Remember the whole “Chicken Soup for the Soul” craze?
Well, my friend, we may be on the cusp of a new chicken fad. But this one could have a much bigger effect on your health, comfort, and quality of life.
Because this one targets a problem just about every one of us faces as we get older. And it’s not an issue with your soul (mine’s just fine, thank you very much). It’s problems with the KNEES.
New research reveals how a natural compound found in chickens could help folks with achy knees feel better fast.
In fact, researchers say this bird-based benefit was found to…
- EASE pain
- REDUCE stiffness
- RESTORE mobility
In other words, you get maximum relief with minimal effort.
Ease aching joints with collagen
Now, to be clear, I’m not talking about stopping by Popeye’s for dinner here. And a bucket of Kentucky Fried won’t do the trick either.
This solution for achy joints and knees is easy, but it’s not THAT easy. A very specific part of the chicken is needed to work this pain-relieving miracle. And that’s collagen.
This potent pain fighter is in the connective tissues of animal foods. Collagen is found in the skin of the chicken as well as in the parts of the bird we typically toss in the trash, including cartilage, tendons, and bones.
The collagen is isolated, concentrated, and then turned into a supplement that can help ease the aches in your joints.
You’ll find several different options on store shelves these days. But the one used in the recent research was the hydrolyzed type II chicken collagen.
For the new study, researchers recruited volunteers between the ages of 40 and 65. All the participants were battling joint discomfort and were given either these chicken-based supplements or a placebo.
And after just eight weeks, the two groups were definitely no longer what you could call birds of a feather.
Knees sore? Try this “chicken cure”
As we often see in pain studies, the folks who got the placebo did see some benefits. Our expectations of getting some relief usually help to give us some.
So the placebo taker’s scores on the WOMAC scale – a tool commonly used to measure arthritis symptoms – dropped by 14 percent at four weeks and 31 percent at eight weeks.
But the folks who were given the real deal had far more impressive results. At four weeks, their joint pain had already plummeted by 37 percent. By week eight, those aching knees had improved by a stunning 48.6 percent.
In other words, the humble chicken collagen had slashed their pain and stiffness levels nearly in half.
And naturally, with less pain and stiffness in their knees and other joints, these once-achy folks were able to get around better with significant improvements in mobility.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen chicken collagen ease achy knees, either. An earlier study using another form of type II cartilage found it was twice as effective at relieving pain in the knees as glucosamine and chondroitin.
You can find hydrolyzed chicken collagen type II in natural food stores, vitamin shops, and online. They’re sold both as stand-alone supplements as well as ingredients in more comprehensive joint-support formulas.
Need some MORE relief? Check out my earlier report on how to ease arthritis pain and sore knees naturally right here.