The importance of Joint Health as we age
As we all age, our joints tend to give us pain from time to time and in some cases the pain can be considerable. But why does this happen as we get older?
In essence, at the end of each of our bones, is a smooth lining of protective cartilage and other soft tissues that also produce a liquid called synovial fluid. It is the combination of this soft cushion of cartilage and the synovial fluid that helps our joints remain mobile and healthy.
However with ageing, the cartilage can deteriorate from wear and tear and the protective membranes can tend to dry out, allowing the bones to start rubbing against each other. This in turn leads to inflammation and pain.
Arthritis is the most common form of pain in older adults and can affect knees, hips, hands, spine and sometimes shoulders.
Exercising to strengthen weakened muscles and move the joints will help improve function and also reduce pain.
In addition, there are a variety of nutrients that are used in joint health products such as glucosamine, chondroitin and hyaluronic acid. These materials are all implicated in the day-to-day function of healthy joints. Also the use of hydrolysed collagen has been shown in studies to contribute to joint health too, as it plays a major role in healthy connective tissues such as tendons and ligaments.
Micronutrients too have been shown by scientists to contribute to the maintenance and formation of these connective tissues such as Vitamin C, Manganese and also Copper.
Finally there is another ingredient used, known as MSM (methyl sulphonyl methane) that can be used in some joint products, as it is known to play a role in supplying sulphur to the crosslinking process that occurs as part of the strengthening process of some joint tissues.
Prime Fifty Healthy Joints contains all the relevant ingredients to contribute to joint health, combined with other over 50s relevant vitamins and minerals. In addition, Prime Fifty have used a highly soluble blend of minerals to help with absorption into the body in order to get the most from these key nutrients.
Furthermore, a patented ingredient called Bioperine has also been used to help enhance bioavailability of certain vitamins and minerals, making Prime Fifty the most targeted and advanced joint health product for the over 50s.
See how our Healthy Joints formula is designed to help keep you moving and active.