Have you had enough of the persistent pain that you are in with arthritis? Have you thought about supplement alternatives to try and ease the pain? There are so many herbal remedies out that today promising relief from arthritis pain but how many of them actually work? Here is a bit of a deeper look into supplements that can help manage your arthritis joint pain and stiffness and even the autoimmune side of the disease, these supplements are backed by science and are shown to be an effective treatment option.
Here are my top 5 supplements for the relief of arthritis:
SAM-e is known for its pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. It also can stimulate the neurotransmitter serotonin which helps to relieve pain. decrease stiffness, improve mobility and even helps with the growth of new cartridge. Two separate studies have shown that SAM-e relive the symptoms of osteoarthritis just as well has NSAIDs can and is shown to work in as little as 1 week, it also has better health benefits and fewer side effects so it really is a win, win when starting on this supplement.
Boselli Serrate (Indian frankincense)
Another supplement with pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. This wonderful supplement can also help to slow down cartridge damage and inhibit the autoimmune process that is arthritis. It works by stopping one of the processes from the body that contribute to inflammation. In another two studies it has been shown that it can actually greatly improve pain within only 7 days! Another study showed that it slowed cartridge damage significantly after only 3 months.
Curcumin (Curcuma longa)
This wonderful supplement works by blocking inflammatory enzymes, which reduces joint pain and swelling. Curcumin works by scavenging nitric oxide and inhibiting a pro inflammatory substance called COX-2. It also has antioxidant and anti-tumour properties so it’s really something worth looking into.
The omega-3 fatty acids that are found in fish oil actually block the inflammatory cytokines and prostaglandins and are converted into extremely powerful anti-inflammatory chemicals called resolving. It greatly reduces morning stiffness, joint stiffness and joint pain. For many patients using fish oil has also reduced or eliminated the need for NSAIDs.
Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA)
GLA is an omega-6 fatty acid that is found in evening primrose oil. When inside the body it can be converted into another quite powerful anti-inflammatory substance. A study has shown that combining both GLA and fish oil for treatment will greatly improve pain, stiffness and can eliminate the use of conventional pain relievers.
So there you have it, now armed with the knowledge of my top 5 supps you can head on out and purchase the one that interests you the most.
Really what have you got to loss, other than your joint pain that is!!