The following supplements help relieve the pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis: chondroitin sulfate; SAM-e (S-adenosyl-methionine); Boswellia serrata (Indian frankincense); capsaicin (Capsicum frutescens); tumeric/curcumin (Curcuma longa); fish oil (omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA); NEM®(eggshell membrane) and ginger (Zingiber officinale).
4. Vitamins and minerals
Vitamin A supports bone growth; vitamin C maintains collagen and connective tissue; and vitamin D builds and maintains strong bones and helps with calcium absorption. The minerals calcium and magnesium strengthen bones.
5. Natural therapies
The following non-invasive, natural therapies may help with osteoarthritis: massage, heat pads and cold treatments, aromatherapy, occupational/and or physical therapy, and mind-body pain relief.
In the event that your symptoms and pain do not abate, do not hesitate to contact your health practitioner as prescribed medication or surgery may be needed.
- The Arthritis Foundation
- The Arthritis Foundation of South Africa