If your back and joints hurt, you’re not alone, because bone and joint ailments are some of the most common problems facing millions of people today. Bone and Joint Health National Action Week is Oct. 12–20, and focuses on preventing and treating arthritis, back pain, osteoporosis, and trauma affecting bones. Anyone who has suffered from a slipped disc or even a “crick” in your neck (or back) realizes that it’s impossible to fully enjoy life when you’re in pain. According to the United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI), musculoskeletal problems are disabling conditions that cost American businesses almost $874 billion from 2009 to 2011. Bottom line, it’s hard to have fun, travel or even relax when you’re in pain.
Bone and Joint Health National Action Week is co-sponsored by the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative and the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health. Both organizations have set their sights on improving the prevention of bone and joint problems so that those impacted by these conditions can have an increased awareness of treatment options, resources, and research.
5 Bone-jarring Realities
1. You lose bones over your lifetime
You were born with 300 bones, but as you age, they fuse together leaving you with a measly 206 bones.
2. These bones are plentiful
With the 54 bones you have in your hand, fingers and wrist, you are flexible enough to write, play an instrument, and browse your smartphone.
3. Bones renew
Every seven years, you develop a new skeleton because the collagen in bones constantly replenishes itself.
4. Bones creak
When you hear that “creaking” sound in your bones as you flex your foot or other joint in your body, blame the arthritis that develops as your bone cartilage thins.
5. Your funny bone is neither funny nor a bone
The so-called funny bone is actually your ulnar nerve, running inside your elbow.
So, what are some of the ways we can protect our bones and joints, and have less pain as we get older? PURE’s best-selling Organic Sulfur is a great place to start.
Sulfur is both a mineral and an element that is naturally found in the protein of plants, animals and humans. Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), a naturally occurring dietary form of sulfur, is necessary for many important functions in the body. This includes the making of collagen, the main supportive protein of tendons, cartilage, connective tissue, and bone. Collagen is also important for healthy skin, hair, and nails.
However, the body cannot make sulfur on its own, so we have to get it from foods, such as fruits, vegetables, and grains. When we’re not getting enough of these types of foods in our diets, Organic Sulfur can help supplement with the important amino acids that are the building blocks of proteins. MSM is made of the sulfur-containing amino acids cysteine and methionine and has been shown to help maintain healthy joints. It may also reduce stress from excessive free radicals and a lack of antioxidants.
Organic Sulfur consists of 99.9% pure distilled MSM sourced in North America, has no added fillers, binders, excipients, artificial ingredients, or flow agents, and is non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. MSM:
• May improve flexibility and mobility by promoting joint function and health.*
• May help alleviate discomfort that may follow challenging exercise sessions.*
• May help reduce oxidative stress in the body. These are times when the body has excessive amounts of free radicals and a lack of antioxidants.*
• May help promote healthy skin, hair, and nails.*
• Older adults may especially benefit from MSM due to an inadequate intake of protein, as MSM provides sulfur-containing amino acids.
So, when it comes to taking the best care of your bones and joints possible, be sure to get your fruits and veggies, and think about adding PURE’s Organic Sulfur to your daily routine. Your body will thank you—no bones about it! (Sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves.)
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any disease.