Shortly after my second child was born, I noticed that if I sat for any long period of time and then got up to walk, my right hip just didn’t want to cooperate right away. It felt tender for about the first 6 or 7 steps, causing me to almost walk with a limp until it decided to function properly. And I was only 30 years old! I thought to myself…..”What is up with my hip?!!” When I described it to my mother-in-law about a year later, she said it sounded like arthritis. I researched it and discovered this can happen to some women as a result of all the nutrients a baby robs from you during pregnancy!
I had heard Alfalfa was great for arthritis, and I was already taking about 10 of Shaklee’s Alfalfa tablets per day and they had been working wonderfully for my sinus issues/hayfever allergies. So I figured why not increase my Alfalfa and see what it does for my hip. Sadly, it made no difference for me. Like I’ve said for years, though…. every BODY is different, this just wasn’t what MY body needed for the arthritis. So for awhile I just lived with the pain. Then one day, while playing flag football with some friends, I fell on that hip and aggravated it beyond description. After a few days, I noticed that the pain was even worse than ever, especially every time I would roll over in bed. So excruciating….it brought tears to my eyes a couple times. Finally I decided I had to take some drastic measures (or at least in my mind, it seemed drastic….lol) I started taking Shaklee’s Joint Health Complex.
I don’t know why I put it off for so long….I think it was because taking this product just made me feel like an “old lady”! But I’m so glad I put my pride aside and just did it! Because 3-4 days after starting on it, my pain was completely gone! On a side note, a good friend of mine, Tammy, also started on this product the same day that I did, due to arthritis in her elbows and wrists. And it was she, who called me about 4 days into the regimen and asked how it was working for me, because she couldn’t believe that it had only been 4 days for her and she was pain-free! When I shared that I was experiencing the same thing…..we were relieved as we each had thought we were surely going crazy! LOL
I stayed on the 3 a day dose (the newer version of this product only has a 2 per day dose), or about 2 years, then I decided to cut it back to 2 a day for about a year. Discovering I was still pain-free, I brought it down to 1 day for about 6 months and then after still being pain-free, I decided to get off of it completely, and to my surprise I remained pain-free!! That was probably about 12 years ago. Then about 2 years ago, I listened to a very interesting Joint Health CD done by a very well-renowned doctor who specializes in this area. One of the many things I learned was that everyone overtime, as they age, starts to lose the cartilage in their joints just from everyday use. And how imperative it is that we give our joints extra nutrients that will feed this cartilage, keep it lubricated to in turn help it to constantly regenerate itself. Shaklee’s unique patent-pending Joint Health Complex product contains the correct ingredients in the right amounts to do these things for the cartilage in our joints! Here’s a brochure on what makes it so amazing! And if you’d prefer…..here’s a short 2 minute video on the product!
Editor’s Note: The contents of this blog post are an expression of my own personal opinion and experiences, including any mention of Shaklee’s products, and none of the contents and/or claims herein are endorsed by the Shaklee Corporation.