In the mature years of our life journey, when stress has been piling up for decades, many of us will need a health boost, and a natural health supplement might be right for you. Supplements are packed-full of ingredients that work with your body, to combat some of the common health challenges.
Reducing Inflammation & Improving Mobility
One of the leading causes of pain and discomfort to those over the age of 50 is inflammation of the joints. Reducing this affliction will reduce pain and also promote greater mobility. Improved mobility has an immense impact on improving lifestyle.
Three of the ingredients that work on inflammation are Glucosamine, Omega-3 fatty acids and the French Maritime Pine Bark extract called Pycnogenol.
Glucosomine is a natural chemical found in the body that maintains healthy cartilage. Unfortunately, Glucosomine levels drop as we get older. Omega-3 Fatty Acids are found in fish oil and other similar products, and they reduce stiffness in joints caused by rheumatoid arthritis. Pycnogenol is a powerful anti-inflammatory, it is also an anti-oxidant and is believed to manage cholesterol and blood glucose levels.
But do these therapies really work? Arborvitae is an Australian natural health company that has been using Pycnogenol in its formulations. They say their product is backed by over 300 clinical trials and studies, but more importantly they have a raft of testimonials from real people such as former Australian cricketer Mike Whitney. This is what he had to say less than five months into a program of taking the Arborvitae formulation, “I have had pain in my right shoulder, left elbow, both knees and lower back from my cricket career. The shoulder and elbow pain have gone and there is less pain in my back and swelling in my knees. The results have been very positive.” Mike Whitney has been taking Arborvitae Arthritis Pain Relief and Health Supplement.
Boosting Your Immune System
A strong immune system will save you a lot of pain and suffering. As we age, our bodies find it harder and harder to fight off harmful bacteria, making us more susceptible to colds and flus and other even more serious illnesses. While vaccines such as the flu vaccine do increase the protection available to you, adding vitamins and supplements to this will put you into an even better safety net. Eating a healthy diet is always recommended, but if you find it difficult meeting your nutrients quota, a supplement can keep you going.
The Fight Against Free Radicals
One phrase you will see a lot of when researching the benefits of vitamins and supplements is ‘free radicals’. In layman’s terms, these are singular chemical elements in the body that cause damage to your cells. Despite being exposed to these elements in our day-to-day lives, our bodies sometimes need help combatting them. Natural health remedies attack these elements, aiding our bodies in their removal.
Starting a regime of natural vitamins and supplements as early as possible can lessen and eliminate the effects of ageing that we were taught were inevitable. As always, discuss your individual circumstances with
your doctor before embarking on any health therapy or supplement program.