Improve your joint health the easy way
Joints serve as shock absorbers in the human body. Every time we move, our joints and the fluid inside them help in protecting bone ends from friction and consequent damage. With time, however, the ability of our joints to shock-proof movement decreases. This happens with ageing, repetitive motion, obesity or injury, as these processes make the joint support structure to wear down with time.
Joint pain can occur when damage to the joints reaches a certain level – this usually happens with the incidence of osteoarthritis, septic arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, chondromalacia patellae, gout, osteomyelitis, autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, infectious diseases like Epstein-Barr Viral syndrome, hepatitis, influenza, lyme disease, measles, mumps, parvovirus, rheumatic fever, rubella and varisella; or unusual exertion-related joint fatigue, which may cause sprains.
To improve joint health, it is usually recommended that the individual take supplements with natural substances that serve as building blocks for joint tissue. Glucosamine is usually produced by the body and is present in cartilaginous as well as connecting tissue. Chondroitin is another substance produced in the body which helps cartilage retain water – lending to consistent flexibility and superior joint health. Production of these two substances in the body can retard with the onset of any of the above mentioned medical conditions. Intake of these substances in supplement form can then aid in restoring joint health and function.
Vitamin Warehouse offers a variety of supplements that aim to maintain or restore joint health. These include supplements like fish oils, liquid glucosamine and vegetarian glucosamine. Supplements to protect against osteoporosis and relieve joint pain are also available.
Some popular fish oils available at the online retailer include Thompsons Omega 3 Fish Oil 1000, Blackmores Fish Oil 1000, Thompsons Salmon Oil 1000, Blackmores Odorless Fish Oil 1000, Efamol Efamarine, Blackmores Omega Daily, Ethical Nutrients High Strength Fish Oil, Melrose Omega 18/12 Fish Oil, Thompsons Omega Combination, and Nature’s Own Multivitamin Plus Omega 3 Fish Oil. Joint care products available with Vitamin Warehouse include Nutra Life Joint Care, Nutra Life Musseltone, Nutra Life Knee Relief Extra With OptiMSM, Totally Natural Products Life Eze Plus with SAMe, Microgenics Glucosamine 1500 Complex, Microgenics Celery 4000, Microgenics Glucosamine, MSM and Chondroitin Complex and Microgenics Mega C High Potency, amongst others.
Some popular supplements for osteoporosis prevention available with Vitamin Warehouse include Ethical Nutrients Mega Magnesium Powder, Herbs of Gold Muscle Resuscitation, Life Stream Natural Calcium, Blackmores Vitamin D3, Thompsons Organic Magnesium, Blackmores Bio Magnesium, Life Stream Natural Calcium and Nature’s Own Magnesium Orotate 400mg and Thompsons Natural Liquid Calcium.
Before taking a supplement for enhancing your joint health, and especially before taking medication to relieve joint pain, it is advisable to consult with your general or ortho physician on whether the supplement would be appropriate in your case.
Sound bone and joint health is crucial for one’s wellbeing. Healthy bones and joints help to retard the process of ageing as well, as they lend to enhanced agility and flexibility in movements.