Joint Pain Got You Walking on Eggshells?
Chronic pain in weight-bearing joints—primarily hips and knees—invariably creeps into many 50+ conversations. We all know someone on “the list” for a hip or knee replacement or looking to downsize to a bungalow because their aching bones can’t handle the stairs any longer.
Swelling and tenderness of joints, clinically referred to as arthritic pain, is primarily caused by either osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear as cartilage, the sponge-like tissue that cushions joints, breaks down with age. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder where the immune system attacks the membrane (synovium) that forms a capsule around joints to keep them lubricated. This ultimately leaves cartilage and connective tissue vulnerable to decay.
Traditional pain management with analgesics—such as acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories including ibuprofen—offer short-term relief; however, there is hope for long-term improvement in joint health.
A novel nutrient, by the trade name Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM), proves promising as a critical component for healthy cartilage, connective tissue, synovium, and synovial fluid essential for pain-free articulations. It’s a proprietary blend of naturally occurring collagen, glucosamine, chondroitin, and hyaluronic acid sourced from eggshell membrane. These critical nutrients within NEM serve as fuel for collagen and connective-tissue growth and renewal. Research trials with NEM demonstrate participants have an improvement in flexibility exceeding 27% within 7 days, and a decrease in general pain of 72.5% reported after 30 days. Have you ever examined a carton of eggs and find an egg with a cracked shell, yet the elasticity of the membrane still holds the contents inside? NEM harnesses these properties which can impact the strength and flexibility of your connective tissue.
Many well-researched botanical extracts can also help relieve joint pain and promote flexibility of hips and knees. Boswellic acid, a compound extracted from the Boswellia serrata tree native to Africa, has been shown to decrease joint pain and increase walking distance for patients with osteoarthritis. Compounds extracted from devil’s claw (harpagosides) and curcumin (curcuminoids) have been clinically proven for relief of pain inflammation and stiffness of hips and knees.
Quenching connective tissue with the right nutrients will help alleviate joint pain. You can then lead a more active lifestyle that translates to better muscle tone, better joint stability, and improved posture and balance to elevate your quality of life.