Joint Health – Stinging Nettle

This is part of our ongoing The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging spotlight. Each week, we will be posting some of the great information that’s packed into our book, The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging.

Today’s topic:
Joint Health – Stinging Nettle

Along with Boswellia serrata, research suggests that an extract of the stinging nettle plant may also promote a healthy, balanced immune response within joint tissue. According to the results of a human study published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, the extract of stinging nettle enhanced joint comfort in aching joints in older men and women.18

Next Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging topic:
Joint Health – MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)

References:
18. Randall C, Randall H, Dobbs F, Hutton C, Sanders H. Randomized controlled trial of nettle sting for treatment of base-of-thumb pain. J R Soc Med 2000;93:305-309.