March 21, 2016 Stratum Nutrition and joint-venture partner, ESM Technologies, the manufacturer of innovative, commercialized eggshell and eggshell membrane wellness ingredients, are pleased to announce that a new independent clinical trial has been published in the International Journal of Clinical Medicine evaluating their joint health ingredient NEM® brand eggshell membrane.
An independent, clinical trial conducted in Italy by Phytonature sas (Bovolone, Italy) confirmed the rapid support for joint comfort from NEM brand eggshell membrane supplementation, as demonstrated in prior clinical trials. The study recruited 25 subjects who were supplemented once daily with a capsule containing 500 mg of NEM® for 30 days and were evaluated at 10 & 30 days using a short-form questionnaire based upon the WOMAC questionnaire. The researchers found statistically significant joint comfort support as early as 10 days, and continuing throughout the study duration. Importantly, analgesic use dropped 78% in the first 10 days of the study, and none of the 25 subjects consumed any analgesics through the remaining 20 days of the study. There were no serious adverse events in the study, and NEM® was reported to be well tolerated. The researchers concluded that this trial validates the clinical results seen with NEM® previously and that NEM® provides a viable natural option for supporting joint health. The results of the peer-reviewed study were recently published online in the International Journal of Clinical Medicine.
“We’re always pleased when an independent study is conducted that corroborates our own clinical results, particularly when it confirms NEM’s fast onset of efficacy. And this is the second such independent trial conducted in Europe. The Italian researchers did an excellent job of demonstrating that NEM® can have a very real impact on one’s quality of life through a reduction in the need to take analgesics on a daily basis.” commented Kevin J. Ruff Ph.D., MBA, CCRP – Sr. Director of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs for Stratum Nutrition.