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Nutrition for Joint Health
There are a number of natural nutrients that research has shown can help to support normal joint structure and function, which contribute to normal range of motion and pain-free movement.
##Glucosamine – Joints love glucosamine. This nutrient is an essential building block of the two main components of joint tissue, glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and proteoglycans. Both promote water retention within joints. Water gives joint tissues resiliency by acting as a lubricant and a shock absorber.
##Chondroitin – We mentioned glycosaminoglycans previously; chondroitin is a GAG that’s normally found in many body tissues, including the articular cartilage found in joints. GAGs promote water retention for lubrication and shock absorption.
##Hyaluronic Acid – Hyaluronic Acid is another glycosaminoglycan found in most body tissues, including connective tissues such as skin and cartilage. It’s also an important component of synovial (joint) fluid, where, like other GAGs, it serves as a lubricant and plays a role in resisting compressive forces.
##Methylsulphonylmethane (MSM) – MSM is an organic form of sulfur found in all living organisms. It has chemical links needed to form and maintain a variety of different tissues, including connective tissues such as articular cartilage.
##Vitamins and Minerals – Just like every other tissue, organ and system in your body, your joints need vitamins and minerals to function normally. Vitamins such as vitamin C are important for the synthesis of collagen, a necessary component of all connective tissues. Well-known minerals such as calcium and magnesium support normal skeletal structure.