Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Using Natural Supplements

Are you struggling with rheumatoid arthritis?  Are you fed up with the pain associated with it?  Are you looking for a solution to put an end to it?  Immediate pain relief is possible with over the counter pain medications, but Unfortunately, as soon as the medication wears off the pain returns.  Is there any thing you can do about this? 

You may want to consider trying herbal and dietary supplements which many have little to no associated risks and In some cases can provide additional health benefits.

Fining the right dietary supplements can help you treat, manage, or relieve the pain of arthritis and in this article you will learn several useful and natural supplements for controlling rheumatoid arthritis.

Important: the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may not have approved some of the supplements on this list.  We all know that this approval is important, but certain clauses in the law allow for various dietary supplements to be exempt FDA requirements. Do further research on the internet and/or consult a physician prior to trying any kind of new medications or supplements.

Ginger –  Ginger is extracted from the root of the ginger plant and has been very useful in relieving the pain and has Cox-2 which has the ability to slow down the chemicals that cause inflammation that is associated with arthritis.

What is ideal about this supplement is there are numerous options you can choose from such as capsules, powders, and oils. The ginger extract can be added to food or drinks like tea, smoothies, or shakes for flavor.

It is recommended to use Up to two grams a day for best results. In addition to aiding in arthritis symptoms, ginger is an ideal cure for motion sickness, as it not only helps with the pain, but nausea and vomiting as well.Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Using Natural Remedies

Avocado Soybean Unsaponifiables, more commonly known as ASU.  Avocado Soybean Unsaponifiables (ASU) not only provides pain relief, but it reduces swelling of the joints and inflammation too. 

Since 2002 studies have shown that ASU did effectively stop inflammation.  ASU also slows down the process at which cartilage breaks down and in some cases has worked to repair pre existing damage.

Avocado Soybean Unsaponifiables is available in capsule format and can be found for sale at most health and nutrition stores.
Fish Oil –  Fish oil has been known for its health benefits of treating a protecting your health for a long time now. Fish oil is most often extracted from cold water fish.  Medical professional and journals recommends up to two three ounce servings of fish per week. 

Fish oil can come in a liquid form or in capsules. If you don’t like the smell or taste then the capsule form may be your best bet.  Fish oil is an affordable supplement that’s available for sale at most retail locations such as nutrition stores, drug stores, and grocery stores.

fish oil  It helps to promote healthy blood circulation.  Due to its ability to protect against high blood pressure and heart disease, you cannot go wrong using this supplement.  The reduction of inflammation in your joints and decreased pain are only the beginning.

Devil’s claw –   Devil’s Claw is a natural supplement that is used as an herbal remedy for arthritis and other ailments that is widely used in South Africa.  The supplement is available in powder, liquid, and capsule form. The active ingredient in devil’s claw is Harpagoside.  Many claim it reduces both joint pain and inflammation.

Devil’s claw is shown to reduce the inflammation and relieve the pain associated with arthritis.  Unfortunately, there are known risks involved with this supplement. 

Those who are pregnant, taking blood thinners, antacids, or diabetes medication should not take the devil’s claw supplement, regardless of the form.

Ginkgo Biloba, or ginkgo –  Ginkgo has long been associated as being a memory enhancing supplement.  Although medical professionals have yet to agree on this benefit, there is more.  For many, it improves blood flow and circulation.  This improves the overall health and well being of the body.  Some studies have shown that it reduces disease flair ups, including arthritis.

Ginkgo is available in liquid, extract and capsule form and can be purchased at most retail stores. It’s recommended to use supplements with 24% flavonol glycosides and up to 7% terpene lactones.

As you can see there are many herbal and dietary supplements that can be used to reduce the pain and symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis.

As stated before consult with a medical professional or read up on the supplements you want to try before using any new medications or dietary supplements for any risk or side effects that may occur. Rheumatoid arthritis can be seriously painful but can be managed effectively with some of the natural supplements that are covered in this article.