Improving Your Joint Health Naturally
Filed under: Nutritional Supports
If you struggle with joint pain or stiffness, you certainly are not alone. According to the CDC, more than 50 million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with a joint-related problem such as arthritis. Over the next 20 years, that number is expected to increase by about 30 percent!
On the other hand, we also know that regular exercise is one of the most powerful factors in preventing numerous chronic diseases. Plus, activity boosts your mood, eases the aging process, and helps you to feel good about yourself. But when sore joints or stiffness get in the way, it can be difficult to stick to a workout regimen. Your sleep, work productivity, and quality of life might also be interrupted.
Luckily, ongoing research continues to bring us new information in the area of joint health. Two of the newest discoveries are cetylated fatty acids and MSM (methylsulfonylmethane).
Cetylated fatty acids are a group of fatty acids, which can be ingested or applied topically to the skin. It is believes that cetylated fatty acids help to lubricate joints, increase flexibility, and soften the tissues in and around joints. And, while further research is ongoing, it is also believed that cetylated fatty acids might play a role in reducing inflammation in the body.
MSM, short for methylsulfonylmethane, is a chemical that naturally occurs in animals, humans, and many plants. It can also be synthesized in a lab. While MSM is commonly taken (orally or topically) for a variety of conditions, the most promising research has focused on joint pain and swelling. Further research suggests it might also aid in exercise recovery.
Along with glucosamine, cetylated fatty acids and MSM are the primary ingredients in our Motion + supplement. Aimed at improving joint health, Motion + can be appropriate for those who already suffer joint pain and stiffness. Athletes and even casual exercise enthusiasts could also benefit from the protective qualities of these three compounds, since we know that prevention of future joint problems is also important! Contact us to learn more, and we can help you decide if Motion + might benefit you.