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3 natural supplements to combat joint pain

by Marie Couture ND 05 Jun 2024
3 suppléments naturels pour combattre les douleurs articulaires - La Boite à Grains

Nature has endowed humans with a structured physical body in which movement is the basis of growth and overall health. As such, we are designed to move to maintain optimal physical health. Physical activity is therefore a key factor in the prevention of degenerative diseases such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.

You've probably heard a family member or friend say they've had to have a joint replaced because they're suffering from a bone-on-bone problem... That is, the cartilage (the cushion) of the joint has completely disappeared.

Articular cartilage covers the ends of our bones, while joints, like knees, have additional cartilage that acts as a cushion between the bones. The structural cartilage in human cartilage follows a continuous cycle of construction and deterioration to maintain healthy joints. When a joint starts to wear out, and we begin to feel some pain, we know that accelerated deterioration has occurred, coupled with a slowdown in regeneration.

A healthy joint enables friction-free, easy movement, and can also absorb shocks. Solid, supple cartilage and synovial fluid ensure maximum mobility.

When we are in the process of joint inflammation, pain or swelling are the main warning signs.

This is when an inflammatory joint cascade kicks in, with markers (cytokines) that are one of the main causes, since they possess anti-inflammatory and pro-inflammatory qualities that steer this lesion towards an evolutionary process..1, 2, 3, 4

Joint pain: 3 natural supplements from Genuine Health

Fast Joint Care +

In Fast Joint Care + features an exclusive ingredient, BiovaFlex, commonly known as "nem" (the inner membrane of the egg shell), renowned for its ability to promote the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans (hyaluronic acid, chondroitin, etc.). BiovaFlex helps produce the collagen required for the matrix of cartilage tissue. It also contains glucosamine, which stimulates chondrocytes (cartilage cells). This eggshell membrane has been shown to significantly reduce the production of a number of pro-inflammatory cytokines..4, 5, 7

BiovaFlex helps nourish and repair affected joint tissue, delivering results in just 5 days at 2 capsules a day.

Fast Joint Care + with Fermented Turmeric

In Fast Joint Care + with Fermented TurmericBiovaFlex is combined with fermented turmeric. Fermentation provides significant active bioavailability and enhances anti-inflammatory activity. Recognized as a powerful antioxidant, turmeric is also a key ingredient in anti-inflammatory spices, thanks to its high content of curcumin, the main active ingredient that helps fight inflammation and reduce joint stiffness and pain. It is considered by some to be the world's most powerful anti-inflammatory.

The synergistic combination of BiovaFlex and fermented turmeric addresses two angles of pain, exerting both anti-inflammatory activity and pain relief. BiovaFlex helps nourish and repair affected joint tissues, delivering results in just 5 days..4, 5, 7

Fast Arthritis Pain Relief +

Fast Arthritis Pain Relief + is specially designed for arthritis sufferers. This formula contains BiovaFlex, AvoVida and bromelain (pineapple comosus).

AvoVida is an extract of avocado fruit (Persea americana) and soya beans (Glycine max). These two active ingredients are enriched with phytosterols, which help maintain the integrity of joint tissues. Added to this is bromelain, whose botanical family comes from the pineapple plant. Its mode of action is to inhibit the production of prostaglandins, the very cause of inflammation. It is therefore effective in relieving pain and inflammation and accelerating wound healing. It is recognized for calming highly problematic symptoms associated with arthritis.4, 5, 7

Its benefits:

  • Natural anti-inflammatory
  • Helps improve joint mobility and reduce joint pinching caused by arthritis
  • Joint regeneration
  • Relieves pain in 5 days

Joint pain: a few words about collagen

What is collagen?

Collagen molecules are a large family of proteins that are essential constituents of support tissues.

Collagen is responsible for the elasticity, strength and regeneration of all tissues, and plays a key role in the body's aging process as its production declines.

Where is collagen found?

Whether we're talking about tendons, cartilage, bones, skin or mucous membranes, they're all made up of collagen.

The importance of these collagen molecules in supplementation is to provide a source of amino acids (hydroxyproline and glycine), which are used as building materials to synthesize collagen. Collagen peptides will induce cell attraction mechanisms and participate in the repair and regeneration of all joint tissues, including skin, nails and hair..1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9

The benefits of collagen

Collagen can contribute to injury recovery and improve physical performance. It can also improve bone density and reduce bone degradation. It is also beneficial in helping to heal the intestinal mucosa.

Collagen also plays a role in cardiovascular health by reducing arterial stiffness, which is a higher risk factor in the elderly. Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9

The different types of collagen

  • Type I The most abundant in the body. The strongest and most resistant found in tendons, bones, skin, etc.
  • Type II, IX, X, XI Found in cartilage.
  • Type III Common in fast-growing tissues, particularly in the early stages of wound healing, and is subsequently replaced by type I collagen.
  • Type IV Capillary membrane.
  • Type V, VI : Usually found alongside type I collagen.
  • Type VII Epithelial cells lining the digestive tract, urinary tract and vaginal wall
  • Type VIII blood vessel lining3, 4, 9

The good news is that it is possible to reverse a collagen-losing condition by consuming it.

Genuine Health collagen

These are products available prepared with pure hydrolyzed bovine collagen from USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) certified cattle, which means: grass-fed and pasture-raised, GMO-free, hormone-free and antibiotic-free. There's also pure hydrolyzed marine collagenfrom wild cold-water fish caught in the North Atlantic, and GMO-free..6, 8, 9

These products are easy to absorb: collagens are available in powder form, and each scoop weighs 10 g.

Easy-to-use products: simply mix collagen powder into water, coffee or tea, golden milk, smoothies, energy balls, morning porridge or soup, etc.

Anti-inflammatory eating habits  

  • Anti-inflammatory diet rich in fruit and vegetables, omega-3 fish (sardines, herring, mackerel) or flaxseed oil, hempseed oil, camelina oil, etc.
  • An antioxidant diet that protects against free radicals (berries, turmeric, green tea, olive oil, etc.).
  • An anti-hyperglycemic diet that doesn't raise insulin levels (green vegetables, fish, fiber-rich foods, etc.).
  • Anti-dysbiosis diet that promotes microbiota balance (fermented foods, probiotics, prebiotics, etc.)
  • Organic or antitoxic food (organic foods, steam cooking, etc.) Ingredients to be avoided: alcohol, aspartame, pesticides, etc..2, 4

Calm your inflammation and move freely! 

About the author

Marie Couture, Certified Naturopath

Specialized in :

  • Digestive disorders
  •  Inflammation
  • Hormonal problems
  • Stress management

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  1. Liesse Véronique, Lefief-Delcourt Alix, L'alimentation ''Spécial Immunité'' (Special Immunity diet)Leduc.s Éditions, 2020, 297 pages.
  1. Schauch Dr. Marita, BSc, DN, Collagen Myths and MisconceptionsFriesens Corp. 2014, 123 pages
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  1. https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1822147/supplement-collagene-marin-peau-bienfait
  1. https://genuinehealth.ca/fr/collections/healthy-joints
  1. https://genuinehealth.ca/blogs/genuine-hub/pourquoi-avons-nous-fabrique-collagene-pur
  1. https://genuinehealth.ca/fr/collections/collagen
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