I can’t remember the last time my grandmother spent a whole day without complaining of an aching joint. It’s either her knee, or her hip joint, or her ankle. It makes me wonder how none of the supplements I have seen her take seem to relieve the inflammation…
The same is true for people who have sustained injuries of the joints during sports or strenuous physical activities.
In this article, I will walk you through how to shop for the supplements which will guarantee you a stress-free morning and peaceful evenings. The ingredients of the supplements you take determine how much relief you are likely to acquire from taking them.
Research conducted by Titanium Living, a new player in the Joint Pain supplement industry, suggests that specific ingredients present in such supplements increase their efficacy.
One of the most common ingredients in these supplements is turmeric root powder. The yellow powder, which has been branded one of the healthiest spices on earth, has been used by healers in the traditional Indian system of medicine for decades. Turmeric has grown popular over the years owing to its anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic properties.
Curcumin, which is a component of turmeric, reduces the production of the enzyme that is responsible for the pain. The anti-oxidant property eliminates free radicals which eat away healthy cell membranes.
If that is not enough, turmeric is also a natural pain reliever.
Boswellia Serrata is a tree from which Boswellia (Indian Frankincense) is extracted. It contains oils and exudes sap which is rich in terpene, which have been used for healing by many generations. Frankincense oil has been successfully used to relieve not only muscle pain but also joint pain. It is said to be more powerful than Iboprufen and makes it easier to walk and improves movement of the joint. The resin obtained from the Boswellia Serrata tree contains acids which relieve pain by inhibiting enzymes which are responsible for inflammation.
Ginger is one of the spices that are easily found in most households. The ginger root contains anti-inflammatory compounds which work in the same way as COX-2 inhibitors (drugs for pain and inflammation).
A study conducted in 2010 showed that ginger was effective in controlling pain in human joints resulting from an injury brought about by exercise.
All the mentioned substances have the ability to reduce pain in joints, making it easier for the affected people to move with ease. Another fact about these organic components is that they are healthier and pose fewer risks as compared to conventional NSAIDs.
There are many other products which belong on this list. Garlic contains an anti-inflammatory substance called diallyl disulfide. Furthermore, it fights the damage caused on the cartilage of the joint. Cinnamon contains cinnamic acid and cinnamaldehyde which work together to block free radicals which damage the cells in the injured joint. Chilli peppers also contain a spice known as cayenne which works with the body to fight inflammation.
It is important to remember that lifestyle changes are necessary if you expect the pain to subside. Limit foods which are responsible for inflammation such dairy products, while increasing the type of food in your diet that will support healthy joints (more about this later).
Unfortunately, even if you do eat a healthy variety of foods and limit the inflammation causing ones, a dietary supplement may still be necessary. Our food doesn’t contain the vitamins and minerals they used to, so to stay safe it is advisable to supplement your diet with nutritional supplements.
When you, or your loved ones, suffer from joint pain, taking supplements with most of the components listed above will push you toward pain-free joints and a healthier body.