Top 5 Supplements for Joint Health
Our joints have to cope with a lot throughout our lifetime, experiencing wear and tear every day. That is why it is so important to consider how we can care for them, and take the necessary steps to do this. Pain, stiffness and inflammation can all affect our joints and mobility – particularly as we age. Through our diet, exercise and health supplement regime we can work towards protecting and supporting our joints as we grow older. This can pay dividends for our health and wellbeing for years to come…
At Hellenia we offer a selection of high quality natural supplements specifically for joint care.
Here are our top 5 joint care supplements:
Our best-selling combination. Glucosamine is found naturally in the connective tissues of healthy joints, whilst Chondroitin is a major component of cartilage. Taken in conjunction with each other they have a greater effect on maintaining mobility and healthy joints.
Glucosamine is an amino sugar – made in your body from the simple carbohydrate glucose, and the amino acid glutamine, and it is found in high concentrations in joint structures. Joints are cushioned by the fluid and cartilage that surround them, and glucosamine helps to maintain the fluid and tissue in and around the joints. It is also the primary building block for proteoglycans, which are the large building molecules in cartilage.
Occurring naturally in the body Chondroitin is an important element in the structure of cartilage – this is the tough protein and elastic connective tissue that occurs throughout the body where bone meets bone. It cushions the joints and acts as a shock absorber. In degenerative joint diseases such as Osteoarthritis there is a loss of chondroitin sulphate as the cartilage erodes.
This supplement is suitable for joint health by providing the nutrients necessary for healthy joints. They are suitable for everyone - from the elderly looking to maintain mobility and healthy joints, to athletes and gym goers that have increased wear and tear on joints, to help prevent injury and help recovery.
Celadrin® is a natural product that has been developed to support joint function and relieve pain. It is made from a patented blend of esterified fatty acids, and works similar to but more effectively than the essential fatty acids from fish oils - EPA and DHA.
Celadrin® induces changes in the cell membranes to assist healthy joint function. It reduces discomfort in joints quickly as it decreases inflammation and lubricates cell membranes throughout the body to restore the fluid cushioning bones and joints, and promoting flexibility and mobility. Long term the reduction of inflammation achieved by using Celadrin® positively helps towards healthy joint function.
You can even combine taking Celadrin® with Glucosamine for dual action benefits in joint health, and it is suitable for athletes and elderly alike.
The eggshell membrane is a protective layer occurring between the white of an egg and the shell. It prevents damage to the white and yolk. Eggshell membrane is comprised of many beneficial elements favourable to joint health – those such as Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, Glucosamine, and Chondroitin Sulphate. It is effectively used as a dietary supplement aimed at reducing or treating osteoarthritis, and other stiffness and pain in the joints.
We produce our capsules using Ovomet® - A high quality ingredient that is obtained through a patented and sustainable, environmentally friendly chemical free process. This ensures a high degree of purity – over 95% pure eggshell membrane! You can find out more about the eggshell membrane by clicking here.
Four main benefits to joints include: Anti-Inflammatory, analgesic, joint regeneration, and tendon protection.
Evidence produced by studies in both sport participants and the elderly support the notion that it can be effective in helping joint function - strengthening joints, reducing pain, and treating people with osteoarthritis and arthritis. Clinical trials show significantly positive short term benefits in as little as 7 to 10 days – with reductions in joint pain, improved mobility and joint function. Longer term one recent study of arthritic patients showed improvements of 36.3% in the areas of pain, 58.3% improvement in the degree of stiffness and 32.3% in functionality of the joints after 50 days of Ovomet® intake.
These results were achieved with a daily dose of just 300mg per day, which equates to just one of our eggshell membrane capsules per day.
4) MSM Tablets
A best-seller for the maintenance of healthy joints; Methylsulphonylmethane or MSM is a source of naturally occurring sulphur – which is one of the essential minerals that your body requires, and is a vital element needed for the production and regeneration of cartilage. MSM supplements supply the body with extra sulphur to create the compound methionine - an essential sulphur-containing amino acid, which assists other amino sugars in the production of collagen – a key structural protein found in cartilage for joint stability and mobility.
As we age our levels of MSM diminish, and changes to the environment such as pollution have led sulphur levels in soil to become depleted, which in turn means less sulphur in our food. That is why a supplement of MSM can be really beneficial in helping to maintain the structure of body proteins, to promote healthy joint function.
Our tablets are manufactured using OptiMSM®, a patented raw material distilled for the highest degree of purity, ensuring a high quality supplement you can be confident in.
As well as being a culinary ingredient Turmeric has been used traditionally for centuries in Indian and Chinese natural medicine for a number of health giving benefits, including as a joint protecting supplement.
A member of the ginger family, the main active ingredient in Turmeric is Curcumin. This is what gives the spice its distinctive yellow colour. Curcumin is a potent antioxidant that can have powerful anti-inflammatory effects so is especially of interest to those suffering from disorders of the joints such as arthritis, and who may be seeking a more natural and alternative pain relief. Many people consider turmeric to be a safe option, rather than taking NSAIDs (Non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs) which have recently received negative media attention after suggestions that their long term use may cause cardiovascular problems.
Symptoms from conditions such as arthritis can affect everyday life; joint pain and stiffness, redness, swelling, decreased range of motion. Studies suggest that turmeric supplementation can reduce these symptoms.
The addition of black pepper (piperine) is said to enhance the body’s absorption of curcumin as it boosts the bioavailability of turmeric. That is why we have formulated our turmeric capsules with the addition of black pepper for maximum health benefit.
As we always say - It is never too early or late for joint care!
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