How do avocado soybean unsaponifiables supplements benefit me?

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Avocado soybean unsaponifiables (ASU) are compounds found in avocado and soybean oils. There is some evidence that they can slow the breakdown of cartilage that causes osteoarthritis. ASU is made up primarily of plant-derived chemicals called phytosterols, which are known for their anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and pain-relieving properties.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Avocado Soybean Unsaponifiables (ASU) have demonstrated some evidence for decreasing inflammation and stimulating cartilage growth. (There are conflicting studies though; some indicate great benefit, and other studies show none.) A few of my patients swear that either or both ASU and Glucosamine-chondrotin saved their joints.

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