Alternative Joint Pain Supplements

Management of arthritis often requires the use of all possible conventional and alternative methods. Apart from the medications usually recommended for treatment and alleviation and treatment of symptoms, men and women burdened with arthritic problems have also turned to natural arthritis remedies with the use of joint pain supplements. These are mostly formulated with compounds that help in combating the effects of degradation damage to the joints.

Hyaluronic Acid is naturally produced by the human body and is commonly manufactured in supplement form. The maintenance of synovial fluid that helps in cartilage nourishment and lubrication is regulated by adequate levels of this compound. As people age, the natural production of Hyaluronic Acid decreases which makes the joints more prone to damage.

Joint supplements should also promote total joint health and calcium is an important mineral to consider in this regard. Bone health directly influences joint health and taking supplements of calcium especially when the diet does not provide ample amounts can be immensely beneficial for anyone suffering from joint diseases.

Vitamin D is an important micronutrient as far as bone and joint health goes. Calcium absorption is dependent on Vitamin D levels. When exposed to sunlight, Vitamin D is converted into its active form (Vitamin D3). Many studies into supplements being taken in seasons like winter where sunlight is limited have shown a considerable decrease in bone loss and subsequent joint damage in the elderly. Supplements are sold in varying formulation quantities and experts all recommend that at least 1000IU of Vitamin D3 should be taken to have beneficial results.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids are regarded as potent anti-inflammatory compounds and used as alternative joint pain supplements. These can be found in salmon, tuna, and certain fishes as well as walnuts and flaxseed. In general, Omega 3 Fatty acids also promote cellular health. Most supplements of this compound are derived from fish sources making mercury and pesticide content a possible concern. Careful scrutiny of the labels for dosage as well as product safety qualifications is crucial.

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