ARTHRITIS, (aka osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease, wear-and-tear arthritis), is the degeneration or wearing out of any joint in the body (knee, elbow, finger, spine, neck, hip, back, etc). Cartilage, the natural cushioning in the joint, wears out and thins, making the joint space between the bones smaller. This leads to the bone-on-bone pain of moderate to advanced arthritis. Arthritis is hallmarked by PAIN, SWELLING (Inflammation), STIFFNESS, MUSCLE SPASM, and DECREASED MOVEMENT IN THE JOINT.
Use natural herbal and enzymatic anti-Inflammatories that are effective for relieving the pain of arthritis and healthy for the body, rather than NSAIDS (Non Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs) like ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen, Aleve and Advil that have very negative health side effects.
- Anti-Inflammatory Formula
- Grapeseed Combo
- Collagen Hydrolysate or Gelatin
- Anti-Spasmodic Formula
More information on how and why to use the products listed above:
Anti-Inflammatory Formula, by Exodus Herbs is specifically designed to reduce pain and inflammation from arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. The #1 reason that arthritis is painful is inflammation in the joint. This formula is a combination of anti-inflammatories, analgesics, and circulatory stimulants. The herbal ingredients, including turmeric, boswellia and ginger have all been shown to relieve the pain and stiffness of arthritis while reducing inflammation. [2 - 4 capsules 3x daily, with food that has fat, such as whole milk, cheese, yogurt etc. for best absorption.]
Grapeseed Combo by Exodus Herbs has enzymatic anti-inflammatories, flavonoids, and the other free radical scavengers that have been shown to reduce the symptoms of arthritis. [2 - 4 capsules 3x daily on an empty stomach before meals.]
Magnesium Citrate by Exodus Herbs is critical because low magnesium levels increase the muscle spasms associated with arthritis. The muscles around arthritic joints will spasm and are partially responsible for the STIFFNESS and pain associated with arthritis. If you prefer magnesium that you mix in water to make a fizzy drink, take Natural Calm. If you are sensitive and Magnesium Citrate causes loose stools, use Magnesium Glycinate by Pure Encapsulations. [for more information and dosage recommendations, see: Magnesium, How to Take and Why]
Collagen Hydrolysate or Gelatin
Collagen Hydrolysate or Gelatin by Exodus Herbs. This is the best long term solution to arthritis pain and stiffness. Gelatin (or the non-gelatinizing form of gelatin, Collagen hydrolysate) has been used successfully for decades to decrease the pain of arthritis in joints all over the body and increase the movement in the joints, by possibly helping the body rebuild the cartilage cushion in the joints or acting as an anti-inflammatory. [for more information, see: Gelatin and Collagen hydrolysate]
Niacinamide by Pure Encapsulations. Add this product to the protocol if pain level is moderate to severe. Use while the collagen hydrolysate has time to work. Collagen (or glucosamine) will take up to 4 weeks to make symptoms improve. Niacinamide has been shown to dramatically reduces pain of arthritis by possibly increasing the blood supply to the joint, helping to repair the joint surface and acting as an anti-inflammatory. Dose: 500 milligrams every 3 - 4 hours throughout your waking day, 2000 mg/day total. For more severe arthritis, increase the dose frequency, 500 mg every 2 - 3 hours during the waking day for 3000 mg/day total.
Anti-Spasmodic Formula by Exodus Herbs. Add this product to the protocol if you have moderate to severe muscle spasms, especially if arthritis is in the neck and back. This formula uses natural herbs to release and loosen spasmed muscles. [ 2 - 4 capsules 3x daily or 1 tsp 3-4x daily on an empty stomach before meals]
Glucosamine Sulfate by Exodus Herbs. Add this product to the protocol if you prefer to take capsules rather than Collagen Hydrolysate powder. I prefer Collagen but many people have gotten good pain relief from glucosamine. There are many studies show that glucosamine decreases the pain of arthritis in knee joints. Glucosamine dose is 3000 mg/day for the first month, then decrease to 2000 mg/day for 2 months and evaluate results. If pain is decreased, or range of movement is improved, stay on 2000 mg/day.
[ For more information on arthritis, see Here are the 10 most important steps to living fully and painlessly with ARTHRITIS ]
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