Top Products for Healthy Joints and Bones
Maintaining good bone and joint health not only provides longevity but also a better quality of life. Waking up every morning with swollen, stiff joints can sap the fun out of day-to-day activities which is why it is so important to take care of them. From the age of 35 your bone density decreases. Bone density refers to how much calcium and other minerals are present in a section of your bone. As you age, your bone density decreases this can result in brittle, fragile bones that can break easily, even without a fall or other injury.
Did you know that your body cannot make calcium and the body only gets the calcium it needs through the food you eat, or from supplements. Which is why a good quality calcium supplement like Biolife Nutrition Calcium is essential.
Your skeleton (bones) are a living organ. Bones are constantly being remodeled with old bone being resorbed and new bone being formed. It takes about 10 years for all the bone in your body to be renewed. That is why paying attention to bone health is important in adults and not just in growing children.
Biolife Nutrition Salmon Oil is a natural source of Omega 3 fatty acids, EPA & DHA. Omega 3’s are praised for their vast number of health benefits but they are also very important for reducing joint inflammation.
Salmon Oil Omega 3’s repress production of inflammatory agents found in rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. Below are some ways in which Omega 3’s help with joint mobility:
– EPA and DHA may decrease inflammation. Studies show that EPA and DHA are more effective than ALA for decreasing several inflammatory markers. EPA and DHA also increase some anti-inflammatory markers such as IL-10, TGF beta.
– Omega-3 fatty acids may decrease the progression of osteoarthritis. EPA and DHA inhibit the expression of various proteins that contribute to osteoarthritis. In addition, petri dish studies indicate that ALA and EPA decrease both the destruction and inflammatory aspects of cartilage cell metabolism.
– Omega-3 fatty acids are incorporated into cartilage cell (chondrocyte) membranes. In a dose-dependent manner, they decrease enzymes that degrade cartilage and inflammatory cytokines (IL-1alpha, TNF alpha, COX-2,) thereby affecting cartilage cell gene transcription.
-Omega-3s may decrease risk of bone marrow lesions. A study in 293 adults without osteoarthritis, some with and some without knee pain, found that higher intakes of monounsaturated fatty acids or omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids were associated with an increased risk of bone marrow lesions.
This study lends further support to the recommendation to balance fat intake and shift toward foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids while decreasing intake of omega-6 fatty acids.
-Omega-3s help other aspects of joint health. Omega-3 fatty acids may decrease symptoms of morning stiffness, tender or swollen joints, and joint pain. They can also help increase blood flow during exercise.