Natural arthritis treatments have become extremely popular since 2005 when the disastrous news broke about the dangers of pharmaceutical drugs commonly used in the treatment of arthritis.
If you suffer from arthritis you're bound to be aware of the heart attack and stroke risks of some of the most widely marketed prescription painkillers and anti-inflammatory's (COX-2 inhibitors) used to relieve the symptoms of arthritis.
No doubt you already know the most common brands, right!
Vioxx was released mid 1999 with claims that it was safer than traditional painkillers (e.g. ibuprofen and diclofenac) used as anti-arthritis medications.
But did you know Vioxx has been linked to around 140,000 cases of coronary heart disease since 1999 (up to 56,000 of these were in the USA).
Calculations by British doctors suggest a death rate of 1 in 400! INCREDIBLE!
This has naturally (pun intended) stimulated arthritis sufferer’s interest in looking at natural arthritis treatments – devoid of side effects (especially those that KILL YOU!)
Since certain nutrients have the ability to naturally remedy arthritis, the benefits of pharmaceutical medications are usually just not worth the risks!
A last word concerning drugs before we move on.....
'Other Toxic Side Effects'
Depending on which drug you are talking about there are other serious potential side effects if the ones that kill don’t get you:
NOTE: Vioxx, which was withdrawn from the market has subsequently been RE-APPROVED FOR SALE!
Arthritis affects 1 in 3 Americans!
Nearly 70 million adults and a large number of children are inflicted with arthritis. It is a major chronic health problem and the leading cause of disability among Americans over age 15.
Arthritis is not a single disease, as is usually referred to, but is a term used for a group of more than 100 medical conditions – the most common including:
Arthritis is defined as a part of a joint becoming inflamed and/or swollen. This creates stiffness and pain in the joint.
All types of arthritis cause some degree of inflammation and pain in a joint(s) and its surrounding area. Arthritis usually becomes chronic if the symptoms are ignored or treated insufficiently
Due to the sheer number of different types of arthritis it is hard to know the full extent of causes, but most arthritic symptoms are the result of a specific original underlying cause.
There have been discoveries of genetic components where the gene responsible for enabling cartilage to produce collagen is missing or malfunctioning.
Other factors include gender - where symptoms are more prevalent in women than in men – and work factors.
Most importantly however are nutritional deficiencies and a generally insufficient diet. These have been thoroughly researched and recognized as accountable for most arthritic symptoms.
Without proper nourishment your cartilage and tissue will weaken. This invites infection and disease. Lack of essential fatty acids, fish oils, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals increases the risk of infection and lessens your body’s ability to repair damage.
Obesity too is a major precursor, adding undue stress and pressure to weight-bearing joints. Source for ‘causes’ – (3)
With so many different types of arthritis symptoms often vary from person to person – particularly the degree of pain. Factors such as one’s overall health status and the type of arthritis will influence the nature of symptoms.
The one common thread amongst all types is an inflammation of one or more joints – this can include pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness/difficulty in moving.
General symptoms (not involving a joint) can include skin rashes, fever or tiredness for some types of arthritis.
Effective arthritis treatments are based around natural substances which clinical studies show help to not only relieve the symptoms of arthritis but also address and remove the root cause.
This is the key difference between using nutrients to remedy arthritis and using pharmaceutical drugs!
Drugs will not tackle the root cause of your arthritis – they only suppress your symptoms – meaning you have to stay on them forever! That’s why the drug companies love you – you’re a source of profit to them for life!
Since every one is an individual with their own unique biological make-up, anti-arthritis nutrients will not have the same effect on everyone. While one particular ingredient may produce a highly beneficial response in one person’s natural arthritis treatment, it may produce a much reduced effect (or perhaps none) for another.
It is for this reason that the best natural arthritis treatments should include a science-based supplement containing a wide spectrum of the most effective anti-arthritis nutrients (which I’m about to list for you).
The reason for using a more expensive science-based supplement is because each ingredient must have been studied at the molecular level for its interactions and compatibility with the other ingredients. This is heavy science and can only be done by a highly qualified bio-scientist.
The synergistic reactions of correctly combined (and compatible) ingredients create a greater potency and more effective results than the sum of the individual benefits of each.
Effective natural arthritis treatments MUST include the most potent and effective ‘arthritis nutrients’:
The real SUPERSTARS of this list are the first two – glucosamine and chondroitin (as glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate).
When comparing arthritis supplements please be aware that there are different forms of glucosamine.
(E.G. Glucosamine sulfate, D- Glucosamine HCL which is more than double the price of Glucosamine sulfate and Poly-N-Acetyl-D-Glucosamine which is once again more than double the cost of D-Glucosamine HCL).
Each form plays a role in addressing the cause of arthritis and joint pain. They all need one another to do their job properly in order to cover the widest possible spectrum of arthritis/joint conditions. (4)
Most arthritis formulas are NOT as effective as they should be because they contain ONLY glucosamine sulfate
There has been a substantial amount of research into the anti-arthritic, anti inflammatory properties of glucosamine and chondroitin. A number of these studies provide evidence that both substances are effective as natural arthritis treatments and are as effective as NSAID drugs. (5) – (7)
A further important consideration for choosing a supplement is to examine the potencies of the ingredients – these vary considerably from brand to brand. Most supplements are formulated to a price so the manufacturer can’t afford to include very high potencies.
Look for glucosamine and chondroitin with HIGH potencies of 90% and above.
The nutrients in this list require cofactors to help absorption and allow them to perform their duties in your body. Once again it takes the experience of a bio-scientist to know all the correct cofactors and in the correct forms and amounts.
Co-factors must include vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and important essential fatty acids. On top of this your arthritis supplement should contain trace elements, herbal extracts and other specialty substances.
To create the absolutely most effective arthritis formula possible your supplement needs even more complementary ingredients - especially those with proven anti-inflammatory properties.
Some of the more expensive ingredients above are susceptible to destruction by stomach acid (e.g. SAMe and enzymes).
In fact SAMe is INSTANTLY DESTROYED if it comes in contact with stomach acid.
Therefore they must be protected during their journey through the stomach by an enteric coating on the tablet.
Tablets missing these expensive ingredients (which is most supplements) don’t require enteric coating!
There is an arthritis supplement I'd like to tell you about that meets every criteria and every ingredient mentioned above plus more. It's the formula that my father uses.
This supplement is not manufactured to a price and is not sold via MLM.
That’s how the manufacturer affords to keep costs way down and channel savings back into developing such an ELITE natural arthritis treatment.
It was formulated by a world renowned bio-scientist who has been hired by many countries around the world to develop formulas that their own scientists couldn’t. He's even developed brain formulas for the NASA space program. Now that's IMPRESSIVE.
'Not Just Joints' has a WHOPPING 33 synergized ingredients!
There are an incredible 6 POTENT and expensive medicinal herbal extracts that power this special formula!
They influence various immune functions, such as curtailing inflammatory responses, improving cellular functions (e.g. decrease production of IL-1, TNF, IL-6 and reducing T and B cell functions) and curtailing the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines. I slipped that in for those of you who like the scientific details!
Xtend-Life are so confident that they have produced the most effective natural arthritis treatment possible - they're you offering a 100% money back guarantee.
There are some perfectly reasonable conditions attached to this because ‘no questions asked’ guarantees are absolutely always subject to abuse. Details are on their product pages.
Are you really prepared to risk your health further by using toxic pharmaceutical drugs to treat your arthritis. Remember, they don't even treat the root cause of your problem!
Be smart and give natural arthritis treatments a go. You have nothing to lose - except a reduction in your pain and discomfort!
Not Just Joints is the most comprehensive, powerful and technologically advanced arthritis supplement in the market. I've done the research - it's what I do for a living. Do your health a huge favor and get some today.
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