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Landmark Clinical Trial: Great News for Arthritis Sufferers

Landmark Clinical Trial: Great News for Arthritis Sufferers

Tuesday, May 25th 2004

The findings of a landmark trial published in The Lancet, provide solid scientific evidence that Joint Connection relieves the symptoms of osteoarthritis and also halts or slows progression of the disease.

By comparing a series of knee X-rays among patients who consumed Glucosamine or a placebo, the breakthrough study demonstrated that Glucosamine can favourably modify joint structure.

Several earlier short-term studies showed that Glucosamine relieved the symptoms of osteoarthritis, but each called for long-term trials to confirm the results. The rigorously conducted study, reported in The Lancet, answered this call.

The three-year study established the long-term benefit and safety of Glucosamine in treating osteoarthritis.

"The impact of this major scientific research is staggering. Osteo- arthritis is a major health problem for approximately 20 million people in the United States and the cost of arthritis to our economy exceeds one billion dollars," said John Cordaro, President of the Council for Responsible Nutrition.

He said, "Further, osteoarthritis is the most common reason for total hip and total knee replacement. With these facts in mind, it is clear that these research results are amazingly significant."

"Once again, science has demonstrated the need for, and the benefits and safety of dietary supplements," Cordaro noted.

Source: Council for Responsible Nutrition USA

Reproduced unabridged from the April - June 2004 issue of Health and Herbal News, with the kind permission of Health and Herbs International Ltd.

Footnote from Ideal Health:

The following products are all useful for Joint Mobility:

Anti-Flamme Creme
Bee Venom with Glucosamine
Collagen Type 2 Joint Complex + Hyaluronic acid
Hi-Strength Liquid Fish Oil
Glucosamine 1 a Day
Joint Connection
Joint Nurse
Joint & Muscle Repair Cream
Joint Repair Liquid
HistaEze (Quercetin with Bromelain)

Related health information can be found here:

Arthritis & Rheumatism
Anti Inflammatory
Arthritis Program
Bee venom with glucosamine to assist with arthritis, aches and pains or migraines
Calcium to build bones
Joint Problems? Are you deficient in Chondroitin, a "liquid magnet" cartilage protector?
Overcome joint pain & stiffness with Glucosamine
Water, the elixir of life

Related articles can be found here:

Arthritis Studies Focus on Boswellia
Boswellia - rediscovering a powerful anti-inflammatory herb
Get moving gym-free!
Osteoarthritis is Repairable
Research on Rheumatoid Arthritis
Study finds natural alternative may ease pain for arthritis sufferers
Third generation arthritis treatment - Radiance Joint Connection Capsules and Creme

If you need help or advice, you are welcome to email our naturopathic team with your health question.

Disclaimer: The health information presented here has been written for the New Zealand health consumer. It is of a general nature and is only intended to provide a summary of the subjects covered. The information is not intended to be comprehensive or to provide medical advice to you. While all care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information, no responsibility or liability is accepted, and no person should act in reliance on any statement contained in the information provided. All health ailments should be treated by a qualified health professional.


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