It doesn’t matter if you hit the trails every day or if running is a weekend hobby – you’re going to be putting stress on your joints. Over time, the repeated movements can cause joint pain. Over half of all runners experience an injury of some kind over their running career. Get ahead of the injuries by trying some of these natural supplements. They may be able to strengthen and support your joints, keeping you on the road for longer.
Boswellia – This anti inflammatory herb has been used for centuries, and for good reason. It may be able to help reduce stiffness, joint pain and help encourage freer movement. Even better? These results have been seen in as little as seven days.
Chromium, magnesium, Vitamin B2 and Vitamin B6 – This little cocktail of essential vitamins and minerals are often depleted by strenuous exercise. If you’re running regularly it may help you to get your levels checked and supplement if required.
Turmeric – This spice has been used in India for a very long time due to it’s flavour and health benefits. It is well known to be good for maintaining joint health and reducing inflammation. Along with turmeric, you could try adding cayenne pepper and ginger to your diet.
Rhodiola – This one comes from the Himalayas. The Sherpas have used it to help increase oxygen transfer in the blood (to help cope with those crazy high altitudes). You may see an increase in endurance ability and better recovery times, too.
Native type UC-II® collagen – You could try to get your hands on this collagen. Research is beginning to show that it can help improve joint flexibility. This is great news if you want to run longer distances or train frequently. It’s also been said that it helps shorten recovery times.
Vitamin C – Stress hormones are good – they fire up the body to power through moderate to high intensity workouts. Hormones like cortisol do increase the body’s need for Vitamin C, so it may help you to increase your intake on stressful days.
There’s a lot of things you can do to help preserve your good health and reduce joint pain while running. The longer you can maintain your joint health, the longer you’ll be able to enjoy getting out there and pounding the pavement.
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