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supplements for arthritis sufferers
popular dietary supplements for arthritis sufferers are
chondroitin, fish oil and glucosamine. Chondroitin can draw
fluid into the cartilage, improving shock-absorbing ability and
weight control, as more weight equals more joint pressure. Fish
oils help with controlling inflammation in the body. And recent
studies have shown that the cartilage-building substance called
glucosamine is effective for the long-term relief of
osteoarthritis pain. In some people, glucosamine appears to even
slow the deterioration of joints over time and reinforce joint
cartilage. Whether or not it can actually reverse the disease is
still unclear. In some instances, glucosamine can be used in
conjunction with MSM, a substance that appears to slow down the
degeneration but is not yet proven and approved.
In a nutshell:
� Chondroitin - Helps draw fluid into cartilage, improving shock-absorbing
� Ginger – Ginger is an antioxidant that acts as an inflammatory with no
major side effects.
� Glucosamine sulfate – This builds cartilage with very few side effects.
� Magnets – Although magnets that are worn as jewelry or placed on bed
linens have been reported by some to be effective pain
relievers, results are still preliminary; doctors claim that
these magnets are not strong enough.
� MSM - This organic sulfur is used in the reduction of inflammation.
� Nettle leaf - Nettles can reduce a patient’s need for NSAIDS
(non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) by up to 70 percent.
� Vitamin E – This antioxidant is used primarily for osteoarthritis.
� Vitamin B is also an effective pain reliever. It works best on the knee
and can help stop degeneration that is caused by free-radical
molecules, not only in the joints but in other areas of the body
These are merely a few examples of what an arthritis sufferer can use when
seeking pain relief from natural remedies. However, due to the
lack of scientific study and testing on many of these alternate
treatments, there is no proof of their effectiveness.
Nothing can cure osteoarthritis, but nutritional supplements,
the application of heat or cold to affected joints, exercise,
and weight loss can improve the function and flexibility of your
joints, and perhaps even slow the progress of the disease.
Conventional over-the-counter pain relievers, such as
acetaminophen and ibuprofen, can be very helpful in decreasing
joint pain, but they do produce side effects and can cause
problems in long-term users.
Unfortunately, there is no way to cure arthritis. However, you
can delay the onset by maintaining a healthy weight. Exercise
regularly and eat a healthy and avoid repetitious movements that
cause you pain.
About the author:
Dhiraj is an
arthritis pain relief and treatment researcher .He offers
advice and tips and a broad range of alternative solutions for
arthritis and pain related issues.