Monday, July 12, 2010

Reader Question on Joint Pain Meds and Nutrition received the following question/comment from Gerry in St. Louis: "I can understand that there is a difference in quality of joint pain reduction substances like Glucosamine, between food grade and pharmaceutical grade and even the difference in food grade and pharmaceutical grade nutritional supplements, but what does nutritional supplements have to do with chronic joint pain? And why can't I get everything I need from the Multi-Vitamin I get at Wal-Greens?"

Gerry, our bodies are constantly fighting oxidative stress which produces free radicals that harm our health at the cellular level and is manifested through many different degenerative diseases or magnifying a degenerative disease. The end product is often inflammation that sometimes is noticed as joint pain, or it could be cardio-vascular issues, or a host of other health issues.

Not only is the way supplements are manufactured, but the levels of the ingredients as well are at issue. By the way, I highly suggest you pick up a copy of the Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements, not only to see what quality of supplements are on the market, but to understand how nutrients (vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants) all affect our health.

The Recommended Daily Allowance is way too low across the board to provide our bodies with the nutrients needed to fight oxidative stress. All these nutrients, in advanced levels are necessary to work in synergy to provide optimum cellular health.

Ask yourself this? How much do I spend eating out at restaurants each month? Usually the answer is $100 or more, as most people spend much, much more eating out than they would providing their bodies with a monthly supply of pharmaceutical quality nutritional supplements needed for base cellular health.

I talk to people all the time that think nothing of spending $100 eating out, but would not spend less than half that with a quality nutritional supplement.

So, addressing chronic joint pain in a nutritional manner, in our view, is about getting the advanced nutritional supplements that your body needs for optimum cellular health AND addressing your joint issue with the optimizers, Glucosamine and Omega 3 Fatty Acids.

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