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What Is the Best Supplement for Joint Care?

Updated on September 10, 2019

What is the best joint care supplement?

How timely, right now I am studying for my traumatology exam. Let's go with it then.

First, it must be taken into account that a joint is basically composed of three structures: articular cartilage, bone and the joint capsule; and that each of them has a different healing process. From outside to inside.

The joint capsule is a bag-shaped structure we could say responsible for producing and containing synovial fluid, a transparent gel that lubricates the joint to minimize friction (and therefore energy consumption with each movement) and feeds the articular cartilage itself. If the capsule is injured, it undergoes an "old-fashioned" healing process, that is, similar to that of any body tissue → the edges are approximated and closed by fibrous tissue (such as a skin scar for example). This fibrous tissue does not have the properties of the capsule but fulfills its function as a patch.

Articular or hyaline cartilage, like any cartilage in the body, is avascular, that is, it receives no blood supply. For its nutrition it depends on the sugar contained in the synovial fluid produced by the synovial membrane that covers the capsule inside. But for your healing you need two things: or that the cells that make it up multiply and cover the “hole” with new cartilage (which they are not able to do) or that the repair cells reach through the blood to make a scar nonspecific (like what happens in the joint capsule, in which the specific tissue is replaced by fibrous tissue, as if it were a kind of wildcard patch for any tissue). However, for this to occur it is necessary that the injured tissue receives blood, through which the fibroblasts (the cells that will produce the cocatrix) arrive. And this will only happen if the injury, in addition to damaging the cartilage, is enough to pass through and break the bone underneath and if you have blood vessels. If this happens, the blood leaves the bone, bathes the cartilage and the fissures of this are replaced by fibrous scar. Problem, the scar is not cartilage and therefore the functionality of the joint will be affected. If fibrosis does not occur then, even if it seems strange, the cartilage remains as it is, with its fissure not closed, perhaps throughout life and maybe without problems. The important thing is this, cartilage that is lost, never recovers.

The bone, unlike these two (and virtually any body tissue) if it is able to regenerate to a state identical to the original. First, thanks also to the blood, a fibrosis of the fracture occurs which, over time, will qualify until it becomes bone (although disorganized). Once it is bone, it will be subjected to the same remodeling process that suffers any other bone several times throughout life → it will be destroyed and rebuilt little by little and in an organized way so that over time that first disorganized bone formed from the ossification of the fibrous scar becomes identical bone to the original (if the fracture reduction has been incorrect then there may be deformation but the new bone as such will be composed of the same tissue as the original).

Glucosamine and Chondroitin because Glucosamine helps the robustness of the joints and Chondroitin is a very important component of cartilage since it is involved in its construction and regeneration.

How to control joint pain?

The pain, swelling and stiffness of arthritis can limit your movement. Medications can help you manage your symptoms so you can continue to lead an active life. With over-the-counter pain relievers you can find momentary relief. They can help you with your arthritis symptoms. "Over-the-counter" means that you can buy these medications without a prescription. One simple and known is the inevitable and recommended by doctors: Paracetamol, has fewer side effects than other drugs. Do NOT take more than 3 grams a day, this is 6 tablets in groups of 2, every 8 hours, more will not help you and complicated your liver in the long term. If you have liver problems, do not take it better follow these other data that are natural.

Of course, there are wonderful natural anti-inflammatories that can relieve joint pain very effectively. Obviously, we should always follow medical prescriptions first, but when you are at home and feel the need to take a soothing or classic ibuprofen, turn to these natural anti-inflammatories first. You will see what a great relief they offer you!

1.- The rosemary

2-. Horse tail

3-. turmeric

4-. Ginger

5-. linseed

It will always be more appropriate to resort first to these natural anti-inflammatories than to Paracetamol or ibuprofen. However, follow every recommendation that doctors give you. Talk to your healthcare provider about the medications that are right for you, if you don't find relief, the pain can always be relieved, and nobody deserves to suffer unnecessarily.


This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.


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