Over 20 Years Ago, I had a problem... I turned 40.
Okay, it wasn't a problem so much as a challenge.
After a lifetime of outdoor antics, long-distance adventures, and high-speed misbehaving, my lifestyle was finally catching up to me in the form of altered plans and compromised goals due to rapidly progressing arthritis.
Too many years of hiking, mountain biking, racing motorcycles, skiing, and various other Adrenalin-inducing Shenanigans left me with a broken back, separated shoulder, broken elbow, twice-dislocated hip, repeated broken knees, and generally worn out joints.
I described my condition as that of breakfast cereal... when I walked, I Snapped, Crackled and Popped!
Instead of a future filled with the pursuit of my favorite activities, and dreams of conquering the Bucket List, I only saw the prospect of surgeries, pain killers, and physical therapy.
I decided there had to be a better way than knee replacement and a cocktail of medications.
A year later, in 1997, we started Applied Health and introduced our first Collagen-based, joint support product using hydrolyzed collagen type II (2).
We called it CellRenew, and almost 20 years later, we still have devoted users... myself among them.
I am soon to have my 61st birthday, and I may have retired the Shenanigans, but I still pursue my love of hiking, mountain biking and offroad motorcycles.
You have now learned how quickly the stresses add up on your weight-bearing joints, in just one day.
How many Space Shuttles will you carry in a week, or a month? How many in 50 or 60 years of being active?
Yeah... No wonder your knees hurt.
Bill Evans, President, Applied Health Solutions, Inc.