Stand up, sit down, run, walk, climb. What do all of these actions have in common? Their dependence on JOINT HEALTH.
Basic daily actions and activities rely on our body’s ability to move with ease. We sometimes forget that we would not be able to do so without healthy joints.
Why is joint health so important?
This is where two or more bones are joined together. Many joints have cartilage on the ends of the bones where they come together, allowing our bones to glide over one another as we move. Joints also protect our bones by preventing them from rubbing against each other and causing damage. Without joints, we would not be able to run, play sports, jump, walk… do pretty much anything (niams).
What can happen?
We all know it. Most of our grandparents complain about it. But don’t be fooled! Young people can be affected by this condition too. I am talking about ARTHRITIS! Juvenile arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout are all forms of this condition that can come as a result of failing to attend to one’s joint health.
- Juvenile Arthritis: affects, you guessed it, juveniles! Children can develop almost all types of arthritis that affect adults, but they are most commonly affected by juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
- Osteoarthritis: the most common form among adults, causes pain, swelling, and loss of motion in joints due to cartilage wearing away.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis: considered an autoimmune disease, attacks joint tissue as if it was a disease-causing germ. Sometimes causing fatigue and fevers, pain, swelling, and stiffness are all side effects. In addition to permanent joint damage, rheumatoid arthritis can affect the lungs, heart, etc.
- Gout: yes, it is a form of arthritis—is caused by a buildup of uric acid crystals in joints. This extremely painful form most commonly occurs in the big toe… it’s true! (niams).
Tips for Healthy Joints
- Stay active
- Get adequate sleep
- Eat healthy
- Avoid injuries
Vitamins and Supplements
Maybe your customers are unaware of their joint health status or family history of arthritis. Now is your chance to educate and provide for those who need it. Makers Nutrition, your premier supplement manufacturer, can help your customers avoid joint health decline. While you can easily choose our JOINT TRIPLE FLEX stock formula (https://www.makersnutrition.com/stock-formulas/), here are some ingredients to help you create the perfect product.
- Calcium: Calcium may bring to mind a commercial starring an Olympic athlete and a bottle of milk. That’s because calcium is closely associated with bone and joint health. Calcium supplements themselves can reduce inflammation and pain, especially in knee joints. While a balanced diet of yogurt, darky leafy vegetables, and yes, milk, can help to build strong joints, some people may benefit from calcium or calcium-infused supplements.
- Fish Oil: The omeg-3 fatty acid in fish oil supplements is often connected to a healthy heart and skin. It also plays a vital role in joint health, known to reduce inflammation. Fish oil assists in preventing certain enzymes from degrading joints, which is why people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis can particularly benefit from this nutrient.
- Vitamin D: Proving itself every chance it gets, Vitamin D is crucial to overall health (https://www.makersnutrition.com/news/2017-09-27-an-innovative-pairing-led-and-vitamin-d/, https://www.makersnutrition.com/news/2017-09-21-get-out-and-get-some-sunlight/). Studies show that people with low levels of this vitamin are more likely to suffer from joint pain more frequently. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium as well, so combined, the two can help strengthen joints and bones.
- Glucosamine: Common among the most popular joint supplements, glucosamine is surprisingly not well-known among joint pain sufferers. It can actually help to rebuild bone and reduce inflammation that accompanies joint pain. Since glucosamine levels typically decline with age, people with osteoarthritis can especially benefit from this nutrient (jointflex).
- Chondroitin: Chondroitin is almost always seen next to glucosamine, as they work together to protect joints. Chondroitin is a vital constituent of cartilage, helping to cushion joints and prevent bones from rubbing against each other. It also absorbs water and other fluids, keeping cartilage hydrated and healthy (livestrong).
Flexible Supplement Manufacturing
Feeling informed? Use what you now know to keep your customers moving pain free. Makers Nutrition works WITH YOU to get the best possible product to market. We work around the clock for the benefit of your business success. Request a quote at makersnutrition.com or speak with a supplement manufacturing specialist by dialing 1-844-625-3771.