As we age, the bounce in our joints is replaced with a feeling of stiffness, discomfort and crepitus. Crepitus is the grating, crackling or popping sounds, and sensations we hear and feel around our joints, just under the skin, that occurs when we move. Crepitus in our joints typically occurs when our joint cartilage erodes leaving uneven cartilage surfaces, and exposed bone surfaces, to rub against each other during movement. This is associated with joint degeneration.
We feel these effects when we engage in any life related movements: when we try to walk, pick up anything, embrace loved ones, use our hands to cook, write, etc. We feel these effects when we participate in exercise of any sort. Many people will notice that their range of motion is also impaired, leading to decreased mobility and flexibility. Even though many of us have been told that this is a “normal” consequence of aging, there are many things that can be done to mitigate, and even reverse these adverse effects. Joint degeneration is experienced by younger people as well as people of all ages.
Our supplementation program includes the use of a proprietary blend of bio-available collagen, chondroitin sulfate and hyaluronic acid, in the form of a juice. Clinical trials have shown these ingredients to hydrate the skin, lubricate our joints, and regenerate cartilage. Together, these three nutritional substances can help turn around many of the more uncomfortable contributors to aging such as joint discomfort and stiffness, lost mobility, and decreased joint flexibility. Patients have also reported improved gum health as well as correcting dry eye problems.