Benefit Relieve Arthritis
According to Arthritis.org, Arthritis is not a single disease; it is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. People of all ages, sexes and races can and do have arthritis, and it is the leading cause of disability in America. More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some type of arthritis.
Turmeric provides an attractive option for those suffering from Arthritis. To date, most research has focused on two common forms of Arthritis, Osteoarthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Key findings of recent research published in Arthritis & Rheumatology found that Turmeric significantly inhibited joint destruction due to arthritis, and inhibited NF-κB, a protein that controls the gene expression of substances that produce an inflammatory response. Turmeric also altered the expression of hundreds of genes involved in joint swelling and destruction and prevented an increase in osteoclasts (cells that break down bone) in joints.
Osteoarthritis is often thought of as the loss of cartilage in the joint and is the most common cause of disability among older adults affecting up to 20 Million Americans.
Recent research into the effect of Turmeric on osteoarthritis include a three-month trial involving 50 patients diagnosed by x-ray with osteoarthritis of the knee; in this experiment’ one group was given a Turmeric supplement and the control group was not.
Key findings of this research were that after 90 days, 58 percent reported a decrease in reported pain and stiffness as well as an improvement in physical functioning compared to the control group. Almost as remarkable; there was a 300 percent improvement in the emotional well being !!
Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic systemic disorder that primarily affect body joints by progressive destruction of cartilage & bone.
Common treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, there are many drugs being prescribed for this condition but unfortunately, they are often accompanied by severe side effects such as gastrointestinal bleeding, increased blood pressure, accelerated osteoporosis to name a few.
In a small 2012 study of 45 people with Rheumatoid Arthritis, researchers assigned curcumin supplements to one-third of them. The other two groups received a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) called diclofenac, or a combination of both. All three groups got better, but the group that took 500 milligrams of curcumin (less than that in a daily Chocolate Turmeric Bomb serving) showed the most improvement beating both groups that were taking the drug diclofenac all with no reported side effects.