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Bone and joint health

These supplements may affect the structure or function of joint tissue and bone. They may also influence pain due to osteoarthritis.

Research analysis led by Kamal Patel.
All content reviewed by the Examine.com Team. Published: Jun 11, 2018
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Summary of Bone and joint health

Primary Information, Benefits, Effects, and Important Facts

Supplementation that affect bone health may do so through altering bone mass and integrity. These supplements may influence the strength of bones and the susceptibility to fracturing through acting as essential parts of bone such as calcium, by playing a part in mineralization like vitamin K, and preventing bone loss.

Supplements that affect joint health may so do through influencing the structure and function of joint cartilage or influencing joint pain. This may be due to effects on the synthesis of cartilage such as or by addressing low-grade inflammation pain, swelling, and stiffness.