“Research has found that early knee osteoarthritis patients with lower vitamin D levels showed higher levels of pain intensity, disability, and anxiety, as well as poorer social participation.” [Source: nutraingredients.com]
Just as with other chronic diseases, studies show that osteoarthritis can be prevented and controlled through the use of nutrition and Cellular Medicine approaches.
In recent years, research has demonstrated that supplements containing 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 the long term progression of knee osteoarthritis. Other research has similarly shown that turmeric extract may have positive effects against osteoarthritic pain and inflammation.
Scientists working at the Dr. Rath Research Institute have conducted a pilot clinical trial to study the effects of micronutrient supplementation on arthritis patients aged between 45 and 84 years old. After 6 months supplementing with a particular synergistic combination of micronutrients, the study found that 50 percent of the patients had experienced a significant improvement in their condition. This improvement was clinically confirmed by X-ray imaging. Moreover, levels of C-reactive proteins (CRP), which are indicators of inflammation, were reduced in the patients by an average of 30 percent.
To learn more about the benefits of synergistic micronutrient combinations in painful joint conditions, read this article on our website.