This Odd-Sounding Supplement Could Slash Your Joint Pain in Half
An astounding one out of three Americans suffers from joint pain, stiffness and swelling according to the Centers for Disease Control. If you’re one of them and you’ve been taking potentially dangerous pharmaceuticals for symptom relief you’ll be pleased to know there is a far safer alternative . . . one you quite possibly have never heard of before.
Natural Eggshell Membrane
Sounds a bit strange, I know. That little membrane inside an ordinary eggshell is good for you? Apparently, it’s true.
A report published in the medical journal Clinical Rheumatology showed that patients receiving eggshell and eggshell membrane wellness ingredients reported reduction in pain and stiffness in a very short amount of time - for some less than two weeks. This is truly significant when other products aimed at joint inflammation and pain can take up to three months to deliver results.
A group of 67 subjects were enrolled in the study and were given eggshell membrane supplement or a placebo. They were then evaluated for joint pain and stiffness. At the end of the 60-day trial period the majority of those receiving the eggshell membrane reported their joint stiffness had been slashed in half, though many saw a big improvement in just 10 days.
So what exactly is eggshell membrane and how does it work?
Basically, eggshell membrane is connective tissue comprised of chondroitin, collagen, glucosamine, and hyaluronic acid. These components are essential for healthy joint tissue.
Glucosamine is an amino sugar found in cartilage and is naturally produced by the body. It helps with the repair of damaged cartilage, cushions joints, and helps reduce inflammation. As we age, our body loses its ability to properly manufacture it. The result is a deficiency that can contribute to joint pain.
Chondroitin also occurs naturally in cartilage and promotes healthy joints by combating damaging enzymes, aiding in cartilage elasticity, and increasing water retention. Many experts claim it can ease the symptoms of osteoarthritis and is just as effective as NSAIDS in relieving the pain associated with the condition.
Hyaluronic acid provides joint elasticity and rigidity and acts as a shock absorber for the joints.
Safety, side effects, and efficiency.
You may be wondering how just how you ingest this membrane. Do you have to peel it off the shell and eat it? Well, no, there is an easier way. Natural eggshell membrane supplements are made by harvesting the protein fibers attached to the inside of eggshells. So, it’s as simple as swallowing a capsule.
The actual eggshell membrane is also used externally for the treatment of skin ailments such as boils, blackheads, pimples and skin burns. It contains natural antimicrobial compounds that increase healing time with minimal scarring.
When it comes to the supplements, arthritis sufferers report significant reduction in symptoms after 10 to 14 days. When you consider there are no known side effects (except in cases of egg allergies) eggshell membrane is certainly worth consideration. Plus, it’s much safer than traditional anti-inflammatory drugs, which can cause stomach pain, headaches, stomach bleeding, and even heart attack and stroke . . . really good news when you’re already battling the everyday pains of arthritis.