Many people deal with chronic joint pain in their knees, hands, elbows, shoulders, and elsewhere. In most cases, this is caused by the most common type of arthritis, osteoarthritis. This form of arthritis affects millions of people each year. Many people take supplements to support joint health. Some take them to relieve current joint pain, while others take them to prevent pain from developing. Most supplements for joint health work by reducing inflammation or protecting the cartilage in the joints. Cartilage is the material that rests between bones and prevents them from rubbing together. This cartilage can wear down over time, leading to osteoarthritis. This is a very common source of pain and disability as people age.
Inflammation is the body’s response to irritation, infection, and injury. Short term inflammation protects the body, while chronic inflammation can lead to long term pain and damage, such as in arthritis. Anti-inflammatory medications help fight pain and chronic inflammation. Research has found that the following supplements may help with joint health:
- Vitamin C, Vitamin D
- Green Lipped Mussel, Propolis
- Manuka Honey, Bee Pollen, Flaxseed Oil
- Fish Oil, Krill Oil, Evening Primrose Oil
- Glucosamine, Zinc, MSM
- Mud Heat Cream, Noni Morinda, Turmeric