Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

Symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA) tend to reflect mobility, joint pain and stiffness, as well as quality of life in persons with OA. Supplements that benefit these symptoms according to self-reported rating scales are prophylactic.

   


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The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (excluding animal/petri-dish studies) to tell you what what supplements affect Symptoms of Osteoarthritis
GradeLevel of Evidence
ARobust research conducted with repeated double blind clinical trials
BMultiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
CSingle double blind study or multiple cohort studies
DUncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
SupplementChange
Magnitude of Effect Size
Scientific ConsensusComments
AGlucosamine
Comparative Health Goals evidence only available to buyers of our Supplement-Goals Reference

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BGinger
BBoswellia serrata
BS-Adenosyl Methionine
BRose Hip
CCurcumin
CStinging Nettle
CFeverfew
CBromelain
CMicrolactin
CMethylsulfonylmethane
CPycnogenol
CVitamin D
CCreatine
CType II Collagen
DVitamin C
DGuggul
DHarpagophytum procumbens

References

  1. Chrubasik S, et al. Comparison of outcome measures during treatment with the proprietary Harpagophytum extract doloteffin in patients with pain in the lower back, knee or hip. Phytomedicine. (2002)
  2. Chrubasik S, et al. A randomized double-blind pilot study comparing Doloteffin and Vioxx in the treatment of low back pain. Rheumatology (Oxford). (2003)
  3. Chrubasik S, et al. A 1-year follow-up after a pilot study with Doloteffin for low back pain. Phytomedicine. (2005)

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