Joints Ache? Here’s Help.

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Joints Ache? Here’s Help.

There’s no question that exercise is good for you. But sometimes, exercise can lead to pain and stiffness throughout the body. That may be because you’re doing too much, doing things improperly, or choosing the wrong exercises. The pounding and hammering that certain high-impact activities put on joints can make anyone feel sore.

But that doesn’t mean you have to hang up your cross-trainers. Just the opposite. Exercise can strengthen muscles and help control your weight, which can help you feel less achy 24/7. But oh, the irony. Exercising too much can make you feel achy. But you need to exercise to feel less achy!

So what to do? First off, it’s crucial to ease into whatever activity you’re doing with about five minutes of easy movement. That gets the blood flowing to your muscles, tissues, and tendons so they’ll be ready to go. Cooling down on the backend is just as important, to gradually reduce the temperature of all your muscles, diminishing stiffness and soreness.

Hydration is also essential. Your body needs water to regulate body temperature, transport nutrients throughout the body, and lubricate joints. If you don’t drink enough, you may experience fatigue, muscle cramps, dizziness, or more serious symptoms. (To help your body absorb the water you’re drinking, consider taking Replace® SR Sustained Release Electrolytes.)

Lastly, choosing the right exercise is key. Here are some of our favorite that are easy on the joints.

Swimming

Just because you don’t break out in a sweat doesn’t mean your body isn’t working hard. Swimming is a whole-body workout, exercising your heart, increasing endurance, improving muscle strength, and increasing flexibility. And because you’re in the water there’s absolutely no banging on the joints. An added bonus: because it’s just you and the water, there are no distractions from the outside world. The repetition of the strokes and paddling up and down the length of the pool can be very soothing and meditative.

Yoga

Make no mistake. Yoga is not only good for improving flexibility and muscle tone, it’s also good for keeping your heart healthy. Yoga postures involve deep breathing and can put you into a meditative state, which can help lower stress and blood pressure. And the postures can benefit your heart just as conventional exercise, such as brisk walking, can. In one meta-analysis of 32 randomized controlled studies, Harvard researchers found that, compared to non-exercisers, adults who practice asana- or posture-based yoga not only have significantly better blood pressure, but significantly better blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels (and a healthier body weight!).

Resistance training

Building strong muscles around the joints to support and protect them from injury without putting any strain on the joints … What could be better? Don’t be intimidated by the name. Resistance training, toning, and weight training are all the same thing. The key is to work your muscles by using opposing force. That could be working with dumbbells, barbells, exercise machines, resistance bands, or even cans of soup!

Always make sure to do things slowly and with proper form. If you’ve never lifted weights before, a session or two with a personal trainer can help set you up for success.

An added bonus for those who find that losing weight or keeping it off gets more difficult with age, strength training can help. Muscle burns more calories than any other tissue in the body, so you’ll be burning more calories all day (and night) long. And since muscle takes up much less space than fat, putting on a pound of muscle while taking off a pound of fat will make you look more toned.

Now, get out there and go pain free!

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Endurance Products Company has been a trusted source of quality dietary supplements since 1978. Our sustained-release and extended-release tablets feature a unique vegetable wax matrix that releases nutrients in a slow, steady manner over a period of hours for optimal nutrient absorption and retention.

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Sustained-Release ENDUR-FLEX® provides glucosamine and chondroitin, two vital elements of healthy cartilage, to help us maintain optimal joint movement, flexibility, and comfort. It also helps repair and rebuild cartilage. (Allergen safe; not made from shellfish.)

At-a-Glance

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  • Sustained-release delivery for high bioavailability

Product Description

ENDUR-FLEX® Glucosamine 500mg/Chondroitin 200mg (Sustained Release) is ideal for men and women who want to maintain optimal joint flexibility, comfort, and movement.*

ENDUR-FLEX® is specially formulated to provide glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate – two joint health nutrients backed by a large body of clinical research – in a unique sustained-release tablet for slow and steady nutrient release.

ENDUR-FLEX® promotes joint health by nourishing your body’s production of proteoglycans, which are large molecules required to maintain, rebuild, and repair cartilage tissue and lubricate joints. 

Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate are vital building blocks for proteoglycans. In joint cartilage, proteoglycans weave through the network of collagen where they attract and hold water. This ability to hold water is what maintains resilient, yet elastic, cartilage tissue. It also is critical to produce the viscous synovial fluid that lubricates and cushions your joints.*

Features

  • Easy-to-swallow tablets
  • No salt, starch, preservatives, artificial color or flavorings

Frequently Asked Questions

What can you expect?

ENDUR-FLEX® is a unique dietary supplement for adults that provides nourishing support to maintain, rebuild and repair cartilage tissue and lubricate joints.*

How does it work?

In the body, each tablet dissolves slowly for a steady, continuous release of glucosamine and chondroitin to promote optimal absorption.

How do you take it?

As a dietary supplement for adults, take three (3) tablets daily. For best results take one (1) tablet with each meal. It is normal for this product to have a distinctive botanical aroma.

Are there any precautions?

Consult your healthcare professional prior to use if you have or suspect a medical condition, are taking any medications, or are pregnant or nursing. As with all dietary supplements, keep out of reach of children.

What product quality control tests are performed?

ENDUR-FLEX® is manufactured in the United States (Oregon) in a state-of-the-art, FDA-registered facility that meets or exceeds current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). Quality control tests are performed at every stage of the manufacturing process from rigorous raw material testing to finished product testing.

 

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