Natural Remedy Runs CIRCLES Around Pain Drugs

Dear Living Well Daily Reader,

Knee pain is one of those agonizing problems that often come with aging.

Each year, it gets a little harder to climb the stairs… and even taking a short walk to get the mail can leave you writhing in pain.

And when you go to your doctor for help, you’re told you only have two options — drugs or painful knee replacement surgery.

Well, that’s simply not true.

Because there’s an all-natural supplement that can help soothe away your pain and keep your joints in tiptop shape throughout your golden years.

And believe it or not, it may work a lot better than whatever is sitting in your medicine cabinet right now.

This powerful joint saver is chondroitin sulfate.

It’s a natural compound found in human tissue, and it can save your knees by preserving the cartilage cushioning between your joints.

In this latest study, 194 patients with osteoarthritis and inflammation of the knee were split into two groups — one took 1,200 mg of pharmaceutical-grade chondroitin and the other group took 200 mg of Celebrex daily for a 24-month period.

Yes, I’m talking about the same prescription drug Celebrex that’s been linked to an increased risk of blood clots, heart attacks and strokes.

At the end of the trial, both the chondroitin and Celebrex groups saw similar reductions in swelling and fluid in the knee. So chondroitin worked just as well as a drug that comes with some pretty nasty side effects.

But the news gets even better…

The participants taking chondroitin experienced less cartilage loss in the knee than those taking the Celebrex.

This means the chondroitin not only reduced knee inflammation, pain and swelling as well as its prescription counterpart — it outperformed it when it came to preserving cartilage.

And really, this shouldn’t surprise anyone. Chondroitin has been used as an effective joint supplement for decades, and alternative doctors recommend it all the time.

You can purchase chondroitin though health retailers and online stores. To replicate dosing from the study, take 400 mg three times a day.

Live well,

Natalie Moore
Managing editor, Living Well Daily

Ed. Note: Please send your feedback: nmoore@lfb.org – and click here to like us on Facebook.


Sources

[1] New Study Shows Chondroitin Beats Celecoxib in Treating Knee OA

[2] Chondroitin Beats Celecoxib in Knee OA – Beneficial effect on cartilage volume loss in the medial compartment

[3] Curcumin may relieve pain, inflammation for osteoarthritis patients

[4] Celebrex

[5] Celebrex Side Effects May Lik to Heart Attack Lawsuits

Natalie Moore

Written By Natalie Moore

Natalie Moore is a dedicated health researcher with a passion for finding healthy, natural, and science-based solutions. After a decade of direct healthcare experience in western and natural medicine, she was involved in public health research before joining Living Well Daily.

View More Free Articles

Stamped envelopes.

Mailbag! 10 Tips to Conquer Spinal Arthritis

I have arthritis in my spine. What would you suggest to help manage it? –George from Cedar Rapids, IA George, Believe it or not, many people learn that they have spinal arthritis as they age. It’s very common. There’s a lot you can do to help keep it from advancing or even reverse some of...

Read This

Calm Anxiety WITHOUT Drugs (Easy!)

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, There is a plague of anxiety sweeping the nation. And who could blame us? Anyone with half a brain SHOULD feel anxious about the state of the world. But like any other epidemic, just because something is going around doesn’t mean you should accept it. More importantly, having anxiety does...

Read This

“Food Reboot” HALTS Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, If you or someone you love suffers from multiple sclerosis (MS), you already know how the disease can turn your life upside down. The stiffness and mobility problems slowly strip away your independence… and leave you in pain. Talk to your mainstream doc and he’ll just shrug their shoulders –...

Read This

[Men] Do You Have the Breast Cancer Gene?

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, If you’re a woman, chances are you have heard about the BRCA gene (BReast CAncer gene). Scientists have known for a long time that a mutation in one of two breast cancer genes, BRCA1 or BRCA2, increases the risk of getting breast cancer. But, men, listen up – just because...

Read This

Greek Plant Extract SOOTHES Joint Pain

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, Some people might shrug when you tell them you have knee pain… but that’s only if they haven’t experienced firsthand. Chronic pain from osteoarthritis is no joke— it can destroy your life. Joint pain makes moving incredibly difficult and can keep you from doing the things you love. Before you know it,...

Read This

Deadly Disease 8 TIMES More Likely for Crohn’s Patients

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, Inflammation is supposed to be a normal response for your body. It’s one of the key defenses protecting you. Inflammation can sometimes be our friend… when it helps fight off infections and clears away debris, that is. The problems start when inflammation blazes out of control or lasts longer than...

Read This

Stamped envelopes.

Mailbag! 5 Ways to Soothe Your Psoriasis

I have psoriasis, and I was wondering what supplements or natural treatments there are out there. –Bill from Riverside, CA Bill, As you probably know, psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease where the body attacks the skin as if it were a foreign invader. Psoriasis affects about two percent of the U.S. population. Normal, healthy...

Read This

Coffee Compound LOWERS Cholesterol

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, I’m on a personal mission to rescue coffee from the hands of the nutritional puritans who think that anything fun is not good for you. Despite what the mainstream would have you believe, the news on coffee has improved in recent years. Researchers have pinpointed many powerful plant nutrients, like...

Read This

“Citric Element” Whips Your Brain into Shape!

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, Some suggest pretty complicated ways to keep your brain healthy as you age. Going back to college… doing complicated puzzles… taking what feels like 30 bottles of pills a day… It can make you feel like giving up before you’ve even started! But what if there was something MUCH easier...

Read This

100-Year-Old Trick STOPS Arthritis Pain

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, If you’re tired constantly refilling pain prescriptions, you’re not alone. And if you’re even MORE tired of the side effects that come with them, who could blame you? For far too long, Big Pharma has held arthritis patients hostage… promising relief while they rob you blind. It’s time for something...

Read This