What are joint complexes?
Joint complexes are especially formulated to support the health of the joints. They often include nutrients such as glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM, boswellia, turmeric, ginger and bromelain.
What do joint complexes do in the body?
Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM form part of the cartilage. The ...Read more cartilage is a structural part of your joints that sits on the end of your bones. It protects your bones from grating against each other and provides a smooth surface which allows free movement of the joints. It provides a smooth service and provides shock absorption. The cartilage lining can be up to 7mm thick in young adults. With age, the cartilage becomes thinner and more compressed and, sometimes in suffers of severe arthritis can be worn away completely. It is the lack of cartilage that causes the pain and restriction of movement in osteoarthritis.
Boswellia helps to maintain joint flexibility so is often added to joint complexes.
Ginger helps to maintain the mobility of joints and helps to ease morning stiffness.
Why do I need joint complexes?
As we age, our joints naturally degrade causing pain, inflexibility and stiffness. The cartilage wears away and sometimes leaved the bones grating on each other. This process can be sped up by injury or trauma to the joint. Osteoarthritis usually starts in the knees, as this is where most pressure gets put on the cartilage.
Providing your body with the nutrients it needs is essential for prevention and repair. Many people choose to take a joint complex, including elderly people who already have joint conditions, those at risk of joint conditions through age, genetics or sports.
How do I take joint complexes?
Joint complexes are often found in tablets, capsules or liquid. They are to be taken with food once or twice per day. Be careful of chondroitin if you have a shell fish allergy.