Joint pain can strike at any age and for various reasons—some of the more surprising contributors of widespread joint pain include low vitamin D levels, gluten intolerance or celiac disease, candidiasis, and low magnesium levels. For most people, however, the cause stems from arthritis or injury. The following supplements are on the cutting edge when it comes to stopping pain, reducing inflammation, and helping support cartilage.
|Our bodies naturally contain hyaluronic acid. It’s part of the synovial fluid that cushions our joints. But hyaluronic acid levels decline as we age. Supplements with hyaluronic acid help reduce joint pain and stiffness. Hyalogic, a company specializing in hyaluronic acid products, has just introduced For Joints Lozenges, which contain a premium form of hyaluronic acid in an easy-to-absorb form.|
|Also new is Country Life FLEX-Able Advanced, a complete joint formula with innovative ingredients, particularly UC-II, an undenatured, bioactive Type II collagen. This form of collagen naturally contains hyaluronic acid and chondroitin, and helps support joint mobility, flexibility, and comfort. The formula also boasts glucosamine, as well as a proprietary herbal blend for joint health.|
|Health Logics BioCell Collagen Connective Tissue Support can be used to improve joint health and flexibility, reduce pain, and also enhance skin appearance. This product features a specialized, patented form of collagen called BioCell, a highly bioavailable matrix of collagen and hyaluronic acid. You’ll find BioCell in various high-quality joint and beauty supplements.|
|Membrell JOINTHealth contains Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM), which is rich in chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, collagen, and other proteins. NEM has been studied and shown to help promote joint health. And it also helps promote strong bones. Free of bovine-sourced collagen and shellfish. Use daily for best results.|
|Nature’s Way Curica works for all types of pain and inflammation, including joint pain and stiffness. Capsules are a blend of Meriva curcumin (a bioavailable form of the anti-inflammatory compound from turmeric), ApresFlex (a proprietary and clinically tested form of the anti-inflammatory herb boswellia), and pain-relieving white willow bark. This product is also great for acute bouts of pain, whether you throw out your back or pull a muscle.|
What’s good for your joints is also good for your skin. Supplements with hyaluronic acid and collagen (including BioCell) can provide a significant beauty boost. Both ingredients have been shown to help promote smoother, younger-looking skin.