Arthritis Joint Pain:
Supplements and Herbs
Some people use supplements to try to help manage joint pain from arthritis. Glucosamine, chondroitin, omega-3, and green tea are just a few of them.
Glucosamine helps keep the cartilage in joints healthy and may have an anti-inflammatory effect. Natural glucosamine levels drop as people age.
Chondroitin is often used with glucosamine as an osteoarthritis treatment. Researchers found that chondroitin appeared to reduce pain, increase joint mobility, and decrease the need for painkillers.
The research into the effectiveness of glucosamine and chondroitin for arthritis symptoms is mixed. Doctors do not recommend these supplements but are not opposed to their use if a patient gets relief from using them. Doctors recommend against using glucosamine hydrochloride.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oil and other foods, encourage the body to produce chemicals that help control inflammation. This supplement may help ease stiffness caused by inflammation in people with rheumatoid arthritis, but more research is needed.
Curcumin (active ingredient of turmeric) and/or Boswellia serrata
Curcumin (active ingredient of turmeric) and/or Boswellia serrata provides relief for people with osteoarthritis of the knee. They have anti-inflammatory properties.
Green tea contains compounds that have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that may be helpful in combating joint pain.
Vitamin D is important for keeping bones strong and preventing injuries from falls. Research shows that people with low levels of vitamin D may have more joint pain.
Blackseed Cumin ( Helps with joint paint and inflammation )
Improving rheumatoid arthritis symptoms: Taking oral black seed oil may help to reduce inflammatory rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Decreasing asthma symptoms: The anti-inflammatory effects of black seed oil may extend to improving asthma symptoms.
MSM is best known for its effectiveness in easing the symptoms of osteoarthritis. Numerous studies have supported the use of MSM for pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis, particularly knee problems.
Two studies have considered the positive effects of MSM on knee inflammation. In one study, participants took 1.125 grams, three times, a day for 12 weeks. The treatment group reported improvements in both pain and joint function.
Speeds Up Exercise Recovery
If you exercise regularly, you may have experienced muscle pain and soreness as a result of your workouts. Athletes, and particularly runners, often have to interrupt their training regimen because of muscle and joint pain that requires rest or treatment.
Information About Vitamins and Supplements
Do you know how to evaluate vitamins and supplements? There are so many vitamins, supplements, and herbal extracts on the shelves. Use these tips to find out which ones may be right for you.
Safe Upper Limits for Vitamins and Minerals
When it comes to vitamins and minerals, how much should you take? Find out the safe upper limits for the vitamins you take, as well as the recommended daily allowance you may need.