WHAT IS ARTHRITIS AND HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE AFFECTED?
Arthritis is a common condition that causes joint pain and inflammation. It appears in the form of aches, stiffness, and swelling in and around the joints.
Contrary to popular belief, arthritis doesn’t occur exclusively in older people. Though it is more common in seniors, the condition can occur at any stage of life, including in adolescence.
Today, more than 50 million U.S. adults and 300,000 children are affected by arthritis. Astonishingly, 60% of those facing arthritis are adults between the ages of 18 and 64. Some of them are even babies!
Shocking, right? The nation’s leading cause of disability, it’s estimated that a staggering 78 million American adults will have arthritis by 2040. We’re here to help change that.
HOW DOES ARTHRITIS APPEAR IN THE BODY?
Our joints are protected by cartilage, a strong yet flexible tissue. When we are active, this protective tissue absorbs pressure or stress on the joints to prevent injury. Our cartilage—composed of collagens, proteoglycans, and non-collagenous proteins—allows our bones to glide over each other with little friction. Arthritis appears when this tissue decreases over time due to aging, infection or injury.
Now, there are many different types of arthritis. Each type has its own cause and looks a bit different inside the body. Today we’ll take a closer look at rheumatoid arthritis - the most common type of autoimmune arthritis.
WHAT IS RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS?
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease. In healthy bodies, the immune system keeps us alive by protecting us from infection and disease. However, in those facing RA, the body attacks the healthy tissue in the joints, resulting in pain and inflammation.
This affects the lining of the joint capsule: synovium, a soft tissue that nourishes the cartilage and lubricates the joints. When the synovial membrane is under attack, inflammation and swelling occur.
Where does rheumatoid arthritis come in? When RA finds its way into your system, it takes over and damages the joints. Without proper diagnosis and treatment, it can lead to bone and cartilage destruction—outcomes no one should want!
While an abundance of research has been carried out to detect the cause of these immune system attacks, the specific cause of RA has yet to be uncovered. Scientists suggest a family history of rheumatoid arthritis may make a person’s genes more susceptible to the virus or bacteria behind this condition.
WHAT FACTORS INCREASE THE RISK OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS?
Gender: RA occurs more often in women than in men.
Age: Though RA can appear at any age, it is more common in older people.
Genetics: A family history of RA could present a greater risk.
Smoking: Smoking is linked to RA and can increase one’s risk of developing the disease.
Weight: Carrying extra weight can put pressure on the knees, hips, and spine.
History of joint injury: Those with previous joint injuries may be prone to developing arthritis.
HOW CAN I PREVENT ARTHRITIS?
Calcium can help to reduce joint inflammation and pain. With questionable ingredients in many foods today, and eating habits that don’t always align with current recommendations, it can be challenging to get enough calcium in the foods you eat. Fortunately, your diet isn’t the only solution. You can also reach your recommended daily amount of calcium by integrating supplements into your daily routine. Taken consistently, supplements are an effective way to reduce your risk of arthritis.
"NOT ALL CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS ARE CREATED EQUAL"
When it comes to calcium supplements, research is critical. It’s extremely important to read about and truly understand what you might be taking.
Don’t know where to start? We have you covered.
We’ll begin by saying that if you look at calcium supplements on the market today, the majority are in the form of protein-bound calcium. The reality is that too much protein-bound calcium can do more harm than good. An excess of this particular form of calcium can clog up the vascular systems, calcifying the body and the brain. In some cases, it might even lead to cell death.
This is why Marah Natural offers supplements featuring physiologically active ionic calcium, which doesn't calcify. Put simply, it does its job without any harmful side effects.
SPOTLIGHT ON RECATRIL: INFINITE MOTION
The wear and tear of age can cause joint pain and inflammation. Marah Natural’s Recatril initiates repair and eliminates discomfort in the worn-out cartilages.
Our thought process behind this? Humans were designed to move. Our locomotive mechanics developed with efficient movement in mind—allowing us to walk, run, swim, and climb with ease.
But to move efficiently, you need healthy joints. Marah Natural’s SAC Formulation Technology promotes stem cell activation that helps to repair worn-out cartilage. Collagens react with calcium to produce cartilage, which is exactly where Recatril comes in.
Our science-backed product enhances ionized calcium supplementation in the cartilage by increasing osmotic pressure and promoting efficient ionized calcium and collagen type II formation.
It’s no secret that your health and safety are vital. With that in mind, it’s important to ensure you are making the right choices for your well-being. The key to healthy bones and joints lies in finding the right calcium supplement for your needs—one that strengthens the joints without harmful side effects.
SAFELY SUPPLY CALCIUM TO YOUR BONES AND JOINTS
Marah Natural’s proprietary SAC Formulation Technology features physiologically active ionic calcium that is entirely safe to use. Created from sustainably harvested oyster shells—sourced locally in British Columbia—the product is designed to naturally increase the body’s calcium levels.
We’re here for all things natural on our health journey. And we hope you are too.
HOW DOES RECATRIL WORK?
Nestled in the Greater Vancouver area, Marah Natural works exclusively in our own labs. We extract the calcium carbonate from each oyster shell using our proprietary process. If you don’t know already, calcium carbonate has a sigma anti-binding molecule with a weak bonding force—which means the molecules are seamlessly absorbed and delivered to the cells without Vitamin D. This is what makes our technology safe and effective without the risk of calcification.
How does that sound to you? Learn more about Marah Natural’s SAC Formulation Technology and Recatril: Infinite Motion today, and rest easy knowing your healthiest self is right around the corner. Check out the link below for more information.
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