Why COULDN’T the Chicken Cross the Road?
We all know that joke… We’ve all MADE that joke.
BUT let’s imagine a different ending.
What if the chicken never crosses the road.
Billions of jokes will never be made, and that’s a dark day for everyone.
But on a serious note, if the chicken ever couldn’t cross the road, it’s going to be because of bad Joint Health!
It’s not talked about enough in our community and it is vital to both our ongoing gains goals, AND our long-term health. So, let’s dive into it and keep those chickens – and us GYM RATS – crossing the road.
Joint pain is commonly thought of as referring just to knees, hands, and hips. The truth is much deeper. In our spine alone, there are over 100 different joints. That is over 100 various potential sources of pain in just our spines. Most Chiropractors also recommend that if you’re 30 or older, you should be taking preventative steps to avoid joint pain. So how do we prevent Joint pain?
There is one active ingredient that you find in almost every single Joint Supp. Glucosamine. It’s a natural chemical compound in our bodies that keep our cartilage healthy and squishy (for lack of a better word). Unfortunately, as with all our naturally produced chemicals and hormones, our Glucosamine levels dip as we get older, creating joint pain, arthritis, back pain, and an almost endless list of things we need to avoid.
Glucosamine is naturally found in certain traditional foods like chicken soup, Seafood, and beef broth. However, dietary restrictions or a busy life can stop us from getting what we need. Taking Glucosamine-loaded SUPPs helps prevent the degradation of our cartilage and even helps stimulate cartilage growth in our joints that need it. Additionally, Glucosamine is recommended for individuals to prevent joint pain AND treat it. So regardless of your age and your joint health, it should be an essential part of your SUPP routine and needs to be something we all think more about. After all, no one will be crossing the road without our joints working as well as they can!
So here they are, the top 4 SUPPs that will ensure no joints are harmed in the making of punch lines…
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. So yea… Myogenix did the damn thing.
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.
Helios 100 by Apex Alchemy is another great joint option that comes with the advanced technology of being a topical joint relief supplement with the added benefit of helping reduce inflammation. Created as a potent curcumin metabolite, tetrahydro-curcumin in a top tier topical formulation. When normal curcumin is metabolized, it’s naturally converted into the metabolite tetrahydro-curcumin. So, when you take a regular curcumin supplement, it’s actually tetrahydro-curcumin that enters your bloodstream. It is then that can be absorbed into the tissues where it can offer its benefits the same way a topical formula can. I really suggest this one as it is cutting edge when it comes to relief. I have tried this and there is ALWAYS one in my gym bag!