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An In Depth Look Into Joint Supplements

By Matthew Plowman on March 5th, 2018 Supplement Reviews & Advice

An In Depth Look Into Joint Supplements

Living an active lifestyle can be demanding on the joints, whether you’re feeling the aches and pains of hard training or just looking to help support and protect your joints against wear and tear, we supply a range of some of the most potent cartilage and bone protection supplements available today. Including glucosamine, chondroitin, cissus quadrangularis and the potent anti-inflammatory and pain reducing extract, curcumin. 

Joint supplements are becoming used more and more recently and for good reason. Going to the gym day in day out takes a huge stress on your joints whether that be running long distances, performing Olympic lifts or even just going heavy on the leg press. They are all in time going to have an effect on the health of your joints. Supplementing join support products will help keep your joint cartilage and bones as strong as possible to deal with the daily stress being put through them. Joint support supplements are not just key for people taking part in strenuous exercise but also for people getting older in life when your joints are not quite as strong as they previously were. 

What are the main ingredients to look for in joint support supplements?


Curcumin

Curcumin is a substance found in the commonly used turmeric spice. One of the main ingredients of curry powder. Curcumin has been found to be beneficial to help reduce inflammation, Studies have shown reducing inflammation in joints through supplementing curcumin can help ease symptoms of osteoarthritis and arthritis and reduce pain in joints. Curcumin in good enough dosages is actually found to be as effective as some anti-inflammatory drugs.

Glucosamine

Glucosamine is naturally found in your body and plays a key role in building many parts of your joints including ligaments, tendons, cartilage and synovial fluid.

Glucosamine is known for its ability to fight off the breakdown of cartilage as well as help repair damaged cartilage. Cartilage is essential for healthy joints as it is the soft tissue that cushions bone to bone when they meet at your joints. Cartilage is shown to break down a lot later on in life which will in time have a negative effect on your overall joint health and lead to wearing down of your joints.

Although Glucosamine is naturally found in the body, many studies have shown that supplementing with a Glucosamine product can have a number of positive effects on enhanced protection of cartilage and joints. Some studies show that supplementing with Glucosamine sulphate can potentially slow down cartilage break down on later in life.

Supplementing with Glucosamine will enhance the body's ability to fight off cartilage and joint damage. Supplementing Glucosamine is recommended to anyone who performs physical exercise where there are repetitive actions going through joints, for example, running, where the knee joint is put through a huge amount of tension.

Cissus

Cissus is another one of the key joint health supplements which will aid in healthy working joints and bones. Cissus is known for its properties to potentially promote bone growth rates.

It is in particular used by athletes to help cure joint pain from over strenuous activity due to its traits of acting as a strong painkiller. Cissis Quadrangularis is an old traditional medicine which is used for joint and bone health and is now available in capsule form which can be supplemented by anyone.

Chondroitin

Chondroitin is produced naturally in the body and its main function is being an important part of cartilage and plays a key role in preventing cartilage breakdown as well as potentially enhancing cartilage repair. Although Chondroitin is found naturally in the body it is also best supplemented with to supply your body a significant amount to help with symptoms of osteoarthritis in joints. Studies have shown that supplementing with Chondroitin has lead to reduced pain and enhanced joint mobility. Chondroitin is often paired with Glucosamine for a more potent joint support supplement.

These are the three key joint support ingredients which are found in all good joint supplements. Any good joint support supplement should contain at least 2 of these. So be careful when choosing the correct joint product for you to maintain healthy joints. You can go for an all in one joint product which should contain the above ingredients or alternatively you can choose to supplement the above individually which will yield a greater dosage of each.

View our whole range of joint supplements here...

 

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