Do you struggle with arthritis, fibromyalgia or other joint pain? Or are you a runner/triathlete that often feels joint pain during long runs? If so, then you need to know the 4 ways to naturally reduce the inflammation causing the pain.
Naturally Reduce Joint Pain
1. Proteolytic Enzymes naturally reduce inflammation. In a recent study, athletes suffering ACL injuries were able to reduce recovery time by 50% by taking proteolytic enzyme supplements. Bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme also found in the core of pineapples.
2. Anti-Inflammatory Herbs like turmeric, ginger and boswellia are great for reducing inflammation throughout the body. You can take them as supplements or use them in cooking.
3. Essential Fatty Acids like Omega-3 fats help your body fight inflammation. Wild caught salmon, grass-fed beef and dairy are high in Omega-3s as well as flax seeds, chia seeds, and walnuts.
4. Electrolytes like Potassium and Sodium help your body fight inflammation in two ways. Sodium helps bring water and nutrients into your body’s cells. Potassium aids in flushing waste and other toxins out of your body’s cells. Low levels of potassium can cause joint pain and swelling. The average American consumes 1/10th the amount of potassium necessary. Cultured whey and coconut water are foods that have a good balance of electrolytes to speed the healing process.