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Sierrasil Joint Care
Using SierraSil Joint Care Formula
- Can I take SierraSil if I am pregnant?
clinical studies have not included pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Therefore we recommend for any specific health conditions, including
pregnancy and breast feeding consult with your physician first. There is
however no known reason to be concerned with taking SierraSil if you
are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Can I take SierraSil while on medication?
advise your health care practitioner prior to using any new medications
or supplements, including SierraSil. SierraSil is a natural mineral
powder that has been extensively tested for safety and is not known to
have any adverse effects, however SierraSil should be taken at a
different time of day, than your medication or supplements. Take
SierraSil with water at least half an hour before, or two hours after a
meal or other beverages. Additionally, drink a minimum of 8 glasses of
water per day to support the multiple health benefits of SierraSil.
Take medications and supplements four hours before or after SierraSil.
Call customer care if you have any questions, including the best time to
- Can my pet take SierraSil?
Anecdotal evidence suggests pets benefit
from taking SierraSil. Many of our customers try it on their pets with
great results. For cats and small to medium dogs we suggest feeding
your pet up to one capsule (667 mg) per day preferable on an empty
stomach. If it is difficult to feed your pet on an empty stomach you may
open a capsule up and sprinkle the SierraSil powder on food. For pets
over 23kg (50 lbs) increase dosage to one capsule per 20 kg (44 lbs). If
using the SierraSil powder product use one quarter a scoop to half a
scoop for small to medium pets and one level scoop for large pets.
- Can SierraSil be taken if I have a sensitive stomach?
SierraSil is a natural mineral complex
that helps to curb inflammation in the body, including the
gastrointestinal (GI) tract. SierraSil is best taken on an empty
stomach at least half an hour before eating to help prime the GI tract
and reduce inflammation that may lead to indigestion. GI conditions such
as acid reflux, gas, bloating, constipation, leaky gut syndrome and
Crohns disease have been reported to benefit from SierraSil due to its
abilty to balance pH and protect the mucosal lining of the gut. For
individuals with sensitive stomach, we recommend starting with a serving
of 1 capsule per day and gradually increasing your serving as
required. For all people, we recommend taking SierraSil in the morning
(before youve eaten breakfast) for great results, however if you are
already on a strict routine with other medications fit it in as best as
you can. If you have any questions about the best time of day for your
to take SierraSil, please call customer service.
- Do I have to take SierraSil forever?
SierraSil users want to!. If you are taking SierraSil to reduce pain or
stiffness, youll likely want to keep taking SierraSil to continue to
enjoy the liberating benefits it provides. Many users have reported that
after experiencing relief from SierraSil then discontinuing it, found
their pain returned. After starting it up again the pain subsided.
- Do you have a 100% money back guarantee?
products are backed by a 100% guarantee. If you are not completely
satisfied with the results, please contact SierraSil within 60 days to
complete the return slip and send it with invoice of proof of purchase,
and a full refund will be honored. Please note that a full refund can
only be guaranteed when SierraSil is purchased directly through the
company, SierraSil cannot guaranteed third party sellers will honor this
refund policy. Please contact SierraSil customer service before sending
any product or receipts for a refund. A valid receipt and return slip
must be provided from 60 days within original purchase date. Once the
return slip and receipt are received by the company a full refund, less
shipping charges, will be processed.
- Does SierraSil always work?
majority of people, SierraSil works quickly in 2 weeks or less. For the
few who dont notice benefits within their first bottle, it is
important to understand that by following the dosage guidelines very
closely, SierraSil works to reduce inflammation in the whole body, not
just the joints. The timing of feeling observable benefits can vary
between individuals because the body prioritizes the delivery of
nutrients. Essential life functions and organs receive vital nutrients
first to ensure critical life functions are optimized. For example if
our blood is acidic minerals are used to balance or buffer our blood pH.
Having a blood pH of around 7.4 is ideal for the transportation of
oxygen. Our bodies require minerals daily and when we dont receive
adequate supplies, mineral deficiencies occur and inflammation sets in
causing symptoms of pain and swelling. SierraSil begins replenishing
trace mineral deficiencies quickly and calming inflammation all over the
body, within 2 hours after ingestion. For those who have had chronic
mineral deficiencies over a long period of time it my take a few bottles
to begin noticing the benefits of SierraSil as you build up your
mineral reserves. If you would like further information or have some
questions please contact the SierraSil client relations department.
- Does SierraSil interfere with prescription or OTC anti-inflammatory products?
these are great products for brief, short term use and if you consider
not needing to use these as much anymore, thats
interference! SierraSil helps to correct underlying mineral imbalances
that cause inflammation in the body, thus reducing or eliminating the
need for over the counter pain relievers. It is typically safe to take
SierraSil and medications; however they should be taken at a separate
time of day to ensure their effectiveness. Take SierraSil four hours
after or before medications or supplements. Click here to see the
complete serving guidelines and follow closely. If you have any questions about the best time to take SierraSil please call SierraSil customer service.
- Has there been any research on SierraSil?
is supported quality scientific evidence, highlighted by
bioaccessibility testing, acute oral toxicity studies, a mechanism of
action study, a human pilot study, a long-term use study and an
internationally registered, randomized, multi-centered, double-blind
placebo controlled trial, the gold standard in clinical evidence. The
results of this extensive testing consistently show SierraSil to be a
safe and effective, complimenting the experience of thousands of
- How do I purchase SierraSil?
SierraSil is available in natural health
food retailers, select professional health care practitioners and
direct through Sierra Mountain Minerals. To set up a wholesale account
or if you have any questions regarding where to find SierraSil in your
area, please contact the sales department.
- How is SierraSil different?
most joint health supplements or over the counter products and
pharmaceuticals, SierraSil is a naturally-occurring combination of
earth minerals. Consider that other supplements, such as chondroitin or
glucosamine, provide ingredients the human body already creates on its
own. These ingredients, such as sulfur as found in MSM or amino sugars
found in Glucosamine are very common in nature and are usually derived
from animal parts, shellfish, corn extracts, fermented products and
imported ingredients for use in supplements. Anti-inflammatory NSAID
drugs such as Advil and COX-2 inhibitors such as Celebrex are sourced
from various steroids, hormones and enzymes and have well-documented
potential serious side-effects. In contrast, minerals cannot be created
within the body and are essential for optimum health because they fund
1000s of biological functions. SierraSil provides a complete
combination of trace minerals that the body uses immediately to
replenish mineral deficiencies. SierraSil stands out for the speed and
consistency of efficacy within the natural joint health category of
supplements. Most users feel better in just two weeks. Other natural
supplements may or may not work and can take many months to notice any
- I have arthritic pain - will SierraSil work for me?
and anecdotal evidence confirms that most SierraSil users feel better
in just two weeks. SierraSil reduces inflammation and down-regulates
specific enzymes involved in the inflammatory process and reduces
cartilage breakdown. By helping to prevent cartilage breakdown,
SierraSil provides significant protection against joint pain and
- Is SierraSil beneficial for athletes?
athletes benefit from SierraSil in a number of ways. SierraSil
promotes flexibility and mobility, providing increased stamina and
endurance. SierraSil relieves pain and inflammation due to muscle
exhaustion; promotes healthy cartilage growth and helps prevent
cartilage breakdown. In general SierraSil promotes vitality and
well-being. SierraSil gives you the endurance you need to enjoy the
activities you love, even high intensity exercises. For professional and
highly athletic people, we recommend taking SierraSil 1 to 3 hours
before the activity to aid in endurance and recovery while reducing post
exercise stiffness. SierraSil should be taken on an empty stomach with
only water. Please review the complete serving guidelines to maximize the effectiveness of SierraSil.
- Is SierraSil vegetarian or imported from another country?
is 100% vegetarian and vegan compatible, and all capsules are
VegiCaps. SierraSil contains no sugar, starch, salt, wheat, gluten,
corn, flavoring or preservatives. The SierraSil ingredient is BC Kosher
certified. The SierraSil mineral powder is sourced and bottled in
- Should I continue to take other joint care products?
That is up
to you. Some joint care supplements provide ingredients a healthy body
already makes and therefore may not be necessary; others may complement
the benefits of SierraSil. Most consumers find SierraSil provides a
sufficient level of benefits that they do not need to take other joint
care products. That said SierraSil alone is not a substitute for
healthy living. To compliment SierraSil's effectiveness we recommend a
diet of wholesome foods, including plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole
grains and essential fatty acids. Avoid or reduce highly processed
foods. Healthy lifestyle choices include regular exercise, a full
nights rest and reduced stress.
- What is the recommended serving of SierraSil Joint Formula 14?
SierraSil Serving Guidelines
For best results take the SierraSil capsules with only water, together
(at one time) and away from food. Food or other beverages such as
coffee, tea, juice or milk should be taken at least 30 minutes after, or
2 hours prior to SierraSil. Take medications and supplements at least
4 hours before or after SierraSil. SierraSil has detoxifying
properties due to its rich clay mineral composition therefore it is
strongly recommended drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water per day.
Increased water intake assists the body in flushing out toxins and heavy
metals that are eliminated out of the body when using SierraSil. The
serving size is based on a body weight of 70 kg (154 lbs). Please refer
to the chart below to find your weight and the corresponding number of
capsules to take.
Recommended Serving: (Adults) Taken once daily, follow the serving chart below for number of capsules per body weight.
Number of Capsules
Up to 175 lbs
175 230 lbs
Â· Special conditions:
A loading dose can be taken for first time users and those who have
been suffering for many years. A loading dose is double the recommended
daily serving size and can be taken for the first month. Athletes and
active adults participating in high intensity exercise can take
SierraSilÂ® 1 to 3 hours before the activity to aid endurance and
recovery while reducing post exercise stiffness. For those in fragile,
weakened conditions, living with multiple pre-existing medical condition
or sensitive stomachs start with one capsule, once per day and
gradually work your way up to the recommended serving.
SierraSil Topical Spray:
The topical spray works quickly to relieve minor aches and pains. Apply
topically to the affected area. Avoid use with sunscreen.
SierraSil Topical Spray Spa:
Spray a couple pumps into the hot water as your bath fills.
alone is not a substitute for healthy living, to compliment SierraSils
effectiveness we recommend a diet of wholesome foods, including plenty
of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Avoid or reduce highly processed
foods. Healthy lifestyle choices include regular exercise a full nights
rest and reduced stress.
- When will I start to enjoy the benefits of SierraSil?
clinical research shows that people using SierraSil can start to feel
better anywhere between a few days to a couple of weeks. It is
important to note that the minerals in SierraSil start to work in the
first 2 hours after taking your daily serving. For individuals who have
been suffering with many pre existing medical conditions and chronic
inflammatory states for many years, it may take longer then the first
- Who should take SierraSil?
is recommended for people from all stages of life - adults suffering
from sore joints, muscle or tissue pain, whether related to activity or
health conditions; seniors seeking to maintain or regain independence
through increased flexibility and mobility; active people and athletes
wanting to increase workout intensity and reduce post-exercise
stiffness; people wanting to improve their digestive health; and anybody
looking for a daily trace mineral supplement.
- Why do I have to take SierraSil on an empty stomach?
composition naturally promotes an ideal digestive environment and rapid
ionization or absorption of the minerals. When taken with water on an
empty stomach, SierraSil has a pH of about 3.5, which allows the
beneficial minerals to be easily ionized and presented to the tissues to
simultaneously replenish mineral deficiencies and restore metabolic
balance. It is very important to always take SierraSil on an empty
stomach. If taken with food, medications or supplements the clay
component of SierraSil will become bound to food components such as
fiber, phytates and phosphates, as well your medications or supplements
and will not be absorbed into the body but will instead pass right
through with all the contents its intact. If taking SierraSil with food
and medications the maximum intended benefits will not be realized
because the proper concentrations were not absorbed into the body.
- Why do you recommend increasing water intake?
at least 8 glasses of water per day keeps you hydrated and will
compliment the benefits of SierraSil. It is important to keep your body
hydrated to ensure cardiovascular health and to promote the effective
removal of toxins from your body and skin through the detoxifying
properties of SierraSil. Water will help to soften and loosen impacted
material lining the walls of the intestine and colon, aiding in the
detoxification process. This material is absorbed by the clay component
of SierraSil and removed from the body, resulting in better absorption
of vital nutrients.
Research on SierraSil
Experts have put SierraSil through intense testing
and analysis. The consistent outcome of the lab, invitro and human
clinical trials are that SierraSil is a safe and effective way to
enhance joint health, mobility and flexibility. Research also shows that
the benefits of SierraSil are usually felt within 14 days or less.
SierraSil is therefore an exceptional natural
product for people who suffer from chronic joint aches and inflammation.
Among natural products SierraSil is one of the most consistent and fast
acting alternatives while providing supplement health enhancing
benefits. Please explore this section for a closer look at the research.
SierraSil Clinical Studies
SierraSil has been subjected to two rigorous clinical studies and a
mechanism of action study, which demonstrate that SierraSil is
effective in reducing joint pain and discomfort associated with
osteoarthritis within 2 weeks of treatment. Both of the clinical
studies measured SierraSil's effects on joint pain, stiffness and
physical function and mobility were assessed using the Western Ontario
and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) Osteoarthritis Index, a
disease-specific self-administered health status measure that is
clinically accepted as reflecting osteoarthritis disease activity. From
these extensive scientific assessments, experts agree that SierraSil is
safe and effective in rapidly relieving joint stiffness, pain and discomfort, while also promoting healthy joint function. The details of these exciting studies are described below.
1. Human Pilot Study
In a 10 person pilot study, patients with moderate osteoarthritis of
the knee were randomly divided into two groups one group taking
SierraSil alone and the other taking SierraSil plus Vincaria, a cats
claw extract. The total daily dosage of SierraSil in this study was 3
capsules/day (2 g), and patients were not allowed to use rescue
medications such as ibuprofen or aspirin. Baseline WOMAC scores were
used as the primary efficacy variable. The capsules were taken for 10
days and post-therapy WOMAC scores and any side effects were noted. 100%
of the patients in this pilot study reported significant improvements
in their symptoms within 1 week of treatment, without side effects.
2. Internationally Registered Multi-Centre, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial
In a internationally registered, multi-centered, randomized, double blind human clinical trial published in the Journal of Inflammation,
over 100 patients with mild to moderate osteoarthritis took either
low-dose (2 g), high-dose (3 g), low-dose SierraSil with cats claw
extract or placebo. The primary efficacy variable of the study was the
WOMAC (Western Ontario and McMaster Universities) Osteoarthritis Index. The
research showed that the beneficial effects of SierraSil on joint
function and mobility were greater in the SierraSil treated groups
compared to placebo. The therapeutic effects of SierraSil were rapid
with no side effects, and statistically significant benefits were noted
within one week of treatment.
Miller MJ, Mehta K, Kunte S, Raut V, Gala J, Dhumale R, Shukla A, Tupalli H, Parikh H, Bobrowski P, Chaudhary J. Early
relief of osteoarthritis symptoms with a natural mineral supplement and
a herbomineral combination: a randomized controlled trial. J Inflamm (Lond). 2005 Oct 21;2:11.
3. Mechanism of Action Study
The positive results of the clinical studies on SierraSil are
further supported by a mechanism of action study, published in the
Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association (JANA). This study on human knee cartilage showed that SierraSil prevented cartilage breakdown by 68 - 73% in vitro. The
results of this study suggest that SierraSil may affect
transcriptional events, which is shown by the reduced production of
nitric oxide in response to a specific inflammatory compound that
promotes cartilage breakdown in the joints (cytokine IL-1B). Inhibitors
of nitric oxide production, such as SierraSil, are clinically
recognized to benefit numerous inflammatory diseases including
arthritis. This study demonstrates the mechanism of action for the
beneficial effects on joint health and function seen in the clinical
Miller MJ, Ahmed S, Bobrowski P, Haqqi T. Suppression of Human Cartilage Degradation and Chondrocyte Activation by a Unique Mineral Supplement (SierraSil) and a Cats Claw Extract, Vincaria. JANA 2004; 7(2): 32-39.
SierraSil Safety Research
SierraSil Health Inc. is committed to providing only the most safe
and effective product to our customers. Therefore, in addition to the
safety testing inherent in the clinical studies performed on SierraSil,
several other safety studies and tests have been carried out to
demonstrate the safety of SierraSil. These tests include the following
toxicity and bioaccessiblity tests, which together provide sound
evidence of the safety of SierraSil.
1. Sub-Acute Oral Toxicity Study
In this study, a pharmaceutical industry standard 90-day SAOT study
on 60 rats at 3 dosage levels, the highest being 35 times the
Recommended Intake Level (RIL), found SierraSil safe. An exhaustive and
thorough examination of animal organs found no evidence of accumulation of any heavy metals or any toxic effects due to SierraSil.
Based on the findings of this study, the
no-observed-adverse-effect-level (NOAEL) of SierraSil in Sprague Dawley
rats, following oral administration for 90 days was found to be more
than 2,000 mg/kg body weight, the maximum dosage tested.
2. Bioaccessibility Testing
Pharmaceutical standard bioaccessibility testing was carried out on
SierraSil to confirm that the levels of individual minerals in
SierraSil are within safe recommended intake limits. The results show
that only minute quantities of many minerals in SierraSil are made
available for absorption by the body, indicating not only that SierraSil is very safe for consumption
but also suggests an additive effect between the minerals and with the
clay mineral structure to elicit the beneficial effects. Please refer to
the Element Mineral Table attachment for details on the mineral content
of SierraSil and the Bioaccessibility Test Results.
3. Medical Analysis
A small medical analysis was performed on 10 patients to evaluate
their general chemistry and hematology after taking a recommended dosage
of SierraSil. The results showed no adverse effects on chemistry or hematological parameters in these patients.
Furthermore, it was determined that SierraSil has beneficial effects
on C Reactive Protein (CRP), a key compound in the inflammatory process.
Five seconds can make a world of difference in a race, yet alone 5
seconds every 100 meters. Since trying SierraSil Joint Formula14, I
have been able to train harder and get quicker. It's the reduced
recovery time that I feel most. Now if SierraSil JF14 can help me,
already in exceptional physical condition.