Category Archives: Bone & Joint Health

Collagen Supplementation: Hype or Healthy?

Take a look at any health food or supplement store, and you will find a multitude of collagen-based products. People look for collagen for all kinds of reasons, whether it is to help to maintain healthy skin and look younger or to support healthy joints.

Knowing what a nutrient or supplement does and seeing if there’s evidence that backs up its claims can be really helpful pieces of information when deciding on whether or not to add a popular supplement to your regimen.

Hyaluronic Acid: Hype or Healthy?

 

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a popular supplement as well as topical cream proposed to positively contribute to joint health and skincare.

Are the rumors true or is just hype around another supplement?

Let’s dive into what it is and how it is used…

 

Reinforce Your Bones with these Must-Have Minerals

 

Unless you’re super-human, you’ve probably noticed that your body just doesn’t behave and bounce back from setbacks like it used to.

It’s easy to notice the changes that we can feel and see, like the “quick” workout routine that now leaves you sore for days or the amount of extra care and products it takes to keep your hair, skin or nails strong and healthy. 

Omega-6 Fatty Acids: Hype or Healthy?

 

We don’t need to remind you that omega-3 fatty acids are popular nutrients these days due to their benefits not only in joint health, but also immune, cardiovascular, and brain health, too. 

Amongst the plethora of omega-3 options, you might have seen omega-6 fatty acids thrown into the mix…but how are they different?  Is one better than the other?  Should you be consuming the same amount of each?

Let’s dig in and answer those questions…

7 Joint Tips for the Lifelong Athlete

Joint discomfort impacts millions of people in the United States and abroad.  Chronic joint stiffness and achiness can become debilitating, particularly when it results in fatigue, weakness, and lack of range of motion.

For the lifelong athlete, lack of movement translates to a lack of play, fun, and wellbeing.

Aging is an inevitable process, but there are strategies and daily habits that can help you manage and support your joints and the quality of life you want.

Everyone is different, so try to see which tips and combinations offer you the best results. 

3 Reasons Krill Oil is the Best Alternative to Fish Oil

 

If you’ve been reaping the benefits of krill oil for a while, your friends and family have probably asked at least one of the following questions:

  • Krill? What’s that?
  • Is krill oil different than fish oil?
  • Why take krill oil?

If you’re new to krill oil, then you’ve probably stumbled upon Artic Flex by doing a Google-search of those questions. 

Look no further. 

Joint Knowledge: The SI Joint

 

Have you ever wondered whether your back discomfort is originating from somewhere other than your back?

Such is the case for an estimated 15% to 30% of people with chronic low back pain, for whom their primary source of dysfunction is actually the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Often overlooked, this joint can lead to significant impairments if it becomes injured or damaged because we rely on this joint for so much of our day-to-day function.

Cut Back on These 4 Bone-Damaging Foods

 

As we age, it’s essential to take proper care of your bones. From dietary supplements to exercises that promote osteogenesis, there are many things you can add to your daily routine to maintain the integrity of your bones.

We’ve already talked quite a bit about revitalizing foods you can add to your diet, so today let’s ask the question:

Are there foods that I can cut back on to support bone health?

 

Take a look at these five foods that have demonstrated to be unhelpful to bone health when consumed frequently.

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