Many people suffer from joint problems and pain, for example in the hands or knees. Inflammation of the joints is the most common cause of this ailment that unfortunately afflicts many of us in varying degrees of severity and frequency. It is a common ailment for many as we get older and to a lesser extent as a result of manual work or sports. The more severe and chronic forms would be termed Osteoarthritis and Arthritis.
In some cases adjustments to the diet can help to improve the symptoms of joint problems. Many sufferers also use nutritional food supplements as part of their regime and the common ones are glucosamine, chrondroitin, MSM and omega 3 (fish oils). More recently a product called Celadrin® has emerged as a new and exciting natural food supplement to aid joint mobility and flexibility, subdue the inflammatory process and reduce pain.
Celadrin® supplements have actually been available for several years, however initially such products were obtained from bovine sources which restricted its popularity. Fortunately Celadrin® is now available from a plant-based source, with oils including palm, palm kernel, olive, nutmeg, coconut and unsaturated vegetable oils. Additionally these new supplements are Vegan and Vegetarian friendly.
What is Celadrin® ?
Celadrin® is a unique, natural and patented combination of fatty acids which work in a similar way to the ‘essential fatty acids’ in fish oils to provide support during the inflammatory process. Celadrin® induces changes at a cellular level and positively affects the responsiveness of the cell membranes in our body, thus subduing the inflammatory process and reducing pain.
By positively affecting the cell membranes in our body Celadrin® protects them from the action of the inflammatory immune messengers. Inflammation is most commonly the cause of joint pain, swelling and mobility issues. Modifying ‘inflammatory mediators’ is a key protective factor for joints – thereby reducing the destructive tendencies of inflammation to bone and cartilage and helping to maintain healthy flexible joints.
For those with chronic inflammation the benefits of Celadrin® have been subject to many positive research studies. Trials also demonstrate improvements in the motion and function of affected joints including knees, elbows, wrists and hands. Indeed Celadrin® appears to be particularly effective in treating inflammatory symptoms in small joints such as hands and feet.
Research indicates that Celadrin®:
- Inhibits inflammation in endothelial cells
- Is supportive to the lubrication of affected joints
- Inhibits arachidonic acid one of the main promoters of the inflammatory cascade of immune factors
- Provides added protection to the reduction of cartilage breakdown in joints
Anti-inflammatory support for Joints
As we get older enzyme functions in our body slow down and in the case of joints and tissues it means damage or wear takes longer to repair. As such many people take supplements such as Glucosamine and Celadrin® as part of an anti-inflammatory support or preventative programme. Indeed Celadrin® is often used in conjunction with supplements such as Fish Oils, Glucosamine and existing inflammation support nutrients.
If you are looking for a Glucosamine supplement to offer assistance in the regeneration and maintenance of cartilage and tissue we would recommend Glucosamine Hydrochloride (Glucosamine HCL). Glucosamine Hydrochloride (the chloride form of N-acetyl Glucosamine) is the newest and purest form of glucosamine, and the form now preferred by the medical profession for long-term use.
Celadrin® is available in a capsule or cream form with the capsule form generally best suited for long-term joint inflammation support. For the cream a small scale trial has shown Celadrin® may assist symptoms for those with psoriasis of the skin by reducing skin inflammation and providing an emollient effect at the site of psoriasis.
For more details on Celadrin® you can review or download the pdf below.
If you have any questions regarding this article, any of the health topics raised, or any other health matters please do contact me (Amanda) by phone or email at any time.
You can also download the PDF document with the following link (sorry – it may not work for every browser): Celadrin.pdf