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November 10, 2014

My joints are a' jumping!!

A while ago I was being a big bragger and shared with you my love of Move Free and how it singlehandedly repaired my non functioning shoulder.

Well, a few months ago I noticed that my knees were needing some attention. I actually thought about purchasing a new right knee, but my amazon prime didn't offer them.

I was having serious issues with crouching/squatting down. You know how it's nice to be able to tie your shoe, pet the dog, or pick up something off the floor? yeah, I'm a fan of that too. Well, actually the getting DOWN wasn't the issue….it was the getting back up. I had to use BOTH hands and pull myself back up using a wall, chair, countertop or a human. It wasn't fun and it worried me.
I'm too darn young to feel that darn old.

Two months ago I was at the vitamin store picking up some stuff and I asked the ever so friendly manager if there was something better than the Move Free for my failing knees.
He said: IF you can get past the taste,  THIS IS THE BEST STUFF. 
Joint Vibrance

I have issues with bad tasting stuff….so I wondered; can I get past it?
He said if I didn't like it, I could return it within 30 days for store credit, so I figured I'd give it a try.

Turns out, not so bad tasting at all. I mix a scoop with about 4 oz of OJ, some ice, a couple of ounces of water and 1/2 a banana in our ninja. I even add in my protein powder and some flax seed because that makes me feel super duper good about myself. HA. {it's best absorbed on an empty stomach} You can make up your own concoction-this just works for me because it's easy. I've added apples and strawberries when I feel like fancying things up.
I noticed a difference within 3 weeks. I'm not kidding.
This stuff is magic.

Friday I had my first session with a personal trainer at my old people gym {something I've talked about doing for years} and I was doing squats with weights, lunges with weights, you name it with weights and I had NO ISSUES at all. I was all over that gym like a freakin' ninja toddler. I was absolutely impressed with myself and my new knees.

Ok, my muscles were in majorly bad shape for a few days, but that was to be expected. My joints were/are feeling NO pain.

If you have any joint weakness/issues, I'd give this a try. It's not cheap (about $50 a month) but it has made all the difference in the world for Suzanne!!!

No, I was not compensated for sharing this information with you-I've never been compensated for any of my wonderful advice…see, some things in life ARE free!!!

XOXOX




19 comments:

Anonymous said...

We will be buying a truck load of this stuff! lol
I kneeled down at Walmart the other day and thought I might have to stay there the weekend!
So happy you are moving like a ninja toddler!

NCmountainwoman said...

I checked out the Web site and they make this in tablet form. Might give it a try. I know I'd never be consistent in making a smoothie every morning.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I saw that as well this morning….let me know how it works out!

TexWisGirl said...

awesome! always good to hear of a product that actually works! i take glucosamine every day for my joints, but haven't graduated to anything stronger.

Anke said...

Thanks for sharing that with us Suz, I might need to check into that. My left knee hasn't been quite right ever since I had the stress fracture last year. Maybe that'll help...

Michelle said...

I also take glucosamine, but need something more! I will check out this product. Thanks for the suggestion!

White Lace and Promises said...

I'm ready to try the naturals. The pharaceuticals arent' working. I hate flax see though. It's so thick and stickly. My children do a shake every morning and they love it.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Good for you!!!! We take lots of vitamins and supplements for all of our aches and pains.... My biggest pain now is my thumbs and wrist... I'm sure it's arthritis --but they really do hurt at times... Dang it---it's hell to get OLD....

Congrats on going to the gym. George and I wear our pedometers everyday... We walk everywhere we can and even park far away when going shopping, etc.... Walking works for us!

Hugs,
Betsy

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Movement, exercise, stretching, etc: move it or lose, right? Good for you :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Glad you found something that works! I have had luck with glucosamine/chondroitin in the past. I can't tolerate protein type shakes so well - regardless of what type. They gross me out!

George said...

I think I need some of your joint magic, but then I can't claim to be a youngster like you. But I'm glad this works for you. I'm also happy about all the free advice you share with us.

Susan said...

Gotta try that! I can't get off the sofa because of sore knees

Unknown said...

So glad I stopped in today. With a first hand recommendation like that, I'm all in.

Tanya Breese said...

yay, awesome stuff there...that would really suck not being able to move around...glad you are going at it like a ninja toddler now....i need something for tiredness...the last two days i have been wiped out...i think i am trying to get sick...how stupid of me!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

I'm having the same issue. I think I KNEED this stuff. (Sorry. I couldn't help it.)

Pam said...

I love that you found something that works for you that's more better-er for you than getting a steroid shot or getting a new knee on Amazon Prime. I don't know if I missed you old people gym post when you put it up but it's darling. i go when it's mostly 'old people' and they are so fun to watch. And they are MOVING. Blesses my little heart every single time.

Unknown said...

That is GREAT news - so happy you found that stuff, asked a good question and got a good answer. It is so nice when a product lives up to its reputation. BTW, I think you should be compensated for this great advice!

Stephanie said...

That stuff sounds amazing!! Will be passing on your advice to some loved one's around here with some achy knees!! Thanks for the tip :)

Unknown said...

Maybe I should try it. I am old and fat and hopeless.