Dietary supplements for joints
Musculoskeletal care is one of the most underrated areas of human health. However, it is not only in elite athletes that the cartilage in the joints wears out, leading to pain and limited mobility.
Joint nutrition ensures a sufficient supply of substances that prevent cartilage wear and tear and also act as nutrition for tendons and ligaments. The substances most commonly found in the composition of complex joint supplements are glucosamine, chondroitin sulphate or collagen, which have a building function in the joints. Hyaluronic acid, MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) or omega 3 can help relieve pain.
How to prevent joint pain?
In addition to taking preventive dietary supplements for joints, it is also advisable to:
- not overloading the joints - watch out for overweight, which contributes most to overloading, and technically incorrect lifting of heavy weights;
- regular sports - walking, cycling or swimming do not put too much strain on the joints and can help strengthen them;
- keep joints warm.
Hereditary diseases, poor posture or inappropriate footwear can also have a negative effect on joint health.
How to use joint nutrition?
Joint supplements are suitable for active athletes, the elderly, where a lifetime of stress on the joints takes its toll, as well as children who play sports, for whom they contribute to the proper development of the musculoskeletal system. It is advisable to first consult a paediatrician about the use of joint nutrition in children. A special group then consists of individuals with a hereditary predisposition to degenerative joint disease, so‑called osteoarthritis.
Joint nutrition is mainly preventive and serves more as an adjunctive treatment in the event of a health problem. Joint nutrition must be used for a long time to see positive results, regardless of the time of day the product is taken. The most popular joint supplements include Geloren Active, Alavis Maxima Triple Blend or Barny's Triple Blend.