THESE NATURAL REMEDIES HAVE ALL BEEN TOUTED AS ARTHRITIS BUSTERS, THE LATEST ON WHICH ONES REALLY WORK:
NO! VITAMIN D Popping D supplements doesn’t appear to reduce the pain or
progression of knee osteoarthritis, according to a Tufts Medical Center
study published in January.
YES! OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS Early research suggests that they may reduce your risk
of osteorarthritis. And even if that doesn’t pan out,
omega-3’s have so many health perks that getting them
in fatty fish or a supplement that contains DHA and
EPA can’t hurt.
YES! GLUCOSAMINE WITH CHONDROITIN Try taking these building blocks of
cartilage together: in a recent study
80 percent of people with osteoarthritis
who popped 1,500 milligrams of
glucosamine and 1,200 mg of chondroitin a day noted pain relief.
YES! GINGER People with knee osteoarthritis who took a ginger extract twice daily had
less pain and needed fewer painkillers than those who took a placebo,
according to one study. Other research suggests it maybe just as
effective as ibuprofen.
REFERENCE: Health Magazine July/August 2013