Millions of people suffer from one form of arthritis or another. By far the most common is osteoarthritis, which accounts for almost 70% of all arthritis cases worldwide. This form of arthritis is the result of a destruction of the cartilage tissues that cushions bone within joints. As the joint ages and becomes less flexible, increased trauma takes place resulting in irritation and inflammation. The inflammatory process is very pro destructive as synovial fluid enters the joint, increasing the destruction of cartilage tissue. As this condition continues great pain and loss of motion is the result.
The best way to address this situation is to do so sooner rather than later. As long as there is some cartilage left in a joint it can be rebuilt with the right nutrients. Once again the concept of totality plays a key role in this process. Using such nutrients as chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine is fine but much better results may be obtained when several joint support nutrients are used at the same time. The combination makes the individual nutrients much more effective.
Exercise is also very important for those suffering from arthritis as it helps prevent the freezing up of joints and the loss of range of motion. Exercise however should be such that it works the joints but not over extends them as this can make the joint pain worse and may even further damage the integrity of the joint itself.
The key to managing and even reversing arthritis is three fold. Firstly to help control inflammation through key nutrients. Prolonged inflammation of tissues results in their accelerated destruction. Next is to provide the body with the raw materials needed to rebuild the joint, cartilage, and connective tissues. Lastly is to ensure that the organs of elimination are regularly detoxified. Excess toxins in the body are a major contributor to the arthritic process.
The formulas we developed for this program are called InflamEze for inflammation support, Joint Flow for joint support and Slim Cleanse for assisting the body in the elimination of excess toxins. These formulas may be obtained from Phoenix Nutritionals. Check back soon for more information about Osteoporosis Awareness Month coming next week.