Sprains are injuries to ligaments. Ligaments connect bones to other bones. As you can imagine, our bodies are full of ligaments. The most common type of sprain you’ll often hear about is an ankle sprain. However, you can sprain your back, knee, elbow, neck or anywhere else where two bones are connected by a ligament.
What’s A Sprain?
A sprain occurs when a ligament gets overstretched, and as a result, gets a tear in it. Sprains can be minor (Grade 1), more extensive (Grade 2), or severe (Grade 3 – these usually require surgery to reconnect a completely torn ligament). Sprains are painful, and if not healed properly eventually lead to weak joints, chronic swelling and pain.
Ligaments Are Slow Healing
Anyone who’s ever had a sprain knows it can take a while for them to heal. And while many people who suffer a sprain do eventually heal, that injured ligament can be weak for some time after – making repeated sprains, a sensation of weakness, and swelling a common occurrence to that same ligament.
Ligaments are just slow to heal. They don’t have a great blood supply, and this slows their healing. Factor that in with age, dehydration and less than optimal nutrient status in the body, a ligament can take months to feel normal again, and even then may not be nearly as strong as it was before the injury.
How To Heal Ligaments
Ligaments are like elastic in a waistband. After being stretched out over and over again, they eventually lose their elasticity – they can then be easily torn or damaged. Providing weakened or damaged ligaments with the right nutrients can help them heal quicker and prevent future injuries.
This is why it’s important to take the necessary steps to get a sprained ligament fully healed. One of the best ways to do this is by using the nutrients in Ligament Restore. Ligament Restore contains the nutrients that serve as building blocks for ligaments:
- Glucosamine: A major component of ligaments, tendons and joints, this nutrient also protects ligaments from the stress of everyday use.
- BioCell Collagen™ provides a blend of additional ligament-specific nutrients including hyaluronic acid, chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine sulfate and amino acids that promote ligament growth.
- L-lysine and L-proline are amino acids that are considered the ‘glue’, which holds collagen (the protein in ligaments) together.
- Silica and Vitamin C are two important nutrients that are required for ligament healting.
- Devil’s claw and curcumin are two natural anti-inflammatories that also have pain-relieving effects to help minimize the pain and swelling associated with sprains. Also, these herbs will help to quickly remove the discoloration (bruising) that’s common with sprains.
For extra pain relief and additional anti-inflammatory effects, consider using Anti-Inflammatory formula - it's a powerful natural antiinflammatory without all the side effects of drugs like ibuprofen.
The nutrients in Ligament Restore serve to provide the best healing environment for torn and weakened ligaments. They also protect other ligaments from overall wear and tear, maintaining their resiliency. If you’ve recently suffered from a sprain, or have in the past, Ligament Restore can help with the healing process and shore up those old ligament injuries.