Joint Health Vegan
Joints are the areas where two or more bones meet, or 'join', together, such as knees, shoulders, and hips. We can hop, skip, and jump because we have joints — they allow us to be mobile.
But as we get older, or with repeated strenuous use, our joints can wear down over time, which can lead to joint pain and lack of mobility. In some severe cases, surgery may be needed to provide an artificial joint, such as a hip replacement.
Looking after your joints is vital for maintaining mobility in later life. In general, a healthy lifestyle can help to look after your joints. By staying active and eating healthily, you are less likely to become overweight — extra body weight can put additional strain on your joints.
A balanced diet means you will be consuming a variety of nutrients, including those that support joint health, such as omega 3, 6, and 9 oils. But if you need extra support to care for your joints, consider taking a targeted supplement.
What can I try?
- Flaxseed oil
- Hemp seed oil
- Botanical extracts, like tart cherry and turmeric