When it comes to arthritis, sadly, there is no known cure but there certainly are a number of ways that you can manage it. We have written about arthritis care in the past in our blog section. Today we’re sharing 5 great supplements that will help you or someone you love manage their arthritic pain.
These supplements can be easily added to your daily treatment but we would recommend talking to your doctor first if you are unsure.
5 Supplements To Help Manage Arthritis Pain
Omega 3 fatty acids have always been a well-known supplement to help with arthritic inflammation. You can take a daily fish oils supplement or you would need to eat fatty fish such as salmon or mackerel at least 2+ times a week.
I am not a fish lover myself, so I am thankful for the supplement option.
IMPORTANT: Fish oils can thin your blood. If you are taking blood thinning medication or aspirin, please consult your doctor before talking fish oil supplements.
The great thing about ginger is that you can use in both savory and sweet dishes, so all bases are covered. It has many benefits, it can:
- Treat indigestion
- Help with nausea
- Reduce arthritic inflammation
Just like with the fish oils, you can either take ginger supplements or add it to your diet. Don’t forget, to get the true benefits, you would need to eat it fresh and not the powder form.
IMPORTANT: If you are currently on any blood-thinning medication, you should avoid ginger as the two don’t work well together. Consult your doctor if you are unsure.
The Purple One
Nope, I don’t mean the delicious sweet from the Quality Street tin. What I mean here is resveratrol. Resveratrol is an antioxidant, and you will find it in any fruit that has a purple skin, like blueberries and grapes. You can also find it in red wine and peanuts.
Resveratrol whether it be from fresh food or in supplement form can help reduce inflammation from arthritis and help ease the pain.
IMPORTANT: If you are currently on any blood-thinning medication, please speak with your doctor before taking resveratrol supplements.
Curcumin in Tumeric
Curcumin can be found in the root of the Tumeric plant and it is said to have numerous benefits. There have been a number of studies to prove the effectiveness of Curcumin as an anti-inflammatory for those living with rheumatoid arthritis.
Glucosamine & Chondroitin Sulfate
Both, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate are particularly good for those living with osteoarthritis. They can help promote the repair and production of cartilage, which is what osteoarthritis affects.
IMPORTANT: Glucosamine should be avoided if you are allergic to shellfish. Glucosamine is found in shrimp, crab and other crustaceans.
It goes without saying that supplements can be a great tool to help manage arthritis pain. However, they should not be the only contributing factor to your arthritis management. It is recommended that your treatment plan includes:
- Physical Therapy
- Healthy balanced diet
When it comes to living with arthritis, there is no need to live with pain. There are a number of great daily living aids out there to make life at home safer and give you more independence. Our Uccello range is perfect. Check out our:
- Uccello Kettle with tilt-to-pour technology, so there is no more heavy lifting of a hot kettle.
- Uccello Grip Mat, which is the perfect kitchen buddy for the Uccello Kettle. It’s a great position locator for your cup when pouring from the kettle. It also helps with opening stubborn jars and lids by giving you extra grip.
- Muggi Cup Holder, a unique an innovative way to carry up to 4 cups/glasses/bottles etc. It’s great if you find that you cup handle is too small or simply need to carry 1 cup with 2 hands.