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Study finds turmeric extract may protect against osteoarthritic pain and inflammation

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A new study has found that turmeric extract may have protective effects against osteoarthritis.


Studies clearly show that natural approaches to osteoarthritis are safer and more effective than drugs. In a recent example of research demonstrating this, results presented at a meeting of the American Academy of Rheumatology in 2015 showed that supplements of chondroitin sulfate, a natural substance that is an important structural component of cartilage, are significantly better than celecoxib, a multibillion dollar anti-inflammatory drug, in reducing long term progression of knee osteoarthritis. Carried out by researchers from Canada over a period of two years, the study found that, unlike celecoxib, chondroitin sulfate was able to slow down the progression of osteoarthritis by reducing the loss of cartilage. Noting the superiority of chondroitin sulfate over celecoxib, the researchers concluded that their findings have important implications regarding the usefulness of the supplement for long term management of knee osteoarthritis and its impact on disease outcome.

To learn how Dr. Rath’s groundbreaking micronutrient synergy approach can be helpful for people with painful joints, read this article about studies conducted by researchers at the Dr. Rath Research Institute.

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