My elbows, knees, wrists, shoulders & back were hurting on a daily basis. Carrying anything was becoming a problem. I didn’t understand why I was feeling so weak, old, and full of pain. No good! The chiropractor explained to me that my body was no longer producing enough cartilage, that natural teflon-like stuff that lubricates joints. So my joints were rough inside & grating together like rough concrete instead of gliding smoothly as they are supposed to. He recommended that I start taking a joint support supplement. I asked a lot of questions, and here’s what I learned.
There are 3 Joint support supplements; Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and MSM. As it turns out most people can digest one or two of these, but not all three. Which ones are digestible is different for different people. The easiest way to make sure you get it right is to take all 3, and one will just pass through harmlessly while the other 2 are digested and made use of.
You may also find that a fourth item can be very helpful too. Hyaluronic acid works by drawing more water into those dried out joints, so you’ll need to drink water to support that.
The appropriate dose depends on the person. something between 600- 2000 mg of the 3 cartilage-builders per day. I was told to take double whatever the label says for the first month. This helps get started when you are low on these important building materials. If you can, it is best to spread the consumption over the course of the day, so it can be absorbed well. If you are like me, this is difficult to remember so you might want to get the time-release pills so that happens automatically even if you just take them once daily.
You don’t have to suffer, and you don’t have to spend tons of money to feel well. These helpful supplest and more are available to you. A good Extra-Strength supplement is this one.
If you don’t like taking pills, get the drinkable liquid!
One of the tastiest ways to drink your way to joint health is these cans of Joint juice. I discovered these when I visited another office and was offered a Joint juice. It was tasty.