Joint pains , when they are continuous and persistent, can have a very negative impact on both physical and mental well-being. Unfortunately, these types of annoyances frequently become chronic, and the time to get rid of them is very long. Apart from mechanical (trauma) and degenerative (arthritis and arthrosis) causes, we also have genetic and postural causes. Lack of movement and overweight have an important influence, as the joints need to be moved to remain fluid and dynamic, and excessive weight overloads them, increasing the risk of inflammation and injuries.
And when these pains are always present in everyday life, the mind also suffers. Lack of a good night's sleep due to difficulty lying down, or fatigue after a long day of work whether sitting in the office or doing physically demanding jobs, leave a feeling of tiredness, fatigue and frustration.
For this reason it is always better to intervene promptly with the help of osteopaths and physiotherapists, with adequate physical exercise and a healthy diet , and with the support of supplements .
In Nature we find a specific plant for bone and joint pain , in particular for tendon discomfort, back pain, neck pain, sciatica and arthrosis: the Devil's Claw . The iridoid glycosides present in the roots have powerful analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties , to which are then added those of phytosterols, triterpenes, aromatic acids and flavonoids. The Devil's Claw also has antipyretic, cholesterol-lowering, antiarrhythmic and digestive activities, so much so that it is often recommended in cases of dyspepsia and slow digestion thanks to its ability to promote the secretion of gastric juices. The Committee for Herbal Medicines (HPMC) supports its effectiveness given by more than thirty years of traditional use, which also guarantees its safe use.
Suggested Dosage Devil's Claw : 50 drops, two or three times a day
Boswellia is a plant that belongs to ancient Ayurvedic Medicine , where its pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties are praised. It is particularly indicated for those suffering from arthritis and other joint pain due to inflammatory states , such as ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis and asthma. A curiosity about Boswellia : the incense produced with its resin has calming and relaxing properties in cases of high stress, and also aphrodisiacs.
Suggested Dosage Boswellia : 3 capsules in the morning and 3 after lunch
MSM , methylsulfonylmethane, also known as natural sulfur , is recommended because it supports the production of collagen and is present in high quantities in cartilage tissue . We also find it in nails and hair , and it also has antioxidant properties. Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulphate are essential for the composition of cartilage tissue , so it is important that they are present in appropriate concentrations: for this reason, integration is very often used, especially in the preventive phase, to protect the joints from degeneration. Turmeric also has both anti- inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and brings numerous benefits to those suffering from joint pain from inflammation.
MSM Pro Active Dosage: 1 tablet after lunch and 1 after dinner
As always, the use of phytotherapeutic supplements must be supported by a complete diet and proper physical exercise : prevention is a very important aspect to take into consideration, especially after a certain age. Avoiding weight gain, sedentary lives and foods rich in pro-inflammatory compounds (gluten, dairy, alcohol, refined sugars) will surely benefit your joints and your days.