As of today, these knees are 45 years old. (Feel free to wish them a Happy Birthday!)
They’ve been good companions to my ankles and hips for a long, long time.
For the last little while, however, they’ve given me a bit of grief during high tension hill climbs on the spinning bike and on weeks when I’ve taught step aerobics several days in a row.
Apparently, there are supplements you can take to reduce joint pain and inflammation. The things I learn as I get older : )
Microlactin has been clinically shown to relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis, resulting in
- reduced joint pain
- less stiffness
- improved mobility
Although I love a little ‘google-assisted self-diagnosis, I’m not ready to call my knee twinges osteoarthritis**). Fortunately, Microlactin has also been shown to reduce generic joint pain in runners and strength training athletes.
The main ingredients in Microlactin are cow’s milk and milk protein concentrate. There are,
- no artificial colours or flavours
- no preservatives studies
- no sweeteners
- no corn, soy, gluten, wheat or yeast
Kind of like drinking a whole lot of milk. (So if you’re vegan or lactose intolerant, it might not be for you. Also not recommended for pregnant or breast-feeding moms or those taking tetracycline antibiotics).
The dosage is 4 (rather) large capsules once or twice per day. I chose the second option (just my ‘more must be better’ attitude!), and have been taking mine with breakfast and dinner for the last 3 weeks.
I haven’t noticed a huge difference in the way my knees feel when I exercise, although yesterday’s spin class was completely pain free and I’ve had no stiffness or inflammation today (as I usually do the day after I teach Step class and Spinning back to back).
That’s not completely surprising, as online information about the product suggests that it takes about 2 weeks to start noticing results. I still have about 10 days worth of product left, so I’ll report back in a couple of weeks and let you know whether I’ve seen further improvement!
If you suffer from joint pain or osteoarthritis, give Microlactin a try; it might just be the relief you’re looking for!
** According to Wikipedia, “Osteoarthritis (OA) also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease or osteoarthrosis, is a group of mechanical abnormalities involving degradation of joints, including articular cartilage and subchondral bone. Symptoms may include joint pain, tenderness, stiffness, locking, and sometimes an effusion. A variety of causes—hereditary, developmental, metabolic, and mechanical—may initiate processes leading to loss of cartilage. When bone surfaces become less well protected by cartilage, bone may be exposed and damaged. As a result of decreased movement secondary to pain, regional muscles may atrophy, and ligaments may become more lax.”
Disclaimer: I received compensation for this post from Swiss Natural. All opinions (and joint pains) are my own.