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Cure Achy Joints Naturally

Thursday, 08 November 2012 08:54 AM

One in every three American adults suffers from arthritis. It’s one of the countries leading health problems and is the leading cause of disability in Americans over the age of fifteen. Although numerous pharmaceuticals are prescribed to ease the pain of arthritis, supplements, including plant extracts and vitamins, can reduce inflammation and free radicals within the joints.
Try the following special supplements to help you in your fight against arthritis. I have placed an asterisk beside the supplements I believe to be the most important. For more detailed information on the cause of arthritis and advice on keeping your joints pain-free, read my special report "Arthritis: Conquering Chronic Joint Pain."
•*Glucosamine-chondroitin sulfate. A number of large-scale, double-blind clinical studies have demonstrated the ability of these supplements to alleviate pain and aid joint reconstruction.
• *Hyaluronic acid. The joint contains cartilage composed of complex glycosaminoglycans, which aid in joint health. One product that supplies this vital substance is hyaluronic acid. This is a component of connective tissue whose function is to cushion and lubricate.
• *MSM. Also called methyl sulfonyl methane, MSM is a natural form of sulfur found in living organisms. Its main benefits are a reduction of inflammation and the ability to penetrate many tissues, including joints.
• *Collagen type II. This is a major component in cartilage, and supplementation has demonstrated benefits in reducing pain and improving joint function.
• Tart cherry extract. A number of studies have shown that concentrated extracts of tart cherries improve joint function and reduce pain.
• *Curcumin. This is one of the most powerful natural anti-inflammatory substances known. Its effects are comparable to steroids, without the harmful effects.
• *Quercetin. This is also a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. When combined with curcumin, you get a powerful anti-inflammatory effect because they each act on different inflammatory biochemical pathways.
• *Borage oil. Borage oil contains a high concentration of gamma-linolenic acid, which has significant antiinflammatory properties. It also moistens mucous membranes and the skin.
• *Natural vitamin E. Vitamin E, in natural form, has significant anti-inflammatory effects.
• *Buffered vitamin C (calcium/magnesium ascorbate). Vitamin C is not only a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, but it also strengthens the tissues and the ligaments surrounding the joint.
• *Vitamin/mineral supplement.
• *Magnesium citrate or citrate/malate. Magnesium supplementation has been shown to reduce inflammation, while a deficiency increases it. It not only slashes free radicals but blocks the release of inflammatory cytokines as well.
• Stinging nettle extract. This plant extract has been shown to have powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Recent studies have found it to be very protective of the brain as well.
These supplements will help you control your arthritis. To learn more about vitamins and supplements and how to choose the best ones for your family, read my special report "Key Vitamins that Save Your Heart, Prevent Cancer and Keep You Living Long."
For more of Dr. Blaylock’s weekly tips, go here to view the archive.

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