Best Supplements for Arthritis & Pain
Collagen with Scutellaria and Acacia Scutellaria and Acacia combination has been proven to be as effective as naproxen in managing knee osteoarthritis with virtually no negative side effects unlike non-steroidal anti- inflammatory drugs.
- Reduces Inflammation
- Offers potent antioxidant protection to reduce joint deterioration
- Increases joint mobility and function
- Stimulates joint repair.
Collagen makes up a vast majority of the tissue in joints, tendons, and ligaments. In fact, tendons are 80% collagen!
Therefore, any deficiencies can affect flexibility, range of motion and cause joint diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
In a randomized, double-blind trial involving 60 patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis, consuming the right type of collagen for 3 months decreased the number of swollen and tender joints, and 4 patients had a complete remission. Collagen supplementation is especially helpful for osteoarthritis. One double-blind study concluded that
“collagen peptides are potential therapeutic agents as nutritional supplements for the management of osteoarthritis and maintenance of joint health”
Our product Arthroben as well as Whole Body Collagen
Tumeric High levels of inflammation have been associated with joint pain and chronic arthritis. Several studies have even shown the correlation between inflammation and common diseases such as heart disease and brain deterioration. The good news is that curcumin from turmeric has been used for thousands of years for its healing and anti- inflammatory properties. Now that western science has caught up with this medical breakthrough chronic inflammation will no longer have control over your skin, hair, joints, or cardiovascular system. Our products, Curcum-Evail and Curcum-Evail Chewables.
Sam-e Several studies have found S- adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM-e), a chemical that occurs naturally in the body, to be helpful for osteoarthritis. Research has even shown that it may be as effective an arthritis treatment as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Our products, SAMe.
Fish/Krill Oil and Omega’s 3,6,7,9 There’s good evidence that omega fatty acids have anti-inflammatory effects, Wei says. Experts say fish and krill oil, which contains omega’s, can help treat rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other inflammatory conditions. Studies have found that omega/s can help people with rheumatoid arthritis lower their doses of corticosteroids or NSAIDs.
Omega’s are found in cold-water fish such as mackerel and salmon as well as krill, but because there’s risk of getting too much mercury from eating more than six to eight ounces of fish a week, it’s a good idea to take fish or krill oil supplements that are purified for this arthritis treatment. Plant sources, such as flax, flaxseed oil, hempseed, chia seed, borage, and macadamia nut oil are other good ways to add omega’s to your arthritis diet. Our products, OmegAvail Synergy and XanthOmega Krill Oil.
MSM, which stands for methylsulfonylmethane, is naturally found in healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables, and is thought to help form connective tissue in the body and may possibly reduce arthritis pain. Some studies have supported the claim that MSM can lower inflammation. In one review of studies on MSM, researchers found that it seemed to have a positive effect on knee osteoarthritis. Our product Arthrosoothe Supreme or MSM.
Glucosamine can help slow down osteoarthritis progression and may lower arthritis pain and inflammation. Experts believe this arthritis treatment works by helping to keep cartilage healthy, and a review of studies found that it significantly improved joint function and helped with pain and inflammation. An NIH study found that this arthritis supplement is more effective when taken in combination. Our product Arthrosoothe Supreme.
Liposomal Vitamin C Some studies have found that the antioxidant vitamin C is important for building connective tissue, but it’s hard to say whether that translates to less arthritis pain, Wei says. Rather than taking vitamin C as a supplement, he recommends getting it through a healthy diet. Research has found that people with the least amount of vitamin C in their diet were three times more likely to develop arthritis than people whose diets included plenty of fruits and vegetables.
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- Get regular exercise (as recommended by HCP) to increase muscle strength.
- Incorporate weight reduction program, if needed, to lose any excess weight.
- Use hot and cold therapy to manage pain and stiffness.
Dietary Tips and Caveats:
- Eat foods rich in healthy omega-3 fats such as salmon, raw nuts, avocado and ground flaxseeds or chia seeds.
- Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits high in vitamin C and preferably organic.
- Drink anti-inflammatory teas such as ginger and turmeric teas.
- Avoid refined and processed foods and partially hydrogenated oils which may contribute to inflammation.
- Avoid foods and beverages high in sugar.
- Consume WheyMeal™ or Whey Cool ™ daily to raise glutathione levels and to keep blood sugar balanced throughout the day; can also use DFH functional food bars for snacks along with healthy fats such as nuts and seeds.