Finding an EFFECTIVE supplement for natural joint support can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. I don’t know about you, but I have tried countless supplements and creams to help my ongoing, long-standing hip and back pain incurred during too-vigorous yoga sessions 20 years ago. Sometimes my hip feels okay, other times, I can hardly fall asleep the ache is so strong. And my back pain always acts up after exercise.
So when a friend mentioned two supplements from Young Living–Agilease and Powergize–I was skeptical, to say the least. Agilease was the one that interested me most, at least at first. This new supplement from Young Living is designed to support joints and muscles and reduce inflammation. I was doubtful–not because I don’t love and trust Young Living, but because I had tried so many different supplements that I had come to the conclusion i was going to live with this discomfort forever.
My Results So Far
So, cut to 12 weeks after beginning a daily regimen of 2 capsules of Agilease and 2 capsules of Powergize (along with my regular daily 3 oz of Ningxia Red and one tube of Nitro prior to workouts). I can honestly say that my pain and discomfort have reduced by about 60% at this point. The pain is not gone completely, but I no longer have pain when I fall asleep at night, and the pain throughout the day and after workouts has significantly reduced.
Let’s look at the ingredients of Agilease in depth and see what’s going on here that might be helping:
Boswellic Acid: Made from frankincense resin powder (Boswellia Sacra), this ingredient is sourced on the Young Living Salalah Farm. Frankincense has been demonstrated in scientific studies (1, 2, 3, 4) to serve as an anti-inflammatory (some studies used a different species of boswellia, boswellia serrata). Of course, frankincense has numerous other benefits which I have blogged about before, so in addition to joint support, taking it regularly can have other positive effects.
Calcium Fructoborate: Calcium fructoborate is a natural plant mineral borate complex. Numerous studies point to its ability to support joint health and wellness (1) as well as other positive effects (2).
Turmeric: Turmeric is one of those seemingly too-good-to-be-true dietary supplements, that support joint health, brain function and inhibit age-related dysfunction. Love this stuff and have taken it for years.
Piperine (from black pepper): Often used in conjuction with turmeric to enhance its effect.
Glucosamine Sulfate: arthritis.org says that this ingredient appears to support joints and reduce pain in osteoarthritis, but that it takes longer to work than conventional Western drugs. This is an important aside: natural supplements take longer to work. On the plus side, there are generally very few side effects.
Hyalauronic acid: this is the treatment of choice for knee issues, and is often injected into the knee joint directly. Studies have demonstrated that oral ingestion can be useful for supporting joints. (1, 2).
The wholesale cost of Agilease is $45.75 for 60 capsules, which amounts to a cost of $1.52 a day. For me, this is absolutely worth it–not to mention the fact that many of the ingredients (notably boswellic acid) have many other positive effects on the body. 3 months ago, I was getting weekly massages, taking nightly epsom salt soaks and doing nightly roller massages on my legs and back. Now, I can get away with one massage a month and often skip my nightly bath. (still love my foam roller, though!!) So overall, I am saving money and feeling better.
If you are a member of Young Living, you can purchase Agilease and Powergize for the wholesale cost. If you are not a member, consider joining Young Living today. Of course, you can always purchase Young Living products at retail cost without becoming a wholesale member. The retail cost for Agilease is $60.20.