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NURTURING BONE & JOINT HEALTH

Bone and joint health are integral components of overall well-being, influencing mobility, quality of life, and even longevity. However, maintaining these vital structures requires more than just calcium intake and exercise. Inflammation, often overlooked, plays a crucial role in bone and joint health. Understanding its impact and utilizing appropriate supplements can significantly support their maintenance and resilience. Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury or infection, signaling the immune system to repair damaged tissues. However, chronic inflammation can wreak havoc on bones and joints. In conditions like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation contributes to cartilage degradation and bone loss, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. Inflammation also disrupts the delicate balance of bone remodeling, where old bone tissue is replaced by new. Excessive inflammation can accelerate bone breakdown while inhibiting bone formation, increasing the risk of osteoporosis and fractures. There are some things you can do in the pursuit of optimal joint and bone health:

1. Maintain a healthy weight. Extra weight puts added stress on bones and joints.

2. Stay active. Regular movement and exercise eases stiffness.

3. Build muscle. Strong muscles help to support the joints.

4. Stop smoking. Smokers are more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis and other joint pains.

5. Perfect your posture. Slouching affects your joints as well as being lopsided with a heavy bag on just one shoulder. Strive for even disbursement of weight when carrying bags.

6. Alter your diet. Foods that cause inflammation include sugar, dairy, wheat/ gluten, alcohol, and fried foods.

7. Hydrate to provide the fluids needed to project your joints.


When it comes to vitamins and supplements to support bone and joint health, there are several you may have heard of:

Calcium: 1000mg/day for women 19-50 and men 51-70. For women 51 and older and men 71 and older, 1200mg/day.


Vitamin D3: Needed to help the body absorb calcium. 2500iu daily in the warmer

months when you get exposure to sunshine regularly. 5000iu daily in the colder/darker months.


Vitamin K: Activates certain proteins that help with bone formation and prevents

weakening of the bones. Glucosamine/Chondroitin: Works by maintaining the health of your cartilage (the tissue that cushions the joints).


Omega-3s: Fatty acids may help decrease inflammation in the body.


Curcumin: May reduce inflammation, improve joint function, and reduce pain.


One of our newer favorites is Healthy Living Solutions InflamMove. It is a natural supplement designed for people who suffer from pain and inflammation in their joints. This joint pain product is made of completely natural ingredients, like roots and plant extracts. The ingredients are rich in antioxidants, which strengthen the immune system and promote healing. The powerful anti inflammatory properties of InflamMove can help reduce pain and swelling in the joints, while also increasing joint flexibility. Let’s take a closer look at some key details: InflamMove contains a blend of standardized botanical extracts and enzymes. Some of the key ingredients include:

Turmeric: Known for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Boswellia Serrata: Anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic analgesic agent.

Ginger: Helps reduce inflammation.

Devil’s Claw: May decrease swelling and inflammation.

Resveratrol: An antioxidant that may also reduce inflammatory activation.

InflamMove...

• Promotes h e a l t h y joint functioning.

• Increases joint flexibility.

• Is free of soy, gluten, dairy, and artificial flavors/colors.

• Reduces inflammation in the joints.

• Supports proper blood clotting. A one month’s supply (90 count) of Healthy Living Solutions InflamMove is $33.80. Recommended dosing is three capsules per day.


Understanding and managing inflammation is paramount in reaching optimal bone and joint health. Through targeted interventions and lifestyle modifications, you can harness the power of inflammation to promote healing and restore function, ensuring that your joints remain resilient and robust for years to come.

As always, our supplement specialists and pharmacists are available to answer any questions you may have. Call 717-217-6790 or stop by the store.




*These statements are culmination of the knowledge and experience of the team at Norland Pharmacy. The information provided here is for informational purposes only. Please consult your healthcare provider with questions concerning any medical condition or treatment. Compounded medications are not reviewed by the FDA for safety or efficacy. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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