You tend to slow down as you grow up. It’s a fact... a combination of maturity and an aging body. As a kid, you took advantage of every opportunity to explore, to jump in the puddle, to climb the tree, to run down the bus you just narrowly missed at the corner.
As an adult, you know the puddles will splash, what the view at the top of the tree looks like and that there is another bus coming in about 15 minutes...
But just because you’ve matured and have years of experience on your side doesn’t mean you want to let go of the ability to explore, to jump, to run. Just because you’re no longer a kid doesn’t mean you have to give up being curious and active. It just means you need to work a little harder to maintain the two key parts of your body that ultimately determine how active you’re going to be as an adult...
Strong Bones & Healthy Joints
Recent surveys show that as many as 25% of Caucasian women in the U.S. alone have compromised bone health, and of those 25%, nearly 18% will suffer a fracture at some time in their lives. But many of these concerns can be addressed through proper nutrition that includes ample amounts of the supporting nutrients bones and their structures need to stay strong and healthy.
But you can’t just boost your calcium intake and call it good. You can have the strongest, beefiest bones out there, but if your joints can’t support their movement—or if their flexibility isn’t quite what it should be—you’re mobility will still be limited. A healthy, active lifestyle depends completely on strong bones and healthy joints working together...working for you, not against you.
4 Supplements That Help Maintain Bones & Joints
Cherry Extract: Cherries may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re talking about mobility, but they provide a unique antioxidant support system for joints. Their natural antioxidant potential disarms free radicals and contributes to the integrity of collagen structures throughout your body. Supplements like this Enzymatic Therapy Cherry Fruit Extract formula delivers a more concentrated “bang for your buck” than you’d get by simply eating a bowl full of cherries.
Hyaluronic Acid: HA for short, hyaluronic acid is found in spaces around tissue and the synovial fluid of joints. It acts as a binding, lubricating and protective agent. HA is a classic joint supporting supplement taken by many, but Nature’s Way Hydraplenish HA offers a formula that goes a few steps further... This joint formula not only features hyaluronic acid, the primary component of joint-lubricating synovial fluid, it also includes BioCell collagen II, hydrolyzed collagen type II and chondroitin sulfate for optimized joint support.
Vitamin D: The “Sunshine Vitamin” is so good for so many things, scientists are still making new discoveries every week it seems. It promotes a healthy immune system for one, but it also plays a big role in bone health as it helps with the absorption and utilization of calcium. In other words, if you aren’t getting adequate amounts of vitamin D3, you’re not making the most out of your calcium intake. Enzymatic Therapy offers chewable Vitamin D3 with 5,000 IU per serving, more than enough to suit most people’s needs.
Calcium: Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body, and 99% of it is located in your bones and teeth. It is absolutely essential for bone development and maintenance throughout your life. Alive! Calcium Bone Formula from Nature’s Way is a top pick for calcium supplementation because it delivers 100% whole-food calcium and vitamin C, along with vitamins D3 and K2 and supporting minerals to help your body maintain bone density.]
We’re giving away all four of these bone and joint health supplements this week to one lucky winner! To enter, share a favorite childhood memory from when you used to “go outside and play.” Were you a rockstar tree climber? The neighborhood kickball champion? The fastest kid on two wheels? We’d love to hear some reminiscing!
Post your comments below. We’ll draw one winner on Friday using random.org and respond to the winner’s comment below (so check back next week to see if you’ve won—in most cases, we cannot notify via email so this is our only way to announce the winner). Winner will have 7 days to claim their prize by emailing email@example.com. Good Luck!
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