Connect with us ! Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest YouTube

4 Supplements for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Share on Facebook0Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn0Share on Google+0Pin on Pinterest0Email this to someone

In my second blog this month in relation to Arthritis and Joint Health, I will look at the condition rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, autoimmune disease that primarily attacks peripheral joints (eg. hands, feet) andjoint pain surrounding muscles, connective tissues and ligaments.  RA affects approximately 1% of Canadians and strikes three times more women than men. Disease onset happens sometime between the ages of 20 and 50, although it can strike at any age. The immune system attacks healthy joint tissues, causing inflammation which produces stiffness, swelling and pain in and around the joints.  Over time the inflammation can lead to damage and deformities in the joints (especially hands and feet) which can severely limit function and mobility. (Source – www.statcan.gc.ca)

In looking at the composition of AOR’s Advanced Joint Support formula, principally utilized as an osteoarthritis formula, I want to suggest its consideration for rheumatoid arthritis as well.

  • Boswellia serrata – as mentioned in the previous blog, Boswellia is a potent anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain) effects.  It works by blocking the 5-LOX enzyme which prevents the development inflammatory chemicals known as leukotrienes and human leukocyte elastase (HLE).  Both of these chemicals are markedly increased in inflammatory and allergic reactions.  To date, Boswellia is the only known herbal to block both of these inflammatory markers.
  • Sodium Hyaluronateaka hyaluronic acid.  An essential component of joint fluid required for proper lubrication and function, this key ingredient also demonstrates anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune modulating effects.  In arthritic conditions, it seems to inhibit the release of enzymes that contribute to breakdown of cartilage.
  • Harpagophytum procumbens – known conventionally as “devil’s claw”, this plant packs a three way punch with its anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antirheumatic properties.  Shown to reduce inflammation by blocking key enzymes (COX-2), it has also been shown to inhibit signaling molecules and enzymes that break down collagen and glycosaminoglycans (GAGs).  It actually increases GAG synthesis, promoting the formation of new cartilage.  In a large open study of 630 patients with various rheumatic illnesses, 42-85% of patients showed significant improvement after 6 months of treatment with devils claw. (Source – Mills, Bone. Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy.2000;347.)

In addition I want to address immune system support with rheumatoid arthritis.  For several years, there have been reports of a high frequency of infections complicating RA.  In particular, high prevalence rates of pulmonary infections and septic arthritis. (Source – jrheum.com/subscribers/01/09/1942.html)

One newer product in the AOR line up for consideration in helping to boost immune status is ImmuNOx.  This product combines the circulatory and immune enhancing capacity of nitric oxide with the antimicrobial effects of olive leaf extract.  This formula works synergistically to defend against and manage both viral and bacterial infections.

With management of all disease, it is important that you are under the care of a trusted health care practitioner to help you facilitate the appropriate choices for your individual needs.

You may also be interested in:

Arthritis and Joint Health: What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Image by ©2014 Alliance via DollarPhotoClub

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Retype the CAPTCHA code from the image
Change the CAPTCHA codeSpeak the CAPTCHA code
 

Protected with IP Blacklist CloudIP Blacklist Cloud

JOIN US NOW
Purus sed vel ultricies, lorem rhoncus. Augue hac, adipiscing risus, sed ac? Pid nunc dignissim, non, ac parturient sociis enim.
Your Information will never be shared with any third party.
SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER
All rights reserved © Company Name, 2014
Dolor aliquet augue augue sit magnis, magna aenean aenean et! Et tempor, facilisis cursus turpis tempor odio, cursus montes ac turpis. Ultrices! Massa integer augue ridiculus adipiscing, massa cras pid. Turpis placerat scelerisque, vut odio mus non, mattis porttitor, nunc odio, turpis tortor sit? Pid amet, sed facilisis.
  • Goblinus globalus fantumo tandempo
  • Scelerisque cursus dignissim donus
  • Montes vutario lacus quis arcupolisio
  • Leftomato denitro oculus tepircos den
  • Spiratio dodenus christmas popupius
  • Afrenius globalus spiritum tandempo
  • Fitatos vutario lacus quis arcup delis
Here's $3 Off
Apply $3 off at checkout to any AOR product purchase. Just send your name and email and we'll email you your coupon.
Your Information will never be shared with any third party.
JOIN US NOW
Stay ahead of the curve with the latest AOR news, industry trends, and new product launches.
Your Information will never be shared with any third party.
Do you want massive traffic?
Dignissim enim porta aliquam nisi pellentesque. Pulvinar rhoncus magnis turpis sit odio pid pulvinar mattis integer aliquam!
  • Goblinus globalus fantumo tubus dia montes
  • Scelerisque cursus dignissim lopatico vutario
  • Montes vutario lacus quis preambul den lacus
  • Leftomato denitro oculus softam lorum quis
  • Spiratio dodenus christmas gulleria tix digit
  • Dualo fitemus lacus quis preambul pat turtulis
* we never share your e-mail with third parties.
JOIN US TODAY
For the latest:
AOR is committed to your privacy, your information will not be shared with any third party. You may unsubscribe at any time.
COMPANY UPDATES
INDUSTRY TRENDS
PRODUCT LAUNCHES
Nutrition Education
AOR is committed to your privacy, your information will not be shared with any third party. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Science-based facts from our team of top medical experts delivered right to your inbox!
Health Basics
Fitness Advice
JOIGNEZ-NOUS AUJOURD'HUI
Les dernières nouvelles:
AOR s’engage à protéger la confidentialité de vos données. Elles ne seront pas partagées avec des tiers. Vous pouvez vous désabonner à tout moment
MISE À JOUR
TENDANCES DE L'INDUSTRIE
LANCEMENTS DE PRODUITS
JOIN US TODAY
For the latest:
AOR is committed to your privacy, your information will not be shared with any third party. You may unsubscribe at any time.
SPECIAL RETAILER OFFERS
JOIN US TODAY
For the latest:
AOR is committed to your privacy, your information will not be shared with any third party. You may unsubscribe at any time.
MONTHLY PRICE LIST
JOIN US TODAY
For the latest:
AOR is committed to your privacy, your information will not be shared with any third party. You may unsubscribe at any time.
PRODUCT LAUNCHES