Many people are dealing with joint pain that interferes with their daily activities.
If that’s your case, keep on reading!
There are different causes of joint pain but the most common causes are arthritis and osteoarthritis. However, no matter what the cause is, we understand the urge to find natural ways to ease that pain, which is why our health professionals have put together a list of 6 natural ways to ease joint pain.
1. HOT/COLD THERAPY
Various studies suggest that switching between hot and cold can offer great arthritis pain management benefits. However, consulting a health professional is recommended.
Paul Ingraham, a former massage therapist and science writer for painscience.com, has 2 general recommendations for hot/cold therapy:
- Focus on heating: he notes that heating is where the majority of people go wrong. He recommends that you heat for at least one minute, up to five minutes if your heating method isn’t as effective.
- Finish with cold: finishing with cold may help with inflammation according to Ingraham. In contrast, finishing with heat could be more relaxing if inflammation is not a concern.
2. GET A MASSAGE
Massages can be a safe way to reduce and soothe joint pain.
According to researchers from Duke University, a full body massage once a week can notably improve joint mobility and reduce pain caused by osteoarthritis.
We recommend seeking a professional massage therapist as there are many different types of massages that are generally made to help with different areas of the body. If a message is too deep, it could cause more damage than relief.
3. COOK WITH TURMERIC
Turmeric is a staple and one spice we love here at Nuzena. Turmeric is a popular ingredient for helping with joint pain. Its main active ingredient is curcumin, which has been shown in multiple studies as having anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects.
Nuzena’s Turmeric Curcumin + is a formula made with natural ingredients and designed to provide anti-inflammatory support for joint care, healthy immunity, and other bodily functions. Reminder: consult a health expert to determine whether turmeric is right for you!
4. TRY FISH OIL
Before you get grossed out by fish oil, it is important to realize its benefits…
Fish oil contains “omega-3 fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid” which have been shown in some studies to have anti-inflammatory properties and may help ease joint pain.
If straight-up fish oil bothers you, fish oil supplements are a great way to get those health benefits. Nuzena’s Optima Omega-3 + is a formula designed by health professionals to provide omega-3 support for your mental and physical wellbeing.
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5. RESEARCH HERBS
A common herb that may help ease joint pain is called Indian frankincense, better known as Boswellia.
Boswellia is a herbal extract taken from the Boswellia serrata tree. The chemicals found in those extracts have been shown in some studies as having anti-inflammatory effects.
Research on Boswellia indicates its extracts may improve pain systems and provide joint pain relief for people with osteoarthritis.
Now, if you’re looking for a natural formula to help with your joint pain, check out Nuzena’s Joint Support +. This formula has been developed by health professionals and made with scientifically researched ingredients.
6. GLUCOSAMINE & CHONDROITIN
Glucosamine is a natural component of cartilage which helps prevent bones from rubbing against one another. This helps reduce the pain and inflammation and could prevent the cartilage breakdown.
Chondroitin is similar to glucosamine as it may also help to prevent cartilage breakdowns. Various studies on chondroitin indicate it might slow down the progression of osteoarthritis when taken for a long period of time.
The good news is, Nuzena’s Joint Support + formula has Glucosamine and Chondroitin as its main ingredients.
By choosing an integrative approach to living a healthy life, you’re signing up your body and mind for maximum results.
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The Nuzena Team