Tag Archives: Bone & Joint 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. 

The Omega Ratio: Omega-3’s vs Omega-6’s

 

Omega-3 fatty acids are popular nutrients these days.  Sometimes, you might see omega-6 fatty acids thrown into the mix…but how are they different?  And is one better than the other?  Should I be consuming the same amount of each?

Let’s dig in and answer those questions…

The Quick Start Guide to Exercising Safely with Troubled Knees

It can feel like a vicious cycle: you need to exercise to keep limber and fit. But, the wrong exercises can lead to discomfort in your joints, especially those in your knees. The key is to craft an exercise routine that is filled with low-impact exercises, with special attention to protecting your knees.

Learning the moves to include and the ones to avoid can help you keep fit and strong without risking knee damage.

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. 

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