Complementary medicines for osteoarthritis
In additional to the alkalising food I eat and drink, I also take the small selection of vitamin, minerals and natural remedies for osteoarthritis which are listed below:
This an Ayurvedic remedy that can be purchased over the counter in capsule form. It can prevent the production of hormone-like substances in the body that act as triggers for joint inflammation.
Capsaicin is taken from chilli peppers. It works mainly by reducing Substance P, a pain transmitter in your nerves. Results from randomised controlled trials assessing its role in treating osteoarthritis have suggested that it can be effective in reducing pain and tenderness in affected joints
Krill Oil is an excellent source of Omega 3. it is made from a species of shrimp-like marine crustaceans called Euphausia superba. It contains the Omega 3 fatty acids eicosapentanoic acids (EPA) and docosahexanoic acids (DHA), as well as an antioxidant called astaxanthin. Krill oil may help to maintain a healthy heart, maintain healthy blood sugar levels and may also help support the maintenance of healthy joints and bones.
SAMe is a chemical compound found naturally in the body. It stimulates the production of parts of cartilage, and may have antidepressant and painkilling properties. Evidence suggests that SAMe is effective in reducing functional limitations and, to a lesser extent, pain in osteoarthritis.
This is an enzyme which literally digests non-living tissue, blood clots, cysts, scar tissue, arterial plaque and most importantly for me, inflammation.
Curcumin comes from turmeric has been used for thousands of years for its antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties. To increase the nutrient absorption of Curcumin, it should taken with BioPerine (Black Pepper Fruit Extract).