This month we take a look at joint health
A joint is the connection between two bones. Joints give us the flexibility to bend our knees, wave our arms, turn your head or lift a cup. We have more than 300 joints in our bodies that allow for this level of movement. Smooth tissue called cartilage and synovium and a lubricant called synovial fluid cushion the joints so bones do not rub together.
We all know someone who has in later life experienced pain through issues with joints and although joints will age naturally we can take steps towards preventing joint degeneration.
How can we work towards keeping our joints healthy?
Physical activity, a balanced diet and avoiding injury or treating injuries once they have occurred properly will help to keep joints supple and nourished.
Certain fatty acids can reduce swelling and discomfort in joints. The most common types of fatty acids are omega-3s. Excellent dietary sources include fish such as salmon, sardines and herring, as well as green vegetables, nuts, seeds and whole grains. Or add a good quality supplement to top up levels daily.
Antioxidants are a major help in fighting inflammation, which may be damaging to joints and can contribute to joint discomfort. Antioxidants include vitamin A ,vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium. Antioxidants are most abundant in dark fruits.
Formulated to help maintain joint mobility, EverFlex provides important nutrients, which are the building blocks for healthy cartilage in joints. Cartilage is the ‘shock absorber’ for the joints, protecting bone from wear and tear. Nature’s Sunshine’s Everflex formula offers the combined benefits of glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM in one convenient tablet. These three substances work together to achieve maximum joint health.
Benefits of EverFlex
EverFlex contains three key ingredients:
• Glucosamine hydrochloride – provides higher levels of active glucosamine than glucosamine sulphate which many cheaper brands use
• Chondroitin – attracts and maintains fluids within the cartilage, helping to maintain elasticity and strength.
• MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) – biologically active sulphur that is found in the human diet. Sulphur is important to joint health for a wide variety of processes.