Saturday, August 2, 2014

5 Natural Remedies for Arthritis Symptoms

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are often the go-to option to remedy pain and inflammation caused by Arthritis; but if taken in large doses, this drug could lead to a variety of dangerous or even life-threatening conditions such as stomach bleeding and an increased risk of cardiovascular problems including heart attacks.

Choose the natural alternative- here are 5 natural options to alleviate common arthritis symptoms.

Check out these 5 Natural Remedies for Arthritis Symptoms

1. Camu Camu Powder

This powerful Amazonian berry has been in the news lately for booting the well-known Acai berry off the Superfruit thrown not only for its remarkably high Vitamin C content, but also for its incredible anti-inflammatory abilities.

According to Camu Camu berry distributors Amazon Origins, these berries, “…have an extraordinarily high Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity (ORAC), which helps strengthen your immune system and prevent inflammation, cell damage, and possibly disease.”

They add that because Camu Camu powder uses the whole fruit (skin, fruit pulp, & seed) it has been found to possess a potent anti-inflammatory triterpenoid, betulinic acid, which is not found in the fruit pulp alone.

2. Aloe Vera Oil

Aloe Vera oil is well-known for treating small wounds, which often cause inflammation. This plant and it’s oil contains the powerful steroids Lupeol, ß-Sitosterol and Campesterol which in a series of tests, demonstrated effectiveness as an anti-inflammatory.

3. Turmeric

Known as a ‘blood purifier,’ the major ingredient of turmeric is Curcumin (diferuloylmethane), which according to the US National Library of Medicine, was found to influence more than 700 genes, and it can inhibit both the activity and the synthesis of the enzymes cyclooxygenase-2 (COX2) and 5-lipooxygenase (5-LOX), as well as other enzymes that have been implicated in inflammation.

4. Flax seed

This seed, from the upright-standing plant Flax, provides over 140 percent of the recommended daily value of Omega-3 fatty acids which are directly tied to inflammation reduction. In addition, flaxseeds provide more of the cancer-fighting plant chemical Lignan, than any other food on earth.

5. Ginger

Ginger has shown to be effective in alleviating pain and inflammation through the suppression of the synthesis of the beginning stages of inflammation. This is due to its compound Gingerol, which also gives chili peppers and black pepper’s their spiciness.

Connect you with Dr. Derrick DeSilva of Amazon Origins to discuss more potential Arthritis and health benefits of taking natural remedies for your arthritis symptoms.

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