It’s easy to take your joints for granted, that is, unless they cause you pain.
If your joints become stiff, inflamed and swollen, the pain can make everyday activities like climbing stairs or even making a morning pot of coffee virtually unbearable.
As for chopping veggies or taking a long road trip in the country … forget it. But we don’t need to tell you that if you’re among the 30 percent of Americans who suffer from joint pain and stiffness.[i]
While knee pain is the most common type of joint pain reported, shoulder, finger and hip pain are also prevalent.
So what causes joint pain?
Typically, it occurs when the shock-absorbing, cushioning cartilage in your joints deteriorates with age, allowing your bones to rub together. This is more common as you age, as regular ‘wear-and-tear’ can cause your cartilage to breakdown. So, too, can injuries, repetitive motions (such as swinging a tennis racket) or abnormal postures.
While your conventional physician may have suggested that medications like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are your best option for relief, many are not willing to risk the increased likelihood of gastrointestinal bleeding, stroke, heart attack and other effects that can come with these drugs.
And why should you?
There are effective joint pain remedies that come right from nature to provide safe, long-lasting relief … if you haven’t yet tried them, get ready to send your joint pain packing.
The 7 Most Effective Joint Pain Remedies
By strengthening cartilage and replenishing the synovial fluid that helps lubricate your joints, hydrolyzed collagen improves joint comfort and mobility. Hydrolyzed collagen is important, in particular, because it contains glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) such as hyaluronic acid (HA) and chondroitin sulfate, which help promote joint cushioning and lubrication. Hydrolyzed Collagen Type II may even help to rebuild cartilage.
2. Glucosamine Sulfate Potassium
Glucosamine is found naturally throughout your body, but especially in your cartilage. In your joints, it acts as a building block and helps provide structure to your cartilage while maintaining healthy joint function and mobility. Research shows glucosamine sulfate is a safe and effective treatment for joint pain due to osteoarthritis.[ii]
3. Chondroitin Sulfate Sodium
Chondroitin sulfate is essential for the structure and healthy function of your connective tissue, and is naturally found in the cartilage around your joints. It is known to work synergistically with glucosamine and has been shown to improve symptoms of joint pain[iii] and possibly even reverse joint deterioration.
4. MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)
MSM contains a naturally occurring form of sulfur in the human body, which helps provide the raw material for cell creation and repair. MSM is important for the health of your connective tissues and the formation of collagen, and helps nourish your joints for optimal function.
Phenylalaine is an essential amino acid that acts as a precursor to tyrosine and neurotransmitters like dopamine, norepinephrine and epinephrine. Phenylalanine may help to increase endorphins and opioid compounds in your central nervous system for enhanced mood and chronic pain relief. DL-phenylalanine works in part by blocking the enzymes that break down your body’s natural pain-killing chemicals.
6. White Willow Bark
Used since Hippocrates’ time (400 BC) to reduce inflammation, white willow bark contains salicin, which is similar to the acetylsalicylic acid found in aspirin. White willow bark contains powerful anti-inflammatory flavonoids that relieve pain[iv] and inflammation. Its pain-relieving effects are said to last longer than relief from aspirin.[v]
7. Trace Minerals — Active Crystal Concentrate
Trace minerals like nickel, silver, zinc, tungsten and many others (72 in all) are essential for the proper function of your body and play a role in helping prevent degenerative conditions, including joint pain. Ionic minerals exist in an unstable state that allows them to bond readily with water so they’re easily absorbed by your body. Their positive or negative charges also combine into a dynamic electrical flow that helps move nutrients into your body.
A Simple Way to Get All 7 of Nature’s Top Joint Supportive Nutrients… And More!
This is Super Joint Support®, which contains the seven joint pain remedies above, plus vitamin C (a co-factor for DL-Phenylalanine) and vitamins D, K2 and B12 for optimal bone health…
Written By: Updated: September 12,2013