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Joint MD: An Honest Review
A Brief Introduction To Joint Pain:
If you suffer from any type of joint pain, I feel you can have relief with Joint MD. Here's my story: An honest review.
For most of my 42-plus years I’ve led a pretty active lifestyle. There were no video games, PCs, MP3s, cable TV, or even CDs when I was a kid; which was not that long ago! Instead, we kept busy by riding bikes, playing countless games of baseball, football, etc., and in general, burned off the majority of our calories in a healthy, physical manner.
As I got older and moved forward in life, my active way of doing things continued. My job was very physical; carrying and lifting literally hundreds of building products every day. At the time, my body felt great. Sure I had the usual aches and pains, sore muscles, and minor injury here and there. For the most part, however, my lean, yet moderately-muscled frame, held up. And thankfully, still does…well sort of.
When I decided to leave my business to pursue other interests, little did I know the residual damage my body had absorbed. All in all, though, I feel pretty good. With a proper diet and exercise regimen I should be fine.
My goal for this hub is to explain why I chose Joint MD over similar products designed to reduce joint pain based on what I now know regarding basic cell biology and simple pharmacology. I hope my ramblings do not offend you.
Why I Chose Joint MD: A Semi-Educated Decision
Now what does all this rambling mean?
In short, since I don't like the long-term effects of non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), I looked for alternative ways to reduce the pain and inflammation associated with my hip and shoulder. If left unchecked, both will create major issues for me down the pike. And since I'm planning (hopefully) to enter the realm of physical therapy within the next 2 years, I need to be up to snuff, so to speak, when it comes to my mobility.
Wow! That’s a long introduction I know. One, however, I feel is necessary to explain with credibility the remainder of this hub.
In my various trials and errors regarding alternative remedies for joint pain and inflammation, the only products that seemed to work were those containing Glucosamine. What I discovered, though, was that the products that worked best came in liquid form; not necessarily a bad thing. But when I began having allergic reactions to the shellfish-derived ingredients, I was in trouble. What a bummer! Here were products that worked for the most part, but I couldn’t take due to their side effects. Off I was; back to the proverbial drawing board searching for another product to ease my woes. This is where Joint MD comes in.
I remember the day. My wife and I were in the midst of our weekly Wal-Mart journey when I saw it. At first glance it seemed like all the other pain-free-in-much-less-time products. The differences were: 1) The price seemed right (always the thrifty one I am). and 2) There was actual science behind what was being advertised.
So I did the irrational (in my eyes) and bought the bottle research undone. Hey! When your body is yanking at you—in the dead of winter at that—you sometimes pull the out-of-the-ordinary card from the deck. “What the heck,” I told myself. “If it doesn’t work, I’ll try something else.”
What that something else was? Who knows.
How does Joint MD Work?
Like most other medications, Joint MD Works at the Cellular Level.
Now that I have a better understanding of basic cellular biology—which is a fascinating combination of intelligent design and function—Joint MD works by decreasing neutrophil absorption at cellular tight junctions. What? You may ask...Allow me to explain; beginning with the definition of a neutrophil.
Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell that provide an early line of defense against bacterial infections, cell death, tissue damage, and other types of trauma. Our bodies produce neutrophils in large quantities in bone marrow; releasing them into the general bloodstream where they circulate for short periods of time (often no longer than a few days) waiting for an opportunity to act.
In the case of joint pain, neutrophils are simply performing their role as an integral member of the body's inflammatory response. Without going into great detail on how neutrophils identify and react to certain damaged tissues (by means of carrier and messenger proteins), allow me to explain why neutrophils are often referred to as search and destroy cells. Here is the process:
- They [neutrophils] search for damaged tissue.
- They attach themselves to the damaged tissue or pathogen.
- They engulf the cell and poison it (killing both the pathogen and the neutrophil).
- And finally, all waste products are eliminated from the body via various means.
OK. OK. You're muttering. But how does all this cell biology stuff relate to reducing joint pain?
With a combination of ingredients (which, by the way, are NOT revealed by the manufacturer, Iovate Health Sciences), neutrophil counts are reduced in entering the cells where inflammation is taking place. Thereby reducing inflammation. Which raises another question: What happens to the tissue creating the immune response in the first place? (for example, your aching joints)
Over time, and with reduced inflammation, your body's tissues eventually heal. Sure it takes awhile depending on the scope of injury. But it happens. Bones and joints are very complex. But the primary building blocks of both, osteocytes and chondrocytes respectively, will eventually do their job.
The role of joint relief products such as Joint MD is to reduce the immune-related swelling leading to quicker healing.
Joint MD: In Conclusion
In short, Joint MD has worked for me. My flexibility in both my hip and shoulder is improved and the level of pain in both areas has also decreased. I need to stress, however, by no means am I saying that Joint MD, or any other similar product for that matter, will cure arthritis or other joint-related diseases., It WON'T! What it has done, at least for me, is reduce the nagging pain that "welcomed" my every morning.
Also, I feel it fair to mention. I am NOT an affiliate of Joint MD. Nor am I making any direct revenue other than that generated from advertising sources. My goal is to share what I feel is an honest review!
Too many review sites, IMO, are monetarily-focused and subjective. This is not. I use Joint MD every day and I do feel better. That's all.
I welcome any questions and comments.
For information on the product and how to use it, I refer you to Google.com.