Poppin’ Pills: Joint Health Supplements

22 Sep

Since I sew/knit/crochet/draw/paint/etc pretty much ALL day EVERY day, I decided to look into some joint health supplements.  Taking pills is one of my least favorite things ever, but my fear of arthritis and/or carpal tunnel syndrome is far greater than my hatred for pills.

Right now, I don’t have too much joint pain in my hands or fingers unless I’m working a bunch of 12+ hrs/day in the studio and the work is something that uses alot of pinning, gripping, or repetitive motions (aka: at the end of every project when deadlines are approaching faster than I want).  Even though my hands feel pretty good most of the time, I figured it can’t hurt to start paying attention to my joints now.  I NEED them to do what I love.  And, it’d be nice to be able to knit past the age of 30.

My joint health supplement regime: glucosamine, green tea extract, ginger root extract and fish oil.

I’m a total rookie when it comes to supplements, but this is what I’m taking right now:

Glucosamine (large white pill)

Green tea extract (beige pill)

Ginger root extract (yellow pill)

Fish oil gelcap (amber pill)

(NOTE: I’m sensitive to caffeine, so I have to make sure I don’t take the green tea extract too late in the day or I can’t sleep at night.)

(SECOND NOTE: I’M NOT A DOCTOR.  I don’t know anything about supplements other than what google and my local pharmacist told me. Just thought maybe other artist/crafters/knitters might be interested in starting to look into joint health.  “Check with your doctor before you start any health supplement regime….” blah blah blah.)


Posted by on 09.22.12 in Audio's Life


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2 responses to “Poppin’ Pills: Joint Health Supplements

  1. Marietta

    10.05.12 at 10:26 am

    What a great idea to help yourself before you do start hurting. I too like to crochet and I only really do it in my spare time, but lately that has been every night. I do notice that after I have a little bit of pain in my wrist and my pinky (for some reason). I came across your blog and I am glad I did. I think I will do some more research to see which health supplements I should start taking for preventative measures! Thanks so much!


    • audiohelkuik

      10.05.12 at 7:05 pm

      You’re welcome. I hope you find something that helps!



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