RYAN’S BATTLE WITH ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS & PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS
Ryan’s story – My Battle with Ankylosing Spondylitis & Psoriatic Arthritis
In 2015, I was diagnosed with two forms of arthritis: Ankylosing Spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis. Ankylosing spondylitis a type of arthritis of the spine, which causes inflammation and gradual fusing of the vertebrae. Early signs and symptoms include pain and stiffness in the lower back and hips. Psoriatic arthritis is a form of arthritis that affects a number of people with the skin condition psoriasis. This results in the affected joints becoming swollen, stiff and painful. Consequently, I began to experience considerable pain, stiffness and a loss of movement.
This all came a shock to me, as I was an apparently healthy young man in my early 20s. I thought arthritis was something that old people got.
To be honest, I didn’t take the diagnosis well; I was angry, frustrated and full of resentment. After a while, I came to terms with it, and began to evaluate my lifestyle, which was far from optimal. In short, my diet consisted of processed foods, takeaways and energy drinks. I also smoked and was very inactive.
I decided to make some big changes and drastically altered my diet and began to exercise, doing a mixture of resistance training and cardio.
It was around this time that I became aware of Time 4 Nutrition products. I began using Time 4 Whey Protein, which I found very beneficial. I then came across Time 4 Joint Pro, which is a combination of various natural substances that have been shown to promote joint health. I was a little sceptical at first, but I have to say that after approximately one month I really started to notice a big difference: I was suffering from less pain, had a greater range of movement and recovered more quickly from my training sessions. I have been using the product for 4 years and can’t recommend it highly enough.
Time 4 recently brought out their collagen-based product, Time 4 Collagen+, I was aware that collagen was important for healthy cartilage, muscle, tendon and bone, so thought that I would give it a try. Since using this product, I have noticed that I have less pain and fewer flare-ups. I have also noticed that my skin looks healthier.
I am now squatting deeper, deadlifting heavier and training harder than I ever thought possible. I even forget that I have a chronic illness at times. In fact, I am intending to enter my first bodybuilding show in the very near future.
This is my story, and I can’t promise you’ll get the same results, but you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. So why not give the products a try?