Are you looking to prevent, protect and recover your body in the most effective way you can? Then let’s talk about joints. The most commonly used in training are our shoulders and knees and to function properly joints require cartilage and synovial fluid. Cartilage is the soft tissue layer on each side of the joint that acts as a cushion to the end of the bones and the synovial fluid between them acts to lubricate the moving parts to enable them to move against each other freely.
All levels of athletes are tough on their joints and this can cause wear and tear in the long term. This is due to the repetitive impacting movements. Which can damage cartilage, creating rough spots that can lead to degradation of the cartilage. This can also damage the synovial fluid.
You don’t have to wait for an injury to occur to start supplementing. With consistent, intense training that is hard on your joints – most of us would benefit greatly from supplementing early. Damage can occur whenever the intensity of your physical exercise causes the rate of wear and tear to exceed the rate in which your body can produce new cartilage and synovial fluid to replace the ones lost. This then results in inflammation, pain, stiffness and reduced movement of the joints. Whether you’re a cross fitter, marathon running, avid gym-goer, we all aim to perform our best, be our strongest, healthiest and functional selves with minimal recovery time and injuries.
There are heaps of supplements on the market targeted to help support, build and protect your joints. We’ve done our research and here are some of the most important ones.
Chondroitin is a natural compound that is an essential component of our connective tissue, mostly found in cartilage and bones. Specifically important for helping prevent cartilage damage and support joint health by lubricating the joints. This makes sure that your joint cartilage stays strong and elastic and fights the natural aging process. It is also important in reducing the risk of overuse injuries, as well as preventing the joints from becoming too stiff after intensive exercise.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It is important for maintaining structure for tendons, skin and cartilage. Supplementing with Collagen may have a variety of health benefits, including positive effects on bone, muscle, joint and cartilage. Marine Collagen is highly bioavailable, containing Type I and III sources compared to other sources due to the size of the peptides being smaller particle sizes compared to other sources! This means it is fast absorbing into the bloodstream which makes it easy for our bodies to use and quick to replenish collagen stores.
Glucosamine Sulphate is also another major component of joint cartilage, our bodies use this to help build tendons, ligaments, cartilage and joint fluids. Naturally present in the body, it is made of glucose and the amino acid – glutamine. By adding this to your supplement routine, it can seriously help to prevent the breakdown of joint cartilage and to promote new cartilage formation.
Luckily, you don’t have to purchase all these ingredients or supplements individually. We’ve done all the hard work for you. We are here to help you achieve all your training and fitness goals, to help you get the best results possible from all your hard work. We present you with the highest quality, non-synthetic and natural premium supplement to provide you with the support you need. Amazonia RawFIT Collagen Build is the ultimate functional support. Ideal to add to your recovery routine and provide your bones, muscle and cartilage with the support it needs to keep up with your intense workouts.
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