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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.

4 Summer Recipes High in Omega-3s

 

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. 

Hydration & Joint Health

 

Have you ever wondered why your joints feel more stiff and achy?  If you’ve tried multiple ways of supporting your joints’ health and are looking for other ideas, consider your hydration level.

Often overlooked, hydration can affect the feel and function of your joints throughout the day.

 

5 Antioxidant-Rich Foods for Joints

 

We all want to be on the fast track to better health, joint pain relief, and reduced inflammation!

Making smart food choices is key to managing our symptoms and improving our health especially when our body is experiencing inflammation.

Unfortunately, inflammation is inevitable and unavoidable. We experience it when we’re physically and mentally stressed, injured, and as we age.

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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