Shakeology® and Rheumatoid Arthritis Women are victims of rheumatoid arthritis three times more often than men, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Approximately 1.5 million U.S. citizens suffer from the disease, which puts your own body at battle against itself.
"Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which your body’s immune system – which protects your health by attacking foreign substances like bacteria and viruses – mistakenly attacks your joints. The abnormal immune response causes inflammation that can damage joints and organs, such as the heart," according to the Foundation.
This disease often becomes incredibly debilitating, causing flares that can last for days or months creating severe pain, fatigue and warm, swollen, reddish joints that are tender to the touch. Morning joint stiffness is a prevalent symptom and walking, normal activity and even the abilities to take care of yourself may be impaired. Severe cases result in misshapen joints, which may require surgery to correct. The disease may take over organs and cause them to malfunction, causing even further health issues. Inflammation puts you at risk for stroke, heart attack, diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer's Disease.
It's miserable. There is no cure. Medications may cause severe side effects, including liver damage, dental decay, hair loss, severe stomach upset and digestion issues, weight gain and a myriad of other issues.
There doesn't seem to be a lot of options for RA sufferers. Either suck it up and take the medications, which may require extensive experimentation in order to get the right combination of drugs, or be in severe pain that limits your quality of life.
But, I'm here to tell you there may be another option! Numerous of RA victims have found relief by drinking just one daily dose of ultimate nutrition. Shakeology® has seemed to provide positive results for many users.
It's certainly no surprise that it's been so helpful, when you look at the ingredients. There are at least seven ingredients that help reduce inflammation, which is the main instigating problem in RA. Manganese, sacha inchi, acerola cherry, blueberry, green tea, amylase and rose hips are all known for their properties that reduce inflammation in the body.
Additionally, Shakeology® contains wheat grass and ashwagandha, which have both been found to reduce the symptoms of RA. All in all, this dense dose of nutrition has enough influence over the body that it attacks problem areas and helps set them back to normal states. Shakeology® has been found to be extremely helpful for many RA sufferers. But, don't just take my word for it. Consider these personal testimonies:
- Barb used to use her chair lift to go up and down the stairs in her home. She claimed that it hurt when she walked and had no energy. Additionally, she craved cookies for breakfast, so that's what she at. (Certainly, not part of a balanced diet!) After drinking Shakeology® for seven weeks, she found that she had no use for the chair lift, anymore. She had energy, no pain and was able to work out regularly. She also got rid of her cookie cravings and opted for a more nutritious breakfast.
- Angie says, "Shakeology® has helped me lose weight and get healthy, but more than that, it has REDUCED THE INFLAMMATION IN MY JOINTS. I can’t TELL you how huge this is for me. If I had known the effect this nutritional drink would have on my joints, I would’ve measured my hands before I started. Now I can wear my wedding ring again, something I haven’t done since 2006. I can operate a stapler, unscrew a water bottle (sometimes) and carry a laundry basket around the house. As more time goes by, the more markedly I notice my symptoms diminishing. That isn’t to say my pain has disappeared, because it hasn’t. But I have hope that someday it will. I know that Shakeology® is helping immeasurably.
- Melissa shared her story by divulging that she's always been obese. After her son was born, she was diagnosed with RA, experiencing excruciating pain that made it impossible for her to pick up and hold her baby, little lone help care for him. She said the only relief she got from the pain was during a hot shower. After several drug trials and other medications, she tried Shakeology®, in an attempt to get healthier, from an overall standpoint. In five months, she was having no morning stiffness, woke up energized each morning and was able to enjoy taking care of her son. "It changed my life!" she said.
- Christina told her story: "I have lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, 2 chronic conditions that rob all energy. I was missing 4-5 days a month from work due to pain and fatigue. Since April, I ... I have not missed work because of pain or fatigue! I haven’t taken Prednisone for a flare up, either. Right now, I can’t remember when I NEEDED a nap last. That used to be daily sometimes twice daily. My hair, skin and nails have nearly recovered from the blow of chronic meds for so many years. People are asking me what I’m using to glow like I do. Shakeology®!!!"
Will Shakeology® cure your RA? No. There is no cure for the disease. Will it put it in remission? Possibly. Will it help you feel better? I can say with confidence I think it might!
I have seen so many people overcome major health issues and their symptoms by incorporating Shakeology® into their daily routines. Because Shakeology® contains numerous ingredients that attack inflammation and reduce its effects, it's very probable that a daily shake will help remedy your condition...or, at the least, improve it. What have you got to lose?
~Results may vary. Please consult your physician before beginning any supplement or meal replacement product, particularly if you have any unique or special needs or conditions, such as food allergies, dietary restrictions, or if you are pregnant or breast feeding. The content on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide any medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.