Relieve joint pain to improve mobility naturally
It doesn’t matter how old you are, with over 230 moveable and semi-moveable joints in your body, there’s a very good chance that at some point in your life you’ll suffer from some sort of joint pain and inflammation. In fact, you may already be one of the millions of Australians affected by some form of arthritic pain. Early intervention with a proactive treatment approach can help to delay the onset and severity of joint pain and inflammation so you can actively participate in everyday activities for years to come.
Joints, pain and inflammation
We all experience joint pain differently and may even have completely different symptoms, range of mobility and other factors that can make it better or worse. Inflamed, painful joints are characterised by swelling, heat, immobility and redness. Joint pain limits your movement which further decreases mobility and increases stiffness, while chronic inflammation leads to tissue destruction and thickening or scarring of the connective tissues found in joints.
Joints are made up of connective tissues including cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscles and bones, and joint pain is usually associated with some form of cartilage damage. Smooth healthy cartilage protects the joint and the end of the bones, and once the cartilage is damaged, it becomes uneven and creates friction of the bones. Tendons, ligaments and muscles surrounding the joint tend to weaken with the joint becoming distorted, inflamed, painful and stiff.
Cold weather in particular seems to amplify the symptoms of joint pain by constricting tissues, placing more pressure on joints and nerves, leading to greater pain levels, inflammation and stiffness.
Our ‘top 3’ early intervention and treatment solutions
Curcumin – relieves pain & inflammation
Curcumin, a component found in Turmeric root, is considered the ‘master switch of inflammation’, providing powerful anti-inflammatory activity. Meriva® Curcumin in particular is an award winning and effective curcumin product with a proven track record of well documented, successful ‘gold standard’ clinical studies. Meriva® Curcumin delivers major advances in joint function by improving joint pain, stiffness, swelling, inflammation, mood, anxiety and by reducing painkiller use by two thirds.
Glucosamine – cartilage strength & repair
Glucosamine stimulates the production of important structural components that make up joint cartilage, helping to normalise cartilage function and promote cartilage repair. Glucosamine helps to improve symptoms of pain, joint tenderness and joint swelling associated with arthritic conditions. It’s hard to talk about glucosamine in isolation without mentioning chondroitin and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). Glucosamine is often combined and works very well with chondroitin to maintain ‘shock absorbing’ fluid in the joint cartilage and MSM to naturally strengthen cartilage.
Magnesium citrate – reduces muscle pain & improves mood & sleep
Magnesium is the king of the mineral world when it comes to relaxing and supporting your nervous system, particularly for the relief of muscle cramps and spasms, elevating mood and improving sleep, all important when you are suffering from joint pain and inflammation. Magnesium citrate provides a highly bioavailable and absorbable organic form of magnesium that doesn’t tend to produce digestive disturbances when compared to inorganic forms of magnesium.
Herbs of Gold Products
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Belcaro G, Cesarone MR, Dugall M, Pellegrini L, Ledda A, Grossi MG, Togni S & Appendino G, 2010, ‘Product evaluation registry of Meriva®, a curcumin phosphatidylcholine complex, for the complementary management of osteoarthritis,’ Panminerva Medica, volume 52, issue 2, supplement 1, p: 55-62.
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