Studies demonstrate arthritis signs are improved faster with any of the following nutraceuticals: Boswellia, green lipped musseks, turmeric, Elk velvet antler, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Herbal formulas, and a combination.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories. Glucosamine itself acts to add lubrication to joints; lubrication allows bone and cartilage surfaces to glide across each other more smoothly than without the lubrication. In the arthritis patient, not only is there deterioration of joint cartilage, but there are also bony spicules in the joints – both of which cause pain. Glucosamine supplements help cushion arthritic, painful joints, therefore, decreasing pain in arthritic joints.
All of the other nutraceuticals listed above help with arthritis pain by decreasing inflammation, although each supplement has different method of action. Only nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories have potentially dangerous side effects with long-term use. The side effects associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications include kidney and liver issues as well as intestinal bleeding.
Because the natural supplements can be used long-term with less side effects, a method to treat arthritis pain rapidly with the least side effects would be to use the herbal supplements and pulse the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories as needed.