Bone and Joint Health Supplements That Can Fast-Track Your Journey to Better Joint Health

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Everyone walks their own path on their wellness journey, and even taking one step in that direction is a victory. Every road has a beginning, and as you set out on (or continue!) your wellness journey, it is important to understand the impacts of the vitamins, minerals, and other supplements that you are consuming. There are loads of nutrients in all different kinds of food, and understanding how they work on their own and interact with one another is key in your wellness journey.

My goal is to help create a world where people are invested in their own personal health and wellness journey, and with my background in medicine and fitness, I’ve thought a lot about how I can help promote health and wellness with my products. I believe it is important to find a good foundation of nutrients to help you stay healthy and able to provide the right care for your body and mind. 

Taking supplements can help you get all the nutrients that your body needs to operate at full capacity, and come with a wide array of benefits. Supplements can positively affect many parts of your own bodily ecosystem in subtle ways. One area in which supplements can help is bone and joint health. Keeping your bones and joints healthy helps you stay active and moving, and affects every part of your day.  

My new product, Collagen Plus, contains a mixture of supplements that is designed to provide assistance to the health of your bones and joints in order to help mitigate any pain or soreness you feel in those areas. In this article, I will be discussing:

  • Bone and joint health supplements like:
  • Vitamin D and its benefits 
  • Collagen and its benefits
  • Biotin and its benefits

Vitamin D

A sunrise over the hills
The Sun is our major source of vitamin D. Without sunlight, our bodies would not be able to produce this vital nutrient to aid in your bone and joint health.

Fun fact: vitamin D is not classified as a “vitamin.” Vitamins are key nutrients that our bodies use but cannot produce on our own. Multivitamins or other vitamin-based supplements were popularized to help us get enough vitamins without having to build our diets around them. Our bodies can produce Vitamin D! It is, however, tied to time spent in the sun which can be a major challenge for a wide variety of different reasons. 

Vitamin D is often referred to as a hormone since we make it in our skin instead of consuming it in foods. That being said, vitamin D is a common supplement and vitamin D deficiency often results in something called rickets, which causes weakness in the bones. 

How does Vitamin D Support Bone and Joint Health?

Vitamin D plays a vital role in our bone health. Having a regular daily intake of Vitamin D allows the body to effectively absorb calcium, which is a key component of bone development and health. 

Calcium

Calcium is a mineral that does a lot of good around the body. It is often thought of in its bone-related benefits, but it also helps regulate blood clotting, muscle contractions, heart rhythms, and even nerve functions! It is important to get enough calcium in your diet, but even if you do you must make sure you are getting enough vitamin D in order for your body to absorb it. The various nutrients our body needs to function properly are all intertwined, and supplements are great ways to make sure you are getting enough nutrients to keep your body working like a well-oiled machine!

Osteomalacia

Rickets is a nasty disease that causes a softening and weakening of bones in children. Osteomalacia is a similar condition that affects adults. Both rickets and osteomalacia are treatable, and they can develop due to a lack of vitamin D in the diet. If your vitamin D deficiency has resulted in an osteomalacia diagnosis it may take months for bone pain and weakness to be relieved, but a routine supplementation of vitamin D will usually cure the condition. Continuing to take vitamin D is a safe way to prevent the condition from returning. 

Vitamin D is an important “vitamin” in our daily lives, and getting enough vitamin D is a way to keep your bones healthy and works as a preventative measure against osteomalacia and other bone-related diseases. 

How to Get Enough Vitamin D

Sun! The sun is the main natural source of vitamin D, but it also comes in a lot of supplements. Consider trying Dr. Emil Nutrition’s new Multi Collagen Plus, which has 125% of your daily value of vitamin D.

Other Health Benefits of Vitamin D

Vitamin D has three other major health benefits. It is involved in keeping our immune system healthy and able to function at full capacity. Alongside that, it can help regulate mood and it might even support weight loss! Research suggests that there is a relationship between vitamin D and weight.  People who have a higher body weight have an increased chance of being vitamin D deficient. This is not definitive proof by any means, but it is promising! 

How does Collagen Affect Your Bone and Joint Health?

Collagen is a popular supplement and a key ingredient in my new supplement. Collagen is a natural protein, functioning as one of the body’s major building blocks. The body naturally produces collagen, but different diets may not be as collagen rich as others, and the body’s collagen production decreases naturally over time. While there are many different types of collagen, over 90% of the body’s collagen is from one of four types (named Type I, II, III, and IV). 

What do the Types of Collagen Do?

Each type has a set of its own responsibilities. It is important to note that Type I collagen makes up around 90% of the body’s collagen levels. Even though it makes up so much, that does not mean that the other three major types are any less important! Here is a closer look at what each collagen type does within the body:

  • Type I. This collagen is made of densely packed fibers that provide structure to skin, bones, cartilage, connective tissue, and teeth. The reason it makes up so much of the body’s collagen is that it is used in just about every part of it! 
  • Type II. This collagen is made of loosely packed fibers that cushion your joints.
  • Type III. This type supports the structure of your muscles, organs, and arteries.
  • Type IV. This type is found in the layers of your skin, helping form barriers between each layer. 

Each of these types has an important role to play in your body, and, as you can see, they play a pivotal role in your bone and joint health by strengthening and keeping your bones and cartilage healthy. 

Collagen Helps Keep Your Bones Healthy

Alongside vitamin D, collagen helps your body’s skeleton stay strong. These two products go hand-in-hand to make sure that your bones stay healthy and strong throughout your life, and taking my new multi collagen plus supplement ensures that you are getting enough collagen, vitamin D, and biotin in your daily routine. 

Biotin

Biotin is not linked to bone and joint health like Collagen and vitamin D are, but it comes with its own excellent benefits. Biotin (more commonly known as vitamin B7) is an essential vitamin that is important in various body processes. Depending on your diet or dietary restrictions, you may not be consuming enough biotin each day. There are two major processes in the body that biotin takes a part in. 

  • Hair Health. Biotin can increase the health of your hair, keeping it lustrous and full.
  • Metabolism. Biotin works with enzymes in the digestive system to help break down macromolecules and turn them into energy and nutrients.

Biotin rounds out this awesome mixture of nutrients, creating our excellent mixture of multi collagen plus. It works wonders for bone and joint health, ensuring that your body has the nutrients and energy it needs to bring your bones and joints to a healthy state of less pain than where you began. We’ve even added a bit of calcium to round out the nutrients in this capsule! If you are interested in learning more about my new product, make sure to check out Dr. Emil Nutrition’s Multi Collagen Plus Biotin and Vitamin D on my website!

Your Wellness Journey

The key to continuing on your wellness journey is not taking every supplement you can in order to get all those magic vitamins and minerals. Supplements work great, but their purpose is in the name. You should use supplements to add to your routine, not replace parts of it. As much as I love this product, there are other ways for you to get these nutrients into your diet and if those work better — go for it! It is important to find the right balance between your diet and exercise, and figure out what supplements are right to lead you to a healthy lifestyle. 

A healthy lifestyle is not a perfect lifestyle. In all my years, I’ve never seen anyone with a perfect lifestyle. What I have seen are people working hard to make the right choices in their diet and exercise. Sometimes adding a supplement to your routine lets you keep moving forward by filling out something that you’ve been lacking in your diet. There are a lot of essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that your body is hoping you consume in the right quantities each day. Satisfying your body’s needs is quite challenging, but your body isn’t looking for perfection. Some days you get more vitamins than you need, some days less, and it is all okay in the end. 

Adding a supplement helps you when you figure out what areas you are struggling in. Perhaps you’ve noticed your bones starting to ache before it rains, or that your joints are creaking considerably more than they ever have in the past. At that point, my multi collagen with vitamin D and biotin is a great supplement to bring you back to that level of wellness that you are striving for. While you are figuring out if this is the right supplement for you, remember that no part of your lifestyle exists in a vacuum. Everything affects what’s next to it, and that ripple effect spreads out all the way down. So, starting a new supplement might not seem like a big step in any direction, but if you give it time you might start noticing the results!

How do you feel about my new product, the multi collagen capsule with biotin and vitamin D? We are all excited at Dr. Emil Nutrition, and I hope that this product can leave a positive impact on everyone who takes it. It is important to ensure that you are taking the correct dosage at the right times of the day, as its effects are very diminished when you skip doses. It’s easy to let one slip by! I recommend trying to make it  a habit that you do every day. When I drink a glass of water in the morning, for example, I always keep my supplements right next to it so I never forget to take mine! 

Supplements and Your Diet

Adding supplements like collagen, vitamin D, and biotin to your diet is not something you should do on a whim. Think about your diet and whether or not you are getting enough from your general consumption before jumping on a new supplement, since you can have too much of a good thing. 

As with any supplement, be sure to discuss its potential addition with your healthcare provider. They can inform you about any interactions this supplement may have with other supplements, herbal remedies, prescription medications, or over-the-counter medications. Before trying these supplements, make sure to consult with your doctor to see if these supplements are right for you. 

You should consult a licensed health care professional before starting any supplement, dietary, or exercise program, especially if you are pregnant or have any pre-existing injuries or medical conditions.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.

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