A JOINT EFFORT
JOINT PROBLEMS ARE ONE OF THE LEADING RISKS OF DISABILITY
Early protection of cartilage is important to ensure its health over time. Everyone is at risk of decreasing joint health because of the natural ageing process, environmental influence and congenital or inherited factors.
Collagen is the component of cartilage that provides its basic configuration, flexibility and strength. Ligaments, tendons, bones, skeletal muscle, skin, the digestive tract and the vasculature are all held together by collagen. It is also a major component of hair, skin and nails.
As we age, we lose the ability to make collagen and run the risk of poor joint health and chronic conditions such as arthritis. Additionally, nutritional inadequacy, exposure to toxins and the stressful challenges of modern life can cause collagen to break down, resulting in skin wrinkles and sags, thinning of the hair, stiffness and decreased flexibility in the joints, and reduced vibrancy and strength of the skin and nails.