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The Best Supplements for your Joints in Preparation for Winter

Note: Today’s guest post is by Chloe Tucker from SHOPS merchant, Simply Supplements. Established more than 10 years ago, industry-leading Simply Supplements supplies high-quality nutritional supplements to customers all over the world. 

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If you don’t mind the cold, perhaps your real problem with winter is the dreaded aches and pains.

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Glucosamine Sulphate is a best-selling supplement for the maintenance of healthy joint function and mobility, especially as the body ages. While our bodies naturally produce Glucosamine to support the growth of healthy joint tissue, factors such as age, injury and excess stress can cause these levels to weaken. Taking a high quality Glucosamine Sulphate supplement helps to complement a healthy diet and support the body’s natural supply of glucosamine especially during the cold winter months.

If the aches and pains of winter sound achingly familiar, you might want to consider some of these Simply Supplements favourites:

Glucosamine Sulphate

For the reasons we stated above, Glucosamine Sulphate is one of our best-sellers. Great for contending with winter, it also supports the maintenance of healthy joint function and mobility all year round, especially as the body ages. As a natural building block of joint cartilage and connective tissues, glucosamine is also believed to help control arthritis in wrists, hands, and knees.

Chondroitin – Glucosamine’s ‘perfect partner’

Studies show that Glucosamine and Chondroitin are more effective when taken in combination. It’s been suggested by experts that Chondroitin helps to facilitate the body’s absorption of glucosamine. Several factors can affect the level of chondroitin in the joints, particularly injury, trauma or the ageing process. Some people find that chondroitin supplements help to relieve joint pain and stiffness.

At Simply Supplements, we only select marine-source glucosamine and chondroitin. These are high-quality extracts that are proven to be purer and more bioavailable than the cheaper bovine alternatives you may find elsewhere.

Other ‘Perfect Partners’

Rosehip – Taken from the seeds of the wild rose plant, rosehips are naturally rich in vitamins, polyphenols and flavonoids. Experts believe that rosehip supplements can play an important role in maintaining the joint cartilage and they are often teamed with Glucosamine Sulphate for optimum joint health.  Each of these small red berries also contains 10 times more vitamin C than oranges. The use of rosehips is also backed by over 30 scientific studies.

Celadrin – Celadrin® is a patented blend of Cetylated Fatty Acids (CFAs) that has been made to offer quick and effective relief from joint pain, the benefits of which can be felt within hours. Experts believe Celadrin® may help to lubricate and repair damaged cell membranes and keep joints in top condition.

Preliminary trials have shown that Celadrin® may help to reduce pain and inflammation. During a placebo controlled study, patients with chronic knee osteoarthritis took Celadrin® daily over an 8 week period. At the end of the trial, all patients who had been supplementing with Celadrin® experienced significant improvements in their range of motion and pain levels, when compared to placebo groups. Researchers concluded that Celadrin® may offer “a convenient alternative to the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for the treatment of osteoarthritis”.

When taken with Glucosamine Sulphate, Celadrin® has been shown to perform quicker in supporting joint function.

One last thing…

Next time you find yourself worrying about the aches and pain of winter, consider how all natural supplements can help protect your joints. Take a look at our SHOPS store today to see these and our full range of other premium quality products (and enjoy free 2 day delivery to the UK when you shop!).

Wishing you a happy and healthy winter!

Remember; always consult your GP or Pharmacist prior to taking supplements and do not exceed the recommended daily dosage.

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