and pain - The
number of people who will be stricken with arthritis is expected to
grow from about 16% of the population today to 18% by the year 2020.
Men and women seem to be affected equally between the ages of 45 to
55; after the age of 55, however, women are more likely to be
victims of arthritis than men.
Osteoarthritis, the most common form
of arthritis, is not only more common, but also more severe in women
after the age of 55.
takes second place only to heart disease as a cause of work
disability. It results in more than 39 million doctor visits and
over 500 thousand hospitalizations; mostly for joint (specifically for
the hip) replacements. Every year, more than 100 different diseases
effect the joints. These diseases are collectively called Arthritis.
Most of the cases are diagnosed as Osteoarthritis, reaching over 20
are ways to alleviate the painful symptoms of arthritis and even to
help eliminate it altogether. Rebuilding the spongy cushion of
cartilage between the joints is key. Unfortunately, most people rely
upon NSAIDs to assist them, which only mask pain and do
nothing to treat their condition. There are many natural substances
which can help repair damaged cartilage – specifically Glucosamine
and Chondroitin Sulfate.
Glucosamine and Chondroitin
are the precursors of cartilage, which lines
the joints and assure smooth, pain-free movement.
has long been known for its ability to help arthritis sufferers
because it contains a number of substances used by the body to
bark has been used for centuries for pain relief. It contains
natural salicylic acid that is nearly as potent as aspirin without
the side effects of stomach upset and bleeding.
is a natural anti-inflammatory plant extract. It has been used for
centuries for effective pain relief without side effects.
is vital for normal production and function of the cartilage.