BEST 4 Ingredients Good for Arthritis | Reducing Inflammatory Triggers is Important

BEST 4 Ingredients Good for Arthritis | Reducing Inflammatory Triggers is Important

Arthritis BEST 4


  1. Omega-3
  2. Green Lipped Mussel  
  3. MSM
  4. Glucosamine & Chondroitin


90% of degenerative changes have been done... don't you know?

There are about 140 joints in the human body, and the number of joints that move each day is about 100,000. As a result, aging begins at a much younger age than we know, and degenerative changes occur in 90% of people in their 40s.  The problem is that even if degenerative changes occur, more than 70% do not know that they have degenerative changes in their joints. Even if arthritis develops, it takes about 20 months to be diagnosed.

Joints are not just about knees and fingers!

When we think of joints, we often think of knee, finger, and ankle joints, but there are as many complicated joints behind the spine as in the limbs. When a neck or back hurts, a disc is often suspected. For a disc to cause pain, the disc protrudes a lot and presses on a nerve. Most of the pain felt around the spine is pain caused by arthritis around the vertebrae.

Arthritis is three times more common in women than men

Arthritis is three times more common in women than in men. Women have weak bones, but the muscles and ligaments that support joints are also weak. In addition, while going through pregnancy and childbirth, the joints are strained, especially if you do household chores while bending your fingers and bending your knees repeatedly throughout your life, and you will develop arthritis. The worst motion for your joints is squatting or bending over.  Recently, due to the increase in leisure activities, arthritis in men has more than doubled in the past 4 years (Ministry of Health and Welfare, 2012).

The best time for joint care is before the damage progresses

In many cases, there are no subjective symptoms even when 70% of the cartilage wears out, so it is necessary to take good care of it before the damage progresses. In addition, once cartilage is damaged, it is difficult to regenerate. This is because there are no blood vessels in the cartilage. The only way to put nutrients into your cartilage is with proper exercise.  Just as you have to press hard to get water to soak into a sponge, you have to do constant light exercise to get nutrients into the cartilage.

If you don't like exercise...

However, if you have arthritis, pain occurs and the joints around the joint become stiff, so you are reluctant to exercise. In this case, nutritional supplements can help. The primary purpose of nutritional supplements for arthritis is to improve joint function by reducing inflammation in the joints and relieving pain.



To reduce joint inflammation


Known as a heart-healthy nutrient, omega-3s also help reduce inflammation in the joints. Omega-3 is recommended for patients with rheumatoid arthritis as well as degenerative arthritis.  In general, take 2 capsules of 1,000mg formulation per day. For joint health, it is better to eat together with joint nutrients that can reduce inflammation and pain rather than taking omega-3 alone. However, if there is swelling or acute inflammation due to arthritis, it is difficult to control with only nutritional supplements, so it is recommended to take pain-relieving anti-inflammatory drugs for a certain period.


New Zealand's Maori secrets...

green lipped mussel

Green-lipped mussels are a favorite shellfish of the Maori people of New Zealand. Scientists paid attention to the healthy joints of Maori people with bloated upper bodies and found the cause in the green-lipped mussel. Green-lipped mussel oil is extracted from the oil by raising green-lipped mussels in aquaculture. Green-lipped mussel oil reduces the production of inflammatory substances in the joints, such as leukotrienes, and prevents these inflammatory substances from moving around the blood vessels.  When inflammation occurs in one joint, many people complain that their whole body hurts here and there.

Choose formulations without unnecessary emulsifiers

Because green-lipped mussel oil is also an oil, it should not be heated to high temperatures in the process of making it, like omega-3s. It is recommended to select formulations extracted without using unnecessary emulsifiers through freeze-drying or supercritical extraction.


reduce the production of inflammatory substances


Taking 1.5 to 2 grams of MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) daily can help maintain joint and cartilage health. It blocks the transmission of pain stimuli through the joint's neural network and reduces the production of inflammatory substances such as cytokines. Sulfur is one of the constituents of joints, and it is generally not easy to ingest sulfur from food. MSM contains sulfur, so you can expect some of its role in supplying raw materials for cartilage like chondroitin.


from long ago until now,

Glucosamine & Chondroitin

It is a well-known formulation for a long time as a joint nutritional supplement. Taking 1.5 to 2 grams of glucosamine and 1.2 grams of chondroitin sulfate daily for at least 3 months may provide some improvement in moderate joint pain.
Esther Lyuh, Doctor of Preventive Medicine, Seoul National University
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