The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a hinge connecting your jaw to the temporal bones at the sides and base of your skull. Your temporomandibular joint allows you to move your jaw up and down and from side to side, so you can chew, yawn, and talk.
The temporomandibular joint is one of the most complex joints in the body because it combines hinge and sliding motions. TMJ disorders are conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and muscles controlling jaw position and movement.
The symptoms of TMJ disorders may include the following:
- Pain and tenderness in your jaw
- Difficulty chewing or discomfort while chewing
- Ear pain and ringing
- Eye and jaw pain
Most of the current treatments available for TMJ disorders aim to relieve pain but don’t address the underlying cause of the problem. TMJ disorders are difficult to diagnose and manage because they are poorly understood. There are many different types of TMJ disorders, and they can be caused by injuries, aging, and behavioral factors, such as teeth clenching and gum chewing.
Wear and tear of the temporomandibular joint due to aging can lead to arthritis. Osteoarthritis of the temporomandibular joint is a degenerative disease of the jaw joint that may present symptoms like toothache, earache, headache, jaw pain, and difficulty opening the jaw. TMJ osteoarthritis may cause changes in the extracellular collagen network, making the joint less susceptible to withstanding mechanical loading and hence more prone to osteoarthritic lesions.
Collagen’s Role in Temporomandibular Joint Health
The resilience and functions of your temporomandibular joint are supported by collagen architecture. Unlike other joints in the body, the TMJ is composed of fibrocartilage, which contains both Type I and Type II collagen.
TMJ disorders are characterized by the excess degradation of collagen, the main building block of cartilage. Cartilage in the TMJ is often degraded due to jaw misalignment.
Taking a collagen supplement nourishes cartilage and supports cartilage regeneration.
How Collagen Helps Treat TMJ Disorders
Interestingly, a growing number of RenewAlliance customers have reported that they have experienced rapid and dramatic relief from TMJ pain by consuming the LAC Taut Premium collagen drink. Multiple studies have shown a link between collagen depletion in the jaw area and TMJ, which could explain why collagen supplementation is beneficial to TMJ disorders.
In one study, participants with fibromyalgia and temporomandibular joint pain saw significant improvement in TMJ symptoms when they took hydrolyzed collagen supplements. Another randomized trial of 200 patients found that hydrolyzed collagen significantly reduced joint pain when compared to a placebo.
Replenish Lost Collagen from TMJ Disorders with a Collagen Drink
Cartilage-building cells in the temporomandibular joint can be sustained as long as they are supplied with proper nutrients. LAC Taut Premium Collagen Replenishment Formula is a powerful collagen drink that contains 13,000mg of hydrolyzed Type I marine collagen, which stimulates the production of new collagen. The drink is also infused with anti-aging ingredients, like vitamin C, which enhance new collagen production in your jaw and repair damaged blood vessels. In addition, LAC Taut Premium Collagen Replenishment Formula contains hyaluronic acid, which can help keep the joints and cartilage lubricated.
Most customers see and feel results from LAC Taut Premium Collagen Replenishment Formula after consuming just two boxes. Each box contains eight 1.7 fl. oz. bottles. We recommend drinking one bottle of Taut Premium Collagen every night for the first eight nights, and then switching to one bottle every other night. Click here to learn more about RenewAlliance’s products. Contact us if you have any questions.