The Best Supplements for Joint Health

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human body with inflammed areas to be improved with a joint health supplementPeople regularly email or phone us looking for the best supplements for joint health. We discuss with them our Joint Health supplement to help reduce daily joint pain.

Supplements to Improve Joint Health

Joint Health is a blend of glucosamine and chondroitin, as well as gelatin, magnesium and bromelain. Originally, our product was developed for people who suffer from osteoarthritis. Yet, I regularly hear from people with tennis elbow and other repetitive motion pain who find relief with a joint health supplement, so when joint pain is an issue, I always suggest this product.

Glucosamine for Better Joint Function

Glucosamine is an amino sugar that is the fundamental building block of the molecules that attract and hold water in cartilage. Amino sugars are the basis of virtually all connective tissues and lubricating fluids in the body. Although the body makes glucosamine, injuries and aging may result in a deficiency.

Supplemental glucosamine has been shown to be a successful treatment of osteoarthritis by effectively controlling pain and halting or reversing the progression of the disease. Several studies have shown that besides stimulating the production of cartilage, glucosamine helps to reduce pain and improve joint function in those with osteoarthritis.

Chrondoitin to Fight Joint Disease

Chondroitin sulfate helps promote water retention in the cartilage, which is essential for shock absorption. It maintains joint viscosity, stimulates the mechanisms for cartilage repair, and inhibit enzymes that break down cartilage.

In the early stages of joint disease there are changes in chondroitin that affect the response of the chondrocytes (cells that form cartilage) to damage in the cartilage that surrounds the joints. When taken orally, chondroitin provides the necessary compounds for the formation of healthy tissue that otherwise may not be available due to the joint disease.

Glucosamine and chondroitin are well-known supplements to help improve joint health. However, bromelain is not as common in a joint supplement. An extract from the pineapple stem, bromelain acts as a natural anti-inflammatory.

Lifestyle changes in addition to a Joint Health Supplement

Studies show regular exercise can reduce joint pain, increase flexibility and increase muscular strength and endurance. Typically, exercises that reduce joint pain include:

  • Perform Range-of-Motion Exercises daily to maintain or improve range of motion around an arthritic or painful joint. Range-of-Motion exercises are also good to do in the pool. Both water aerobics and water walking help alleviate extra strain on your joints.
  • Strengthening Exercises – Resistance training can help keep or increase muscle strength to help support and protect joints.
  • Maintaining a Healthy weight helps reduce the load placed on joints through daily movement.

Did you know obesity is a risk factor for Osteoarthritis? According to Johns Hopkins “Overweight women have nearly 4 times the risk of knee OA; for overweight men the risk is 5 times greater.” Additionally, every ten pounds added in body weight increases force on the knee by 30-60 pounds each step. Controlling weight through diet and exercise along with taking a joint health supplement are steps forward to relieving joint pain.

Always consult your physician before starting a new exercise routine or trying a new dietary supplement.

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