulated, it is always a good idea to educate yourself about the products and to use common sense when taking them. This is even more true if you are pregnant or taking a medicine that may be affected by supplements.

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