This week (14th - 21st May 2016) is National Arthritis Care Week, organised by the charity Arthritis Care. It aims to raise awareness of what it is like to live with arthritis and share the latest research and treatment developments. Below are some key facts as well as how we can best alleviate the pain of Arthritis with supplements and Bio-Glucosamine MSM Cream.
Arthritis is the biggest cause of pain and physical disability in the UK. Affecting 10 million people, 65% of sufferers are unable to make a cup of tea when their pain is at its highest level. Arthritis is a disease which causes painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints. There are several different types of arthritis such as Rheumatoid arthritis which causes joint swelling and Osteoarthritis, a degenerative disease which causes the cartilage to thin and the bone underneath to overgrow.
Can supplements help arthritis?
You will have probably heard of 'Glucosamine' or 'Chondroitin', they provide the main building blocks for growth, repair and maintenance of cartilage - which acts as a cushion between the bones in a joint. Both glucosamine and chondroitin are produced naturally by the body. As we age however our bodies ability to manufacture sufficient levels reduces. As there are no dietary sources of glucosamine or chondroitin, supplements are the most effective source. A comprehensive, long-term study, the Glucosamine/Arthritis Intervention Trial (GAIT) found that patients taking a combination of glucosamine and chondroitin showed significant relief of moderate-to-severe knee pain caused by knee osteoarthritis. Animal studies have also shown that glucosamine supplements can delay the breakdown and repair damaged cartilage.
How can I get more information?
“I take Bio Glucosamine MSM cream for my joints that are arthritic - hey it does work! I always keep a tube handy at home and on holiday.” F Drummond “I'm a skilled tradesman. I make my living with my hands, but the pain in my hands was so severe I couldn't work, I couldn't sleep, I became a walking zombie. Since taking Glucosamine MSM cream I don't have pain like I used to at all. It really has changed my life and I can't recommend it highly enough. It's been like a miracle for me.” M Grant
“Had a problem with my knee joint. GP couldn't help and then I was recommended to Bio Glucosamine Mega a year ago and now I don't suffer at all. I'm in my late 60s and generally fit and well and so it is good to remove a troublesome joint from the ageing process. Long may it continue!” Gerry
For more information on our bone and joint care supplements, or to speak to a nutritional adviser call our advice line on 01670 534900.