Women experience foot problems 4 times more often than men. A new survey from the Institute for Preventive Foot Health shows that nearly 80 percent of people ages 21 and older have had at least one problem with their feet. And among people who said they were currently having a foot problem, 59 percent said that they had gone to see a specialist to address it. Furthermore, there are 44 million working days lost each year because of foot pain.

Foot pain can occur for a myriad of reasons including tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, diabetes, heel spurs, gout, and arthritis. Believe it or not, wearing high heels do not help either. Listed below are a few explanations of common foot problems.

Tendonitis – inflammation of a tendon (thick cord of tissue that connects muscles to bones). Pain is the most prominent symptom and swelling may present.

Plantar fasciitis – inflammation of the thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. Plantar fasciitis usually causes a stabbing pain that is worse after long periods off of your feet such as sleeping or sitting.

Heel spur – a bony growth that begins on the front of your heel bone and points toward the arch of your foot. Heel spurs do not always cause pain.

If you are experiencing foot pain, there are nutritional supplements that may help. Glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM, and collagen are well-known joint/bone supplements but there are also some you may not have heard of, such as white willow bark, curcumin, bromelain, devil’s claw, and boswellia.

– Glucosamine, chondroitin, and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) are naturally occurring compounds that have been used by millions for joint and cartilage damage
– Collagen helps provide the building blocks for and prevents degradation of cartilage
– White willow bark has anti-inflammatory properties and relieves pain
– Curcumin prevents degradation of and restores cartilage
– Bromelain decreases pain and swelling and stimulates the rapid growth of tendon cells
– Devil’s claw has anti-inflammatory properties and relieves joint pain
– Boswellia has anti-inflammatory properties and increases range of motion

Using any one of these supplements is the first step toward overcoming your foot pain. Using multiple supplements, although taking a bunch of pills is not ideal, vastly improves the chances of your foot pain going away. Most people cannot afford to buy 7 to 10 supplements or would be willing to take 7 to 10 pills a day so PodiVite was made.

PodiVite is the first daily vitamin supplement for foot pain. PodiVite is a nutritional booster designed to help increase mobility and decrease pain. It is the only supplement with these ingredients although other supplements may contain a few of the ingredients.

PodiVite contains: glucosamine, collagen, boswellia, bromelain, magnesium, hyaluronic acid, curcumin, chondroitin, L-proline, L-glutamine, manganese, white willow bark, devil’s claw, MSM, vitamin C, buckwheat, zinc, vitamin B12, vitamin D, and silica.

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