Arthritis, although not a simple ailment, is quite simply "inflammation of the joint". As the weather changes in different regions, some people will notice flare ups of arthritis in their bodies through out the cold seasons and will begin to seek out remedies for relief. They will try anything from great grandma's copper wire around their wrists (not realizing that when sweating, the copper residue will seep into their bodies becoming poisonous) to just relaxing in a tub full of warm water.
Arthritis involves inflammation of the joints is accompanied by pain, swelling and deteriorations of the joints. It is a common problem in modern society. Arthritis is now the number one cause of disability in America with one out of every seven people suffering from this ailment. This problem was once confined mostly to the elderly, but it now affects people at much younger ages.
There are basically two types of arthritis. Osteoarthrits is a non-inflammatory degenerative joint disease affecting the fluid and tissue between the bones resulting in stiffness, pain and weakness. It can develop over time from lack of enzymes in the diet or everyday wear and tear on the joints.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is caused by an autoimmune disorder, which means the body theoretically gets confused and attacks its own joints. Toxins or viral infections in the tissues could be the real cause for rheumatoid arthritis.
There are 3 things that need to be done to help ease arthritis: 1 - Remove sources of irritation (try yoga, stretching, massages) 2 - Reduce inflammation (natural supplements for joint health and joint suppport) and 3 - Supply nutrients for joint health and aiding in repair.
Chondroitin is found naturally in the joints and connective tissues and they help to produce new cartilage and protect existing cartilage. Chondroitin interferes with enzymes that destroy cartilage molecules and enzymes that prevent nutrients from reaching the cartilage. These compounds are found in a great product found in natural supplements that help in your ability to properly move and flex.
Although calcium is important for the joints, taking calcium supplements does not help unless other elements are present for utilization like Vitamin D, boron, magnesium and silica. Natural supplements found in products to strenthen the skeletal system are the best calcium supplements for helping with joint repair and contains all of these nutrients.
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