Turmeric & Joint Support
How This Natural Remedy Can Help YouAlleviate Pain & Inflammation
Nobody wants to suffer with painful and swollen joints or inflammation.
Chronic Pain can interfere with your daily activities, such as working, having a social life and taking care of yourself or others. It can lead to depression, higher blood pressure, anxiety and trouble sleeping, which can make your pain worse.
This response creates a cycle that’s difficult to break and most people turn to over the counter pain medicine (NSAIDS)
Analgesics or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) used for long periods of time can have multiple side effects.
Fortunately, research is shining a light on how supplementing with turmeric and glucosamine and a few other key nutrients, can have both a protective and a pain-relieving effect on joint pain.
These nutrients are known to help joints by protecting cartilage (the shock absorber which stops your bones from grating together) and reducing inflammation in the body.
How does turmeric help your joints?
Turmeric’s active ingredient is curcumin.
Curcumin is a powerful anti-inflammatory antioxidant which has been shown to reduce pain and swelling in stiff and inflamed joints, by helping to inhibit inflammatory proteins in the body.
According to Dr Sarah Brewer, similar to aspirin, turmeric helps to reduce abnormal blood clotting which leads to inflammation. Unlike aspiring which can cause peptic ulcers, turmeric has been shown to treat gastric issues.
In a study on people with knee osteoarthritis, scientists compared curcumin to ibuprofen for pain relief and the curcumin performed as well as the ibuprofen. (1)
In another study on osteoarthritis, curcumin was compared with diclofenac (a commonly prescribed NSAID). Curcumin again showed similar pain relieving effects, but without the side effects. (2)
How does glucosamine and chondroitin help your joints?
Glucosamine found in cartilage reduces as we age. Glucosamine has been shown to play a role in slowing joint deterioration, as well as providing minor pain relief.
Glucosamine in combination with chondroitin (also found in cartilage) helps to keep joint tissues hydrated and lubricated.
Together, they help joint-cushioning cartilage and collagen from breaking down and have the potential to encourage the body to produce new cartilage and collagen stores.
In a large scale trial on the effects of glucosamine and chondroitin on knee osteoarthritis, results showed statistically significant pain relief in those experiencing moderate to severe pain when compared to a placebo. (3)
In another study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, they found that 53% of people felt their pain decrease by half after taking glucosamine and chondroitin together over a 24-week period. (4)
In the Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, a meta-analysis concluded that glucosamine had positive effects on relieving stiffness in the joints and chondroitin alleviated pain and improved function. (5)
Tikva Turmeric and Joint Support has 9 nutrients that target pain and inflammation
In addition to turmeric, glucosamine and chondroitin, Tikva Turmeric and Joint support has 6 other nutrients shown in clinical trials to help alleviate pain and inflammation.
Below are clinical trials and research on these additional nutrients.
A study done in 2000 found Ginger to be as effective as ibuprofren. Another study in 2001 found ginger extract helped reduce knee pain upon standing and walking. A 2010 study found ginger to be as effective as pain reliever for muscle pain and exercise induced injuries. (6)
2. Boswellia Extract
Boswellia has been shown to be effective in helping to treat osteo-arthritis pain and inflammation. A small 2003 study found a decrease in knee pain, increase in knee flexion and the ability to walk farther. (7)
MSM studies show reduction in inflammation and reduction in pain in knees, back, hands and hips and improve overall quality of life. It has been shown to reduce the breakdown in cartilage that helps protect your bones and speeds muscle recovery after exercise. (8)
BioPerine is a patented extract obtained from black pepper, that has shown to be effective as an anti-inflammatory agent that helps reduce pain and discomfort. (9)
A study on Bromelain shows it has anti-inflammatory properties effective for pain relief, soft-tissue swelling and joint stiffness. (10)
In a study on Quercetin, supplementation for 8 weeks resulted in a significant reduction in early morning stiffness, morning pain, and after-activity pain. (11)