Natural Arthritis Treatments — Drug-Free Alternatives

Have you wondered if natural arthritis treatments might work for you? That’s what I try to answer on this site.

Natural arthritis treatments for pain relief is already an alternative choice for millions of arthritis patients. Long-term sufferers of chronic and persistent pain have concerns about the safety of For chronic and persistent pain, long-term sufferers have concern about the safety of using traditional painkilling drugs 

continuously.  Many switch to natural methods because of drug side effects. Others are disappointed that conventional pharmaceutical therapies haven’t provided better results.

Approximately 125 million (55%) of American adults suffer from musculoskeletal pain disorders, including lower back, sciatica, neck, joint pain or related arthritis conditions, according to a study published October 12, 2016 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The study determined that among those with such disorders, 42% used a natural complementary health approach including 25% who used natural products, like dietary supplements.

About 54 million adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. Almost 300,000 babies and children have arthritis or a rheumatic condition, according to the Arthritis Foundation.

Different arthritis types affect 25% of U.S. adults, according to a study published January 10 2018 in the Journal of Public Health, which noted the prevalence of osteoarthritis has increased and rheumatoid arthritis has decreased between the period studied, 1999-2014.

The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which affects an estimated 31 million Americans, according to the Arthritis Foundation, which projects more than 78 million will have doctor-diagnosed arthritis by the year 2040.

Doctor-diagnosed arthritis is more common in women than in men. In some types, such as rheumatoid arthritis, women far outnumber men.

List of natural arthritis treatments

There are many so-called natural arthritis pain relief options available as listed in the paragraph below. However, this article concentrates on dietary supplements, the primary option most widely practiced, with the most scientific studies:

For arthritis, natural treatment takes on many forms. Here is a list of many of the natural therapies available:

  • Dietary supplements
  • Acupuncture and Acupressure
  • Aromatherapy
  • Assistance devices, such as braces, cervical pillows, canes, foot orthotics, etc.
  • Attitude education
  • Bee sting therapy
  • Chiropractic therapy
  • Copper bracelets/jewelry
  • Essential oils/scents
  • Faith and prayer
  • Heat and cold
  • Homeopathic therapies
  • Humor and laughter
  • Hypnosis/self hypnosis
  • Magnet therapies
  • Massage therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Ultrasound therapy

Except for widely studied dietary supplements, most other forms of natural arthritis treatment lack scientific studies of note to substantiate their efficacy.

In addition to the above list, certain self help methods that are beneficial in treating arthritis symptoms include a healthy diet, weight control for arthritis and exercise for arthritis.

Why dietary-supplements are the preferred choice for natural arthritis treatments

Dietary supplements are the most widely used, researched and scientifically studied forms of natural arthritis treatments. People are increasingly concerned about side effects and long-term health risks of drug therapy, especially for chronic pain. This apprehension spurs sufferers to look for natural pain relief at lesser-risk.

Dietary supplements are very safe when used long-term.They’re easy on the stomach for nearly all 

people.They treat arthritis symptoms virtually without noted side effects. They complement, or in many instances later replace, over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) therapies. When top quality brands are chosen, they’re surprisingly effective in reducing pain and inflammation.

Dietary supplements help to make healthy cells that build the body from the inside out. Typical painkillers cannot do this. Some natural arthritis treatments, such as well-studied glucosamine, not only ease arthritis pain and swelling, they target and may help repair the cause of pain such as joint tissue and cartilage.

In addition to glucosamine, two of the most studied natural supplements for the relief of knee osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are GLA and fish oil (omega-3 fatty acids).

Alternative natural arthritis treatments and supplements for improving nutritional health include 1) natural vitamins, 2) natural supplements, 3) three natural pain products and 4) a promising natural anti aging supplement for joint relief.

How do you know which dietary supplement brands to choose?

So if natural arthritis treatments can relieve symptoms and improve joint health how do you know which ones to buy? As an neck osteoarthritis patient, I was faced with the same question. It was clear that I was unable to ‘stomach’ drugs, whether they were prescription or over the counter (OTC). So I began to research the “alternative natural industry”. If you had the time, isn’t this what you’d like to do, too?

Without the facts, it’s hard to know where to start. One sees supplements everywhere claiming magical pain relief, stronger bones, and sounder sleep. I always wonder how much of the advertisement is hype, and how much is fact?

Here’s the answer: products formulated with valid scientific research, clinical studies, purity, potency and 

safety separate fact from hype. If you select a high quality supplement that meets the above criteria, it should do the job for you.

But not all dietary supplement companies are equal. There’s a wide variance of quality within the industry because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates dietary supplements as foods, not drugs. The FDA doesn’t mandate standardized testing methods for the industry, nor require proof of efficacy prior to marketing. Yes, this means supplement makers don’t have to prove their product actually works in the body. Nor do they have to prove that its ingredients get into the bloodstream to do what the product claims it does.

Because of this disparity of quality in dietary supplements manufacturer-to-manufacturer, I developed a list of 30 standards of excellence questions to find the best companies in the industry. The answers led me to the one company completely different from their competitors.

Our featured company produces top-of-the-line natural arthritis treatments

The herbal dietary supplement manufacturer that my husband and I use has been in business since 1956 and is known as the number-one natural nutrition company in the United States. It has invested more than $250 million in clinical testing, research and development and has over 135 published studies, 100 of which in peer-reviewed scientific journals—more than any other nutritional company!

Because they are 'beyond organic', they cannot be beat for safety and purity, and they guarantee efficacy.

My research revealed that the best natural products money can buy are backed by double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical studies conducted at the manufacturer’s expense prior to marketing the finished product. You know you’re getting high quality with these supplements.

Five featured natural arthritis treatments

After extensively comparing natural arthritis treatments, we discovered five different supplements that contain the best in arthritis relief nutrients. They include special ingredients formulated in complexes to help reduce inflammation, stiffness, and swelling as well as protect joints and provide long lasting relief of arthritis symptoms.

We’ve been very happy with the ability of these five supplements to relieve my husband’s knee osteoarthritis and my neck arthritis conditions: Note: The bold links for the supplements listed below will take you to the manufacturer's product pages for features and prices; the ingredient links provide additional background information on each:

Glucosamine & Boswellia Joint Relief
Clinical studies indicate that glucosamine hydrochloride is most effective when arthritis symptoms are moderate to severe. Glucosamine has the ability to rebuild cartilage for joint health and comfortable movement. Formulated with the addition of clinically proven boswellia extract, this product in a clinical study provides faster relief in as little as one week as it lubricates and cushions joints to provide enhanced mobility and range of motion.

Boswellia and Safflower Oil Pain Relief
When the boswellia herb and oil from the safflower are used in combination, it creates a potent, natural arthritis pain relief supplement without gastrointestinal side effects. In studies, these two ingredients together are more effective when combined, that they are separately. Boswellia extract is a very potent 5 Lox inhibitor. The safflower extract contains a potent ingredient that is a very selective Cox 2 inhibitor. Therefore, this product is effective against both the 5 Lox and Cox 2 pain pathways--both of the major pathways--which is the only product on the market of its kind. Its formulation and synergy is so unique that there's a patent on this supplement.

Menthol Pain Relief Rub
This topical menthol analgesic provides temporary relief (up to four hours) for minor pain associated with backache, arthritis, bruises and sprains. It offers fast absorption and deep penetration to soothe aching joints and muscles on contact. In addition to menthol, it contains a proprietary blend of natural ingredients that targets the source of discomfort and provides quick relief by improving blood circulation in the affected area.

Fish Oil (EPA) - (Essential Omega-3 Fatty Acids) This fish oil supplement provides a full spectrum of seven ultrapure omega-3 fatty acids, naturally found in cold water fish (tuna, mackerel, halibut, cod, salmon). High in DHA and EPA, it supports joint function due to its anti-inflammatory properties and is easy to digest with low odor and no aftertaste. It also helps to maintain a healthy heart and cardiovascular system.

GLA and Vitamin E Complex
Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) from borage seed oil is used as an anti-inflammatory. GLA helps our bodies form prostaglandins - potent hormone-like substances that help regulate many bodily processes. When combined with Vitamin E and sunflower seed oil, the formula helps maintain cellular integrity.

Therefore, I’m happy to personally and highly recommend each of the above natural arthritis treatments. Try one, two or more and see if these safe treatments will work for you. Each is based on clinical studies and science and carry an iron clad 100% money-back guarantee.

Natural Arthritis Treatments Disclaimer: Health statements on this natural arthritis treatments page have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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