Experiencing knee pain?

Aug 9, 2016

Introduction
 

Osteoarthritis is known as a “wear & tear” problem, mostly affects the cartilage where the surface layer of cartilage breakdown and wears away. This allows bones under the cartilage to rub together, causing pain, swelling, and loss of motion of the joint. For this condition, glucosamine supplementation is highly recommended.

Glucosamine stimulates the production of both proteoglycans and collagen, normalizes cartilage metabolism which helps keep cartilage from breaking down, helps the body to repair damaged cartilage and slows the progression of joint deterioration. A 500mg glucosamine sulfate formula that is sodium-free is suitable for individuals with high blood pressure.

Apart from that, omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids are also beneficial. Besides suppressing inflammation, it can also help lower high blood pressure. Consider one that provides a 4:1 ratio of evening primrose oil (omega-6) to marine fish oil (omega-3) as it is the optimum ratio that our bodies can use.

Most osteoarthritis sufferers benefit from exercise especially when their pain is least severe. Always start with adequate warming up and begin exercising slowly. Dietary wise, reduce the consumption of meat, fast food and soft drinks. A high consumption of these foods may lead to spur formation around the joints and cause inflammation.