Tag Archives: Bone & Joint Health

7 Nutrients to Support Your Bone Mineral Density

Low bone mineral density (BMD) affects millions of aging Americans today. The scary part? It’s often unrealized until a bone is broken or other health issues present themselves. In fact, researchers expect related fractures to double within the next 50 years.

What’s the best way to avoid the risks of low bone mineral density? Prevention. Preserving and maximizing bone mass is essential, as well as ensuring your body is getting the nutrients it needs to support optimal bone health.

5 Bone-Fortifying Vitamins You Might Be Skimping On

Poor bone health is considered to be one of the biggest “silent” epidemics to the American population and across the globe. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, it is estimated that low bone mass (a.k.a. bone mineral density) is a threat to almost 44 million people in the U.S. who are over the age of 50.

While most people know that minerals like calcium and magnesium play a huge role in bone health, vitamins are key players, too.  Our bodies’ bone-building and regenerating processes include a cascade of steps in which vitamins play a part in; if you’re missing a vitamin at a certain step, the process may not reach it’s full potential!

Ensuring your body is receiving (or making) adequate levels of various vitamins is vital for long-term health.  Take a look at the five vitamins below to further fortify your bones. 

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. 

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…

4 Vitamins to Help Grease Your Joints

 

Cartilage allows you to move about your day smoothly–not like the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz.

If your cartilage is strong and healthy, you probably don’t think about it much.  That’s great!

On the other hand, if you have joints whose cartilage is thin, torn, or degenerative, you can attest to how your movements are hindered by the twinges, creaks, and pops at your joints.  

Regardless of your current joint status, our cartilage has the tendency to wear down as we age.  The good news is that there are ways to maintain and stimulate cartilage health! 

Today, we are covering a specific area of nutrition that you can consider for your daily routine and meals that can help “grease” those joints: vitamins.

10 benefits of Krill Oil that you may not know about

What are the benefits of Krill Oil? Krill are small, shrimp-like creatures that live in the oceans of the world. Krill oil is derived from these creatures, and it has become a popular dietary supplement in recent years. Like fish oil, krill oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are believed to have numerous health benefits. […]

4 Omega-3 summer recipes

 

Holiday parties and summer BBQs are times when we come together to share great food with coworkers, friends, and family. 

 For those of us trying to maintain a healthy diet, these gatherings can be a little stressful because while the “great” food present is delicious, it’s often not the most nutritious. 

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.

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