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Good News for Sufferers of Osteoarthritis

Good News for Sufferers of Osteoarthritis

Wednesday, July 5th 2006

Popular supplements found to provide significant pain relief

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) suggesting that two very popular supplements - glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate - provide significant pain relief, is very positive news for thousands of arthritis sufferers. Combined with MSM you have a really superior combination.

Despite negative reports surrounding NEJM's article, overall findings of the National Institute of Health (NIH) study indicate that both supplements actually work better than the prescribed Celebrex (celecoxib) in effectively reducing moderate to severe pain from the most common forms of arthritis.

"The NEJM's findings that two popular supplements actually work better than a popular prescription medication underscore what millions of consumers already know. That is, natural products and dietary supplements, when used properly, hold great potential for improving health and well-being," said Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D "The combination of glucosamine and chondroitin demonstrates efficacy and safety beyond that of the pharmaceutical intervention, and consumers should take notice of this good news."

Significantly, the NIH study concluded that glucosamine and chondroitin are effective in helping people who suffer the most from osteoarthritis, those who experience moderate to extreme pain.

"This study is further proof that dietary supplements can play an integral role in consumer's daily lifestyle and overall health," said Fabricant. "Arthritis is one of the most prevalent chronic health problems in today's society, and with the use of certain dietary supplements, consumers can empower themselves to lead healthier and more productive lives, while potentially reducing health care costs and reliance on prescription medications."

Radiance Joint Connection provides glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM.

For extra help use Joint & Muscle Repair Cream on affected areas.

Reproduced unabridged from the July - September 2006 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 Osteoarthritis:

Back Pain Control
Boswellia
Collagen Type 2 Joint Complex
Efamarine
Emu Oil
Fish Oil 1500 - Omega 3
Glucosamine 1-A-Day
Hi-Strength Liquid Fish Oil
Hydraplenish Hyaluronic Acid
Injuraid
MSM
Pain Relief
Turmeric

Related health information can be found here:

Anti-Inflammatory
Arthritis program
Arthritis & Rheumatism
Bones
Mineral Power
MSM - bioavailable sulphur for arthritis and pain relief
Osteo-arthritis
Pain
Rheumatism
Water, the elixir of life

Related articles can be found here:

Arthritis Drug Fears Escalate
Arthritis studies focus on Boswellia
Pharmalert - VIOXX Withdrawal
Study finds natural alternative may ease pain for arthrits 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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