Joints are connections formed between bones to support and help in the movement of our body. If you damage your joints due to an injury or disease, this not only hampers in the movement of that particular joint, but its effects can be seen in the whole body. Joint pain is a very common problem affecting many people of all ages but more prevalent in the older generation. Most common type of joint pains are shoulder, hip, knee and ankle. Joint pain can fluctuate between mild to crippling pain.

Some natural remedies may help with managing the pain caused due to joint problems Losing weight will make you see the difference in your arthritis and joint pain. It lessens the load on the weight bearing joints to a big extent. Movement is very important as it builds the leg muscle to support the knees and keeps the joints well lubricated. Hydrate means drink lots of water, as the cartilage in our body and in the joints are made of 80 percent water. Exercise helps to maintain flexibility in the joints. Hot-Cold therapy helps to relieve stiffness, pain and inflammation in the joints. Acupuncture, meditation and deep breathing help cope with pain and other symptoms. Resting your body after periods of activity is very important. Sleep enables our body to naturally repair and rejuvenate itself. Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory. It contains curcumin which helps to reduce inflammation and pain in the body.

As new scientific research uncovers the mysteries of the Seas, the New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel (GLM), a shellfish found off the coast of New Zealand seems to contain the therapeutic agents needed to treat one of the most debilitating diseases of our time. Since its discovery in 1974, Green Lipped Mussel Extract (GLME) has now been subjected to more than forty years of quality scientific research and proven in laboratory and clinical trials, to be effective in relieving the symptoms of both rheumatoid and osteo forms of arthritis.

The benefit is relief from pain and improvement in general mobility. This improvement is gradual and progressive and its effect is usually long lasting and not a temporary change. The first thing you will notice is the reduction of pain which is followed by gradual improvement in grip strength, freedom of movement or general mobility and all this without any adverse side effects of drug therapy. Another valuable feature of the product is that it has been found to have natural gastro-protective properties. This means that, not only does it not damage the delicate stomach lining, it actually provides a protective function for it.

GLME is manufactured by Vitaco Health (NZ) ltd in a multi-million dollar manufacturing facility located in Auckland and is available in India through their Authorised representatives – Perma Healthcare. The cost for this therapy of 1000mg/day comes to approx. Rs 50/- per day for first three months, which can be later reduced to 500 mg/day, i.e. ~Rs 25/- per day.