The 5 Signs of Healthy Joints
| By RB Schiff Vitamins
How to Support Joint Health
One of the first places we feel our age is in our joints. Joint problems generally develop over time and can make it harder for us to enjoy your favorite activities, as well as just getting around in day to day life. You already know how important exercise is when it comes to supporting joint health. This can boost metabolism and strengthen the surrounding muscles to help stabilize and protect your joints. Making sure you get the right nutrients is another way to care for your joints.
Move Free Advanced supports 5 signs of joint health:mobility, flexibility, strength, lubrication and comfort so you can do the things you love.
Glucosamine is a key natural chemical found in your body responsible for the formation of cartilage, an essential building block of your joints. Your body can usually generate enough glucosamine to restore and build the cartilage, but as you get older, these stores deplete causing gradual breakdown of the joint (Web MD, 2018). Glucosamine works to improve the mobility and flexibility you need in everyday life.
Chondroitin is another one of the natural building blocks of cartilage that supports joint strength by helping to resist compression in the joint. Chondroitin attracts fluid to your joints to support cushioning and lubrication, helping movements become smoother and less painful (Science Direct, 2009).* Unlike other glucosamine and chondroitin supplements that can take up to four to six weeks to start working, Move Free® Advanced may start comforting joints quicker.
Calcium Fructoborate is a natural sugar-borate usually found in fresh fruit and vegetable. After clinical trials, it has been show to supports joint comfort, and offer support for healthy bones and joints, as well as cardiovascular health (NCBI, 2015).
Hyaluronic Acid is a major component of cartilage and synovial fluid which is found in the joints and naturally produced to create lubrication to help create smooth movements. As we get older, our levels of HA tend to decrease, which can cause sagging skin and aching joints (Healthy Directions, udated).
Move Free® Advanced Plus MSM provides the added benefit of 1,500 mg of MSM, a natural source of sulfur found in the body which is important in the formation of collagen in healthy joints. It may help to lessen inflammation which causes joint pain, as well as help with headaches. The amount of MSM found in Move Free® Advanced Plus MSM is the tested amount shown to support joint comfort.*
And with Move Free® Advanced Triple Strength Plus MSM and Vitamin D3, you get the benefits of MSM plus the addition of Vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 helps your overall bone health and joint movement in two significant ways: first, Vitamin D3 helps your bones absorb calcium better and second, it helps your bones retain the calcium already in them.* This is very important because as we age our bones lose calcium. Studies have noted that people a low level of vitamin D are more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis, than those with a healthy level (Healthline, 2017)
Healthy Directions (undated) Hyaluronic Acid Benefits: Healthy Joints, Skin, and More
Healthline (2017) Is There a Connection Between Vitamin D and Joint Pain?
Science Direct (2009) Czhondroitin Sulphate: An Effective Joint Lubricant?
Web MD (2018) Is Glucosamine Good for Joint Pain?