Ageing is not for sissies, yes I said it. But then again whether you are 25 or 65 years of age we have all experienced aching painful joints at some point.
Common conditions such as arthritis, ligament damage, muscle weakness, gout, build of fluid between joints all lead to tender joints. The list is endless; however the main underlying factor in most of these conditions is inflammation. My absolute favourite go to product for inflammation is Solgar Curcumin. It has a high bioavailability, allowing for full absorption of this water soluble phytonutrient. Within a month of use patients and customers have experienced some form of relief. Another overlooked herb i also enjoy using is Boswelia. Also known as Indian Frankincense it helps combat pain, is an anti-inflammatory and can even help prevent loss of cartilage. Studies have even shown Boswelia to aid in inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohns disease.
As much as we try to decrease inflammation within the body, it is also about slowing down the degenerative process and supporting the joints so that one is able to function as normal.
When one mentions joint support or health the immediate supplements that come to mind is Glucosamine and Chondrotin. These occur naturally in the body but as one ages the production of proteoglycan needed for cartilage declines. These two supplements do well in people suffering with Osteoarthritis as it helps produce cartilage, maintains fluid within joints and elasticity thus resulting in less friction between joints. Chondroitin can even stimulate the repair mechanism to prevent further breakdown of cartilage.
Viridian Joint complex is a go to, as well as Solgar Glucosamine Chondrotin MSM formula. These formulations suit everyone’s needs whether you are vegan or have a shellfish allergy.
It’s difficult to find one product to fix all joint issues but alas, there are definitely two that make life easier. TnT Joint Armour is fantastic. This powdered base supplement encompasses all the goodies for joints and more - Glucosamine, MSM, Boswelia and all the B-vitamins can be found helping us to rid inflammation, support joint mobility and allowing for recovery and energy. It doesn’t get any better than this. Oh wait it does!
Vibrant health Joint Vibrance, this gem contains 10,600mg of collagen per serving. A comprehensive formula which maintains restores and rebuilds cartilage production. Collagen is the main structural protein of connective tissue such as tendons, skin, bone and cartilage. It is one of the few products to contain Type II Collagen which is the one needed for joints. It also offers an array of antioxidants and herbs to assist in pain management.
These are just a few of my favourites mentioned that can assist you with joints. Feel free to call us. We are always happy to help.
Dr Keshia Naidoo