Running can be a rewarding and healthy hobby, and for some it’s their favorite sport. As with many sports, running can come with injuries or the usual wear and tear of joints like knees and ankles. One way to treat joint pain and discomfort is to add joint supplements to your daily diet. Choosing the best joint supplement for your body type and activity level can be difficult, but with these 4 tips we hope you’ll be better able to achieve your goals of pain free running and performing at your best.
1. Topical Cream
A great option for athletes and especially runners, is a topical joint supplement option. Lotions that you are able to apply directly to the problem area after running, can provide instant relief for inflamed joints and symptoms of sports injuries. Since some oral medication may take awhile to get to the root of the problem, fast acting lotion is a great complement to your joint pain treatment plan.
Knowing what’s inside your joint supplement is the key to choosing the best one for you. It’s important to research the ingredients and their side effects to know what you will be putting in your body. We recommend choosing a joint supplement with the following key ingredients to help you achieve the best results:
- Enzyme blend
- Glucosamine sulfate
- Hydrolyzed Collagen Type II
It’s also important to know where the ingredients in your joint supplement come from. We recommend a joint supplement with all natural ingredients that are made and sourced in the United States at a GMP facility (good manufacturing practices).
3. Read the Reviews
Who better to hear from about how a product works than people who have already used it? This is especially true with joint supplements. As a runner, it’s easy to trust other runners and athletes who have used joint supplements. We recommend reading the reviews and gathering the information you need from other customers – satisfied or not.
4. Pay attention to injuries
The best joint supplement treatment for runners depends largely on injury history and other health considerations including diet. It’s important to listen to your body and talk to your doctors about the best plan of action regarding joint pain. It’s important to choose a joint supplement that not only soothes symptoms of pain and stiffness, but also address the wearing away of the joints and cartilage.
Joint supplements can make running easier on the joints, as well as support a better overall health plan for your body. Now you have 4 more tips to guide you on your quest in choosing the best joint supplement for runners. Let joint supplements enable you to live a healthier and more rewarding life.
Need more guidance? Download our free eBook: How to Choose Your Joint Supplement.
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