Bone & Joint Supplements FAQs
What are examples of joint support supplements?
Supplements like the omega-3s in cod liver oil, glucosamine, and chondroitin support healthy joints and promote comfortable movement. Vitamin D3 is also an important joint health supplement because it supports our body in developing and maintaining strong, healthy bones. Curcumin, tart cherry, ginger, and boswellia can also be beneficial for reducing recovery time following strenuous exercise.
Other joint supplements to consider include:
Calcium - important for muscle and nerve health, as well as bone support and strength.
Magnesium - supports the formation of strong bones, facilitates muscle function, and helps with cardiovascular health.
Curcumin - the main active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin promotes joint health and immune function.
K1/K2 - support joint health by helping to direct calcium into our bones.
MSM - supports healthy joints and promotes connective tissue health.
Serrapeptase - a joint supplement that also supports immune and digestive health.
Vitamin A - can be beneficial for overall joint support.
What is the best supplement for joints and ligaments?
Our body is a complex machine that requires many vitamins and minerals to function at its best. When it comes to narrowing down the “best” supplements for joint health, a high-quality multivitamin, vitamin D3, and some of the options mentioned above can provide much needed support.
Vitamin C is a great option for promoting connective tissue health. Copper, zinc, proline, glycine, manganese, and amino acids can also be beneficial.
What are the benefits of joint supplements?
A specially formulated joint supplement can support strong, healthy bones and joints and can help reduce recovery time following strenuous exercise.
Are joint support supplements safe?
Whether it’s men’s vitamins or any other supplements, it’s important nutritional supplements are purchased from reputable companies who are third-party certified and who offer potency and quality guarantees. Joint supplements are typically safe when taken as directed; however, just as we do before starting a new diet, we can consult our physician with any questions.
How do I choose a joint support supplement?
When looking for supplements that support joint health, pay special attention to the ingredients and their purity. Although there are many options available in stores and online, select a product from a reputable company that’s tested by an FDA-registered laboratory for potency and quality and that offers a purity guarantee. Avoid products with any “wild” claims, and select products with clear, transparent labels.
What vitamin am I lacking if my joints occasionally hurt?
When our knees, legs, or hips occasionally ache, or if we have muscle pain in those areas, it can be a sign of vitamin D3 deficiency. (Note - If we have muscle cramps and spasms in various places, we may also need more calcium.) Be sure to eat a diet full of beneficial vitamins and minerals and supplement to fill any nutritional gaps.