Of course we can’t put everything we would like in one pill. So what else should you take to keep joints healthy?
- Fish oil 2 to 5000 IU
- Vitamin D 4 to 5000 IU
- Vitamin C 1000 mg
Fish oil is good for so many things such as the heart, brain, joints and skin. It has anti-inflammatory effects and speeds up metabolism for help in weight loss. Some use it for its anti-aging effect in maintaining telomeres. Telomeres are on the ends of our chromosomes and they shorten as we age. When they get too short the cells and we eventually die. The recommended dose by some experts is 4 to 5000 mg per day. Krill oil is a better form of fish oil, but much more expensive. Krill oil also has astaxanthin, an excellent antioxidant, but that is already in JNC. Try to get a product that is in a natural triglyceride form, and is molecularly distilled to remove mercury and other contaminants. The larger fish, such as salmon are better because they have a higher amount of DHA/EPA ratio but they are also more expensive. I personally use a Costco brand from anchovies that costs about 3 dollars/month supply.
Vitamin D is mostly associated with bone health by increasing calcium uptake into bones. But it also helps reduce risk of some cancers and reduces risk of getting rheumatoid arthritis. It also improves mood with people in the tropics having higher blood levels of vitamin D and an improved sense of well-being. The RDA is only 400 IU’s but some experts now recommend 4000 to 5000 IU’s per day.
Vitamin C is important in the production of collagen. It is also an antioxidant and important in reducing aging among other things. Linus Pauling the famous chemist was a proponent of high vitamin C levels. HTTP://LPI.OREGONSTATE.EDU/INFOCENTER/VITAMINS/VITAMINC/. Some recommend up to 4 to 5 grams/day for antiaging. I personally take 1 to 2 grams/day.
Some argue that a multivitamin isn’t necessary, but I like to idea of taking one to fill in what is missing in my diet. I personally like Nature’s Way Alive vitamins. It has a lot of fruit, mushroom, green stuff extracts, and digestive enzymes, as well as the B complex, Vitamins A, C, and E. Just make sure to get the low Iron variety, unless you are female and anemic, because too much iron can be bad for the heart.
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