Before retiring, Jack worked at IBM for over 28 years. His articles have over 120,000 views.
I am in my senior years. A few years ago, I noticed I have some joint pains and stiffness. Nothing major but enough to cause me to slow down and cut out some activities. Then, a friend recommended a supplement which I took for about a month. To my surprise, it worked and I am more mobile.
- Aug. 2017
I was an athlete in my college days and even afterwards. I was a member of the Varsity Fencing team and later competed in US opens as individuals. I guess it must have taken a toll on my knees and ankles. When I turned 60, I started having problems with my joints. They would get stiff when I sit still for a while or when I wake up in the morning. There was no pain or anything but just stiffness. After a few minutes of movement, it would go away. My problem was when I have to go down stairs from my bedroom in the morning. I would take one step at a time sideways and not one step ahead of the other as normal people do.
I did try taking some glucosamine supplement a few years ago but did not felt any difference.
About a month ago, I was at a reunion with one of my friend and he told me about a supplement that he is taking to help his joint problems. It is a gelatin product that is natural and made from beef bone marrow collagen. I decided to give it a try. I ordered it from Amazon and received the two cans in a few days. They come in single cans or in packs of two with a slight discount. The instruction was to add two tablespoons to any drink once a day. It is a non flavored powder that will dissolve in hot or cold beverage. I decided to add it to my morning coffee.
After approximately one month time, just when I finished my first can, I started to feel a difference. I was able to walk downstairs normally again. This is a huge breakthrough. A few years earlier, I tried to get back into fencing but after about a year, my knee started to bother me and I decided to quit. I didn't want to make things worse. I figured it is just part of growing old, the same as loosing hearing or vision.
If taking this supplememt can help my joints, I may be able to fence again after all. This is great news. I am very excited.
I was a skeptic with various supplements and vitamins. I did not think these products can do what they claim. The human body has a natural cycle. As we age, our body deteriates. It is just a fact of life. In this particular case, I was surprised and delighted that it delievered the results for me at least.
© 2017 Jack Lee
ptosis from Arizona on December 07, 2017:
beef bone marrow collagen? I have my honey making homemade broth from Cow's Feet. I'm so lucky! My personal experience from 'boot bang' from poor fitting ski boots over moguls - my big toes hurt. I found Okinawan coral calcium works.
How to prove that the stuff you buy is really coral calcium? IDK, if it don't work, then fraudulent.
Calicum coral is the reason I moved to Honolulu, which did help. Now back on the mainland and no ocean to swim in - ummm everything is returning. Back, hand, knee, toe, elbow ...
Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on August 19, 2017:
Very cool. If mine comes back I will try this instead of massive doses of Ibuprofen.