Herbal supplements

In an article entitled, "Efficacy and safety of curcumin and its combination with boswellic acid in osteoarthritis: a comparative, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study," investigators tested the benefits and safety of curcuminoid complex extract from turmeric rhizome with turmeric volatile oil (CuraMed®) and its combination with boswellic acid extract from Indian frankincense root (Curamin®) for the treatment of 40- to 70-year-old patients with osteoarthritis. CuraMed 500-mg capsules (333 mg curcuminoids) and Curamin 500-mg capsules (350 mg curcuminoids and 150 mg boswellic acid) were taken orally three times a day for 12 weeks in 201 patients. At the end of the three month study, those who took the curcumin complex or its combination with boswellic acid reported less joint pain. The researchers conclude, "Combining Curcuma longa and Boswellia serrata extracts increases the efficacy of ostoeoarthritis treatment presumably due to synergistic effects of curcumin and boswellic acid." Find out more about alternative therapies for osteoarthritis. Joint Power Rx has curcumin and boswellic acid, along with glucosamine and chondroitin, but it is possible that taking additional curcumin and boswellic acid along with the Joint Power Rx formula could provide more benefits.

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