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Osteoarthritis Treatment: Diet

There are 8 Diet treatments for Osteoarthritis.
Written by sshowalter.

Eating specific foods can help to reduce inflammation, protect cartilage from damage, lubricate cell membranes, and increase fluid in joints, all of which can help mitigate the symptoms of osteoarthritis.

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Effect of Glucosamine on Osteoarthritis

Glucosamine appears to stimulate cartilage cells in the joints to make proteoglycans and collagen, two proteins essential for the proper function of joints.6-10 Glucosamine may also help prevent...

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Effect of Chondroitin Sulfate on Osteoarthritis

Scientists are unsure how chondroitin sulfate works (if indeed it does).But, at its most basic level, chondroitin may help cartilage by providing it with the building blocks it needs to repair itself....

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Effect of SAM-E on Osteoarthritis

A substantial amount of evidence suggests that SAMe can be an effective treatment for osteoarthritis, the "wear and tear" type of arthritis that many people develop as they get older.1

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Effect of Avocado and Soybean Extract on Osteoarthritis

Special extracts of avocado and soybeans called avocado/soybean unsaponifiables (ASUs) have been investigated as a treatment for osteoarthritis with very promising results in studies enrolling a total...

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Effect of Cetylated Fatty Acids on Osteoarthritis

A type of naturally occurring fatty acid called cetylated fatty acids have shown growing promise for osteoarthritis. It is used both as a topical cream and as an oral supplement.

It's not known how...

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Effect of Methylsulfonylmethane on Osteoarthritis

The supplement methyl sulfonyl methane (MSM) has shown promise for osteoarthritis when taken along with glucosamine.138

Besides that study, benefits were also seen in a 12-week,...

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Effect of Green-Lipped Mussel on Osteoarthritis

Inflammation plays a relatively less important role in osteoarthritis than in rheumatoid arthritis. However, green-lipped mussel has been tried for both conditions, with, at present, inconclusive...

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Effect of Krill Oil on Osteoarthritis

Oil made from krill has come on the market as an alternative to fish oil. Like fish oil, krill oil contains the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Krill...

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Other Treatments

Other treatments with incomplete supporting evidence from double-blind trials include Ayurvedic herbal combination therapy,81,174boswellia,107 cat’s claw,100 a proprietary complex of minerals with or without cat's claw,156 devil's claw,65,66,157-158 proteolytic enzymes,97,98,159,160 rose hips,143,161-162,188 soy protein,150 and vitamin B3.64

Numerous other herbs and supplements sometimes recommended for osteoarthritis include: beta-carotene, boron, cartilage, chamomile, copper, dandelion, D-phenylalanine, feverfew, molybdenum, selenium, turmeric, and yucca. However, there is little to no evidence as yet that these treatments are effective.

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Posted 7 years ago

Taking wheat and sugar out of my diet really helped the inflammation/pain in my fingers go away, and left me in a better mood and a clearer thinker as a bonus!

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spechner 7 years ago

Thanks for sharing your experience! How long have you been off the wheat and sugar to notice a difference in your inflammation?

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