6 Essential Supplements For Joint Health (And Why You Need Them Now)

Sharing Our Top 6 Favourite Supplements To Keep Your Joints Healthy & Happy

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Ever heard the saying, “You don’t know what you've got til it’s gone”? So often, we take good health and our bodies’ capabilities for granted. But hey, no judgement. We’re all guilty of this to a certain extent. It’s often only when things start to break down that we become aware that we’re not *actually* superhuman, and sometimes all it takes is one bad day or an old injury to remind us to pay more diligent attention to our bodies - especially our joints.

 

Why do I need to start worrying about my joints now?

 

Thinking that we’re immune from any kind of joint issue until we get older is a myth. If anything, for those of us who are ‘pavement pounders’, sports enthusiasts, or for those of us in jobs or careers where our bodies are under physical stress, we need to be thinking more realistically about our joints and how to protect them so we can continue doing the things we love.

 

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What role do our joints play in the body?

 

A joint is simply the area where two bones meet and make it possible for the body to move. The next time you stand, sit, bend, climb, walk, run or jump, you can thank your joints.

To maintain solid joint health, it’s best to think of them like a car. The more miles you put on them and the more wear and tear they experience, the higher chance they have of breaking down.

Maybe you’ve already started noticed some pain, inflammation or stiffness in your joints. Maybe you’re currently nursing an injury, or maybe you’re lucky enough to have fully functioning and fabulous joints (knock on wood!). No matter which category you fall into, we’ve put together our top six supplements that will have your joints thanking you.

Prevention

 

When it comes to the body, the trick is to always give it some extra TLC (even when it appears as if nothing’s going wrong). To keep your joints in tip-top condition and prevent them from breaking down, check out Body Energy Club FLEX.

Containing glucosamine, MSM, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Tumeric, Devil’s Claw and Bromelain, FLEX offers serious bang for your buck in terms of building healthy cartilage and protection against degeneration.

If you’re concentrating more on muscle and bone function, Body Energy Club Vitamin D is the one for you. So many of us struggle to get sufficient amounts of Vitamin D (especially as we move into the colder months) and Vitamin D is essential for preventing osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and other inflammatory diseases that directly affect our joints.

Remember, prevention is key. Unfortunately, cartilage doesn’t heal well and although some joint injuries are unavoidable, making the effort to look after your joints now may minimise healing time and future issues down the track.

Pain Relief

 

If you’re already experiencing osteoarthritis, joint pain, or any kind of chronic pain due to inflammation, get onto AOR Curcumin Active Fast Relief stat! Curcumin is the main active ingredient in Tumeric and has powerful anti-inflammatory effects as well as being a strong antioxidant. Plus, it’s easily absorbed and fast-acting.

 

Excessive Inflammation is a double-edged sword. It can be the symptom related to joint issues already occurring in the body, but it can also be the cause that limits joint function and leads to a myriad of other issues if left unaddressed. This is where Enerex Serrapeptase comes in. It’s a natural enzyme that reduces pain, inflammation, swelling, mucus build-up as well as breaking down protein in the body. Enerex Serrapeptase is delivered to problem areas in your body rapidly and breaks down dead or damaged tissue.

 


Preservation

 

To continue preserving joints from deterioration and future pain while promoting adequate lubrication, range of movement and building new connective tissue, Natural Factors Glucosamine and Chondroitin have got you covered. Glucosamine Sulfate is used to make cartilage for repairing joints while chondroitin actively fights the enzymes that breakdown joint tissue. It’s a double whammy when it comes to maintenance and active protection.

 

 

If you’re looking for something that covers overall joint-health preservation, fish oil should be at the top of the list. This is due to the high dose of omega 3’s. Not only does fish oil improve bone and joint health, but it helps treat chronic inflammation, can fight depression and anxiety, can promote brain and eye health, can improve the risk factors associated with heart disease, can help fight autoimmune disease, aid in weight loss and even help you sleep. The bottom line? Fish oil and omega 3’s are essential for our health.

And don’t worry, you can forget about the fishy aftertaste. Our Body Energy Club Omega 3 contains natural lemon essence, making it pleasant and easy to take any time of the day.

Got new-found respect for your joints?

 

It’s never too late to start looking after your body, especially something as frequently overlooked as your joints. If you’d like more information on which supplement will be the best fit for you, drop into one of our stores and we can find your perfect match!