You’re not alone if spring brings along the enjoyable proverbial spring in your step … but what if that step also brings along some knee pain? Or if not your knees, is your hip is reacting? Perhaps in your case it’s shoulder pain. Wherever the joint pain, we can help with our number one recommendation for relief … nutrition to reduce inflammation, along with four supplements that the nutritionists and dietitians at our parent company Nutritional Weight & Wellness recommend to their clients again and again; three of which are 15% off this month only!
Once you’re consistently crossing these three goals off your list everyday but are still experiencing painful joint pain, that’s when supplements may help. This month our favorite supplement support trio – Key Collagen, Joint Revive, Curcumin 400 – are all 15% off. Read on to see which may be right for you.
Collagen is an important building block in many different areas of your body. It’s difficult to get enough collagen from food alone and your production of collagen starts to reduce in your twenties. Key Collagen is superior to the majority of collagen products on the market, because it’s cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practices certified) and contains TendoForte®, Fortigel®, Verisol® and Fortibone®. Not only does Key Collagen give you a boost of collagen, but these four Bioactive Collagen Peptides® also help to stimulate your body’s own collagen production and they each target different areas of the body making it extremely effective. Just 1 scoop of Key Collagen a day can help improve your ligaments/tendons, joint health, skin, hair and nails and bone health. The real star for joint health is the Fortigel for promoting growth of new cartilage. Interestingly, a study done on animals found that the ingestion of Fortigel® stimulated an increase of cartilage tissue growth after just three months. (Just check out some of the great reviews of relief from bone spurs, cartilage loss and more!) As an added bonus, you can expect noticeably firmer and smoother skin with fewer wrinkles. The skin surface structure also improves which reduces cellulite and speeds up nail growth. (Take 1 scoop daily with water, in coffee or in a smoothie.)
Curcumin, a key curcuminoid found in turmeric, is a very powerful anti-inflammatory. The turmeric root has been used throughout Asia for thousands of years for it’s health benefits. It’s important to note not all curcumin products are created equally, as many are not well absorbed. Nutrikey’s Curcumin 400 features an innovative BioCurc®—a patented ingredient that has been shown in clinical studies to surpass the bioavailability (meaning your body can actually use it!) of virtually every other curcumin/turmeric extract product on the market.2 In fact, 400 mg of BioCurc® is equal to 2,000,000 mg of turmeric and 45,000 mg of 95% curcumin extracts.2Other benefits of curcumin, which is an antioxidant, include: immune support, helps maintain healthy blood sugar, helps maintain healthy blood lipids, aids in digestive function and helps with detoxification. It can work wonders for pain and inflammation, so much so that some of our clients notice if they miss just a day of taking their curcumin. (Take 1-2 caps each day.)
Joint Revive is specifically designed to help with joint pain. Currently there are about 700,000 knee replacements each year … that’s a lot of surgeries. When you have to replace knees, that typically means that bone is rubbing on bone, which can be extremely painful. That’s where Joint Revive really shines. It has undenatured type II collagen, which stops the degeneration of the joints. We recommend taking two tablets per day until you see some effects, and then reduce it to one per a day. The research has shown that you’ll generally see some results within 30 days, but the best overall effects are going to be over a period of 120 days. So be sure to commit to four months. (Take 1-2 tablets per day.)
While not on sale this month, we’d be remiss without mentioning Glucosamine Chondroitin Complex with MSM as it has helped so many of our clients over the years. Glucosamine and Chondroitin are structural components of cartilage, the tissue that cushions the joints. Both are produced naturally in the body. Glucosamine and chondroitin supplements are helpful to support healthy cartilage formation and joint comfort by promoting cartilage strength and resilience, something that also decreases as we age. To get the best benefit from it you usually need to have 1500 mg of quality glucosamine to work (be warned that drugstore varieties are usually useless to your body!). Our nutritionists recommend taking Glucosamine Chondroitin Complex with MSM for a minimum of three months; they’ve seen some clients start to see relief within one week, but expect to take it for at least six weeks to help regenerate the lost cartilage. This product pairs great with Key Collagen, which also has a peptide that regenerates cartilage too, so taking these both together would be great.
If you’re suffering from chronic joint pain and this all sounds overwhelming , we encourage you to consider making a virtual appointment with one of our Nutritional Weight & Wellness nutritionists or dietitians. It often takes some detective work to come up with the right eating plan and combination of supplements to help reduce your specific inflammation and heal the tissues throughout your body.