How To Get Natural Relief from Joint Ache and Discomfort

To get natural relief from joint ache and discomfort you need to think about your entire lifestyle. This means paying attention to the foods you eat, the types of exercise and activity you enjoy, and the supplements you take.

Think of each of these as key pieces to the puzzle that can and will give you natural relief from joint ache and discomfort.

You can eat a healthy balanced diet but if you don’t do any exercise, you’re not giving your joints the muscular support and mobility they need.

You can go for long walks, swim daily, and ride a bicycle but if the supplements you’re taking are packed with fillers and hard-to-pronounce ingredients, you’re not naturally reducing joint inflammation and stiffness.

When it comes to natural joint health relief, most of us think of the foods we do and don’t eat and the types of exercise we enjoy. Supplements are often an after-thought, and this is because there isn’t a lot of great information available about the best natural supplements for joint health.

The SierraSil vision is to see one million or more people live healthier and more active lives. Our commitment to you extends beyond our continued research into SierraSil and its natural mineral complex – we want to empower you with everything we know about natural joint health.

Doing this means you’re able to take a whole health approach to your joint health and mobility. To help you learn all you can about natural joint supplements we’ve put together a list of key supplements that can help you get natural relief from joint ache and discomfort.


Many athletes and active people use arnica to relieve sore muscles and to limit swelling. This natural herb comes from an European flower and has natural anti-inflammatory properties. Arnica is typically available in pill or ointment format. The ointment is ideal when you have sore muscles, a bruise or a strain – simply rub the arnica ointment into the sore area to help stimulate its natural healing properties.

Boswellia Serrate

This natural supplement has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving capabilities. Research show that the active compounds in Boswellia Serrate helps to limit cartilage deterioration and loss and slow autoimmune processes. A 2008 study showed that Loxin 5, an extract of this plant reduced osteoarthritis discomfort and mobility within seven days. A separate Indian study showed that the supplement slows cartilage deterioration after three consistent months of use.


Capsaicin is an active component in chili pepper and is used to desensitize discomfort receptors in the skin. Often charcoal-based body wraps will contain capsaicin to help provide additional relief from a sore backs, wrists, knees, or neck. You can also buy capsaicin cream at your local pharmacy or health food store – rub this into your sore and aching spots to reduce discomfort.

Clay Minerals

Clay minerals are an effective way for you to reduce the inflammation in your body and to aid in the elimination of built-up toxins in your body. Look for naturally sourced clay minerals that are made of naturally-sourced minerals including: calcium, potassium, silicon, magnesium, iron, manganese, copper, and zinc. SierraSil has a natural clay mineral structure that is proven to relieve joint ache, discomfort, and inflammation. Learn more about SierraSil, a naturally occurring hydrothermal mineral complex from the Sierra Mountains.


Often referred to as turmeric, curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric that gives it the distinctive yellow/orange color. Curcumin is widely recognized to have strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Both turmeric and curcumin have been proven to naturally reduce inflammation, alleviate muscle soreness, support skin health, and reduce joint discomfort. Curcumin is considered by the Arthritis Foundation to be best for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Fish Oil

Fish oil is the collective term for the Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. These crucial fatty acids block inflammatory properties in the body, converting them into powerful natural anti-inflammatory chemicals called resolvins. EPA and DHA have been extensively researched and analyzed for their impacts on rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. Many people take fish oil daily as a preventive measure against joint ache and to benefit overall health.


In many cultures, ginger has long been used to help provide anti-inflammatory relief and function. Ginger tea is commonly used to soothe sore throats and other gastrointestinal ailments. The active compounds in ginger have been shown to relieve ache and joint discomfort in all kinds of arthritis. Do not take a ginger supplement without first consulting your doctor – ginger can inhibit blood-thinning medications.

Tart Cherries

These tangy and tasty cherries are rich in antioxidants and are proven to have an anti-inflammatory effect. Not only do cherries taste great – they are easy to enjoy naturally. Buy them fresh at your grocery store or local farmer’s market. Eat them as they are, add them to desserts, juice them, and add them to savory main course dishes. Adding cherries to your diet also gives you a boost of vitamin E and anthocyanins – all shown to act as a natural discomfort reliever for people suffering from arthritis, gout, or inflammation.

Willow Bark

Often referred to as “nature’s aspirin”, willow bark is commonly used to naturally relieve muscle ache, joint discomfort, headache, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, and ankylosing spondylitis. Do not take willow bark if you’re allergic to aspirin – regardless of allergies, always consult your doctor before taking this natural supplement. 

A Whole Health Approach to Natural Relief from Joint Ache and Discomfort

Remember that there is no quick-fix for joint ache, muscle soreness, or stiff joints. Your aches and discomforts did not simply happen overnight. To get long-lasting natural relief from your aches, stiffness, and inflammation – you need to think of every aspect of your health that you can control.

Look at what you’re eating: are you eating a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, protein, and fats? If you’re not sure, keep a food diary for one week, tracking everything you eat and drink along with how your joints and muscles are feeling.

This will give you a more realistic picture of how you can improve your diet to support joint health. Consider adding ginger, tart cherries, fatty fish such as salmon, and cooking with turmeric and curcumin to boost the healing power (and deliciousness) of your diet.

Next, get up from your chair and go for a walk. It sounds simple, but walking is one of the best ways to boost your joint health. The simple act of putting one foot in front of the other strengthens your heart health, the muscles, tendons, and ligaments supporting your joints, and helps relieve stress and tension.

And remember your all-natural supplements. Look for supplements that have minimal ingredients and make sure you recognize and can pronounce these ingredients. We want you to benefit from the power of natural joint health just like the people we hear from on a daily basis who are taking SierraSil to relieve their joint discomfort. If you have any questions about SierraSil, do not hesitate to contact our customer support team. Each member of the SierraSil team is committed to your joint health and freedom to live an active life.