Joint health is vital for our overall health, but not something we are necessarily educated on when it comes to our bodies. We generally are aware of bone health, but why are joints so important? Because they represent the moveable connection between the bones in our body and if they aren’t functioning properly, we will find pain in simple things like walking, running, playing sports or any physical activities you enjoy doing.
NCBI describes joints as “made up of the surfaces of the bones involved, a joint cavity and a joint capsule. The joint surfaces (articular surfaces) of the bones are covered with a layer of cartilage. This layer is between 0.2 and 0.5 mm thick, and up to 6 mm thick on the kneecap. It provides a smooth surface to stop the bones in the joint from rubbing against each other too much. The cartilage passes the pressure in the joint on to the bone underneath it. This is especially important in joints that bear heavier loads, such as hip or knee joints.”
In our Ultra Joint Support Complex, we have put together an array of unique ingredients to build the ultimate joint support for your body. These ingredients include:
Glucosamine Sulfate: Often, glucosamine sulfate is used for pain relief. However, it is also commonly used to aid in the breakdown of joints. As a natural chemical compound in our bodies, as we age, our levels begin to drop. This is where supplementation can counteract the progressive breakdown that can lead to discomfort or pain.
Boswellia Extract: According to NCBI, Boswellia is a “moderate to large sized branching tree of family Burseraceae (Genus Boswellia), grows in dry mountainous regions of India, Northern Africa and the Middle East.” It is essentially an anti-inflammatory which those with arthritis and asthma can benefit from. With these anti-inflammatory properties, those with joint swelling can see some relief with this natural medicine.
Chondroitin Sulfate: Although studies have not been far and wide, early results show that chondroitin sulfate “may help relieve osteoarthritis joint pain and stiffness” according to the Arthritis Foundation. As also a natural compound found in the body, maintaining sufficient amounts through supplementation can aid in inflammation and reduce pain.
Turmeric: Turmeric is very well known for being an anti-inflammatory which has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine. While NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) can be sufficient for pain relief, they are also not a realistic treatment long term. This is where natural herbal remedies like turmeric come in. Studies have shown that turmeric extracts could “reduce arthritis symptoms (mainly pain and inflammation-related symptoms)” and have also been seen to slightly improve physical functions when combined with Boswellia Extract.
Quercetin: Another anti-inflammatory compound, quercetin also possesses immunosuppressive and protective properties. This means it can fight infection and disease against the immune system. These properties are able to aid in the treatment of pain caused by arthritis. In a study on women with rheumatoid arthritis, results found that “five hundred milligrams per day quercetin supplementation for 8 weeks resulted in significant improvements in clinical symptoms, disease activity, hs-TNFα, and HAQ in women with RA.”
Methionine: Methionine is an essential amino acids that provide us with vital molecules in our bodies and are essential in cell functions. Amino acids can help build proteins that makeup organs and tissues in our bodies. Because of this, normal growth and repair of body tissue are able to occur. With a host of benefits associated with it, you will not only be aiding in your joints but will be provided with many other health benefits.
MSM: (Methylsulfonylmethane): As one of its most popular uses is reducing pain in joints and muscle, it is a welcomed addition to joint supplements. Studies have shown to decrease the effect of joint degeneration. A study on 100 people from China resulted in “positive effects in improving joint function, relieving symptoms associated with joint degeneration—including joint pain, joint stiffness, joint swelling, difficulty walking, difficulty getting up from bed and difficulty going downstairs—and improving quality of life, in elderly populations.”
Bromelain: Interestingly enough, bromelain comes from a pineapple plant and has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic (painkilling) properties. Generally, bromelain has been used to remove dead skin from burns but is also well known for reducing swelling and inflammation in osteoarthritis. NCBI suggests bromelain was able to be an effective treatment for joint stiffness, pain and soft-tissue swelling.
With all of these ingredients included in our Ultra Joint Support Complex supplement, you will be boasted with 2100mg of essential ingredients to provide ultimate joint support. More specifically, our joint supplement can aid in:
Flexibility is your range of motion and movement in your joints which, when doing well, can allow us to perform everyday activities. Our supplement will not only aid in the ability to achieve better flexibility but will also help eliminate injuries while supporting your muscles and expanding your range of motion.
Pain and discomfort are common when joint pain is present. That is why our joint supplement can aid in negative effects caused by joint pain, as well as allowing for the cushioning of your joints to further support your bones and bone health.
As joint degeneration is usual with age and things get harder to do, our joint supplement could potentially aid in the overall movement of activities you enjoy doing along with your routine activities.
As we continue to age, our joint movement can become stiff and less flexible due to the decreased lubricating fluid inside our joints. With all of the ingredients listed above, we can see an increase in comforts with healthy joints.
As joint health becomes a more significant topic with more research on its effects, we can start to adopt the necessary precautions to alleviate pain and joint degeneration. In turn, this will leave us with healthy joints that will provide us with more freedom to enjoy our regular daily lives without suffering from constant pain and discomfort that comes from joint pain.
Written By: Kristina Innemee