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Are your joints noticing the change of season? Here’s what you can do…

Joints complaining about the colder weather? You’re not alone!

For centuries, those of us with a bit of life experience on our clocks have been saying that our joints can help us to predict coming weather patterns.  When the weather gets colder or wetter, or the pressure starts to drop, our joints generally let us know about it.

And while this association often gets dismissed as “just an old wives’ tale”, science is starting to show that there’s some objective truth in it.

Here’s what can happen in our joints as we get older

A joint is any area of your body where two (or more) bones meet.

In joints that allow movement, the ends of each bone are covered in a dense layer of thick, springy tissue called cartilage.  This cartilage helps to protect and cushion your bones, keeping them from grinding against each other, and letting you move smoothly and comfortably.

However, like nearly every other tissue in our bodies, our cartilage tissue is constantly breaking down over time.  When we’re younger, our bodies can easily repair and rebuild any damaged cartilage, using their natural stores of compounds like Glucosamine sulfate and other GAGs (Glycosaminoglycans) as building blocks.

As we get older, however, our bodies can struggle to keep up.

When this happens, our joint cartilage can wear down, growing thinner and more brittle. And this can then lead to joint stiffness and discomfort that’s especially noticeable during cold, wet weather.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Options to support healthy joints

Luckily, there are a range of ingredients that contain compounds which help your body to “restock” its internal stores of cartilage building blocks.  And by doing so, these options may assist your body in carrying out its natural cartilage repair and rebuilding processes.

Glucosamine is one of the most extensively researched of these ingredients. Many studies have shown that it can help to maintain healthy joint cartilage, and support easy, comfortable joint mobility.

However, many people find that they need to take Glucosamine for 6-8 weeks – sometimes up to 12 – before they notice any effects.  Additionally, Glucosamine is most commonly sourced from animals, which is an issue for vegetarians and vegans.  And some people want joint support that also includes scientifically researched herbal ingredients alongside their Glucosamine.

Luckily, Nutra-Life offers a joint support option for everyone

Nutra-Life has a wide range of joint support formula options with an alternative for everyone. Choose between:

  • STANDARD: Nutra-Life Joint Care: a comprehensive blend of scientifically researched Glucosamine, Chondroitin and antioxidant nutrients to help maintain joint health and comfort with just two capsules daily.
  • FAST ACTING: Nutra-Life Joint Care Advanced: a powerful, next-generation, one-a-day supplement containing NEM® (Natural Eggshell Membrane) that provides fast-acting joint support in just 10 days.
  • VEGAN: Nutra-Life Vegetarian Glucosamine 1500: high-potency Glucosamine made in New Zealand from non-GMO corn to support joints in a single tablet daily.
  • HERBAL: Nutra-Life Joint Care Glucosamine + Turmeric: a powerful blend of Glucosamine with antioxidant-rich Turmeric extract, plus Black Pepper extract to support absorption – all in a convenient one-a-day capsule.

Ask your local pharmacist or health food store professional which option is best for you.