Nutritional Supplements for Osteoarthritis

Glucosamine Sulfate and Osteoarthritis

Glucosamine sulfate is a major constituent of cartilage and is the most effective natural remedy for osteoarthritis with its use supported by considerable scientific research.

A dose of 1000mg per day preserves the structural integrity of joints and 1500-2000 mg per day reduces the pain and symptoms of osteoarthritis and repairs damage in the joints.

It may take between 1-8 weeks for benefits to be experienced and results persist for up to 12 weeks after discontinuation of treatment.

Glucosamine sulfate may need to be continued at a low dose or intermittently for maintenance treatment.

Niacinamide and Osteoarthritis

Niacinamide has been found to improve joint function and range o Rad-140 f movement in osteoarthritis with results noticeable after 1-3 months of treatment and peak benefits after 1-3 years of use.

High doses have been used (up to 4000 mg per day in divided doses) however at this dose it is necessary to regularly monitor liver enzymes as it may possibly cause liver damage.

SAMe and Osteoarthritis

SAMe is involved in the manufacture of cartilage components and supplements have been found to increase cartilage formation and exert a mild pain relieving and anti-inflammatory action.

Dosage: 400mg, three times a day

Antioxidants and Osteoarthritis

A high intake of antioxidants may help to protect cartilage and inhibit progression of osteoarthirits.

Those with a higher than average intake of vitamin C have a three times reduced risk of developing osteoarthirits.