Joints are the essential structures that provide mobility and support to the human body. Actions as simple as writing, to complex exercises are impossible without healthy joints.
Joint dysfunction can be caused by external factors like damage due to an accident or internal factors mainly being joint inflammation caused by chronic conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular conditions to Alzheimer’s, asthma and depression and some forms of cancer.
85% of all Americans will experience some kind of joint pain during their adult lives. This includes conditions like:
Good joint health requires optimal nutrition and keeping a healthy weight to relieve excess stress on the joints. Exercise helps as well, especially exercises that strengthen the muscles around the joints. Avoiding risk factors like smoking and stress also contribute to joint health.
Along with diet and exercise a number of natural supplements can also support and contribute to joint health:
Studies have shown that omega-3 Essential fatty acids help promote the body’s natural inflammatory response and block the activity of an enzyme that breaks down joint cartilage.
PMF’s and other flavonoids have been shown to maintain healthy inflammation by inhibiting the activity of inflammation promoting adhesion molecules.
Chondroitin, a naturally occurring substance, helps keep cartilage (cushioning material of joints), healthy by absorbing fluids into the connective tissue.