Good joint health increases your ability to move and helps you to stay physically active. As you age, it is important as it reduces the risk of injury, pain, and inflammatory joint disorders, such as arthritis. In addition to healthy foods and exercise, supplements for joints protect the cartilage and other joint tissues. There are many kinds of supplements including calcium, glucosamine, chondroitin sulphate, and herbal supplements, such as Genuwell™. Your doctor or healthcare provider may recommend one based on your needs.
What Is a Joint?
There are over 250 joints in the human body with unique and important functions. A joint is present where two or more bones connect. Joints are immovable (fibrous), partially movable (cartilaginous), or freely movable (synovial), such as those in the shoulders, knees, and hips.
For example, the knee is a hinge joint formed where three bones, the patella (kneecap), femur, and tibia meet. The knee flexes and extends allowing you to walk, run, sit, stand, climb, or squat. The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint that helps you rotate your arms.
Muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage surround and protect the bones and joints. You need healthy cartilage for your joints to glide during movement and physical activities. This helps prevent friction from the bones rubbing together, inflammation, and pain.
What Happens When the Joint Deteriorates?
Joints are built to be strong and rigid to support movements throughout your life. But they wear away as you get older, making you more prone to age-related problems such as chronic inflammation, joint pain, stiffness, arthritis, or Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD). These issues may arise when the cartilage that cushions and protects the joint thins out or the lubricating fluid decreases. Ligaments also become shorter and less flexible. Joint health supplements can help prevent these problems, particularly for individuals who are inactive or not getting enough vital nutrients.
How Do Supplements for Joints Work?
Joint supplements help to maintain important molecules that are necessary for joint function. Many of them contain anti-inflammatory compounds, which help reduce inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and pain linked to rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and gout. Arthritis is a progressive, inflammatory joint disorder that often affects the knee, shoulder, hand, and spine. The condition is usually diagnosed in older adults, but can also affect young people.
Natural or herbal supplements for joints containing vitamins C and D, calcium, magnesium, glucosamine, chondroitin sulphate, and hyaluronic acid can help prevent those symptoms. They have anti-inflammatory agents that protect the cartilage and fight inflammation and pain caused by different types of arthritis.
Herbal Supplements for Healthy Joints
Herbal supplements made with Boswellia serrata (Indian Frankincense), such as Genuwell™ formulated by Kondor Pharma, provide superior anti-inflammatory benefits.
Boswellia is a plant species that contains dozens of molecules with medicinal properties. Boswellia has been used in Ayurvedic Indian medicine for centuries traditionally as oils to treat pain and inflammation as well as promote general good health. Bark resin and other Boswellia extracts contain anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and anti-arthritic agents that may relieve pain and other symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA) or rheumatoid arthritis (e.g., swelling and stiffness).
In several published clinical studies, patients with osteoarthritis were given Boswellia serrata extract (BSE) (100-250 mg) from 4 to 24 weeks. The results show that BSE decreased symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA) such as knee swelling and joint pain, and increased the patient’s ability to flex the knee as well as walk longer distances. A systematic review of multiple trials involving 545 patients with OA concluded that Boswellia and its extracts may be a safe and effective herbal treatment option for OA.
Kondor Pharma Supplements for Joints
Genuwell™ for Joint Health is an approved natural health product. It is formulated with Boswellia serrata and clinically proven to relieve joint pain and improve joint and knee function. Visit our website or contact Kondor Pharma at 1-800-892-6981 to find out more.