Best Supplements for Arthritis

Glucosamine


Glucosamine is technically a type of sugar,but it also serves as a precursor for the body to make proteins and lipids that play a role in joint health. It's a building block for our tendons


Cartilage, and the fluid around the joints. In the body, it acts as a lubricant to help cushion and absorb shock around our joints, helping to slow the wearing away of cartilage. 

Chondroitin


Chondroitin is a natural substance located in the connective tissues of humans and other animals. As a supplement, evidence suggests that chondroitin helps alleviate symptoms


It's best to take a combination of glucosamine and chondroitin daily. A good rule of thumb is to look for products providing a total daily dose of at least 1,000 milligrams of glucosamine

Collagen


While research is ongoing to determine the best type of collagen and the dosage, two options I like include Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. 


This powder provides 20 grams of collagen per serving. Another option is NOW Foods Collagen Peptides Powder which provides 10 grams of collagen per serving.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids


Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fatty fish, fish oil, walnuts, and some other plant-based foods are effective to help tamp down inflammation.


Which triggers pain and swelling. There are three main omega-3-fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).

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