Don’t Let Your Joints Stop You From Enjoying The Summer Activities
By Guido Housemouser
With summer in full swing, I hope all of you lovely readers get to experience all of your favorite pastimes and outdoor activities. I, for one, always welcome the warm weather but after a long day of prancing around outside, I too often find myself sore in places I didn’t know were even possible. I guess I’m not the spry kitten I thought I was.
I take it none of you are getting any younger and if you find yourself aching after tending the garden or playing a little tennis, then I have some good news for you. Now, you may have a routine down where you wrap yourself in ice packs and take a few pain pills from your medicine cabinet. And while that method may give you some temporary relief, in the long run wouldn’t you rather prevent such occurrences in a more natural manner? Enter joint supplementation! If yours is packed with Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM, and Collagen, it may soothe, protect, and promote healthy joints.
Joints, just like everything else, lose their youthful elasticity (and their collagen cushion) with age. Additionally, the odds are not stacked in favor of joint health these days. Pro-inflammatory foods, heavier bodies, and intense activities into later years can all make for a plethora of aches, pulls and pains.
To help keep your joints up to par with your body no matter your age, here’s what a good joint suppletment should offer you:
Glucosamine & Chondroitin – It’s not news that this combo is “good” for your joints, but why? Because these two ingredients work synergistically to promote and protect cartilage and synovial fluid levels. Synovial fluid is the fluid found in your joints that gives connective tissue resilience after compression and also reduces friction between bones, tendon, and cartilage. Glucosamine and chondroitin help you keep your synovial fluid in check so your body can function like a well-oiled machine.
MSM like other sulfur compounds, plays a critical role in maintaining the integrity and elasticity of connective and other tissues. MSM is also an integral component of proteins in hair, nails, skin and tendons.
Collagen – Collagen is usually thought of as a skin thing, because the loss of this substance causes the dreaded wrinkles of aging. However, it’s just as important to the connective tissue in your joints (and just as likely to slip away with age).
So there are four ingredients and four reasons why your joints will thank you. Your joints work hard for you day in and day out, so why not return the favor.
Guido Housemouser, a pseudonym used by a team of health education writers, is credited with authoring the twice-weekly newsletter entitled, “Our Health News” The publication serves the global community associated with Our Health Co-op that has provided affordable support for its members’ health for over a decade.