Healthy joints and bones require important elements in particular to maintain their structure, easy comfortable function, and ability to regenerate and replace themselves normally in the face of wear and tear. The right mineral balance, including sufficient calcium, magnesium and their related vitamins, Vitamin D and Vitamin K2. Sufficient dietary protein to provide amino acids, from which bone and joint tissues are made. A protein that provides essential calcium is ideal. Vitamin C also is essential for the formation of the collagen-like matrix from which bones, in particular, are made. A properly balanced immune system. With proper support, there should be neither too much inflammation, nor too little vital repair activity taking place in the Immune System. A really good nutritional programme will provide this support.
In conjunction with the above, an alkaline diet (one high in fruits and vegetables), as well as special foods such as glucosamine and herbs such as nettle, have been found to be helpful to people who may have joint conditions.