It has been estimated that 8 million women suffer from a bone disease called osteoporosis. In fact, osteoporosis is the most common type of bone disease. Osteoporosis is a condition where the bones thin down and lose their density over time. Frighteningly, osteoporosis has no symptoms in its early stages. Rather, symptoms do not appear until the disease is well progressed. Then the symptoms might include frequent fractures as well as bone pain. A woman with osteoporosis might also develop a bowed back and may also lose inches off her height. In order to fight against osteoporosis, it is important for a woman to supplement her diet with joint supporters which promote the health of the body’s joints and bones.
In addition to the risk of osteoporosis, many people develop arthritis as they age. Arthritis is a condition causing stiffness, swelling and pain in the joints. Eventually, a person’s joints can become gnarled and disfigured due to the constant swelling of the joints. Arthritis often limits a person’s ability to accomplish even the most mundane chores, like folding a towel or opening a door. Arthritis symptoms can be reduced if a person consistently takes a supplement containing joint supporters which are substances that promote joint health.
What are joint supporters? They are supplements containing ingredients like calcium, vitamin D, magnesium, glucosamine and chondroitin. It is recommended that women get at least 1,000 milligrams of calcium a day, 400 units of vitamin D a day and 500 milligrams of magnesium to maintain optimum bone and joint health. Glucosamine and chondroitin are natural supplements which have been found to reduce joint swelling. It is recommended that people get 1,500 milligrams of glucosamine per day and 1,200 milligrams of chondroitin a day for optimum joint health. A good supplement will deliver these ingredients reducing a woman’s risk of developing osteoporosis and improving arthritis symptoms.
There are other joint supporters which also promote the health of your bones and joints. For example, devil’s claw, a plant native to South Africa has been proven to decrease the pain associated with arthritis thereby improving mobility. Another substance that has been found to support joint health is called SAM-e. It is naturally produced by the body, but supplements containing SAM-e also help to maintain cartilage which lines and cushions the joints. In addition to supplements, a well balanced diet combined with regular weight bearing exercise can reduce the risk for osteoporosis.
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