By Lise Guenette ND.A
Accredited member of the Naturopaths Association of Quebec
Arthritis and other joint pain can seriously harm the quality of life of those who suffer from it.
Risk factors increase with: · Excess weight
· Repeated use of the same joint (due to work or sports)
· Age (progressive deterioration of cartilage)
· Lack of physical activity, which harms the circulatory system,
nutrition and cartilage regeneration
· Following an injury or accident
Collagen, Glucosamine,Chondroitin, MSM... What and how to choose??
Collagen is the “glue” that holds and forms all of our body’s conjunctive tissue. Collagen is the skin’s major constituent protein, as well as the muscles, tendons, joints and bones. Without collagen, our bodies would have no structure, no muscle and therefore no strength to even stand erect. There are foods in our diet such as non-fat, gelatinous bouillons, and meats with their bone and cartilage, that provide a naturally occurring form of hydrolyzed raw collagen.
Collagen helps the body in the following ways: *By maintaining the elasticity of the skin and improves the quality of the nails and hair.
*Metabolizes fat which helps with weight loss.
*Improves quality of sleep.
*Reduces pain due to arthritis and rheumatism.
*Diminishes muscular cramps in the legs.
*Slows down the progression of osteoporosis and helps the body absorb CALCITONIN, a hormone secreted by the thyroid and parathyroid glands that help regulate the metabolism of phosphorous and calcium.
GLUCOSAMINE helps relieve joint pain due to, light to moderate arthrosis (Joint inflammation) and slows down the process. Glucosamine increases the synovial liquid that lubricates the joints.
CHONDROITIN possess the same results as glucosamine and it's efficacy is felt within the smaller joints and spine. Chondroitin also helps diminish the effects of enzyme degradation of the cartilage.
MSM possesses anti-inflammatory properties. It helps reduce pain and enables healing from muscular and joint injury.
Difficulty choosing what is right for you? Why not benefit from a formula that has all 4 of these properties.