Arthritis & Joint Pain Supplements & Remedies

arthritis and joint pain supplements

Arthritis & Joint Pain Supplements & Remedies: An Introduction

Twenty years ago, when I had joint pain – hell, let’s be honest, if I had pain of any sort – I popped a couple of Advil or took an Aleve, and that pretty much took care of things.

Bingo.

Back to normal by the next day, if not sooner.

But let’s face it, things are different now. I’m in my late 40’s, and as you know, the aches and pains you have at 40, 50 and above aren’t so easily addressed.

They often don’t “just go away.”

At least not for long.

They’re often chronic.

In other words, those aches and pains in your muscles and joints are becoming like old – and not particularly welcome – friends.

Wake up in the morning, and…

Throb, throb, throb.

Hello! Here I am!

Ache, ache, ache.

Morning! Beautiful day!

And every so often, a new one will stop in for a visit… like osteoarthritis, which makes your knees and hands ache with a dull, low throb.

“Hi there, I’m osteoarthritis, and I’m stopping in to stay for a while. Hope you don’t mind.”

Sorry, but I do.

Like so many of you reading this, I’m also running into issues with inflammation and chronic pain as a result of getting older, and I’ll be honest…

I’m not “digging” it a whole lot.

I noticed something else too.

An Increased Reliance on Prescription Anti-Inflammatories

I begain relying more and more on anti-inflammatory drugs like Celebrex, Aleve, Advil and Aspirin.

A little too much for my liking, to be honest.

Celebrex used to be something I’d take once every couple of weeks, and if things were really bad, once or twice a week… now, I was taking it every damn day.

In addition to the usual NSAIDS (non steroidal anti-inflammatories).

Don’t get me wrong… I’m not an “anti drug” crusader.

Far from it.

In fact, I’m extremely thankful to be living in an age where drugs like Celebrex and Advil and others are available, because frankly, the relief they provide is incredible.

But like all drugs, they come with side effects, and as I begain to use them more often, I became more and more concerned about the potential issues and side effects associated with long term, regular use.

Because it’s pretty damn clear at this point that I’ll be taking them to the end of my days.

How About a Natural Alternative?

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It was at this time I started looking more closely for the best natural supplements for joint pain and stiffness; natural remedies, cures and vitamins for inflammation.

After all, I love supplements and have been writing and researching them for almost 20 years, although up until very recently, the core of my focus has been weight loss and bodybuilding products.

Now, however, I wanted to turn my focus to natural joint repair and pain supplements that could have a direct impact in my life and reduce my reliance on both over the counter and prescription anti-inflammatories.

And no, I’m wasn’t under any false expectations, and neither should you be…

Despite the nonsense that circulates regularly on the Internet (i.e., “the arthritis cure your doctor doesn’t want you to know about”), there’s no natural alternative remedy on the planet that is going to provide the same relief as a 400 mg dose of Celebrex.

That’s OK.

We’re not looking for that.

We want to put the drugs back in the cabinet for the really rough days. Use ’em when we need ’em.

And the rest of the time, use something a little more gentle.

Real Arthritis Supplements, Backed by Real Science

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Yep, backed by clinical science.

I’m not here to sell to false hope or miracles.

I’m not here to peddle bullshit.

I don’t need that, and you don’t either.

That’s why I always turn to clinical studies to determine how likely a supplement is going to provide joint pain relief or a help heal inflammation.

As far as “evidence” goes, it’s the gold standard.

And don’t worry… you need to read the studies or even understand them. All you need to worry about is the bottom line; is there real evidence to suggest this a good product for joint pain or not?

Like it or not, to really get to the bottom of things, we have to get into the details – I’m simply not going to pump out some cheesy “top 10 joint repair supplements” article like you’d see elsewhere on the Internet.

What about Reviews, Testimonials and Feeback from Customers?

Sure, customer feedback can be helpful (and I use them in my reviews), but you need to be careful…

… reviews can be manipulated by retailers to encourage a purchase, people can “doctor” their stories in exchange for a commission on a referred sales, and sometimes, we humans are just terrible witnesses.

I’ll talk about this in greater detail a little later, but for now, recognize that while reviews can be helpful, they are least reliable form of “evidence” and need to be taken with a grain of salt.

So now that you know where I’m coming from, let’s begin our journey together. To read a review of any of the supplements listed below, just click its associated link!

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