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Research on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Research on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Saturday, January 1st 2005

The results of recent studies represent a major breakthrough in helping rheumatoid arthritis.

Research has examined the value of Efamarine and has shown that patients with rheumatoid arthritis can control the inflammation and also reduce their non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and anti-inflammatory drug therapy.

A 12 month, double-blind, placebo controlled trial, conducted by Dr Belch at the Glasgow University Medical School showed 92% of patients taking Efamol Efamarine capsules reported substantial improvements in their health and well being. Dr Belch said the results "were encouraging and should open the way to the development of a completely new treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. "The trial also showed 60% of patients taking the Efamarine were able to stop taking their anti-inflammatory drugs." Reduced inflammation can mean less joint stiffness, better grip strength and less pain.

Whilst its cause is still debated, scientists agree the body's balance of prostaglandins is involved.

Treatment with Evening Primrose Oil increases the GLA level, which leads to the production of anti-inflammatory prostaglandins and also the inhibition of leukotriene production. Studies show that an anti-inflammatory effect can be obtained by increasing dietary EPA in the form of fish oil.

Efamarine capsules are a patented fatty acid formula containing both omega 3 (from fish oil) and omega 6 (from Evening Primrose Oil) fatty acids.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Improvement

Chronic Fatigue, also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), is a complex syndrome. A double blind placebo controlled trial conducted by Behan et al assessed symptoms including fatigue, myalgia, dizziness, palpitations, concentration and depression. An assessment after three months showed:

? 85% of patients taking Efamarine rated themselves as better compared to only 17% in the placebo group.
? Levels of fatty acids in the blood, which had been significantly reduced, also returned towards or to normal in those on Efamarine capsules.

Reproduced unabridged from the January - March 2005 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 Chronic inflammatory disorders:

Back Pain Control
Collagen Type 2 Joint Complex + Hyaluronic acid
Hi Strength Liquid Fish Oil
Joint Vitality
Fish Oil 1500 Odourless
Emu Spirit 100% Pure Emu oil
Magnesium Complex Plus
Reflux-free Salmon Oil
Pain Relief
Flax Boost Capsules
Superior Magnesium
Waihi Bush Organic Essential Blend Oil

Related health information can be found here:

Anti Inflammatory
Arthritis & Rheumatism
Carpel Tunnel
Circulatory Problems
Nutritional pain control - DLPA - a powerful pain reliever
Neuromuscular system and nutritional support
Water, the elixir of life

Related articles can be found here:

Arthritis studies focus on Boswellia
Boswellia - rediscovering a powerful anti-inflammatory herb
New Emu Oil Range from Emu Spirit
Danger Warning on Pain Medicine
Efamarine - help for joint mobility and the maintenance of immunity
Understanding Inflammation
Turmeric - more than culinary
Understand Why You Hurt All Over - the Benefits of Malic Acid

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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