Steoarthritis Capsules

Written by Serena Berger
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Osteoarthritis, or OA, affects over 20 million Americans--making it one of the most common forms of arthritis as well as one of the most common conditions from which Americans suffer. It becomes more common with age, and statistically affects more women then men. Of course, statistics don't matter very much if you are one of the people who suffers from this painful and debilitating joint condition--you just want to know what you can do to manage the pain and keep the condition from progressing.

Medications and Supplements for OA

There are several different options for medications or supplements to take to deal with OA in different ways. To deal with the pain, you may want to use over-the-counter pain relief or ask a doctor about stronger prescription options. You may also want to look into supplements to help you manage your weight, as being overweight taxes your joints, increases the chance of getting OA, and speeds its progress if you already have it.

There are also a variety of supplements which are thought to be helpful in treating the destruction of cartilage and treating the swelling that intensifies pain and limits mobility. These treatments are in various stages of research, which means that they are still considered alternative medicine and as such as not regulated by the federal government. Nevertheless, reputable arthritis foundations and many doctors believe that it is safe to try glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM capsules to help manage OA.

These are the three most powerful supplements yet found to help with joint health. If you are looking into glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM, you should strongly consider getting time release capsules. First of all, these capsules can guarantee a more consistent level of the materials in your blood stream. Second, they can help avoid some of the stomach and digestive problems which some patients suffer when taking these supplements. The small amount being digested at any given time is a lot easier on your stomach, and leads to fewer potential side effects.

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