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Oil Supplements for a Cheerleader

My 14-year-old daughter, Ziedite, sprained her ankle severely on Valentine’s Day as she practiced for a cheerleading showcase on Sunday. She is one of the flyers and so the likelihood that she falls is fairly high. The coach told her that almost every flier has sprained or broken their ankle in the past. Ziedite had made it through the football and basketball seasons without an injury, but just as they were preparing to showcase some cheerleading routines, including some tumbling which she does so well, she fell and received a third-degree sprain on her left ankle.

 

Thankfully, when we went to see the doctor the next afternoon, she checked it out and said it was not broken. Another good thing was that the foot, though severely inflamed because of the nature of the injury, was not bruised at all. Thirdly, her pain level was low - only a 4 out of 10, she said. That was truly amazing! So no black and blue foot, low pain level and no fracture - we are very thankful! She will only need to miss practice for a couple of weeks and she can start doing her flyer routines again, along with her tumbling.

 

As we care for my daughter during this time, I am reminded of how thankful I am to be a member of Young Living. I know that the oil supplements I give her daily contribute largely to the fact that there were no broken bones and that there is no bruising on her foot. Inflammation is simply the way our body copes to cushion the injured part of our body as it works on healing it; kind of like a natural padding. Therefore, inflammation is not the bad guy here, though too many times we treat it as if it were. We must expect inflammation when we have a sports injury. Treating it with ibuprofen is not the solution because we WANT the padding as we recover; what we need to concentrate on is giving our body what it needs to enhance healing.

 

The 4 supplements I give my daughter daily are 

1. an ounce of Ningxia Red -  her liquid multivitamin, multimineral and antioxidant supplement. She takes the rest of her supplement capsules with it; she prefers to drink them with NingXia Red than with water. 

 

2. a capsule of Agilease - “a joint health supplement that’s perfect for healthy individuals who are looking to gain greater mobility and flexibility through the reduction of inflammation.” This supplement is marketed as one that will support joint health and that will help protect joint and cartilage health.

 

3. a capsule of Super Cal Plus - more than just calcium and minerals. it is “a true bone-health supplement.” Therefore, you would agree that it’s a great supplement for young cheerleaders to take daily.

 

4. two capsules of OmegaGize³, which combines the power of three core daily supplements-omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin D-3, and CoQ10.  “Used daily these ingredients work synergistically to support normal brain, heart, eye, and joint health.”

 

To aid her body as it works on healing the severe sprain, I added a capsule of BLM to the regimen. This supplement supports Bones, Ligaments, and Muscles. It contains not only MSM, collagen, and glucosamine, but also 3 wonderful oils that help combat inflammation, reduce pain and provide a large amount of antioxidants:  Idaho Balsam Fir, Wintergreen, and Clove. I encourage you to do your own research on each oil individually to learn why these oils are so amazing for athletes to take.