Category Archives: Bone & Joint Health

How to Prevent These Top 10 Running Injuries

 

If you’re a regular runner, injury can, unfortunately, come with the territory. While running gives you so many health benefits — like keeping your cardiovascular health and body in shape — the impact of the activity can take a toll on your muscles, bones, and joints.

What are EPA and DHA?

There are tons and tons of abbreviations and acronyms within the realm of health and nutrition. If you experience pain in your joints and increased stiffness in muscles, you may have stumbled across these nutrients in your research for ways to reduce inflammation.

Chances are your doctor has mentioned them by their more common name…omega-3 fatty acids!

It can get a little confusing and time-consuming to learn and remember even a fraction of them, but EPA and DHA are two that you’ll want to know for sure!

Krill Oil vs Fish Oil: What’s the Difference?

 Do you take fish oil as a part of your daily regimen?  Whether you discovered the benefits of fish oil on your own or your doctor recommended it to you, improving your bone and joint health is most likely one of your top health priorities.

In our last several blog posts, we’ve covered how krill oil goes above and beyond the typical omega-3 supplements out there.

For example, certain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants actually increase the ability for our bodies to not only utilize omega-3’s more efficiently, but also provide additional benefits to our bones and connective tissues.

Let’s take a closer look at how fish oil compares to krill oil. We think you’ll be surprised!

Consider Strontium to Promote Bone Density

 

Weakened bones and joints can lead to pain and discomfort in everyday activities. If you’re looking into options for improving the health of your bones and joints, consider strontium supplementation within a healthy lifestyle.

Does Vitamin D support Bone Health?

 

Whether you already have weak bones or are trying to prevent them from nearing that state, focusing on your diet is a great way of supporting the health and strength of your skeletal system.

We have already discussed one essential mineral that helps in the growth and maintenance of bone and joints (that is, zinc), and today we’ll be exploring the relationship between Vitamin D and bone health.

Does Zinc Improve Bone Health?

 

Are your joints achy and stiff?

Do they crack, pop, or grind when you move?

These symptoms of wear-and-tear can be present with or without a degenerative bone or joint disease diagnosis. The good news is, studies are demonstrating that certain minerals help to alleviate joint discomfort and slow (or even prevent) the progression of severe bone and joint conditions as we age! 

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