Approximately 60% of the human body is made up of water. It is essential in the function and makeup of our bodies.
And it may seem like an unlikely association, but dehydration may be the root cause behind your joint paint. (More on that in just a moment…)
Of course, when you feel dehydrated, chances are that you’ll reach for a refreshing drink of water.
But when your joints are dehydrated, there’s no amount of water that can douse arthritis pain.
So you need to take a more targeted approach to deliver hydration directly to the joints that need it most. And there’s a powerful, all-natural way to hydrate yourself on a cellular level — with an all-natural herb called rooibos.
But before I tell you more about rooibos, let’s first look at why hydrating your joints is so effective in alleviating arthritis pain.
Optimum hydration for optimum performance
In Dr. Marc Micozzi’s Arthritis Relief and Reversal Protocol, he describes the joint capsule that surrounds each joint as a kind of “sack,” helping to connect one bone to another.
And this inner lining of the capsule contains synovial fluid that protects the joint and lubricates cartilage — the rubbery “shock absorbers” between bones.
In and around each of your joints, fluid-filled sacs called bursa cushion ligaments and tendons that stabilize joint bones. “Every cell in the entire operation — the chondrocytes in the cartilage; the synovial cells in synovial lining and fluid; the fibroblasts in the ligaments and tendons; and many others — depend on optimum hydration for optimum performance.”
But as I mentioned above, drinking fluids doesn’t sufficiently hydrate these hard-to-reach cells, like those in isolated joint fluid sacs.
As Dr. Micozzi puts it, “The cells must also produce their own water. And that’s where rooibos (also known as South African red bush, or what I call Aspal) comes in.”
Firing up your cellular hydration
Rooibos (pronounced roy-boss) grows only in the arid Kalahari Desert of Southern Africa, where the local Bushmen have harnessed the hydrating power of this unique herb for centuries.
Dr. Micozzi calls arthritis “a disease of dehydration.” And that’s what makes rooibos an ideal arthritis treatment. It helps your cells manufacture the cellular hydration they need.
This happens after glucose combines with oxygen to help your cells generate energy — a process called cellular respiration. This effect then produces carbon dioxide and water — which is also known as cellular hydration — the main source of water inside your cells.
Dr. Micozzi says, “Most of the water inside your cells must be made by the cells themselves.”
And this is where rooibos works its particular magic.
For instance, when you drink a beverage that contains powdered extract of rooibos, it’s like throwing wood onto a cellular fire. “Rooibos,” he says, “helps more sugar [or glucose] get into the cells, which creates more energy and consequently more water for cellular hydration.”
This is the remarkable hydrating power of rooibos, used by generations of Kalahari Bushmen in one of the hottest, driest places on earth.
More benefits — for arthritis and beyond
But rooibos is much more than a thirst-quencher for arthritic joints. No doubt, that’s a key benefit, but Dr. Micozzi also cites an insightful bone study from Canada’s Brock University, Centre for Bone and Muscle Health.
Brock researchers showed that rooibos strengthens bone by reducing inflammatory compounds which prevents bone erosion — two more important ways that rooibos promotes healthy joints.
Dr. Micozzi notes other research that shows how rooibos improves energy, boosts strength and endurance, and helps reduce the risk of many diseases caused or complicated by chronic, low-grade inflammation, including:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Heart disease
- Liver disease
Rooibos also contains a somewhat rare antioxidant called aspalathin that helps prevent type 2 diabetes by regulating blood sugar, inhibiting insulin resistance, and boosting absorption of glucose into muscles.
For all these reasons, Dr. Micozzi has encouraged his patients to drink rooibos for years. He even recommends replacing your 8-glasses-a-day of water with 4 to 6 glasses of rooibos tea — hot or iced.
Specifically, Dr. Micozzi recommends using a rooibos Aspalathus linearis extract, or Rooibos Red Tea Powder — 150 mg per day. He prefers Red Joe™ rooibos.
Dr. Micozzi suffers from knee osteoarthritis himself, so he brings the dual perspectives of a doctor and a patient to the many pain relief strategies he offers in his Arthritis Relief and Reversal Protocol. Click here for more details about this online learning tool, or to enroll today.