Aches and pains are something that most of us will suffer from at some point during our lifetime.
Muscle and joint pains can be caused by a wide number of things including sports injuries, bearing a lot of weight over time as well as repeated activity.
You therefore need to ensure that you are looking after both your muscles and your joints, so that you can enjoy life. And the good news is that there are some excellent nutritional supplements that you can take to help with this process.
Joints and joint pain
Joints are the sections of our bodies where two bones meet and there are 360 of them in the human body. They make it possible for us to move.
Joint pain can affect just one of the joints in isolation, such as your knee, shoulder or hip, or many of your joints at once.
Joint pain can affect any part of the body and is increasingly common as you get older.
Joint pain in the knees
The knees are one of the most common areas where you are most likely to experience joint pain.
Knees are particularly at risk of damage because they hold up your whole body and when you think about it, that is quite a lot of pressure for any joint!
If you are carrying more weight than is healthy, then this extra load will put significantly more pressure on your knees and potentially cause you more pain. It is therefore important to keep to a healthy, balanced diet in order to maintain an optimum weight.
Supporting the muscles
Your muscles are used throughout your daily activity and even more so when you work out.
Stretching, maintaining a protein-rich diet and using magnesium oil are all known to help support your muscles.
Magnesium oil can be applied directly to the muscle where it is absorbed directly into the skin tissue. This helps to replace the magnesium that has been lost from the muscles through use.
Hard sports play and even random clumsiness can sometimes lead to muscle or joint pain.
Joint pain manifests in a range of different ways.
Our knees are likely the most frequently damaged joint, and they are particularly susceptible when bearing a lot of weight.
When an injured joint suddenly becomes painful again, that could mean that the thin layer of tissue around the joint and tendons may be inflamed. Sometimes an icepack, and rest can help with that.
Occasionally, the skin over a joint can become hot and red, and there may be pain in a repeated type pattern.
There are also conditions which cause pain in multiple joints, including various types of arthritis.
When it comes to your muscles, particularly as you age, these will need more nutritional support, as well as targeted exercise, so that movement does not hurt.
Devils Claw: We provide a traditional herbal remedy used for the relief of backache, rheumatic or muscular pain and general pains in the muscles and joints. This is based on traditional use only. Available in two different sizes: 50 and 100 capsules.
Sigesbeckia extract: Similar to Devil’s claw, this product is a herbal medicinal remedy used for the relief of backache, minor sports injuries, rheumatic or muscle pains and general aches and pains in the muscles and joints.
Arnica: This flower is available in a liquid extract and is applied to the skin for symptomatic relief of muscular and rheumatic pain. Based on traditional use only.
Making sure that we properly look after our muscles, not just after exercise but also during your usual daily routine, can help ease some muscle and joint soreness.
There are many different things we can do to look after our muscles, ranging from maintaining a healthy diet and regular stretching, to using essential oils and taking specific vitamins and supplements like Puressential Muscle & Joints Roller
How about something to support natural muscle recovery? Check out Magnesium Oil, containing pharmaceutical grade magnesium chloride.
Connective tissue is a gel-like substance made up of cells and fibres, which supports and protects other tissue and organs in the body. Bone, cartilage, fat, blood and lymphatic tissues are all types of connective tissue. Eating well, providing your body with a range of vitamins, and generally making healthier lifestyle choices can all help support your connective tissue.
Supplements which can help to maintain healthy connective tissue, include:
Optima Healthcare Musselflex Green Lipped Mussel Extract contains manganese which contributes to the normal function of connective tissue. It also contains a unique marineflex extract containing green lipped mussel from New Zealand. This formula is a great option for those wanting to maintain their joint health.