Our Joint


The condition of our joints is a critical factor for our general well-being. The more flexible our musculoskeletal system, the larger our radius of action and the more diverse activities we can undertake. However, physical labour, sport or abnormal attitudes subject our joints to stress, and in the worst case they may be damaged. In addition, age takes its toll on our joints. Protection and precaution are thus urgently recommended. But what are the main points to be considered?

Lubricating and protecting

Two of the elements that ensure that our joints remain flexible are articular cartilage and synovial fluid. The ends of the bones are covered by a layer of cartilage that serves as a buffer against shocks; the fluid ensures that the joints are lubricated.

Nutrients are important

For optimum functioning both elements must receive adequate nutrients.Natural glycosaminglycans (GAG) contained in the original Perna extract PERNATON® serve this purpose.

Maintaining mobility

They ensure an intact balance between growth and breakdown of cartilage and ensure the preservation of the cartilage. The synovial fluid is responsible for transporting nutrients to the cartilage. In addition to the supply of nutrients to the joint cartilage, the synovial fluid also lubricates the joints. The clear, viscous fluid ensures that the cartilage is not damaged by abrasion.

Sufficient fluid

Joints and movement are mutually dependent. Only movement provides for lively metabolic activity in the body. This is in turn critical for the joints, ensuring renewal of the cartilage and fluid. By the way: drinking sufficient amounts of liquid is essential for efficient metabolism.

Low-impact sports:


Swimming

Relieves the joints

Water gymnastics

Relieves the joints

Cycling

Ideal for the knees – given correct settings

Nordic walking

Strengthens the muscles

Yoga

Improves strength and mobility

Dancing

Promotes mobility

Caution: In sporting activities it is always important to apply the correct technique.
 

Studies

The latest studies on the subject of effextiveness of green-lipped mussel extract, glucosamine and chondroitin can be found here:

"Systematic review of the nutritional supplement Perna Canaliculus (green-lipped mussel) in the treatment of osteoarthritis"

"A Review of Evidence-Based Medicine for Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate Use in Knee Osteoarthritis"