Health Guardian Flex® contains 5 powerful nutrients to reduce joint pain and inflammation and 5 nutrients to help in restoring and preserving joint function.HG Flex® comes in a delicious natural orange flavoured powder. It is sweetened with Stevia and is only 4 calories per serving. HG Flex® dissolves easily in water and can be absorbed quickly to begin fighting joint pain.*Individual results may vary.
Recommended Usage: 1 scoop daily
Joints form the connections between bones. They provide support and help you move. Any damage to the joints from disease or injury can interfere with your movement and cause a lot of pain.
Many different conditions can lead to painful joints, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, strains, sprains, and other injuries. Joint pain is extremely common. In one national survey, about one-third of adults reported having joint pain within the past 30 days. Knee pain was the most common complaint, followed by shoulder and hip pain, but joint pain can affect any part of your body, from your ankles to your shoulders. As you get older, painful joints become increasingly more common. Joint pain can range from mildly irritating to debilitating. It may go away after a few weeks (acute), or last for several weeks or months (chronic). Even short-term pain and swelling in the joints can affect your quality of life. Whatever the cause of joint pain, you can usually manage it with medication, physical therapy, or alternative treatments. Your doctor will first try to diagnose and treat the condition that is causing your joint pain. The goal is to reduce pain and inflammation, and preserve joint function.
According to the Arthritis Foundation almost 50 million Americans have some kind of arthritis. Arthritis can limit such every day activities such as walking, dressing, and bathing. Simple things! There are many people who do not have arthritis who suffer with pain and joint stiffness associated with normal wear and tear and stress on the joints of the body.
The Baby Boomers who are entering their 50s and 60s are concerned about this issue. Even younger consumers are taking bone and joint health very seriously. Among the general population, 71% are concerned about preventing arthritis or joint disease. After the age of 35, arthritis and joint challenges is one of the top six conditions of high concern.
For moderate-to-severe joint pain with swelling, an over-the-counter or prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), or naproxen sodium (Aleve), can provide relief. A newer generation of NSAIDs known as Cox-2 inhibitors is also good for pain relief, but all except one of these drugs (Celebrex) have been removed from the market because of an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular events. You might remember that over 100,000 people died from taking Vioxx and Celebrex is the same type Cox-2 inhibitor and has everyone scratching their heads as to why the FDA still allows it to be sold. Just watch a 60 second Celebrex commercial on TV and the last 45 seconds of the commercial is taken up with all the warnings…yikes! NSAIDs also can have side effects, potentially increasing your risk for gastrointestinal bleeding. Did you know that 16,000 people die each year from just taking aspirin?
If you have milder pain without any swelling, acetaminophen (Tylenol) can be effective. Be careful when taking this medicine though, especially if you drink alcohol, because high doses may cause liver damage. Because of the risks, you should take any of these pain medications with caution.
If your pain is more severe that NSAIDs and Cox-2 medicines aren't effective enough, your doctor may prescribe a stronger opioid medication like OxyContin™ or Vicodin™. These are the most popular but there are over 100 versions of prescription opiate analgesics on the market containing hydrocodone. Because opioid drugs can cause drowsiness, you should only use them under a doctor's care. They also can cause constipation, which you can relieve by taking laxatives, but most important is they are very addictive. It is estimated that currently approximately 31 million people are addicted to pain killers in the United States.
The underlying problem with prescription pain killers other than the above mentioned side effects is they do not treat the real problem causing the pain. There are over 100 forms of arthritis. The main two forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is caused from cartilage losing its elasticity. If the cartilage is stiff it becomes damaged more easily. The cartilage, which acts as a shock absorber, will gradually wear away in some areas. As the cartilage becomes damaged tendons and ligaments become stretched, causing pain. Eventually the bones may rub against each other causing very severe pain. Though the pain killers can relieve the pain they cannot repair the loss of cartilage protecting the bone on bone and a person needs to continue to increase the dosage of the pain killer which increases its risks of addiction and other terrible side effects.
The other most common form of arthritis is rheumatoid arthritis (RA) which is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and deformity of the joints. In an autoimmune disease like RA, this immune cycle spins out of control. The body produces misdirected immune cells, which accidentally identify parts of the person's body as foreign. These immune cells then produce a variety of chemicals that injure and destroy parts of the body. RA can begin very gradually, or it can strike quickly. The first symptoms are pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints. The most commonly involved joints include hands, feet, wrists, elbows, and ankles, although other joints may also be involved. The joints are affected in a symmetrical fashion. This means that if the right wrist is involved, the left wrist is also involved. Patients frequently experience painful joint stiffness when they first get up in the morning, lasting for perhaps an hour. Over time, the joints become deformed. The joints may be difficult to straighten, and affected fingers and toes may be permanently bent (flexed). The hands and feet may curve outward in an abnormal way. In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the synovial membrane is attacked and becomes severely inflamed. Usually thin and delicate, the synovial membrane becomes thick and stiff, with numerous infoldings on its surface. The membrane is invaded by white blood cells, which produce a variety of destructive chemicals. The cartilage along the articular surfaces of the bones may be attacked and destroyed, and the bone, articular capsule, and ligaments may begin to wear away (erode). These processes severely interfere with movement in the joint. RA exists all over the world and affects men and women of all races. In the United States alone, about two million people suffer from the disease. Women are three times more likely than men to have RA. About 80% of people with RA are diagnosed between the ages of 35-50. RA appears to run in families, although certain factors in the environment may also influence the development of the disease. Once again pain killers may help with covering up the pain but do little to reverse this chronic condition or repair the synovial membrane.
Research indicates that arthritis and joint challenges are the number one condition that consumers indicate they would treat (68%) or prevent (69%) with natural supplements. Let me breakdown for you why I believe HG Flex® is one of the best natural products for treating these painful joint conditions. First of all HG Flex® contains a wide range of natural anti-inflammatories which do not cause addiction or the other side effects like gastrointestinal bleeding or even death. Secondly, HG Flex® actually contains proven natural ingredients that help restore the worn out cartilage as well as replace the missing synovial fluid that will help produce a smooth joint function. Let me break it down further and show you the powerful ingredients in HG Flex® and how each one will benefit you and have you dancing like you were a teenager.
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