Joints are supported by ligaments, our connective tissue required for the health of our hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, knees and heels. If your joints aren't feeling their best, Boswellia and Bromelain are two nutrients your body could use for stronger ligaments and tendons.
Often with tendons and ligaments, they will present with either Tendonitis or tendinitis (inflammation of the tendon or Tendinosis (tiny tears in/around the tendon caused by over use). These two can arise common issues such as tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, ruptured Achilles’ tendon, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff tendonitis, and (indirectly) dislocated joints. This is where your natural lifestyle plan can keep the structure of your ligaments and tendons strong.
Specific Vitamins, Minerals and Herbs
Boswellia is a traditional botanical herb for reducing pain and inflammation for your musculoskeletaletal system. Pain is unquestionably a huge part of how well your tendons and ligaments support you. When choosing your boswellia extract, ensure you look for a high component of -AKBA, this boswellia extract has been shown to inhibit the 5-lipoxygenase (potent proinflammatory leukotrienes), and reduce the degradation of synovial fluid in the joints.
Bromelain is an enzyme found pineapple, popular for reducing pain and inflammation, this enzyme has also been found helpful for wound-healing. Tears in muscle tissue are common with stress on our ligaments and tendons. Including Bromelain into your natural lifestyle plan through diet & supplementation it can assist reducing pain, and lessen the duration of the “inflammatory phase” of tissue healing. With blunt injuries and bruising, bromelain will lessen swelling and pain even if you are on the move or resting.
Nutrients for Ligaments & Tendons
B Vitamins, Vitamin C, Manganese, Magnesium, and Zinc
*Correct nutrient form, brand & dosage can be prescribed by your Practitioner
Supplements and more
The above nutrients & herbs provide support for your tendons and ligaments and help repair any injuries. Next, is looking at your nutritional lifestyle. Ensure you do not include foods in your diet that cause inflammation and pain. Avoiding refined grains and sugar and include whole foods such as nutritious proteins, vegetables, and fruits. If your job requires repetitive movement such as hand tools or typing set reminders to stop and stretch throughout the day to let your muscles realign. By making a few changes throughout the day and including ingredients that reduce inflammation as well as strengthening tendons and ligaments, the difference will feel amazing.
Keeping in mind certain pharmaceutical drugs can damage the health of your tendons. Such as Statins, Aromatase Inhibitors (inhibits oestrogen levels), Antibiotics & Steroid Hormones.
At Athletica Health + Wellness your treatments are unique. Practitioner prescriptions can be administered dependant on your presenting concerns.
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