Energy, vitality and the ability to be active are wonderful qualities. If health problems cripple our way of living, our quality of life can change for the worse.

For so many, arthritis causes frustration as the body refuses to work as efficiently as it did years ago. Inflammation of the joints occurs when there is a loss of synovial fluid for lubrication. This causes pain and reduces the range of motion. When the joints are healthy, the synovial membrane that covers the bone is thin and smooth. When joints become swollen and deformed, the synovial membrane becomes thick.

In some cases, arthritis is triggered by bacterial or fungal infections, such as candida albicans. If this is discovered, there are excellent homeopathic cleanses available.

Many find that arthritis creeps up over the years. Because it may have taken years to develop, it requires patience to bring the body back into balance. The problem of swollen joints has been overcome by many. With the right building blocks, our bodies can become empowered to achieve balance and vitality.

Look at your supplement program – are you feeding your body the right nutrients for joint health? Whether you are attempting to correct the situation, or working from the point of prevention, the following supplements will wonderfully support the body.

Glucosamine Sulfate – this nutrient plays an active role in the formation of synovial fluid, as well as bones and cartilage.

26592_NF_CEPEssential Fatty Acids – Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids work to increase anti-inflammatory prostaglandins, therefore reducing pain and inflammation.

Alfalfa – This herb makes the body more alkaline, and the body is able to heal faster in an alkaline state. The minerals in alfalfa are essential for bone formation.

Calcium & Magnesium – These minerals are crucial to prevent bone loss, and work best when taken together.

MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane) – Equalizes fluid balance inside and outside the cell, and therefore reduces pain. It also supplies organic sulphur which nourishes the joint.