Osteoarthritis

What is osteoarthritis?

Cartilage acts as a "cushion" between the bones of the joints. As we get older. Or through excessive exercise this cushion is worn away Osteoarthritis is a form of arthritis that features the breakdown and eventual loss of the cartilage of one or more joints. Among the over 100 different types of arthritis conditions, osteoarthritis is the most common. Osteoarthritis occurs more frequently as we age. Before age 45, osteoarthritis occurs more frequently in males. After 55 years of age, it occurs more frequently in females.

Osteoarthritis usually affects the hands, feet, elbows, spine, and large weight-bearing joints, such as the hips and knees.

Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate

Glucosamine is used to make a molecule involved in the formation and repair of cartilage, the rubbery substance that cushions joints. Although it's still not clear exactly how glucosamine in pill-form works, it's believed to allow more of cartilage building blocks to be made. Chondroitin sulfate appears to to block cartilage-destroying enzymes and help joint cartilage remain elastic and supple.

Studies with glucosamine have found a reduction in the pain, stiffness, and swelling of arthritis. It is also thought to prevent structural damage to joints. In a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, participants took glucosamine or placebo for three years and were x-rayed each year to assess structural changes. Participants who took the placebo had progressive joint space narrowing, a sign of cartilage degeneration, but those who took glucosamine had no significant narrowing of joint spaces

Acupuncture

The World Health Organization has identified more than 40 conditions that acupuncture can treat, including osteoarthritis. Acupuncture involves the insertion of hair-thin needles into acupoints in the body. It is believed to rebalance the flow of energy, or qi, in the body. Studies have found that acupuncture releases natural pain-relieving substances such as endorphins and serotonin.

A study involving 294 people with osteoarthritis knee pain found that after eight weeks of treatment, participants who had acupuncture experienced a significant improvement in pain and joint function compared to those who had sham acupuncture or placebo.

Nutrition for osteoarthritis

There are many other vitamins and herbs that may help with osteoarthritis. A small selection can be found below.

 
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Better You Magnesium Oil - Joint

Magnesium Oil Joint Spray combines essential magnesium enhanced with glucosamine for direct muscle ..

€14.95

Biocare BioMulsion JointGuard

Is an original combination of fish oil concentrate from anchovies blended with glucosamine hydroch..

€36.50

Biocare Mega EPA 1000

Mega EPA 1000 is a very strong potency fish oil providing omega-3 fatty acids in a natural triglycer..

€11.95

Cleanmarine Krill Oil

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€20.00

Eskimo 3 with Vitamin E

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€14.99

Gravity Life

The guys at GRAVITY set out to build a product that can be used by everyone; runners, swimmers, wal..

€150.00

Higher Nature Omega 3 Fish Oil

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€4.65

NHP Omega 3 Plus, Heart health -20%

NHP Omega 3 Plus, Heart health

Essential fats ‘oil’ the body by lubricating the joints and skin, as well as being a vital compone..

€27.95 €22.36

Optima Glucosamine Joint Complex

Triple action one a day tablets may help maintain joint mobility & flexibility as part of a ..

€19.15

Patrick Holford Glucosamine Support

 For healthy joints and bones Benefits:Combination of glucosamine, MSM,..

€20.50

Patrick Holford Optimum Nutrition Pack

This pack contains a potent daily supplementation regime providing optimum amounts of vitamins, ..

€38.50

Pharmanord Jointcare Tablets

Healthy joints and cartilage plays important role in our lives, the better their function, the ea..

€21.95

Quest Glucosamine Sulphate KCL 1000mg

Glucosamine is used to synthesise substances that form key structural components of cartilage. ..

€15.90

Quest Glucosamine Sulphate KCL 1500mg

Glucosamine is used to synthesise substances that form key structural components of cartilage.&nbs..

€8.60

Revive Active Joint Complex

The key ingredients in Revive Active’s Joint Complex product provide a unique combination of Co..

€45.00

Terra Nova Glucosamine, Boswellia & MSM Complex

A special complex created from natural and organic sources to support and maintain your joint he..

€13.70

Terra Nova Omega 3 6 7 9 Oil Blend

A varied blend of organic seed oils gives this supplement a huge array of good fats that helps maint..

€18.95

Terra Nova Pro Peptase IRC Complex

May help in maintaining healthy inflammatory response in joints and respiratory tissue, support..

€16.85

Udo's Choice Ultimate Oil Blend

Udo's Choice® (Udo's Oil) delivers a balanced 2:1:1 ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 and omega-9 Essentia..

€25.99

Eskimo 3 with Vitamin E Liquid

Eskimo fish oil is a natural, stable fish oil, which provides a healthy source of omega-3 fatty ac..

€14.99

Udo's Choice Ultimate Oil Blend

Udo's Choice (Udo's Oil) delivers a balanced 2:1:1 ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 and omega-9 Essential..

€14.99

Eskimo Brain 369 with Co Q10

Eskimo Brain 3.6.9 is one of the best supplements that combines the unique stable fish oil, Eskimo-..

€29.99

Eskimo Brain 369 with CoQ10

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€29.99

Udo's Choice Ultimate Oil Blend

100% natural & freshUdo's Choice (Udo's Oil) delivers a balanced 2:1:1 ratio of omega-3 to o..

€21.99

CherryActive® Concentrate

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€24.35