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Osteoarthritis Vitamins and Minerals

What are some osteoarthritis vitamins and minerals that work?

For osteoarthritis (OA), we recommend trying natural cures as a first step for treating and possibly curing or slowing down it down. Herbs and vitamins and minerals are highly recommended as some of them may slow down and possibly reverse the arthritis process and provide you with pain relief.

Below is a summary of vitamins and minerals that can be very helpful in treating the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis.

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Vitamins & Minerals for Osteoarthritis

Vitamins What experts say about these osteoarthritis vitamins and minerals
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Studies seem to suggest that vitamin D prevents damage of the cartilage. Low level of vitamin D is linked to a higher risk of getting arthritis.

Dose: Typical dose is 400 IU (or 10 mcg) daily.

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It appears that taking vitamin C from food sources prevents or slows down damage to the cartilage for those suffering from osteoarthritis. It has anti-oxidant activities and thus protects the cartilage from oxidation-type damage.

Side effects are not common. They may include stomach discomfort, heartburn, nausea, flushing and cramps.

Dose: Take 250 to 1000 mg taken two or three times daily.

Vitamin B3
(Niacin & Niacinamide)

Studies show that vitamin B3 reduces inflammation and keeps the flexibility of the joints.

Commonly reported side effects include flushing, burning and itching.

Dose: Take 1 gram taken three times daily.

Folic acid
(Folate or Vitamin B9)

Folic acid may help with reducing joint inflammation in the hands.

Dose: Typical dose is 250 to 1,000 mcg daily.

Minerals What experts say about these osteoarthritis minerals
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Population studies show an association between low selenium levels and the risk of getting osteoarthritis.

Dose: A suggested dose is 55 to 75 mcg daily.
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Osteoarthritis is linked to reduced bone density (osteoporosis) and the increase risk of breaking bones. This is very important mineral to take to maintain bone health.

Dose: Take 500 to 1,500 mg divided three times daily. Take with food and vitamin D to maximize absorption.

Magnesium Helpful

Combining magnesium with calcium may promote bone health and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.

Dose: Take 300 to 400 mg daily, best when combined with calcium supplements.

Boron Helpful

This is a trace mineral that our body needs various functions. Research study show that boron is helpful in reducing pain and stiffness of arthritis. It shows promising anti-inflammatory benefits.

Dose: The suggested dosage varies from 1 to 10 mg daily. Dosage up to 20 mg daily can be taken with minimal side effects.

The Best Product to Help Treat Osteoarthritis

One recommended product for treating osteoarthritis is Joint Advance. Joint Advance is a unique advanced formula.

There are many joint supplements on the market today. But Joint Advance is ahead of all of them because it has so many all-natural herbal ingredients.

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Revised: September 13, 2010

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