The throbbing pain of an arthritic knee can stop you in your tracks when it starts aching the moment you wake up in the morning.
Just climbing up and down the stairs is like an exercise in torture.
And if you complain to your doctor, there’s a good chance you’re going to end up with a powerful prescription pain reliever.
One that may be addictive and could damage everything from your liver to your gut.
And if you’ve ever wished that relieving your pain could be a little easier – and a lot less dangerous – there’s some groundbreaking new science you need to know about.
Because a new study proves that a safe and natural duo works just as well as one of the most popular pain pills on the market. And this supplement combo may hold the key to giving you the drug-free pain relief you deserve.
In their analysis of the records of more than 16,000 patents with arthritis of the knee, researchers found that glucosamine and chondroitin are just as effective as celecoxib, a prescription pain reliever known by its brand name Celebrex.
And even better, they can relieve the pain of knee osteoarthritis without potentially fatal side effects – like cardiovascular risks, serious skin reactions, stomach bleeding, and ulcers. Although common with all NSAIDs, these side effects are scary enough to warrant a black box warning on Celebrex – especially with prolonged use and at higher doses.
Of course, this is nothing new to the holistic medical community. But this study published in Scientific Reports is the first time that the power of these two ingredients has been scientifically proven to be just as effective as an NSAID (and more effective than a placebo).
Both glucosamine and chondroitin are found naturally in healthy cartilage. Glucosamine is made from the shells of shellfish; chondroitin can be manufactured from cartilage found in cows, pigs, sharks, and other animals.
And when found naturally or taken as a supplement – especially together – they act as a shock absorber between the joints in the bone.
You can find glucosamine and chondroitin supplements pretty affordably online. One word of caution on glucosamine – it can increase blood sugar in some people, so consult your doctor if you’re diabetic.Wishing you the best of health,
Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Nutrition & Healing
“Supplements relieve pain of osteoarthritis,” Pain News Network, Jan. 4, 2016