Why do my joints ache?
Oestrogen supports collagen formation. As oestrogen levels begin to drop, our skin and joints repair less well.
Stress and the associated raised levels cortisol inhibit the repair of joints and skin.
Loss of muscle mass
As we age lower testosterone combined with either insufficient exercise or the wrong type of exercise, can result in reduced muscle mass and subsequent injury and joint pain.
Consuming inflammatory foods
Some common foods can result in increased inflammation through out the body including the joints.
The collagen needed for healthy joints is made from the protein you eat.