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Joint Supplements

Joint problems are a very common occurrence these days especially with the increasing number of people suffering from arthritic and other joint related disorders. Elderly people, athletes and sportsmen generally suffer wear and tear of joints because of a number of factors. However, joint related problems can be tackled with the help of joint supplements which aim at strengthening joints and increasing and maintaining their flexibility.  These supplements not only provide support to the affected joints but also help improve their functionality. Additional joint damage can be prevented and the mobility of joints can be maintained with the use of such supplements. Joint supplements can help in supporting the growth of cartilages and also help in relieving inflammation and joint pain.
Some of the main ingredients of joint supplements include Chondroitin, Glucosamine, Bromelain and MSM. These supplements basically help in reducing inflammation of the joints so that additional injuries can be avoided. They help in reconstructing and strengthening the joints and also in reducing joint friction which is a result of daily physical activities.

Chondroitin is generally found in cartilages in the form of glycosaminoglycan and is in charge of cartilage flexibility. It basically keeps a tab on the enzymes which cause cartilages to tear down. Chondroitin is usually consumed orally in combination with glucosamine so that the formation of new cartilages gets accelerated. Together these joint supplements also help in pain reduction. Glucosamine is a naturally produced amino acid which helps in the formation, repair, and maintenance of cartilages. This joint supplement taken orally can accelerate the formation of new cartilages and also provide additional building blocks required for this purpose. Bromelain supplements are generally prescribed to people who are suffering from injuries to the joints and even those with digestion issues. They can also be used after surgery to reduce bruising and inflammation. Since these supplements have anti-inflammatory advantages, they are also useful to people suffering from arthritis and other joint disorders. MSM or Methylsulfonylmethane supplements help in providing ligament support and their sulfur content helps in maintaining healthy ligaments. These supplements are widely used by patients of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis as they provide pain relief. However, it is always advisable to consult a doctor before starting with any joint supplements and even more important to select only reputed brands. Diabetes patients, children, pregnant women, and even women who are trying to conceive should be extremely careful while using such supplements.

Submitted on January 16, 2014