Bone and Joint Health

Whether playing frisbee at that backyard barbecue or jumping in the pool to escape the sweltering heat, our bodies and skin sure take a beating this time of year.

Fortunately, Maypro is proud to offer three science-backed healthy aging ingredients for products that support healthy joints and strong bones: AppleActiv DAPP®, MBP® and Juvecol®.


It’s known that the peel is the most nutritious part of the apple. In fact, apple peel has been shown to contain up to six times the polyphenols — including flavonoids — as apple flesh, giving it tremendous antioxidant activity.

AppleActiv DAPP is the only dried apple peel powder on the market that has a 12-week pilot human clinical study showing that AppleActiv DAPP supports joint comfort*, encourages a healthy range of motion* and promotes healthy joint function.*

Mechanism of Action

In in vitro and in vivo (human) research, apple peel has been shown to down-regulate inflammatory biomarkers such as COX-2, IL-6, TNF-alpha, NF-K-B and lipo-oxygenase and induce positive biomarkers such as Nrf2 and PCG-1-alpha.*

Made from 100 percent organic apples sourced exclusively from North America, AppleActiv DAPP delivers phytonutrients and fiber in a neutral-tasting, easy-to-blend dry powder suitable for dietary supplements and functional foods.

AppleActiv DAPP is manufactured in a GMP-certified facility. It is perfectly suited for healthy aging, joint support, skin support, healthy glucose support, weight support, muscle growth, cleansing and beauty support.*

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MBP® is a clinically tested multi-functional ingredient containing several biologically active proteins which help the body to increase the number of osteoblasts, the bone-forming cells, as well as inhibit osteoclasts, the bone-destroying cells.*

When bones become unhealthy, there is an imbalance between the activity of osteoblasts and osteoclasts with osteoclasts excessively dissolving calcium. MBP works by activating osteoblasts thereby inhibiting excessive osteoclast activity.

Mechanism of Action

Six human clinical studies have shown that MBP maintains normal bone metabolism and structure* in both young and elderly adults by:

  • Encouraging healthy bone remodeling. MBP increases the number of osteoblasts (cells that build bone) and inhibits the activity of osteoclasts (cells that break down bone).*
  • Promoting collagen formation. Calcium is needed for bone strength, but without collagen, it has no place to attach to bone. By increasing collagen production, MBP helps calcium stick to bone.*

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NEXTY Award-winning Juvecol® supports bone and joint health through the power of proteoglycans.

What are Proteoglycans?

Proteoglycans are found in joints and skin. They are part of cartilage tissue along with collagen and hyaluronic acid. A compound consisting of a protein bonded to glycosaminoglycan groups, they are present especially in connective tissue. The chains of glycosaminoglycan have a sponge like function to retain water, which becomes sticky and elastic in order to absorb shocks.

Juvecol is the first naturally produced proteoglycan that is commercially available with clinical substantiation for joint and skin health.*

Mechanism of Action

Proteoglycans work by increasing the production of chondrocytes, also known as cartilage cells, which help repair deteriorated joints while also improving mobility, flexibility and comfort.

Juvecol is applicable to healthy aging formulations for both joint health and skin beauty.*

Since the extract is extremely water soluble, it makes it the perfect partner for beverage solutions as well as easy-to-take tablets and capsules.

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Mobility Maximizers: Functional Ingredients That Keep Us Moving

If you’re looking to round out your joint-health formulas with pure, high-quality functional ingredients, then look no further than MSM, glucosamine and chondroitin from Maypro.


Methylsulfonylmethane, or MSM, is an organosulfur compound shown, via published studies, to decrease joint pain, reduce stiffness and accelerate post-exercise recovery.*


Glucosamine Sulfate

Glucosamine sulfate is a natural sugar found in and around the fluid and cartilage that cushions our joints—science supports its use for reducing pain and improving the function of joints, especially knees.*



Chondroitin is a major component of cartilage that, when taken as a supplement, can help fend off the breakdown of cartilage and support natural repair of this tissue.*


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