Arthritis is a disease that affects a great deal of population so researches about arthritis treatment are numerous. Many of those had the task to find out which substances and plants can help prevent joint deterioration and strengthen connective tissue structure at the same time.
Chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate
Most the arthritis therapies are aimed at reducing its symptoms – pain prevention. There are very few products on the market that treat the consequence (relieve pain) and the cause (stimulate cartilage regeneration) at the same time.
Glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate in combination have a strong effect on cartilage and tibia regeneration. These two compounds play an important role in cartilage metabolism and help damaged cartilage absorb many useful substances necessary for catabolic and anabolic processes balance.
Jörg Jerosch Effects of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate on Cartilage Metabolism in OA: Outlook on Other Nutrient Partners Especially Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Int J Rheumatol. 2011; 2011: 969012.
Tat SK1, Pelletier JP, Vergés J et al Chondroitin and glucosamine sulfate in combination decrease the pro-resorptive properties of human osteoarthritis subchondral bone osteoblasts: a basic science study. Arthritis Res Ther. 2007;9(6): R117.
Turmeric – Curcumin
Curcumin inhibits neutrophils activation in rheumatoid arthritis. Curcumin has also been found very efficient in prevention of collagenase – enzyme that causes collagen disintegration, the main building material of cartilage.
Curcumin successfully eliminates arthritis symptoms. It neutralizes the effect of strong inflammatory agents like prostaglandins.
Fatemeh Aghaei Borashan1, Mino Ilkhanipoor1, Mohammad Hashemi and Farah Farrokh Investigation the Effects of Curcumin on Serum Hepatic Enzymes Activity in a Rheumatoid Arthritis Model
J. K. Jackson, T. Higo, W. L. Hunter and H. M. Burt The antioxidants curcumin and quercetin inhibit inflammatory processes associated with arthritis. Inflammation Research
April 2006, Volume 55, Issue 4