Osteoarthritis: is a degenerative joint disease is a progressive disorder that attacks the body’s cartilage, which is the hard tissue that covers up the end of bones and meets the joints, allowing bones to move.
Symptoms of osteoarthritis/degenerative joint disease usually include:
- joint pain, which can worsen at times and “come and go” in terms of how painful it feels
- stiffness (especially in the morning after getting out of bed)
- trouble moving, which worsens as the disease progresses
- more pain, inflammation and limitations as time goes on
- trouble doing everyday tasks like bending over, getting dressed, walking, reaching, squatting (especially if you have osteoarthritis in the knees) or performing certain physical tasks as part of work (although for some people osteoarthritis is relatively mild, and they can go about their days pretty normally)
- you might hear the sound of bones rubbing against each other when the disease becomes severe
- as a side effect of the ongoing pain and mobility/job limitations, depression, trouble sleeping, feeling hopeless and weight changes can sometimes also develop
The primary goals of all degenerative tissue disease/osteoarthritis or arthritis treatments are to lower inflammation/swelling, control pain, improve mobility and joint function, help maintain a healthy weight so you put less pressure on fragile joints, and to improve your mood — so you’re better able to handle the stress of battling a degenerative disease.
Bone broth: it’s full of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, which is well documented to help keep cartilage healthy and joint pain at bay. One study found that taking glucosamine and chondroitin orally is as effective as Celebrex in treating osteoarthritis. Another study found that consuming glucosamine chondroitin from cartilage is more effective for decreasing osteoarthritis pain than taking it in extracted pill form. Bone broth is a source of gelatin, which may break down into collagen in the body. This is especially important in the joints. Consuming bone broth may be an easy way to deliver the same type of collagen, along with other helpful nutrients, to the body.
Greenshell mussels (green lipped mussel): have been shown in studies to help lubricate joints and act as shock absorbers, ensuring that the cartilage surrounding joints regains lost elasticity and flexibility. Greenshell mussels promote joint tissue regeneration and contain the building blocks required to rebuild the collagen, proteoglycans (a complex of protein and glycosaminoglycans) and synovial fluid of the joints. As well as tissue repair, it improves elasticity of the connective tissue and reduces additional joint deterioration. The oil, powder and the mussels themselves all contain a variety of proteins, minerals, vitamins, omega 3s, healthy enzymes, polypeptides, chondroitin sulphated, glycosaminoglycans, polysaccharides and glycoproteins. These supplementary nutrients aid in the preservation of mobility and joint health, functional cartilage, a healthy heart, glowing skin and overall health concerns.
Silica: it’s not just your bones that need silica. Your teeth do too, as do your joints, tendons, ligaments, and connective tissue in order to be strong and healthy. It helps to strengthen the connective tissues of the brain, nerve cells, and spinal cord thereby improving memory and helping to prevent memory loss.
Rose hip: are packed with Vitamin C, E, & K and are used to help prevent and treat infections such as bladder, kidney, respiratory, and sinus infections as well as colds and flus. Rose hips aid in reducing inflammation associated with auto-immune conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia.
L- Proline: is an amino acid that is essential for the synthesis of collagen, the most abundant protein in mammals. L-Proline therefore provides building blocks that help to stabilize and strengthen the structural components of the body. Although proline can be made in the body, low protein and vegetarian diets may not provide optimal support for the production of collagen. One of the reasons that proline is so important is because along with the amino acid glycine, it is the primary amino acid involved in the synthesis of collagen. For example, proline is especially great for skin health and wound healing (in addition to having many other benefits), while glycine can help promote restful sleep, balance blood sugar and repair tendons. The best sources of proline and collagen in the diet are bone broth and other high-protein foods, especially animal products, such as organ meats like liver, grass-fed beef, pasture-raised chicken, wild-caught fish and eggshell membranes.
L-Lysine: is one of the essential amino acids, which are those that the body cannot make and that people need to obtain from dietary sources. Consuming L-lysine is associated with better absorption of calcium, which leads some to believe that it can help people with or at risk for osteoporosis.
Aloe vera: the polysaccharides found in the gel of aloe vera leaves are thought to be very beneficial for its biological activities. Such activities lead to a variety of indications of its use including, wound healing, antifungal activity, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and immunomodulatory.
Shilajit: it’s a common substance used in the ancient practice of Ayurvedic medicine, a 5,000-year-old method of disease prevention and treatment originating in India and still practiced in many Asian countries. Ayurvedic medicine is built on the concept that by keeping equilibrium in the body’s three “doshas,” one can live a long and healthy life without the use of prescription medications. Shilajit may even improve the health of your skeletal system. There is initial evidence that it helps bones regenerate, protecting from and slowing the process of osteoporosis.