Keep Your Joints Healthy for the Long Run

Joint health is becoming an increasingly important issue for adults of every age. In the US, more than 30 million adults have osteoarthritis—a condition which causes severe joint pain when cartilage around bones wears down and makes bones rub together.

It is very difficult to repair cartilage, so most doctors recommend prevention through nutrition and an active lifestyle.

Work It Out
Exercise is vital to maintain healthy joints. For those with joint pain, low-impact activities such as walking, swimming, tai chi and dancing are best. Strength training should also be incorporated in exercise since it helps strengthen the muscles surrounding the joints—protecting them from wear and tear.

Balancing Act
A balanced diet is also a key component of joint health. A diet rich in calcium and vitamin D can help maintain bone strength. Foods with high omega-3s also help keep your joints in tip-top shape. Other important joint health nutrients include:

  • Glucosamine: a natural compound proven effective in building cartilage
  • Boswellin: an herb used in Eastern medicine to help with joint and muscle swelling
  • Borage oil: a powerful anti-inflammatory

Keep Moving with Reliv
Reliv’s Arthaffect® contains glucosamine, boswellin, borage oil and a variety of other nutrients to help aid in joint health. Another key ingredient in Arthaffect is Arthred®—a hydrolyzed collagen protein with the same series of amino acids required for cartilage generation. A combination of exercise, a well-balanced diet and a scoop of Arthaffect can help keep your joints healthy and keep you moving for a lifetime!

The statements contained in this material have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Reliv products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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My Story: James Hodgin

JamesHodgin-webName: James Hodgin

Hometown: Bartlesville, OK

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Reliv Regimen: Reliv Now®, FibRestore®, ProVantage®, ReversAge®, Innergize!®, LunaRich X®, 24K

Looking for an Answer: Before I was introduced to the Reliv products, I lived with seasonal allergies and achy knees. Reliv brought relief.

Reverse Aging: After just 10 months on Reliv, I feel like I am almost reversing the aging process. I have lost 60 pounds, I breathe much easier and the joints in my knees have greatly improved.

Investing in Yourself: The single best investment you can make in yourself is prevention. Plenty of people seem to have the money to buy trivial things, but have none for what their bodies truly need. They should give Reliv a try!

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