Monday, March 31, 2014

Day 1638 - Supplements to help with joints

Need some help with your Deep Fried joints?

Turmeric - Image Source
I know I do. The fibromyalgia pain has intensified over the last week with the wet weather.  So pleased to see that today is a blue sky day! Anyway, I've been doing a bit of reading on supplements for women including what I can add to my diet to assist with my joints (as I get more and more deep fried).  I have discovered that Turmeric is a lovely little additive.



It may be the stuff that makes your fingers go yellow when you cook curry but it's also the superstar of today's post.  The active ingredient curcumin has strong anti-inflammatory effects which (according to the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine) can be as effective as ibuprofen at treating the pain and inflammation caused by osteoarthritis. Tumeric is also thought to have anti-cancer effects although that research is still ongoing.  They're also suggesting Tumeric might help with IBS! Oh, and of course it is a lovely little antioxident (particularly when it's consumed uncooked). Winner.

Other supplements that can assist with your joints include:

  • Glucosamine and chondroitin
  • Siberian ginseng
  • Evening primrose oil
  • SAMe (s-adenosyl methionine) 

Information source:Prevention Magazine December 2013/January 2014

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