What Causes Joint Pain?
This question is probably to broad to answer succinctly. There are so many conditions, whether external or internal, that can lead to joint pain. Some of the more common causes for joint pain are bursitis, tendon damage, or any of the many forms of arthritis.
Sometimes pain just happens and there does not even have to be actual tissue damage.
Occasionally a nerve is irritated at some point along its course and the brain interprets that as pain in a joint. Muscles have attachments points near joints and these can also be a source of pain.
Bursitis is inflammation of the bursae - fluid-filled sacs that protect the joint. It’s sometimes caused by overuse or repetitive use of the joint - most often from physically demanding jobs or sports that require repetitive motion. Direct trauma to a bursa, such as slamming the point of the elbow against a hard object, will also induce bursitis occasionally. Inflammatory conditions like gout or rheumatoid arthritis are also known to cause bursitis to occur.
Tendon damage around a joint can also come from repetitive action and not taking the time to rest and recover. One form of tendinitis is what’s commonly referred to as “tennis elbow,” due to the redundant use of the forearm and elbow when playing. However, this is also a well-known degenerative condition of the tendon and not always due to injury or overuse.
Revitalize Cells With Resveratrol
Resveratrol is a plant compound found in the skin of grapes. It’s a benefit to drinking red wine, in moderation of course, although red wine doesn’t contain particularly high concentrations of this great anti-aging compound.
It’s an antioxidant supplement that can slow down the aging process and activate AMPK. It has also been found to activate sirtuins. Some call this molecule a ‘fasting mimetic’. Work is ongoing regarding this stilbenoid molecule and its effects on human lifespan.
AMPK is a protein (enzyme) in your body that helps you metabolize glucose and improves mitochondrial health. AMPK is actually a central regulator of metabolism and energy pathways. Turning on AMPK converts activities to catabolism, repair and restoration. This can help keep your blood sugars low and help your body achieve energy homeostasis.
Resveratrol lowers your risk of cardiovascular disease by improving your cholesterol balance and overall metabolic health.
Resveratrol also reduces inflammation, which helps reduce your chances of certain diseases that can be caused by chronic inflammation. In reducing inflammation, this powerful supplement also lowers your neuroinflammation, reducing your risk of brain-related health concerns.
As an antioxidant supplement, Resveratrol also helps your body fight free radicals, or oxygen reactive species that in disproportionate amounts can lead to oxidative stress and those “age-related” diseases.
Dr. Warner created her single-ingredient capsules with 500mg of Resveratrol, designed to help you reap the benefits of this powerful natural molecule.
What Are The Benefits of Berberine?
Dr. Warner’s Longevity Series continues with her single-ingredient capsules of Berberine.
Berberine is another impressive natural supplement that activates AMPK and improves your overall metabolic health.
While Berberine and Resveratrol both work to activate AMPK, they’re still very different from each other.
Berberine keeps you young at the cellular level by increasing energy consumption and improving mitochondrial function. Through its AMPK activating abilities, it increases insulin sensitivity and is able to balance blood sugar levels.
This balance mimics the capabilities of the diabetic drug, Metformin, but as a natural method, without the side effects.
Because Berberine is able to manage energy levels and maintain homeostasis, it’s also a great way to improve your overall metabolic health. In order to achieve greater metabolic health, you’ll want to hit the ideal levels of these five markers:
- Blood sugar
- Blood pressure
- High-density lipoprotein (HDL) ( and its ratio to total cholesterol)
- Waist circumference ( and its ratio to height)
This Well Theory supplement is capable of improving on all five of these markers, making it a great way to improve metabolic health.
Longevity With NMN
If you decide to take our NMN supplement, you’ll be actively helping to slow down your aging process and possibly - your biological age. There is a lot of exciting work being done on changing the ‘epigenetic’ age of cells.
NMN is a precursor molecule to NAD+, an essential enzyme in cell processes. It’s found in the mitochondria, nucleus and cytoplasm, where its benefits include repairing DNA, cell growth, and encouraging a healthy metabolism.
NAD+ repairs DNA by improving energy levels in the mitochondria, therefore reducing oxidative stress levels. When we reduce oxidative stress, we’re lowering our risk for “age-related” diseases that are caused by oxygen reactive species, or free radicals.
NMN can also help you by increasing your aerobic capacity, improving your ability to exercise and muscle strength.
As we age, our natural NAD+ levels decrease, which can lead to physical changes like wrinkles and neurodegenerative diseases or metabolic disorders. This makes supplements like NMN vital to our long-term health.
If you’re interested in improving your cell health and quality of life, while potentially increasing your lifespan, then Dr. Warner’s Longevity Series is here to assist.