Everyday living causes wear and tear on our bodies and takes its toll on joints. Healthy, young bodies can resist physical stress but as we age our natural resilience can start to wane.
Our joints allow us to do the physical things we love. Chasing a toddler or playing sport on the weekends is tough without strong, healthy knees, shoulders and hips. When we begin to experience telltale twinges our enjoyment of life can start to suffer – joints that used to afford us strength and mobility become stiff and creaky.
Just What Is A Joint?
Our joints are locations in our bodies where two or more bones meet. Within these areas there are key components that make up a joint as a whole:
Cartilage is the protective tissue that covers the end surface of the bones that meet in a joint.
Synovial membrane lines the joint and seals it in to a capsule. Synovial fluid is clear, sticky liquid made by the synovial membrane that reduces friction during movement.
Bursas are fluid filled sacs within a joint that help to cushion and reduce friction.
Ligaments are tough, elastic bands of tissue that surround joints and provide support. They connect bones together and power the joint for movement.
Tendons connect to muscles either side of a joint and help to control movement. They connect muscles to bones, and also power the joint for movement.
When these components are healthy our joints move without friction, stiffness or discomfort. However, when any one of these parts starts to break down we can experience bone on bone contact, aggravation and further joint destruction. We can experience the symptoms of joint wear and tear suddenly and without warning or the onset may be gradual, with occasional stiffness that can initially be ignored.
But before freedom of movement starts to impact on everyday activities we can give our joints a helping hand to support their ongoing healthy function and mobility.
Flex Your Joints into Shape
Our joints can be supported by a unique combination of nutrients that nourish joint tissues and help to keep our joints functioning as they should:
Turmeric contains an active ingredient called curcumin which has been shown to support normal joint comfort. It has also been shown to exert strong anti-oxidant activity, helping to protect joints from free radical damage.
Krill Oil is sourced from deep water, marine crustaceans. High in Omega-3 essential fatty acids Krill oil provides essential nutrients for joints and acts to support normal joint mobility. Krill oil contains the powerful antioxidant astaxanthin that enhances turmeric’s action against free radicals.
NZ Green Lipped Mussel is rich in omega-3, amino acids, minerals and chondroitin and provides nutrients essential to the repair, regeneration and maintenance of joint tissues. Harvested from the pristine waters of New Zealand, green lipped mussel extract offers support for joint cushioning, lubrication and movement.
The unique combination of these 3 special ingredients provides effective support for healthy joint function.
TAPS No: PP9540
Radiance OsteoFlex supports joint health, mobility and comfort. It is the first joint support formula to combine krill oil, NZ green lipped mussel and highly concentrated turmeric extract, all at therapeutic doses in just one softgel capsule. Buy it now from our secure online shop. Always read the label and use as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
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