ASU Forte promotes the creation of collagen, which contributes to cartilage strength. It is a 100% plant product and thus the first vegetarian substitute for glucosamine. ASU Forte contains three powerful ingredients.
The advantages of ASU Forte include:
- Three powerful joint protection ingredients in one formula: ASU (AvoVida™ by Cyvex Nutrition), ginger root extract, cat’s claw plant extract.
- 100% plant product.
- Approximately 50% of people who do not benefit from glucosamine can be helped by ASU Forte.
- Produced by a prominent West European manufacturer of nutritional supplements, who fulfils strict GMP and HAACP requirements.
- Quality tested by an independent laboratory.
- Label with information in your own language.
- Low price: € 33,90 per bottle (good for at least 3 months of use). Volume discounts starting at 3 units.
- Supplied in capsule form (vegetarian capsule). The advantage of capsules over tablets: faster absorption by the body and therefore easier on the stomach.
The most important ingredient in ASU Forte is ASU
(AvoVida™), a specially processed extract of avocado and soy oil produced by Cyvex Nutrition in the United States. The abbreviation ASU stands for Avocado Soy Unsaponifiables. This ingredient promotes the creation of collagen in cartilage. It thus contributes in a different way from glucosamine to joint protection, but brings about comparable results in many cases.
ASU is complemented with powerful ginger root and cat’s claw plant extracts, hence the addition ‘Forte’. It has been demonstrated that these extracts have a favourable effect on many biochemical processes in and around joint cartilage. In practice this means a relatively faster result and even better cartilage protection. These ingredients also have a protective influence on the stomach and intestinal walls.
All of the ingredients in ASU Forte show their effect at their own pace and in their own fashion. The primary ingredient ASU (AvoVida™) requires approximately 2 months before initial changes are recognisable. However, the ingredients ginger root extract and cat’s claw plant extract may take effect much more rapidly in many cases.
The protection provided by ASU Forte lasts for some time after one stops taking the supplement. Over time, however, the protection dwindles. Most people, therefore, take ASU Forte without interruption.
The supplement can be used for longer periods of time. The ingredient ASU has been the subject of various scientific studies for many years now. No serious side effects have been noted in this time. Similarly, research into ginger root extract and cat’s claw plant extract has not revealed any harmful side effects. This is in line with the experience of traditional herbalism, in which these products have been used for a long period of time.
ASU Forte and our other supplements
Glucosamine and chondroitin
ASU Forte is more than a vegetarian alternative for glucosamine and chondroitin. It can also be used by non-vegetarians in addition to those two supplements. The combination of these products is very effective.
The greatest chance of success is with Arthro-5, the unique supplement of Glucosamine.com with 5 ingredients for supple joints. This product combines glucosamine, chondroitin and ASU with hyaluronic acid and MSM. All these ingredients are present in the high doses used in successful scientific research. There is no stronger supplement for joint protection anywhere in the world!
The ASU Forte ingredients ginger root extract and cat’s claw plant extract are omitted from Arthro-5 due to some drug-related counter-indications which would prevent many people from using Arthro-5. You will find more information under the heading ‘Usage’ above.
If you opt for ASU Forte, you are choosing quality. We guarantee this quality as follows:
- Ingredient ASU (AvoVida™) produced by Cyvex Nutrition in the United States.
- Capsules produced by a prominent West European manufacturer of nutritional supplements, which fulfils strict GMP and HAACP requirements. This means that the manufacturer follows procedures that guarantee food safety and hygiene.
- Purity. All our supplements are checked for contaminants by an independent laboratory.
- Correct, high dosages, based on scientific studies.
- Supplied in capsule form for faster absorption than with tablets. Faster absorption implies that there is a lower chance of hypersensitivity of the stomach.
Each bottle of ASU Forte contains 180 vegetarian capsules with 330 mg each (150 mg ASU/AvoVida™, 130 mg ginger root extract and 50 mg cat’s claw plant extract). The recommended dose is 2 capsules a day (660 mg). Each ingredient’s dosage conforms with scientific studies. One bottle lasts three months with this dosage.
ASU Forte contains the following ingredients:
- AvoVida™ - ASU, unsaponifiable combination of avocado and soy oil
- Ginger root extract
- Microcristalline cellulose (vegetarian capsule)
- Rice starch
- Cat's Claw plant extract
- Magnesium stearate
Net contents: 115 grams.
The soy used in production of ASU Forte is guaranteed not to be genetically modified.
The recommended dose of ASU Forte is 2 capsules a day. You can take them at the same time or twice a day, as you wish. It is preferable, however, to take the capsules at meal time(s).
Do not exceed the recommended dosage. Nutritional supplements should not be used as a replacement for a balanced diet.
Do you have difficulty swallowing capsules? You can open the capsules by pulling the two halves apart. The contents may be mixed with fruit juice or yoghurt.
Blood thinners and coagulation inhibitors
Ginger root extract is one of the ingredients of ASU Forte. This extract can cause an interaction with blood thinning/coagulation inhibiting drugs. The interaction involves an amplification of the effect of the drug. If you use blood thinners or coagulation inhibitors and wish to start taking ASU Forte, we recommend that you discuss this first with your doctor.
Cat’s claw plant extract has a stimulating effect on the immune system. It is, therefore, not recommended to take cat’s claw in combination with immune-suppressing medication.
Do not use ASU Forte if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding. The supplement has an extremely favourable safety profile, but no studies have been conducted that exclude possible adverse effects on the (unborn) child.
ASU Forte contains ginger root extract. As with ginger, this ingredient may promote the secretion of bile. If there are gallstones in the gallbladder, ginger root extract can trigger an attack of gallstones. You should therefore not use this supplement if you have had trouble with gallstones in the past. There should be no problem once the gallbladder has been removed.
Hypersensitivity of the stomach and digestive system
Serious side effects from the use of the various ingredients in ASU Forte have never been noted. The slight side effects that some people experience are generally related to hypersensitivity of the stomach and digestive system.
Use by younger people
The use of ASU Forte by children and young adults is not advised. A fundamental point is that supplements should not be started before the body is fully grown. ‘Fully grown’ is taken to mean both skeletal development and hormonal development. The reason that Glucosamine.com recommends this is that no studies have been conducted regarding the safety of this supplement for children and young adults.
Glucosamine.com (Souplesse Supplements) has been authorized by Nutegrity to use the AvoVida™ brand name and logo.