Drinking milk makes your bones strong, but it doesn't do much to soothe creaky joints pounded by a day of bumps. If you're Outer Limits—achy, you might need something more—something like JointFlex Ironman, a rub-on gel with joint lubes (glucosamine and chondroitin) and cooling agents (peppermint oil and Vitamin E) that may reduce pain and swelling during and after high-impact sports.
In a recent study conducted at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, and published in The Journal of Rheumatology, Professor Marc Cohen treated half of a 60-person group with the degenerative joint disease osteoarthritis with JointFlex and the other half with a placebo. The JointFlex group reported that after four weeks, the gel eased some pain—and after eight weeks, their symptoms had practically vanished. The control group reported no change in their symptoms. "OA affects young and old people, especially those who do high-intensity sports like skiing, says Cohen. "JointFlex may reduce the chances of developing symptoms. So start the rub-down—unless you enjoy getting up from your après beers like your pregnant aunt. (www.4-joint-flex.com)