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An Orthopedic Surgeon's Perspective

Patrick W. Kwok, MD

As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, I deal with patients of all ages who come to the office with a variety of injuries and complaints.  But whether I’m dealing with an elite athlete, a weekend warrior, or a baby boomer, the common thread is the challenge to find the most appropriate and effective treament plan for the patient.

As a physician trained in the United States and with Western influenced medical philosophies, I have been introduced to mainstream treatment modalities when it comes to pain relieving and health promoting options.  Aside from the well known R.I.C.E. protocol, the usual options offered to patients include non-steroidal medications, such as ibuprofen, steroid injections, and narcotic/opiate drugs.  Physical therapy can offer modalities such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and deep massage.  Some of the newer alternatives include viscosupplementation injections and platelet-rich plasma injections.

Unfortunately, some patients don’t bounce back quickly from injuries. As a surgeon, there is nothing worse than a patient developing a frozen shoulder from a simple shoulder strain, or a patient who heals a fracture, only to end up with a stiff joint.

I strongly believe in LuRong Living's Essential as a potential nutritional modality to help my patient population.

LuRong is also known as velvet antler.  It consists of naturally occurring glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin sulfate, hyaluronic acid and collagen.  There are also growth factors and complementary nutrients within the product which will help the body absorb and utilize the ingredients of LuRong.  LuRong has been a vital part of the Asian culture for more than 2000 years, and is arguably 2nd only to ginseng in popularity with regard to products promoting health and longevity.

The bottom line is that Essential works, and it should be a part of a physician’s armamentarium when it comes to promoting musculoskeletal health.  LuRong has been shown to decrease joint discomfort through its cartilage elements and muscular discomfort, increase energy and endurance, and enhance quicker recovery from exercise by maximizing muscle recovery.

As an orthopedic surgeon, my ultimate goal is to improve a patient’s function, whether it be with conservative measures or surgical procedures.  And if I can provide a product that may improve a patient’s road to recovery, encourage better musculoskeletal health, and ultimately promote a healthier lifestyle, why would I not offer something like that to my patient population.  I feel strongly that all patients can benefit from Essential.  Even the older patient with joint stiffness and discomfort associated with age may benefit from the powerful properties provided by LuRong, not only by decreasing joint discomfort, but also by increasing his/her strength and energy to allow him/her to lead a more, active lifestyle, even through the golden years.

Medical physicians and surgeons alike should look into Essential for their patients.  We owe it to our patients to offer them a product which may provide so many benefits.  Make Essential part of your daily regimine.  Improve your patients' musculoskeletal health, and lead them on the road to a healthier, more active lifestyle.


Patrick W. Kwok, MD

A Nutritional Perspective

Michael Lebowitz, D.C.

Co-Author of "Body Restoration - An Owners Manual"

2011 International College of Applied Kinesiology - Research paper of the year award

When developing nutritional products, my goal is to make a product that can benefit the majority of the population if possible and have a positive effect on people of all ages. My goal with LuRong Essential was to formulate a simple, natural supplement that people could quickly feel and experience a difference, and that would be restorative in the areas of musculoskeletal problems, joint health, energy level, physical endurance, etc.

We wanted to keep it with as few ingredients as possible so we could easily get therapeutic amounts of the substances into each capsule, and we wanted to make it as free of all fillers, binders, and other additives as possible, as they can that impede absorption and lessen the effectiveness. With 30 years of clinical experience treating patients from newborns to centenarians, housewives to NFL players, I have seen what works and what doesn’t for the majority of people.

We developed LuRong Essential to meet the above goals. From my patients that have taken this formula I have seen greatly improved musculoskeletal health (less joint discomfort, more mobility, quicker recovery from exercise), more endurance, increased and more sustained energy, speedier recovery time from exertion, and more joint flexibility. Even though we are focusing on the musculoskeletal effects of Essential, you can see that the list of potential benefits makes it potentially beneficial to most people.

LuRong Essential has only one active ingredient. That is LuRong, also known as velvet deer antler. LuRong has been used for thousands of years in Asia as one of its most popular products for health and longevity. LuRong contains naturally occurring glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin sulfate, hyaluronic acid and collagen. Unlike most glucosamine and chondroitin supplements that refine and isolate these components, LuRong is a whole food that contains these key components.

In addition, LuRong contains naturally occurring growth factors and complementary nutrients that help with absorption, assimilation and utilization. Some of these include nerve and epidermal growth factors, prostaglandins, neuro-protective agents, and calcium hydroxyapatite. These naturally occurring ingredients synergistically help to maintain bone and muscle function and health. It has been reported to us that people recover much faster from heavy exertion and seniors feel like they can perform in a way they haven’t been able to in years. If you have a chance, read some of the testimonials on our web site.

We recommend taking 2 capsules of LuRong Essential in the morning for general use. For specific recovery purposes, 2 Essential are recommended at bedtime. Your body does a lot of natural healing while you are asleep so this is the perfect time to take it. For more acute scenarios, follow the loading phase guidelines. You can increase your dosage (up to 4 Essential daily: 2 in morning and 2 at night) and you should only experience positive results.

Some people will feel the effects after their first dose while in other people it might take a few weeks to reach a therapeutic level in your body. LuRong Essential is a non-toxic, natural product. If you have a serious health condition, please consult your physician before use. Please feel free to share your results with us and others.


Dr. Michael Lebowitz

A Family Practitioner's Perspective

Richard Putnam M.D.

Family Practice
Arch Medical Partners- Poway, CA

Dr. Putnam has more than 30 years of experience and has become one of the most trusted names in the medical community in San Diego, CA. Even as medical practice has changed over the years, putting pressure on doctors to squeeze more patients into their schedule, he has never sacrificed quality of patient care.

I am a busy family physician who has a diverse medical practice.  I see numerous orthopedic and sports medicine patients, and I have an extensive geriatric practice with numerous patients over 100 years of age. I first became acquainted with Lu Rong (velvet deer antler) over one year ago and was initially quite skeptical about its potential benefits. Most practicing physicians who have tried their patients on glucosamine/chondroitin products have found very few of them who come back in a month telling us spectacular results.  We believe the double-blind studies which have shown that glucosamine/chondroitin products can slow the speed of progression of osteoarthritis, but rarely do we get any feedback that the products actually make the patient feel better in the first month of use. I am unaware of any substance on earth that naturally contains both glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate other than Lu Rong.

When I first started a family member on LuRong Living Essential, who had significant deterioration of her joints with extreme discomfort and saw dramatic results in the first 2-4 weeks, I was amazed with the beneficial effects. Discomfort was significantly decreased even with increased activity levels. Subsequent to that I have started well over 100 patients on this product. Most patients in this sample group were my toughest, most chronic cases. I intentionally used difficult cases, because if LuRong could help even these patients I would KNOW it works. I have seen no side effects, no interaction issues, and no effects on PT/INR levels in patients taking Coumadin. My results in over 100 patients have been that 70% have had dramatic benefits, 20% mild to moderate benefits, and 10% no benefit at all. Many of these patients were taking traditionally recommended products, and they were able to stop that usage since starting LuRong Living Essential. I have had 3 patients who were scheduled for total joint replacements ultimately canceled their surgery after being on the product.

Over the past 6 months of recommending this product to many patients with numerous medical issues I have been increasingly impressed. Our orthopedist in our group is now recommending this product to many of his patients, and has been impressed with the feedback that he is receiving.

Anecdotally, 3 of my patients have given it to their dog suffering from joint health problems or hip dysplasia, and had been amazed with the results. All 3 of these cases have resulted in the dog being able to function at an improved level. In one case, the dog could barely walk but is now playing Frisbee in the park with its owner. These animal cases are worth noting because with dogs, there is no placebo effect.

In summary, I have seen incredible and quite unexpected results with no side effects in well over the majority of patients that I have recommended this product.  Many of these patients have since been recommending the product to their friends and family with similar benefits.

I believe that the majority of practicing physicians and health care providers desire to provide their patients with solutions to their difficult and complex problems. If we can provide a solution in the form of a natural product that seems to have little or no side effects, everybody wins. LuRong has become the ideal solution for many of my patients’ needs.


Dr. Richard Putnam

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Danny Putnam

Danny Putnam

"Thanks to Essential, I feel healthier than ever before. I have more energy and recover faster after workouts and games. Essential has become an important part of my daily routine both on and off the field." (Danny Putnam, Professional Baseball Player)

Brandon Sing

Brandon Sing

"I have been taking Lu Rong for two years now and I have experienced many benefits. Most important to me is that I am not experiencing the severe headaches I used to get. I have not had one in the last two years." (Brandon Sing, Professional Baseball Player)

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