Author’s note: Osteoarthritis can be a downright pain in the knee, of wherever else in the body you may have it. At the age of 38 I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis of my left knee and have tried a multitude of products designed to help with this condition, along with experimental treatments, knee braces, and exercises. The following are some (my top 5) favorite products that helped me with this condition.
Jarrow Formulas, Joint Builder: If you are on a tight budget this is one of the better formulations on the market. Jarrow Formulas, Joint Builder contains a high quantity of clinically proven ingredients such as Glucosamine sulfate, Vitamin D, MSM, and vitamin C to help encourage systematic absorption of said ingredients. This is by far one of my favorite budget friendly products on the market to help build the connective tissues of the body and thus helping alleviate some of the symptoms associated with osteoarthritis. Cost? About 15 dollars per month.
Life Extension , Fast Acting Joint Formula: Although this formula is a bit more expensive than the aforementioned brand/formula, it contains an excellent joint formulation and an ingredient called “Decursisnol-50” that is said to inhibit inflammation. Plus, it contains stabilized keratin which shows huge promise in helping heal damaged joints.
Amish Origins: Although this product doesn’t promise to help heal joints, its application onto the affected joint area helps soothe pain and discomfort. It is also super inexpensive costing about $8 for an entire 2-month supply.
Nature Made, Triple Flex 50, Triple Strength: Although this product costs more than the above formulations it is one of my favorites. It contains calcium and vitamin D, Glucosamine, and Chondroitin. Although this products is geared for those over the age of 50, I have found it to be extremely helpful in elevating my joint pain.
Jarrow Formulas Bone-Up: Jarrow Formulas is on a roll! This product by the Jarrow Formulas company is perhaps my favorite of the bunch. Not only does this formulation contain the essential ingredients for joint health, but it also contains MK-7 which promotes absorption of ingredients into the bone/joint and boron, which has recently shown promising results in restoring connective tissues, such as cartilage.