1. Turmeric + Black Pepper Supplement

Turmeric has gotten a lot of attention recently because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It can not only help ease joint pain but also support overall health. In addition, turmeric lowers the levels of 2 enzymes responsible for causing inflammation, which are often elevated with arthritis. Keep in mind, turmeric is fat soluble. When you take a plain turmeric supplement by itself it doesn’t absorb into your body very well. You need to eat a little bit of fat and use a bioavailability booster like black pepper with turmeric to improve the absorption and reap the maximize benefits.

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A Turmeric + black pepper supplement. It’s the perfect daily compliment to a healthy and active lifestyle. Combination powders like Turmeric Elixir or Turmeric Tea Powder have become popular recently because they can be easily mixed into almost any beverage or food and contain everything you need to get the maximum benefits in one blend.

 

2. Epsom Salt Bath

A tried and true remedy for achy joints is a relaxing bath with Epsom salts. High in magnesium and sulfates, Epson salts are easily absorbed through the skin. It provides quick pain relief and reduces inflammation. Magnesium relaxes our muscles and nerve endings, relieving stiffness and pain. Not only does it relax muscles and ease pain it helps bones mineralize as well.

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 An epsom salt bath. Run a tub full of warm water and add 2 cups of Epsom salt. Soak for 15 minutes or longer. Epsom salts can also be used in a compress applied directly to the skin. Mix two cups of Epsom salt into one gallon of water. You can also add essential oils like lavender for extra relaxation.

 


3. Light Exercise

Exercise has many benefits. It helps control your weight, strengthens your muscles, and lubricates your joints allowing you to move easily. When people are inactive the synovial fluid in their joints turns into the consistency of a thick gel. But once we get up and moving, it becomes more liquid and can do a better job of lubricating our joints. If you get up and move around every day, you’ll get stronger and your joints will loosen up.

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Going for a walk. Try to work your way up into a daily routine. If you don’t enjoy walking, get a dog. Then you have no choice but to get outside and walk! You can also try joint-targeted stretching exercises that will help you increase your movement but make sure you start off slow and easy.  


4. Collagen Supplement

Collagen is a major component of connective tissue in the body. It’s found in our skin, muscles, and tendons. By the time we turn 30, our body starts losing its natural ability to repair connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. The same collagen which is found naturally in your body can be replenished through your diet. Supplementation helps fill in these missing nutritional links our bodies need.

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 Hydrolyzed collagen. It’s a unique combination of amino acids that can promote healing and conditioning for bone and joint health care. It’s relatively flavorless and can be mixed in almost any food or beverage.

 


5. Modify Your Diet

The best way to prevent against pain long-term is to modify your diet. If you're experiencing joint pain and want different results than you have to try a new approach. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results. Chronic inflammation in the body often comes from a poor diet and causes weakness and pain. By implementing an anti-inflammatory diet, joint and bone pain resulting from a poor diet will decrease substantially.

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 Eat foods high in omega-3 fatty acids like wild-caught sardines, chia seeds and walnuts to reduce inflammation in the body. Eat different colored fruits and vegetables because they contain important antioxidants and phytonutrients. Limit highly processed foods and trans-fats as those can be a major cause of inflammation.