You're in the gym, hitting your routine hard, feeling that sweet momentum building up. But then, bam!
A sudden roadblock – throwing a wrench in the works.
I get it; it's frustrating. Staying on your A-game is difficult with that annoying joint pain, and that's why I’m here to break it down for you.
Once you hit 30 or beyond, it's crucial to suit up in joint armor to keep pain from crashing your muscle-building gains. Understanding spine and joint health might feel unfamiliar initially since we tend to prioritize muscles and macros, often overlooking the bigger picture. So, how do you shield yourself from looming joint agony?
Enter Glucosamine. Picture it as the natural champion within our bodies, diligently ensuring our cartilage stays content and resilient, akin to a plush cushion. The catch, however, is that as time marches on, our Glucosamine levels take a nosedive, paving the way for joint pain, arthritis, backaches, and a myriad of discomforts.
Sure, you might spot Glucosamine lounging in traditional eats such as chicken soup, seafood, and beef broth. But let's face it – navigating the tumultuous journey of a Gym Rat, with its fluctuating diets and relentless schedules, can be quite the adventure. That's precisely where Glucosamine-packed supplements come to the rescue. Think of them as the guardians of our cartilage, preventing it from descending into disarray and even providing a boost where it's needed the most.
The beauty of Glucosamine extends beyond mere prevention; it wields the power to treat existing joint pain. So, whether you're reveling in your twenties or savoring the golden years, Glucosamine deserves a prime spot on your supplement radar. After all, in the realm of bodybuilding, nobody wants to "crack" under pressure!
Here are some of my SUPP's options for Joint support!
Turmeric 95 is an enhanced form of curcumin that combines Hi-Tech’s Cyclosome delivery system, provides more significant benefits than its relative native curcumin. Native curcumin is poorly absorbed and rapidly metabolized before much of its benefits can be implemented. With Tumeric 95s, advanced and effective delivery, it helps with inflammation in a major way. We have all heard the buzz around Tumeric, and Hi Tech Pharms did not waste time in the lab making sure to optimize its potential benefits.
One of my favorites for joint health is Joyful Joints by Vital Alchemy. It has everything our bodies need for joint health and rehabilitation (if needed). Additionally, its ingredients will go as far as a SUPP can go to create extraordinary preventative measures. Yes, it’s loaded with Glucosamine… That’s a given. But Joyful Joints also have natural anti-inflammatories like Turmeric and Bromelain (Pineapple extract). Combining this with its Vitamin C and Cissus Quadrangularis, your joints and bones have everything they need to stay healthy while we continue to push our bodies further and further. My favorite aspect of Joyful Joints has to be the addition of Hyaluronic Acid. It’s an additional supplement that our joints need to stay healthy. It creates more vital Synovial fluid in our cartilage. Basically, that is the fluid that bathes our joints and functions as joint lubrication. Hyaluronic Acid isn’t something you see in every Joint supplement; however, it should be! Joyful Joints is one of the most well-rounded Joint SUPP’s and should be everyone’s ‘go-to’ supplement in Joint health.
Joint and Tissue by Myogenix was formulated to target both hard and soft tissues by working with your body’s immune system. So Myogenix was “up in the lab with a pen and a pad” (only the cool will get that) and created UCII’. UCII’ is undenatured type II collagen, a revolutionary new dietary ingredient that works with the immune system to promote healthy joints through oral tolerization. This helps the body tell the difference between good stuff, like ingredients in supplements, and bad stuff like Bacteria. Myogenix nailed it.