7 Top Nutrients For Joint Health

Remember when you could walk and run or play whatever sport you wanted without any accompanying pain and stiffness? You were limber, free-moving and your joints were fully functional and undamaged.

Unfortunately, over time, chronic inflammation and its accompanying oxidative stress damages the cartilage on joints so that your bones are no longer cushioned and supported.

The best way to revive the youthful functioning of your joints is to put a stop to the inflammation and pain that ruin your joint cartilage and make movement painful and difficult.

Inflammation is the main way in which cartilage tissue gets damaged and proteins, like collagen in the cartilage, degrade. Pain results from this damage because bones no longer have the cushioning of joints to support their movement. Bones can actually start to painfully rub against each other, if the cartilage gets damaged enough.

That’s why making use of herbs that can fight both inflammation and pain are so important in helping you to walk, stretch, and even jog without pain, therefore bringing your joints back to life.

Let’s take a look at the best natural ingredients for your joints.

Best Joint Health Remedies

1. Bacillus subtilis

The immune system is where inflammation is generated. So to curb inflammation, it’s a good idea to balance your immune system so that it’s not overactive and flooding your body with inflammatory signals.

Bacillus subtilis is a type of probiotic that calms down immune cells (T cells in this case) so that they don’t create too much inflammation 1. In various animal studies, this probiotic has been shown to significantly reduce inflammation 2,3.

2. White Willow

This is an herb in the willow family that is native to Europe.

White willow can inhibit production of at least two powerful inflammation-inducing signals in the body - tumor necrosis factor-α and nuclear factor-kappa B 4. These are big fancy names for proteins that can activate inflammation and all the of the negative effects that go along with it - pain and damage to your joints.

Research in humans “support[s] the use of willow bark” against “chronic lower back and joint pain” 6.

3. Papain

Papain is an anti-inflammatory enzyme naturally found in papaya.

Papain (along with other enzymes) has been tested specifically against inflammation in those that experience chronic joint pain and the papain enzyme mixture “significantly reduced TGF-β1, a major inflammation signal in the body” 5.

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4. Devil’s Claw

This is an African herb that has shown impressive anti-inflammatory effects. This herb has been shown to reduce major inflammatory enzymes - COX-1 and COX-2 by between 29.5 and 32.7% 7. Impressive!

What’s also impressive is that ““devil's claw significantly reduced pain” in people with joint problems (pain, stiffness, and joint cartilage degradation) 8.

5. Bromelain

This powerfully anti-inflammatory enzyme found in pineapple have been proven in clinical trials

9. Researchers even describe bromelain and a possible “alternative” to NSAID anti inflammatory drugs like Advil or aspirin 16.

In one study, “bromelain administration resulted in significant decrease in pain and stiffness in patients with” knee cartilage damage 9. Other evidence shows bromelain’s pain-reducing and anti-inflammatory effects in inflammatory joint conditions 16.  

6. Serrapeptase

Serrapeptase is an enzyme that breaks down protein and is used in nature to breakdown the cocoons of silkworms. In Europe, serrapeptase has long been used to reduce inflammation, pain and the chance of heart attack or stroke.

This enzyme reduces pain-producing compounds called bradykinins, so it is especially helpful in reducing pain 10. Serrapeptase has been shown in many studies to fight inflammation and the effects of inflammatory disorders - acting “rapidly localized inflammation” and reducing swelling (a sign of inflammation). 11,12.

7. Ginger

A classic anti-inflammatory herb. One large study on ginger’s effect on knee joint pain concluded that ginger relieved pain upon standing or walking 13. Various studies show that ginger helps in reducing pain - even causing “moderate-to-large reductions” in pain 14. And the herb’s anti-inflammatory abilities are well documented in humans and animals 15.

Having trouble getting around because of painful, swollen joints?

Inflammation could be to blame for your symptoms.  As we age, sometimes our immune systems go haywire and start attacking the harmless cartilage between our joints.

And while inflammation is normally necessary to help the immune system fight off invaders like viruses and bacteria -- it’s definitely NOT needed in places like your knees, shoulders, hands, wrists and back!

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FlexiAid is formulated with all-natural ingredients that have been clinically shown to help reduce inflammation and ease pain, including Serrapeptase, Papain, Devils Claw, Bacillus subtilis,white willow bark, bromelain, ginger root extract and more.

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Evan Burns

MSC in Nutrition

Evan Burns

MSC in Nutrition

Evan has years of experience researching and writing about the health effects of food and nutritional supplements.

He is especially passionate about nutritional pharmacology and the bioavailability, efficacy, and actions of supplements. He wants to spread knowledge about how effective diet and supplements can be at treating ailments and promoting well-being.

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