Vegan joint supplements for pain and stiffness
Most people know that, over time, wear and tear on their joints can begin to cause chronic pain and stiffness, but don’t be so quick to assume this is a natural result of aging. Recent studies have brought to light another potential culprit. Vitamin D deficiency, which is linked to muscle and bone pain and weakness, is becoming a widespread health issue. In fact, a 2009 report published in the “Archives of Internal Medicine” indicated that up to 77% of the population suffers from inadequate blood levels of this vital nutrient.
Since exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet B rays is the most effective way for the human body to get enough vitamin D, the great majority of human beings do not meet the minimum daily requirement. For vegans, the problem is compounded by the fact that the foods that do contain at least some vitamin D tend to be animal byproducts. It’s advised that you get tested to see if you’re deficient, and add vegan joints supplements to your diet if so.
Be careful, though, as all supplements are not created equal. The best joint supplements for vegans are those that are derived from 100% organic plant-based sources and contain no additives or fillers. Vibrant Nutraceuticals offers several highly absorbable options to choose from, including vegan vitamin D3 gel caps and vegan gummy supplements popular with kids and adults alike.
Actually, less pain means more gain
Remember the days when those in the exercise industry insisted that if a workout didn’t hurt, you weren’t doing it right? That theory has long since been debunked, and we now know that, while physical activity is vital to good health, activities such as yoga that put very little impact on your joints are as effective, if not more so, than running and other joint-crushing exercises. In fact, when practiced regularly, this low-impact activity can help increase flexibility and range of motion and provide more energy, supporting the idea that less pain can actually equal more gain in the long run.
Vegan joint supplements can also help to decrease pain by acting to strengthen the bones themselves. And, when you feel better, you tend to be more active and burn more calories which is a welcome side effect of lower pain levels. Other supplements to increase energy include whey protein isolate and vitamin B12, also available in vegan, gluten and dairy free forms through the Vibrant Nutraceuticals’ online store.
Increase flexibility and activity
Adopting a vegan diet has many potential benefits. One note of caution, however, is that you will need to be on the lookout for any vitamin or mineral deficiencies that may occur as a result of this lifestyle change.
Browse the Vibrant Nutraceuticals website to read about the full range of certified vegan supplements available to you, and be the healthiest version of yourself.