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Chiropractic Tip - Vitamin C Helps Lubricate Joints

By Sandy Schroeder

If you feel a little creaky in the morning as your joints begin to move, Vitamin C may be one of the culprits, according to University of South Florida researchers. They say Vitamin C is a natural lubricant that helps the body produce collagen, which is the protein found in connective tissue. If it is missing, your joints notice the difference.

The Florida study, reported in, found people who took Vitamin C supplements were 11 percent less likely to develop osteoarthritis. Another study of 5,000 people found Vitamin C deficiencies were linked to neck, back, and joint pain that made walking difficult.

How Your Chiropractor Can Help

Keeping all of your joints healthy may be as simple as stopping by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to get the best answers for health, wellness and fitness.

The Joint’s licensed chiropractors are well equipped to help you keep your joints happy. When you come in, your chiropractor will want to hear about your daily activities, health history, and any pain that you are having.

A simple targeted spinal adjustment may be the answer to provide far-reaching pain relief, and an overall sense of well-being. When the spine is healthy, the whole body may thrive. Many people report better sleep, less stress, improved digestion and better metabolism, too.

Weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments may be the best choice to keep you at your peak. At the same time you and your chiropractor can discuss more ways to keep your joints healthy.

Staying active - Daily fitness routines will help to keep the joints limber, as motion and compression work to produce more synovial fluid in the joints, keeping them lubricated. Without movement, the vital lubricating fluid is not generated, and the joints become stiff and sore.

Reducing stress – Letting go of those daily worries and intermittent tension will keep your joints happier, too. Stress vibes really do impact the whole body, but a gentle yoga class or 15-minutes of deep breathing in a quiet spot may do wonders to keep you moving and smiling

Maintaining a healthy diet – Since we know Vitamin C is a natural lubricant, the following foods are good sources of Vitamin C and overall good choices for fiber, freshness and many other vitamins and nutrients.

  • Pineapple
  • Kiwi
  • Cantaloupe
  • Strawberries
  • Broccoli
  • Bell peppers
  • Cherries
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Tomatoes

When you are ready to upgrade your health, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. Find out more about the affordable personal healthcare plans that require no insurance, and the flexible weekend and evening hours that make visits so easy. Walk-in visits are welcome. No appointments are needed.

 To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Houston, Tex. 

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