What supplements would I use for stiffness in my joints?
Dear Terry, “What supplements would I use for stiffness in my joints?” — Sylvia P., Scottsdale, AZ
Dear Sylvia, When it comes to joint stiffness, I recommend using highly absorbable curcumin, boswellia, vitamin D and fructoborate. This quartet of ingredients helps to reduce joint pain and stiffness, as well as rebuild joint structure.
Keep in mind that standard curcumin is very poorly absorbed, so make sure the product you choose features a curcumin with excellent absorption that has been proven in published human studies. The best form I have ever found uses curcumin blended with turmeric essential oils in a patented process. This curcumin has been shown in published human studies to be better absorbed than standard curcumin.
It’s also important to find a product that features a boswellia extract that has filtered out the majority of beta-boswellic acid. Unlike most boswellic acids, beta-boswellic acid is actually pro-inflammatory. Removing it greatly enhances the potency of the boswellia extract. You also want a boswellia extract that includes at least 10% or more of acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid (AKBA), the most active component of boswellia.
Terry . . . Naturally