Our diets lack some of the necessary nutrients for optimal joint health.
Reflex has reviewed the research on supplements to choose the options which will best support your knees with the purest ingredients possible. We make recommendations based on evidence-based medicine. Many of our patients have found great results with the supplements listed below.
At your next appointment, ask our physicians about which supplements will best support your joint health.
Phyto-4 from Pure Encapsulations is one of the supplements we recommend to many of our patients who are experiencing inflammation associated with arthritis. It is comprised of four powerful clinically researched botanicals, a specially formulated hops extract called Perluxan®, Curcumin C3 complex, ginger root extract, and 5-LOSXIN which is a Boswellia Serrata gum resin extract which has been utilized for hundreds of years for treating arthritis.
Together these ingredients help maintain normal inflammatory responses in the body and prevent connective tissue breakdown. For more information click here to check out our blog page discussing this dietary supplement in more detail.
Nordic Naturals fish oils are consistently selected by leading research institutions and universities, such as Harvard University, Columbia University, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Stanford University, Duke University, UCLA, and the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In addition, there are 25 published studies (including 15 clinical studies and more than 30 in progress) utilizing Nordic Naturals for omega-3 research worldwide.
Nordic Naturals ProOmega fish oil supports healthy heart function and healthy inflammatory levels. With its high levels of the omega-3 fats EPA and DHA, it is our fish oil of choice. ProOmega fish oil has been shown through research to support healthy glucose levels, healthy lipid levels, bronchial health, and assist in the body’s ability to respond to stress.
ProOmega-D fish oil combines exceptionally high levels of omega-3 essential fatty acids EPA and DHA, in addition to 1000 IU of vitamin D3, both in their most bioavailable forms. Perfect for high-intensity support, ProOmega-D helps optimize immune function, regulate mood and sleep rhythms, support cardiovascular and circulatory health, and promotes bone health.
Vitamin D3 from Pure Encapsulations promotes calcium and phosphorous absorption and reduces urinary calcium loss and is essential for maintaining proper calcium levels in the body and for healthy bone composition. High levels of Vitamin D3 are associated with a healthy inflammatory response and play a vital role in immune health; receptors are found on a number of immune cells, including lymphocytes and macrophages, supporting healthy immune cell activation.
Calcium (citrate) from Pure Encapsulations is a key mineral involved in the structure of bone. It adds hardness to the bones making them less prone to degradation and breakage. Calcium citrate is a highly absorbable form of calcium. Unlike calcium carbonate, which is basic and neutralizes stomach acid, calcium citrate has no effect on stomach acid.
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a dietary supplement that can provide wide-ranging benefits including relief from arthritis pain, allergies and even snoring. MSM is an odorless and tasteless natural sulfur compound found in all living things. Our bodies require sulfur to support healthy connective tissue and joint function. Sulfur also possesses claimed pain reduction capabilities as well as anti-inflammatory properties. MSM is found in many foods which include meat, fish, certain fruits, vegetables, and grains but it is destroyed when foods are processed.
Clinical research has shown that these nutrients are safe and can effectively promote joint comfort and function.
Women’s Nutrients multivitamin from Pure Encapsulations is a great multivitamin/mineral complex for women over 40. It is a complete hypo-allergenic, nutrient-rich, highly bioavailable multi-vitamin, multi-mineral, and trace element supplement. This formula combines superior mineral cofactors, activated vitamins and antioxidants, and herbal extracts to support positive stress response, macular integrity, cardiovascular function, breast health, and optimal health.
UltraNutrient multivitamin from Pure Encapsulations is a combination of core vitamins and minerals along with advanced antioxidants and standardized phytonutrient extracts to provide a supplement of unique broad-spectrum nutritional support. Using some of the most highly-recognized antioxidants, nutrients, and botanicals, the UltraNutrient multivitamin is enhanced with alpha lipoic acid, coenzyme Q10, and reduced glutathione, as well as standardized extracts of hawthorn, ginger, milk thistle, and turmeric.
PureOne Nutrients multivitamin by Pure Encapsulations is a one-a-day multivitamin/mineral formula, coupling essential support with convenience in a gentle, hypoallergenic formula that is well tolerated by sensitive individuals. This formula provides an all-inclusive profile of highly bioavailable vitamins, fully chelated minerals, and antioxidants to support optimal health.
Our knee experts will customize a supplement plan to help you reach and maintain optimal health.
If you have any questions, please call our office at (503) 719-6783 to schedule an appointment.