Can Astaxanthin Save Your Joints?

Have you ever heard of astaxanthin? If you have not heard of astaxanthin do not worry you are not alone. Most people have no idea what this is or what it can do for you. But today we are going to change that. Before we go into details I want to share with you something that happened the other morning.

A few mornings ago, as I was finishing up my morning run, I stopped, looked up, and saw the most amazing cloud formations. The shape of these clouds with the layering of the clouds behind them, trees, and sun starting to come up made me pause and reflect. In that moment, I thought about the beauty of things all around us. It gave me such joy to appreciate that God has created this for us to enjoy.

Normally, I just can’t wait to finish up the run, get home, and start my day. You guys know that feeling, right? You just want to get through it. It’s something you have to endure. Let’s face it, working out can be painful. Some days I just don’t want to go out there and push myself, but if I wouldn’t have gone out there, I would have missed this amazing view.

That got me thinking about how so many times it’s the hard and difficult things we don’t want to go through that end up bringing us such an awesome experience. Those experiences further enrich our lives. Let’s face it. We are programmed. We wired to seek pleasure and avoid pain. We all know running is painful, right? Even the most mundane and boring activities can bring us joy and peace if we just look at it in a different way.

Changing Perspective

Changing our perspective can lead to an improved attitude, which in turn can lead to a transformed life. When I am running now, I can’t wait for the amazing things I will get to see and experience while I’m out there. This has completely changed and transformed how I look at my morning workouts. It is now becoming an adventure as I can’t wait to see what God is going to reveal to me.

Running has been something I have taken up in the last year. I have had several injuries over the last 20 years that kept me from being able to run. I suffered a cartilage injury to my right knee way back in 1999 and I ruptured my left Achilles Tendon. Both of those injuries required surgery and have lingered with me. They have kept me from being able to run, jump, and be as active as I wanted to be.

To be honest with you all, that really got depressing for me. In 2016, I started taking the supplement called Joint Nutra Care just to support my joints. I know without a doubt Joint Nutra Care is the reason I am able to run three miles, three times a week without pain. My right knee doesn’t hurt and my left Achilles Tendon doesn’t bother me.

That’s Not All It Had Done

Giving me the ability to run again is not all it has done for me. I also suffered a left shoulder injury from years of heavy bench pressing back in the days when I used to do competitive powerlifting. It got so bad that even bench-pressing lightweight became painful. I couldn’t even do pushups. It was like this for years and was taking away the ability for me to be active. This was slowly killing me. It was killing me physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. But in the last year, I have returned to being able to do pushups without pain. In fact, I don’t want to brag, but I can now do 50 pushups in a row at the age of 50. You know what I mean? That feels really cool to me.

It just feels really good and Joint Nutra Care has been the key to getting me back to the level where I can run and do pushups again. You know what, I feel great! I have more energy and more life. So today what we’re going to do is talk more about the Joint Nutra Care formula two.

Astaxanthin

One of the key ingredients in formula two of Joint Nutra Care. Get this guy’s, this is really cool! It is a powerful antioxidant that is 6,000 times stronger than vitamin C. Not only that, but it’s also a very powerful anti-inflammatory as well. It’s naturally occurring and shows up in nature as this reddish pigment in certain algae and sea food such as salmon, lobster, shrimp, and even fresh water fish like trout. Astaxanthin is effective in reducing the pain and inflammation that comes from arthritis.

Studies have shown that not only is it effective in treating a lot of chronic issues, but it also is very effective in reducing the inflammation from arthritis. Get this… Not only does it reduce that inflammation, but it has actually been shown to stop the degeneration of the cartilage too! It was shown promote cartilage homeostasis. Say that word like 50 times really fast, right? Homeostasis is just simply a fancy scientific term, which means creating balance.

What astaxanthin is doing here is creating this balance in the joint between the cartilage health and the cartilage degeneration. If that cartilage degeneration exceeds and goes faster than the rate the cartilage can keep itself healthy, the cartilage is going to wear out. It’s going to flake off. It’s going to fall apart. Your joint space is going to come closing together.

What Does This Mean to You?

This means that astaxanthin not only reduces the pain, but preserves the joint too. It actually helps your body to heal. The cellular process this occurs by is really complicated. I don’t want to bore you guys with that and you can certainly read more in this article title Astaxanthin Protects Against Osteoarthritis via NRF2. It is quite complicated and technical. This came from the Journal of Aging in November of 2019.

You can read the article here:

Arthritis

You guys who have it know how it feels, right? But arthritis is characterized by joint pain and inflammation as the cartilage degenerates and wears out. Those of you with arthritis know the pain, stiffness, and weakness it causes. You know how the joint becomes more inflamed and then the cartilage starts to die off even faster.

Once it does this, it can’t protect the bones anymore. This causes the joint lining to become inflamed. The joint fluid becomes thinner and it lubricates less. Then all starts to spiral downward to the point where you start getting these bony overgrowths and then bone spurs can form in the joints. Then your joint just can’t function anymore. This happens throughout your entire body! It’s not just your knees, hips, or shoulders. This happens in the spine. This happens anywhere!

Astaxanthin was shown in this study from 2019 to actually attenuate the progression of arthritis by modulating NRF2. What happened is this reduced inflammation, reduced oxidative stress, and preserved the cartilage cells health.

What the Heck is NRF2?

Basically, what it is in a nutshell is it’s a transcription factor. A master sensor of oxidative stress and the regulator of the cells ability to maintain its health balance. It’s a stress response regulator that causes antioxidative and anti-inflammatory effects in the cartilage cells. Astaxanthin was shown to protect against arthritis through this NRF2 signaling.

How amazing is that? Not only is this stuff an all-natural supplement that reduces inflammation, relieve pain, as well as improve motion and strength, it stops the progression of arthritis! It helps the joint to heal. There’s no side effects and it’s completely safe. The last time I checked, there are not any medications out there that can do that because every medication you take has a side effect.

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Astaxanthin is Truly One of Nature’s Miracles.

And you know what? It’s really hard for us as humans to truly fathom all of the amazing things that has been created. I want to leave you with this first from Ecclesiastes 3:11 in the NIV Bible. God said “He has made everything beautiful in time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; Yet no one can fathom what God has done from the beginning.” I’m going to let that soak in with you guys for a while.

Until next time. Power Your Life and keep moving forward.

I am a Physical Therapist and CEO/Owner of Flex Physical Therapy.