Joint pain interfering with your day-to-day life? Then we might just have an all-in-one solution for you. Read on …
Lockdown has had many effects on our health, one of which is increased pain and discomfort in our joints.
‘Doing too many exercises, or nothing at all and consuming unhealthy foods has resulted in the depletion of the required nutrients for daily intake,’ said Lynne Mackey, a biokineticist at Kings Park Sport Medical Centre in KwaZulu-Natal.
‘I have seen a lot of earlier osteoarthritic conditions, as well as poor joint healing or continuous re-injury because of this.’
Fortunately, a good nutritional supplement and a healthy exercise regime can help strengthen and prevent such injuries. Walking, for example, is a great form of strengthening bones for patients suffering from osteoporosis.
FUTURELIFE’s dietician, Bianca Tromp added that collagen may benefit the maintenance of cartilage integrity. ‘Cartilage is an elastic connective tissue and rubber-like padding that covers and protects the ends of long bones at the joints, protecting them from friction and pressure as we move. Collagen is a major component of cartilage, and studies suggest that the consumption of collagen hydrolysate may potentially protect cartilage from degeneration, improving joint health by reducing pain and inflammation.’
Another common cause of joint stiffness and pain is inflammation, which can be reduced by introducing omega-3 into your diet. Fatty fish like salmon, herring, sardines or pilchards is a must at least twice a week. Plant sources of omega-3 include soy, walnuts, chia seeds and flaxseed. Or, omega-3 can be consumed as a capsule supplement – although it’s important to check with a healthcare professional before taking these supplements.
Anyone looking for an all-in-one meal supplement aimed at the repair, maintenance and recovery of joints, cartilage, bones and muscles can try FUTURELIFE Repair Food. Available in a nutritional shake or protein bar in chocolate and vanilla flavours, this is the perfect on-the-go option for those seeking a healthy lifestyle.
The Repair Food Nutritional Supplement Shake consists of a patented, high-protein, low GI blend – ACTI8, which includes 10g of collagen peptides and key nutrients optimal to the overall support and maintenance of bones, muscles and cartilage. The Repair Food Protein Bar is also high in protein, low GI and contains 10g of collagen peptides. Available in chocolate and vanilla flavours this shake and bar pack a powerful punch and may assist with:
- Preventing the degeneration of cartilage
- Joint mobility
- The reduction of joint stiffness
- Maintenance of bone strength
- Building and repairing muscles
Shop the range at your nearest Dis-Chem or Clicks.
Two lucky readers can win one month’s supply of FUTURELIFE Repair Food valued at R720 each. To enter, simply like us on Facebook, find the competition post and tag a friend. Entries close, April 16.
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