Our Top Supplements For Achy Joints

A doctor looks at the elbow joint of her patient.

According to a recent University of Michigan poll on healthy aging, 70% of individuals over the age of 50 experience joint pain.

Joints are crucial connections in the body where two or more bones meet. They play a pivotal role in facilitating activities, such as running or walking, and handling various daily tasks, like sitting down and standing up or going up and down the stairs. It’s important to be aware that joints can occasionally be the reason for discomfort in the body. 
 

According to a recent University of Michigan poll on healthy aging, a whopping 70% of individuals over the age of 50 experience joint pain, at least occasionally (1). Out of those polled, 66% said they rely on over-the-counter pain medication to help manage the discomfort. However, more and more people are discovering that certain supplements help manage joint discomfort, with 25% percent of the cohort reporting using joint support supplements (1). 

 

In order to help more people benefit, we've curated a list of formulas that we love for achy joints.

6 Recommended Supplements For Joint Health

1. Joint Lube™ (Professional Strength)


For those grappling with the daily grind of life plagued by joint discomfort, Joint Lube™ steps in as a professional-grade supplement. Packed with potent ingredients aimed at promoting joint health, this formula goes beyond the ordinary. Ingredients like glucosamine - a natural chemical compound in the body that helps keep up the health of your cartilage, chondroitin - a molecule that occurs naturally in the body and is a major component of cartilage, and MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) - an important building block for bones and joints, work in harmony with herbal Devil's Claw Root to support healthy joint flexibility, lubrication, comfort, and overall mobility (2,3,4).

 

Whether you're an athlete, an office warrior, or someone facing the normal wear and tear of maturing joints, Joint Lube™ is a go-to solution for maintaining joint comfort and function.


2. Nature Profen™ (Daytime Ache Relief)

 

Our potent herbal formula Nature Profen™ is designed to be your ally, delivering targeted daytime ache relief to help you get through your days comfortably. These capsules contain a carefully selected blend of herbal extracts and ingredients including turmeric, ginger and boswellia - all ingredients that are known to help promote a healthy inflammatory balance within the body (5).

 

Another star ingredient in this formulation is white willow bark, a remedy that has been used since 400 B.C. in traditional Chinese and European medicine (6). While white willow is a natural source of salicin, which is chemically similar to aspirin, the amount present in white willow bark is insufficient to provide much relief on its own. The relief that can be attributed to white willow comes from its broad spectrum of natural components including flavonoids and polyphenols in combination with its salicin content (7).


3. Nature Profen PM™ (Nighttime Ache Relief)

 

Nature Profen PM™ steps in as a soothing nighttime hero for ache relief and restorative sleep. Like its daytime counterpart, this formula is useful for supporting the body's inflammatory balance with the added benefit of helping unwind tension. This formulation contains some of the same ingredients as the daytime formulation, but without the stimulating ingredients such as green tea, and with the addition of calming herbs like black cohosh, and cat’s claw root.


4. Ginger-Ease™ High Potency

 

Featuring a proprietary blend of fresh and dry ginger root, Ginger-Ease™ harnesses the potential of ginger root to support joint health and alleviate occasional discomfort. With its high potency, this supplement is a versatile (and tasty) addition to your daily routine. A favorite way to consume this supplement is by incorporating it into this golden milk recipe for a soothing warm drink with benefits.


5. Amazing Arnica Oil (Topical Relief for Infants, Kids, Adults)

 

Amazing Arnica Oil comes to the rescue as a topical solution for individuals of all ages. With the natural power of arnica, this oil provides comfort when applied directly to the affected area. Whether it's a stiff joint, a sore back or even a bump or bruise, this topical formula offers a gentle and effective way to ease occasional minor discomfort.

 


6. Elite Omega-3

 

Omega-3 supplementation is recognized for its potential to support joint health and manage occasional joint discomfort (8). Omega-3s can also contribute to maintaining the structural well-being of joint tissues, encouraging cartilage health (9). Research suggests that omega-3 supplementation can be especially impactful for the synovial joints (10). Elite Omega-3 can be key for happy joints!


A man wraps his hands around his knee.

Summary

Joint discomfort is a common complaint, especially amongst older adults.  Increased quality of life can be encouraged through natural support for joint health. This support can be found in supplements containing glucosamine, chondroitin, Omega-3 and MSM, as well as in certain herbs like boswellia, ginger, and curcumin, all with the potential to assist the body's well-being. Additionally, topical arnica can be favored for its ease of use and soothing effect.

References:


1. Arthritis And Joint Pain - National Poll On Healthy Aging  | University of Michigan. Institute For Healthcare Policy And Innovation. (2022). Retrieved November 16, 2023, from https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/handle/2027.42/174679/0279_NPHA-Arthritis-Pain-report-FINAL-09092022-doi-v2.pdf

 

2. Glucosamine - an overview | ScienceDirect Topics. (n.d.). Www.sciencedirect.com. Retrieved November 16, 2023, from https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/medicine-and-dentistry/glucosamine

 

3. Chondroitin Information | Mount Sinai - New York. (n.d.). Mount Sinai Health System. https://www.mountsinai.org/health-library/supplement/chondroitin

 

4. MSM. (n.d.). Versus Arthritis. Retrieved November 16, 2023, from https://versusarthritis.org/about-arthritis/complementary-and-alternative-treatments/types-of-complementary-treatments/msm

 

5. Haroyan, A., Mukuchyan, V., Mkrtchyan, N., Minasyan, N., Gasparyan, S., Sargsyan, A., Narimanyan, M., & Hovhannisyan, A. (2018). Efficacy and safety of curcumin and its combination with boswellic acid in osteoarthritis: a comparative, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. BMC complementary and alternative medicine, 18(1), 7. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-017-2062-z

 

6. Willow bark Information | Mount Sinai - New York. (n.d.). Mount Sinai Health System. https://www.mountsinai.org/health-library/herb/willow-bark

 

7. Vlachojannis, J., Magora, F., & Chrubasik, S. (2011). Willow species and aspirin: different mechanism of actions. Phytotherapy research : PTR, 25(7), 1102–1104. https://doi.org/10.1002/ptr.3386

 

8. Deng, W., Yi, Z., Yin, E. et al. Effect of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids supplementation for patients with osteoarthritis: a meta-analysis. J Orthop Surg Res 18, 381 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13018-023-03855-w

 

9. Loef, M., Schoones, J. W., Kloppenburg, M., & Ioan-Facsinay, A. (2019). Fatty acids and osteoarthritis: different types, different effects. Joint bone spine, 86(4), 451–458. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbspin.2018.07.005

 

10. Bahamondes, M. A., Valdés, C., & Moncada, G. (2021). Effect of omega-3 on painful symptoms of patients with osteoarthritis of the synovial joints: systematic review and meta-analysis. Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology and oral radiology, 132(3), 297–306. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oooo.2021.01.020

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