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Foods That Improve Joint and Tissue Health

Although many products claim to relieve joint pain, many do so without relieving the cause underlying the pain. The result is that the sufferer continues to put pressure on their joints unknowingly, continuing to do further harm. While certain supplements may relieve pain in the short term, it takes an average of 4 to 8 weeks to rebuild bodily tissue using good nutrition. This is why a steady diet plan is crucial when it comes to improving joint and tissue health.

Fatty fish

Fatty Fish
When it comes to keeping joints functioning, it’s all about the Omega-3s. Omega- 3 fatty acids, such as are found in halibut, tuna, salmon, herring, and sardines, can help lower inflammation levels and ease painful arthritis symptoms. These bone healthy nutrients work to lower overactive immune responses that can cause the degeneration of tissue, easing joint movement. Consuming significant amounts of omega-3s can also reduce the need for anti-inflammatory medication.

Dairy
Although dairy products may not be for everyone, they do contain large supplies of calcium, which is necessary for bone health. According to the American Association for Bone Health, calcium not only prevents bone loss, but also preserves the bone mass you currently have, bolstering joint health and flexibility. You can add calcium to your diet with the addition of soft cheeses, like ricotta, cream and cottage cheese, hard cheeses, like cheddar, Colby, and Parmesan, and low or nonfat milk, yogurt, and ice cream.

Whole Grains
Whole grains are rich in fiber, which helps lower levels of the harmful c-reactive protein that causes high levels of inflammation in the body, specifically the joints. Whole wheat, barley, quinoa, triticale, and oats are all whole grain rich food options.

Whole grains

Orange Fruit
As is the case with most fruit, the darker or brighter the hue, the higher the level of antioxidant. Bright orange fruits are known to be rich in beta-carotene, a form of vitamin A which helps reduce inflammation, says the American Association for Bone Health. Add to that a high vitamin C content and you have a food perfect for fighting bone loss while supplying dietary fibers. Your best fruity weapons against joint pain include mangoes, oranges, cantaloupe, and papaya.

Leafy Green Veggies
The dark green color not only makes them look more appealing, it also gives them their high concentrations of vitamins A and C which help fight bodily inflammation. Leafy green vegetables also contain fiber, which is not only naturally filling, but also fights joint inflammation. The American Association of Bone Health credits the vitamin K in green veggies for decreasing risk of fracture and bone loss and recommends the inclusion of Brussels sprouts, endive, spinach, kale, and collards for a joint healthy diet.

What do you eat to keep your joints and tissues strong and flexible? Let us know!

sodium hyaluronate is beneficial ingredient in skin care products

INGREDIENT SPOTLIGHT: SODIUM HYALURONATE

Vine Vera reviews Sodium Hyaluronate as a skin care ingredient in this article. When you read the side of your ingredients’ label, there are some chemicals that you may not recognize, such as Sodium hyaluronate. The complex names may scare you and make you wonder if you’re hurting or helping your skin. Not to worry though: quite a few of these chemicals may actually be beneficial for your skin. Allowing your skin to retain its necessary moisture and helping you keep your youthful glow for years to come.

Sodium hyaluronate is a sodium salt of hyaluronic acid, which is commonly found in the tissues and is often used to lubricate joints and other body parts. For those who need that extra cushioning in their joints, hyaluronic acid is available as an injection to treat osteoarthritis and also can be used as a lubricating aid for different types of surgeries, particularly those in the eyes.

This material is also found in abundance in younger skin and helps it retain moisture, keeping skin looking plump and free of wrinkles and other signs of aging. As we age, this material decreases in our skin, causing us to appear older and more tired. However, in its traditional hyaluronic acid form it has a hard time penetrating the skin due the large size of the particles, and is only effective for skin care if injected directly as Restylane. This is often not a favorable option, because it can cause irritation to some types of skin and needs to be done regularly in order to retain its effect.

Instead of going for needles, Vine Vera has gotten around this by using sodium hyaluronate. This has the same benefits of hyaluronic acid while being reduced to smaller particles. Due to their decreased size, these particles have the ability to penetrate the skin deeper and give it the moisture it needs. It holds more water than any other natural substance, about 1,000 times more than it weighs. This allows even more hydration to go into your skin while remaining gentle for most skin types.

When you pair a potent ingredient like sodium hyaluronate with other natural ingredients that provide the essential nutrients to keep skin healthy, you can provide the ultimate moisture with the optimum health. The deep penetration of this essential salt can help other ingredients, such as the anti-aging antioxidant Resveratrol featured in all of our Vine Vera products, to get to where it needs to go — such as targeting those fine lines and wrinkles in order to minimize the appearance of aging and return your natural youthful appearance.

Here are several Vine Vera products that feature sodium hyaluronate in their formulas:

Resveratrol Vitamin C Day Cream: Our special salt is paired with Resveratrol,  Oligopeptide-68, Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate), and Vitamin C (Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate) in order to deliver moisture directly to the source while giving your nutrients your skin needs in order to minimize the signs of aging while delivering the ultimate in nutrients.

Resveratrol Sauvignon Blanc Neck and Chest Cream: Vitamins A and E target the signs of aging in an area where we don’t think about looking for them — specifically the neck and chest areas. These are often hit by the sun and can be damaged, but are often overlooked in skincare treatments in favor of targeting wrinkles on the face.

Resveratrol Malbec DNA Midnight Cream: This night formula takes sodium hyaluronate and pairs it with Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Vitamin E and Resveratrol in order to penetrate moisture deeper while you’re sleeping. You’ll then be able to wake up with the ultimate in hydration.

So when you look at your labels and see sodium hyaluronate, don’t be scared of the big words. Instead, look forward to the ultimate in hydration and anti-aging. For more information about our Vine Vera products, click here.