Posted on: 15.11.2021 Posted by: Drlark Comments: 0

June 14, 2004


Joint Health

Supplements to Heal Aching Joints

To keep your joints healthy, fight inflammation,

and rebuild cartilage, implement this daily nutritional supplement


  • S-adenosylmethionine,

    SAMe, 200–400 mg twice daily

    with meals has been shown to be very important in the manufacture

    of cartilage. SAMe not only relieves pain but rebuilds damaged

    cartilage and is less toxic than traditional drugs. It also helps

    decrease morning stiffness and pain at rest and in motion.

    Osteoarthritis can cause such a sense of debilitation that people

    just stop doing all the things that make life worthwhile. SAMe

    can give you the same relief from pain without the gastrointestinal

    distress caused by NSAIDs. Make sure you are taking vitamin

    B12 (50–100 mg) and folic acid (400 mcg) with

    SAMe so that it works effectively.

  • 750–1,500 mg MSM in

    three divided doses with meals. Methylsulfonylmethane is a potent

    antacid, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory derived from foods.

    MSM actually increases blood flow and delivers nutrients to those

    injured cartilage tissues and is helpful in improving your range

    of motion.

  • 1,000–1,500 mg daily

    of glucosamine sulfate stimulates the manufacture of the

    chains of sugars, amino acids, and sulfur that make up the GAG

    layer, which is critical to joint movement, and helps to restore

    the gel-like nature of cartilage.

  • 1,000–3,000 mg buffered

    vitamin C helps form collagen in your connective tissue.

    Take this together with the other antioxidants, 400–800 IU

    vitamin E, as d-alpha tocopherol, and 5,000 IU vitamin

    A, as beta carotene. The trio will help to slow down the erosion

    of cartilage and stimulate the formation of new cartilage.

  • B6, 50 mg, along with zinc

    (30–45 mg), copper (1–2 mg) and boron

    (6–9 mg), promote cartilage repair and synthesis. In

    fact, boron alone produced dramatic relief for arthritis patients

    in early studies.

  • Vitamin D, 400 IU,

    slows down the progression of osteoarthritis.

Read More on Joint Health:

Getting Started

Heal Arthritis Naturally

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Nutritional Therapies

Get Moving with the Right Diet

Supplements to Heal Aching Joints

Digestive Enzymes: The Side Effect-Free Approach

to Pain Relief

Complementary Therapies

Stretch Out

Spice Up Your Life



Leave a Comment