From collagen to glucosamine, curcumin and turmeric, this list can help reduce inflammation and repair.
Many Americans are suffering from achy, painful joints. A report put out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2016 showed that upwards of 14 million people in the country suffered from severe joint pain back in 2014.
Shockingly, that number marks an increase of almost 4 million people, since 2002. What’s behind it? Arthritis, Lyme disease, lupus and a whole host of other conditions that can be difficult to treat with a definitive cure are to blame in most cases.
If you’re suffering with constant discomfort, you likely already know that applying ice for about 15 minutes a day to a soar knee or hands, soaking in a warm tub and taking and Advil can all help, at least in the moment.
But what about prevention and long-term home remedies? Many doctors believe taking certain supplements can be a good idea, when it comes to joint repair. While you won’t see results overnight, in as little as a few months you could feel an improvement in your tolerance and range of motion as these ingredients repair your cartilage and strengthen the areas immediately around your joints.
Dr. Weil recommends a diet full of anti-inflammatory foods and regular exercise-especially walking- along with calcium and vitamin D.
He’s also a fan of glucosamine and chondroitin, as well as turmeric, ginger and boswellia, which all have anti-inflammatory properties.
Dr. Oz adds curcumin to the list, something that’s found in turmeric but can be taken as a supplement on its own.
Other experts recommend collagen, vitamin C, cherry and rosehip. Talk to your doctor about the best recipe for your pain and return to easy movement.
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