Support your Muscles
The musculoskeletal system is made up of the muscles, bones, and connective tissue in your body. It supports the body and allows movement. You can support bone health and soothe muscle and joint discomfort with the use of select essential oils and targeted dietary supplements.
Supporting healthy bones and muscles results in greater health and mobility throughout life. Musculoskeletal discomfort can result from overuse, stress, or other concerns. This can impede movement and discourage you from exercising and enjoying an active lifestyle. Select dietary supplements and essential oils can provide soothing comfort to muscle and joints.
The skeleton supports and protects the body. The skeletal system is made up of over 200 bones, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. Bones provide the basic structure and serve as the framework of your body, protecting organs and enabling movement. Your bones need a constant supply of oxygen, nutrients, and blood to be healthy. The bones also store calcium and produce red blood cells.
Scientists agree that adequate calcium and vitamin D throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. doTERRA offers several supplements with these key nutrients. Bone Nutrient Lifetime Complex provides calcium and vitamin D to support healthy bone density. Microplex VMz® supports the health of your bones and teeth with calcium, magnesium, zinc, and vitamin D.
Bones work together with muscles to support and move your body. The muscular system is made up of over 700 muscles, which expand and contract and allow the body to move. Some muscles aren’t under your conscious control, such as muscles in the heart and digestive system. Other muscles are consciously controlled and enable movement.
doTERRA Deep Blue® Soothing Blend is popularly used to soothe joints and muscles. It contains Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, Helichrysum, and other oils known for their soothing effect on the skin. Deep Blue is also available in a sport lotion (Deep Blue Rub) for convenient application of this powerful blend.
doTERRA AromaTouch® Massage Blend is specially formulated to soothe muscle tension and encourage relaxation. This relaxing blend combines Cypress, Peppermint, Marjoram, Basil, Grapefruit, and Lavender. Apply topically to neck and shoulders with Fractionated Coconut Oil to ease tension, or use in a massage for its soothing effects.
Wintergreen, Birch, and Peppermint essential oils can also be applied topically to provide a soothing sensation to muscles, joints, and tendons after exercise.
For additional soothing support, Deep Blue Polyphenol Complex® is a dietary supplement that can be taken daily or as needed for soothing support. This dietary supplement contains standardized extracts of ginger, curcumin, resveratrol, and other polyphenols to soothe aches and discomfort. It also contains patent-pending, fast-acting boswellia extract (from the Indian Frankincense tree), which has been shown to help support muscle and joint comfort and function.
• Apply Deep Blue, AromaTouch, or other select oils on feet and knees before and after exercise. • Massage into growing kids’ legs before bedtime to ease growing pains. • Rub Deep Blue, AromaTouch, or other select oils on lower back muscles. • Apply to neck and shoulders to promote feelings of relaxation and lessen tension or use with a carrier oil for massage. • Give a family member a hand massage with essential oils. • Add oils to Epsom salts and add to bathwater for a soothing bath.