Experiencing joint problems?
According to data obtained by WHO, joint problems are the fourth common condition people are struggling with. This is a type of problem which is not restricted to one part of the body. Interestingly enough, this problem addresses more women than men. It is mostly caused by inflammation of the inner lining – synovium. Symptoms include morning stiffness, swelling and deformed ankles.
However, certain ingredients can be effective in treating these problems since they contain components that inhibit inflammation, reduce pain, stimulate the production of cartilage or strengthen tissue structure.
Here are some of them.
Omega-3 fatty acids, unsaturated fatty acids
They reduce the production of transmitters that cause inflammation and cartilage degradation and also reduce pain. Some of the best-known substances which suppress inflammation are linoleic and linolenic acids. Unsaturated fatty acids block enzyme system that triggers inflammations.
Chondroitin and glucosamine
Maori, indigenous inhabitants of New Zealand have been feeding with green-lipped mussel for centuries now and hardly experience joint problems and certain studies suggest they have green-lipped mussels to thank for.Chondroitin and glucosamine represent proteins that bind water in the cartilage matrix thereby functioning as liquid magnets which prevent joint damage and assist in cartilage production simultaneously preventing its degradation.
Proven to be effective in increasing joint mobility, reducing pain and inflammation. It is essential for pregnant women and young children whose body is still developing.
Participates in the production of collagen and, among other things, improves the health of bones and cartilage.
A powerful antioxidant which stabilizes cell membranes, reduces pain and operates as an anti-inflammatory agent.
It prevents the production of transmitters that bind to pain receptors and generally positively influence the immune system and assist with joint problems as well.
Vitamin D deficiency significantly increases the risk of arthritis and is of vital importance for cartilage since our body builds cartilage precisely with the help of this vitamin. Moreover, our body obtains vitamin D from sun exposure.
Many studies suggest ginger reduces joint pain.
Translation: G. Dujmović