Confused by all the wide range of ingredients in arthritis supplements? Choose a supplement with one or more of the below active ingredients to ensure it’s quality and efficacy.
Glucosamine is a critical building block of cartilage. Cartilage covers and protects the ends of the bones, allowing bones to move smoothly against each other and acting as a shock absorber. When cartilage is reduced or damaged, bone damage and joint pain can arise. Try our Glucosamine 1500mg tablets.
Like glucosamine, chondroitin stimulates cartilage production. It may also support blood circulation to joints, which may in turn increase flow of antioxidants and glucosamine to sore, swollen joints. You can find chondroitin in our Glucosamine + Chondroitin.
Krill Oil has been shown to be a powerful anti-inflammatory that relieves joint pain in several human studies. Further, animal research on mice shows that Krill Oil may be far superior to fish oil at providing arthritis relief – it provided relief faster and to a larger proportion of mice (after 3 months, only 15% of mice still showed arthritic symptoms verus 43% of mice treated with fish oil). Similar (anecdotal) results have been observed in humans, although the exact extent to which krill is superior to fish oil for osteoarthritis in humans still requires further research.
A turmeric extract that inhibits the secretion of collagenase, hyaluronidase, and elastase, all pro-inflammatory enzymes that are linked to the breakdown of cartilage that characterizes osteoarthritis. This can lead to an overall reduction in joint inflammation – reducing inflammation is an important way to reduce joint pain and increase joint mobility. You can find Curcumin in our Osteo Flex product.
There are clinical study findings that suggest that taking MSM orally can help modest reduction in some arthritic symptoms, reduce pain and increase mobility. You can find MSM (plus glucosamine and chondriotin) in Joint Restore Triple Action.
If you are suffering from joint pain or arthritis, your first course of action should be to visit your health professional. Whilst supplements can prove effective at reduction of arthritis pain and symptoms, a more cohesive plan that includes exercise, diet and lifestyle modifications will provide the greatest results.
This article was provided by our online partner Health365. For more information on dealing with arthritis, visit www.health365.com.au.