Rheumatism, also known as rheumatoid arthritis, is any number of diseases known to cause stiffness, inflammation and distortion of the joints.
Incessant pain, sensitivity, inflammation (swollen/ stiff/red/warm), deformation and loss of joint mobility, severe fatigue, loss of energy and weakness can all be symptoms of arthritis. Injury, heredity and an unhealthy lifestyle (overweight, smoking, etc.) can lead to both young and old being prime candidates of this painful condition. There is, however, light and better quality of life at the end of this painful tunnel: Joint Support!
The key ingredients for managing Rheumatoid Arthritis
These four synergistic ingredients play a vital role in the metabolism of the human body:
Glucosamine aids the formation of cartilage. Although it is naturally produced by the body, a daily supplement of glucosamine is much needed. It helps to rebuild damaged bone and tissue and also reduces joint pain and sensitivity. It restores and protects the gut lining, reduces inflammation and helps to reverse autoimmune reactions.
Glucosamine prohibits intestinal, bowel and bladder irritation. It is used with great success in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease and leaky gut syndrome. Glucosamine boosting is one of the most effective treatments for arthritic pain and discomfort. It delays joint degeneration and enhances joint regeneration. Furthermore, it improves digestive health and inflammation. Symptoms of ulcerative colitis and Chron’s disease also benefit by boosting glucosamine levels.
2. Devil’s Claw
Devil’s Claw reduces pain, inflammation and swelling of the joints. It also provides relief for people suffering from gout because it reduces uric acid levels in the blood. A study conducted in 2002, over an 8 week period, indicated that patients with lower back pain and osteoarthritis of the knees and hips experienced a significant improvement in flexibility and pain relief by using Devil’s Claw.
Europeans have been using Devil’s Claw to effectively treat painful arthritis, inflammation of the tendons, loss of appetite and even dyspepsia for many years already. In fact, Devil’s Claw has a soothing effect on the gastrointestinal tract. Bygone eras even considered Devil’s Claw to be the digestive tonic of choice. The recommended dose of Devil’s Claw is 500-1000 mg three times a day.
Manganese is a trace mineral essential to every life form. It is mostly in bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas. The human body contains only tiny amounts of manganese, yet, manganese provides major health benefits, such as a healthy bone structure, bone remodelling as well as the production of essential enzymes for healthy bone growth.
A shortage of manganese leads to conditions such as high blood pressure, several heart issues, bone deformation, high cholesterol, poor vision and hearing, forgetfulness, fatigue, severe cramps, uncontrollable shaking and osteoporosis. It also contributes to thyroid wellbeing. Supplements containing manganese are essential after menopause to maintain healthy bone density. Manganese plays a vital role in the prevention of diseases such as diabetes by helping to regulate blood sugar levels in the body.
Copper is an essential trace mineral necessary for survival. Most of the copper in the body is found in the liver, brain, heart, kidneys and skeletal muscle. Copper is essential for normal growth and general health. The anti-inflammatory action of copper makes it ideal in the treatment of arthritis. Copper benefits and protects the blood vessels in the heart as well as the nervous and skeletal system. It plays a key role in the production of melanin, which is responsible for skin, eye and hair colour. In addition, copper also helps to produce elastin – a liquid in the skin that provides skin elasticity. It aids the absorption of iron, improves brain functions and reduces the probability of birth defects.