Arthritis Relief

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Glucosamine Chondroitin & Arthritis

Glucosamine Chondroitin & Arthritis

by: Alfred Jones

Many millions of people are affected by pain and suffering from Arthritis and research has shown that Glucosamine and Chondroitin sulphates combined have given these people new hope and relief from their painful ailments.

Many medicines are available to reduce pain, but some of them have serious side effects, some that have even proven to be fatal.

Both substances are Natural complex sugar like molecules that the body uses to rebuild cartilage and restore movement to Arthritic joints. It is important to remember that Glucosamine and Chondroitin are an amazingly safe and easy to use mixture, especially when compared with other forms of treatment.

Loss of cartilage can result in damage to the bone and the development of Osteoarthritis, which ends up as pain and disability. Cartilage is the key to healthy joints, and maintaining a healthy cartilage throughout life is critical to healthy joints and continued movement of joints.

As we age, or as the result of injuries, our ability to renew cartilage diminishes, causing damage to bone ends as they rub together. Glucosamine and Chondroitin can actually help to rebuild cartilage, therefore, improving joint health.

Taking the two compounds proves to be a very easy way of maintaining joint health and helping to alleviate pain and disability.

Cartilage rebuilding is a slow process, but with the right amounts of Glucosamine and Chondroitin benefits to mobility and pain relief can be seen within two to six weeks, it is recommended though that it should be taken daily for at least three months.

Engagement in mild or moderate exercise on a regular basis, would help in providing joint mobility.

Most users would need something like 1250mg to 1500mg of Glucosamine a day and about 1000mg to 1200mg of Chondroitin a day.

You should check with a Physician or Natural Health Care provider before commencing treatment.

Glyconutrients contain Glucosamine along with seven other sugars or polysaccharides.

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"Article by Alfred Jones of http://www.sugarsr4u.com and http://www.rusweetenuf.com

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Do Magnetic Bracelets Ease Arthritis Pain

Do Magnetic Bracelets Ease Arthritis Pain?: Five Things You Must Know Before Trying Magnetic Therapy
by: Tom Frost

Although the idea of magnetic therapy has been around for centuries, the use of magnetic bracelets to ease pain is a hot topic in medical news today.

According to the December 2004 issue of the British Medical Journal, one study concluded that wearing magnetic bracelets can significantly reduce the pain of arthritis. With Celebrex and Vioxx recently called into question as treatments for arthritis, the study is good news to the over 70 million Americans suffering from the disease.

Arthritis affects one in three adults in the United States, and over half of those feel that there is nothing that can be done to ease their pain. Many of those who used to take Vioxx or Celebrex are currently choosing to suffer in silence, confused about the best medication to take.

This is a crying shame. There are a number of alternative pain management techniques-- including massage, acupuncture, ice/heat treatments, mindfulness training, and magnetic therapy—and now is a perfect time to test them.

In the study published in the British Medical Journal, researchers acknowledged the need for more research regarding the placebo effect. We know that believing in any particular remedy is more likely to create a positive subjective report of improvement. It’s also true that taking any kind of action to alleviate pain results in some sense of ease.

Does the placebo effect play a role in magnetic therapy? Of course it does—just as it plays a role in the effectiveness of medication. Does this mean the therapy isn’t useful? No. If it works, it works—and isn’t that what you really care about?

If you’re considering wearing magnetic bracelets to test the idea of magnetic therapy, here are five points to keep in mind:

Trying something is better than trying nothing.
Trying something inexpensive is better than investing in a costly remedy that may not work for you.
Trying something natural and noninvasive is preferable to beginning a new medication.
It is easier to tell if a natural therapy is helping if you are not taking any pain medication that might interfere with the results.
Trying something and finding that it works for you is extremely valuable even if you are unable to find documentation to support your results.
If you’re suffering from the pain of arthritis, you might as well test magnetic therapy. It can’t hurt, and it might really help.

And that’s what matters.

About The Author
Tom Frost is a magnetic conductor and the president of Swell Products in Portland, Oregon. His company distributes BodyLinx magnetic bracelets. BodyLinx magnetic jewelry is affordable, versatile and fun to play with! To learn more, visit
http://www.bodylinx.com/.