Arthritis Capsules

Written by Serena Berger
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With arthritis as common a problem as it is, there are several treatments that allege that they will help sufferers of the many different forms. Some of these are nutritional supplements, while others are medications that can only be prescribed by physicians. Many of the nutritional supplements can be purchased at relatively low prices, tempting many people to try these capsules with minimal risk.

Time Release Arthritis Capsules

Some arthritis capsules are specially designed to release the active ingredient(s) over a period of time rather than all at once when the capsule dissolves. The main advantage that this provides is that you no longer have to take pills every few hours to have the effects last all day. A single capsule can provide your body with nutrients for up to 12 hours.

Compared to regular capsules, time release capsules provide a more constant stream of their active ingredients. The effects of standard capsules decrease over time, until you take another dose. If you were to plot the effectiveness over time, you would see dramatic peaks and valleys. Time release arthritis capsules, on the other hand, provide nutrients to the body at a steady rate to help promote healthier joints.

Among the most popular arthritis capsules on the market are glucosamine and chondroitin. Studies have revealed that these natural supplements did not lead to as many side effects as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which are popularly prescribed to treat the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis. Some studies have found that the naturally occurring supplements can slow and sometimes even repair the damaged cartilage. You should speak with a physician, however, to better understand the veracity and limitations of these studies.

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