There are few things more annoying than the sound of a creaky door, and the groaning of the hinges serves as an audible reminder that they need to be replaced. This tragic devolution is a metaphorical match to the life cycle of your joints, which also tend to groan and stick over time. Of course, a swap of your door hardware can be magically accomplished with a Lowe’s gift card and a screwdriver. Your joints? Not so much.
Short of wholesale knee, hip or shoulder replacement, there are plenty of things you can do to improve the suppleness and longevity of your connective tissues, including proper hydration, load-bearing exercise and smart supplementation. As for the latter, smart choices are key, and through consistent use, joint supplements can improve flexibility, reduce pain and increase joint longevity. Consider supplementing with these four natural compounds, or find a product that includes one or more of them, to avoid the perpetual protest of the creaky doors of your physique.