Do You Have Chronic Pain? Joint Pain? Osteoarthritis?

Updated: December 14, 2023

Chronic Pain

When you have pain, whether it’s joint, osteoarthritis or chronic pain, sometimes all you want to do is lie in bed and not move.

I’ve been there.

There are days where my hip flares up and it’s tiring and distracting. (I live with osteoarthritis in my hip).

But when you have this pain, exercise is a must. Why? Research shows that exercise improves your pain threshold.

You see, with chronic pain, your pain threshold drops. This means that it takes less pain to make you feel more uncomfortable.

But when you exercise, strengthen your muscles and increase flexibility, your pain threshold improves!

How Exercise Can Easily Relieve Your Chronic Pain

Studies show that stretching can increase your joints’ range of motion. This not only helps you fight through stiffness, but it can also protect from any wear and tear.

“The more joints move, the more the cartilage gets nourished by the joint fluid,” says Charles Bush-Joseph, MD, of Rush University Medical Center.

Makes sense, right?

The same can be said for aerobic fitness. One study followed 24 participants before and after a 6-week cycling training program.¹ After the 6 weeks, the exercise group improved their aerobic fitness and pain tolerance. As guessed, the control group (or the group that didn’t participate in the training program) experienced the same pain threshold as before.

One more example…Tai Chi. One study group of older women with osteoarthritis symptoms completed a 12-week Tai Chi program.² The women were not only able to safely perform the 12 forms of Sun style Tai Chi exercises, but reported improved arthritic symptoms, balance and physical function.

The common theme here: movement, motion.

Your body needs to move. To lubricate its joints. To help with chronic pain. And to keep you healthy!

Your Chronic Pain May Also Be Deficiency Related

Exercise can only do so much for your pain management. So if you are still experiencing pain, it may be from a mineral deficiency

For instance, deficiency in vitamin D has been linked to chronic back pain.³ Low vitamin D levels can also weaken your muscles and when combined with weakened bones, can cause joint pain. AlgaeCal Plus provides 1600 IU (or 400% of your Daily Value) in just 4 capsules. It also provides 84% of your Daily Value of vitamin C – another link to pain if deficient.

Vitamin C is a crucial vitamin for collagen production.⁴ As you know, collagen plays a very important role in bone health. (Your bones are made mostly of collagen. And the combination of collagen and calcium gives your bones its strength and flexibility.)

This may be why some people experience pain-relief after taking AlgaeCal.* AlgaeCal Plus takes a multi-mineral approach to your bone health. It contains all 13 known essential bone supporting minerals, including calcium, magnesium, and boron. Plus there’s vitamin C, vitamin D3, and vitamin K2 too.

Have you experienced relief?AlgaeCal Plus

To my delight–within a month it made significant difference in my level of arthritis pain –but even more importantly, I experienced relief from chronic tendonitis in my elbow–which I had been told would require surgery to repair.” – Miriam Valere Salt Lake City, UT

The joint pain was unreal. I had been taking calcium supplements without any relief. I then switched over to AlgaeCal and in seven days I started to notice a change.” – Paulette Link Seattle, WA

The scan showed improvement of 7.4%. Besides improvement from my hip I am pain free!!” – S. Modugno Toms River, NJ

To find out more about AlgaeCal Plus, go here.


** AlgaeCal is not a pain-relief supplement and individual results may vary.

  1. Jones MD, Booth J, Taylor JL, Barry BK. Aerobic training increases pain tolerance in healthy individuals. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2014 Aug;46(8):1640-7. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000273. PMID: 24504426
  2. Song R, Lee EO, Lam P, Bae SC. Effects of tai chi exercise on pain, balance, muscle strength, and perceived difficulties in physical functioning in older women with osteoarthritis: a randomized clinical trial. J Rheumatol. 2003 Sep;30(9):2039-44.

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  1. Chris Greene

    February 1, 2016 , 12:18 pm

    A light massage of medicated Ayurveda Herbal oil is very effective, especially after application of heat .

  2. Monica

    February 1, 2016 , 12:49 pm

    Hi Chris,

    Interesting! Thanks for the suggestion.

    – Monica @ AlgaeCal

  3. Josie Gallagher

    February 10, 2016 , 8:01 am

    I read somewhere that an algae cal product aids in collagen replacement or repair. I cannot remember which product it is. My daughter suffers from a collagen disorder and is in constant pain. Would any of your products help her? Also, she lives in Ireland. Can I have your products shipped there?
    I have been taking algae cal and strontium boost for three months now. In another three months I will have another bone density test to see if it has helped my low bone density problem. What I do know at this point is that I tolerate the doses very well, which is the first time I’ve ever been able to take calcium supplements successfully!

  4. Monica

    February 15, 2016 , 9:47 am

    Hi Josie,

    When it comes to a collagen disorder, AlgaeCal Plus has not specifically been studied for this. Although, we have had tons of positive feedback that it’s been helpful in providing relief and lessening or eliminating pain altogether. If you would like to read these stories you can do so here:

    Yes, we can ship to Ireland.

    It’s also great to hear that you have been taking AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium Boost for 3 months – and even better that it’s been successful 🙂

    – Monica @ AlgaeCal

  5. Mollie McDonald

    November 14, 2020 , 8:32 am

    I just started taking algeacal and started at 2 pills a day just to see if i experienced any side effects. I am having severe pain down both arms to the wrist. Wondering if anyone has had a pain reaction? I am also taking a collegan powder. Could these 2 together be a problem?

  6. Megan AlgaeCal

    November 18, 2020 , 8:29 am

    So sorry to hear you’ve been having a bit of trouble with our products, Mollie!

    This is definitely unexpected as both AlgaeCal and Strontium Boost showed no side effects in our studies. In saying that, we understand everyone is different with individual sensitivities.

    We want to make sure you’re feeling 100%, so please email [email protected] or call 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) to speak with one of our Bone Health Consultants. We look forward to hearing from you and would love to work with you on your bone health journey going forward! ❤️

    -Megan @ AlgaeCal

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Dr. Liz Lipski
PhD, CNS, FACN, IFMP, BCHN, LDN - Professor and Director of Academic Development, Nutrition programs in Clinical Nutrition at Maryland University of Integrative Health.,
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PHD, MBA - Head of Research & Development Center of Bone Diseases, Lausanne University Hospital CHUV, Switzerland,