Arthritis can occur in any area of the body where there is cartilage. It can cause pain, stiffness, and make performing daily tasks difficult for those that suffer from it. Arthritis can be due to repeated movements that wears down the cartilage. This is known as osteoarthritis and it is the most common form. It can be due to the immune system attacking the joints causing inflammation stiffness, swelling, and pain. It can also be caused by an infection that enters into joints and causes inflammation. Whatever the cause may be many people are hoping to find relief for the pain and discomfort.
Collagen is the substance that makes up cartilage and connective tissues. In forms outside the body it is usually made from the bones and skins of animals like beef or fish, but there are also some plant-based versions as well.
Collagen stimulates the production of cartilage, easing pain and making mobility easier. By helping the body to produce and maintain cartilage it can ease the pain from the bones rubbing together. For symptom relief it would need to be taken everyday. This can be done by pill form or it can be added to a person's diet in the form of bone broths or by taking a powder form.
Some examples for everyday use would be to add it to your morning juice or tea. Oatmeal is another way to add it to breakfast to get a morning dose. It could be blended into smoothies to add to the nutrients of fruits and vegetables for a drink or it can be added to a smoothie bowl for an energizing snack. Smoothies are a great way to consume the powder. If you want a salad collagen powder can be added to the dressing. Mix some powder in your yogurt or add some to a nut butter spread for a high protein snack. Don't forget the dessert. These powders can go into any batter without changing the taste of it.
There are little to no side-effects and you can be creative with your diet all while eating or drinking your way to lessening your discomfort.