Prevention & Wellness
Agility is key to long-term joint health. There are a few simple things that most people can do to keep their joints strong and vital today and in the future.
- Weight Loss - reducing weight by as little as 10% can help reduce the stress on joints.
- Stretching - helps with flexibility, and muscle movement will help with minor aches and pains.
- Exercise - range-of-motion exercises, as well as strengthening and endurance exercises keep joints active.
- Massage - offers temporary relaxation and therapeutic benefits.
- Heat - treatments such as hot packs, heating pads and whirlpools are excellent sources of moist heat.
The following is a list of supplements having a positive affect on joint health. Before you begin taking any supplement routine, you should consult your physician.
- Glucosamine - a natural component of joint cartilage. Studies have shown that 1,500 mg of glucosamine per day helped rebuild and renew existing knee and hip cartilage.
- Chondroitin Sulfate - provides dietary support for healthy joints and bones.
- SAMe (s-Adenosyl-L-Methionine) - helps to promote healthy joints.
- MSM (Methylsulfonyl-methane) - is an organic sulfur found within connective tissues and joint cartilage.
- GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) - is an important omega-6 oil, supports healthy joint function.