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Old 10-27-2013, 11:52 AM   #11 (permalink)
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BA, was this the supliment you were referring too?

Zyflamend

The glucosemine didn't help me any, so I would be interested in your opinion, impressions etc. of how that Zyflamend was working for you? That is if you've been using it long enough to notice any effect!
Glucosamine is just a supplement. Its effect are not immediately measurable, nor are they supposed to be. It delays further deterioration, not so much improves it. Let's just say that if you've been taking it over a significant period of time (years, decades) in the end your condition would be better than if you haven't taken it. So, even if you think it doesn't really help take it anyway, 10-15 years down the line you would be glad you did. Pretty much the same works for any herbal or mineral supplement. They don't reverse the damage - nothing short of joint replacement can - they just slow the process down.

Take glucosamine-chondroitin combo, it has a nigher success rate than either one by itself. In fact, anyone with OA or RA should be on a daily doze of Omega-3,6,9 complex, Vit D, glucosamine-chondroitin and calcium.
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:27 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I have arthritis in my knees and load bearing joints from years of roofing, now I'm getting it in my hands from 20+ years of making food. I'm 37.

BA's advices are just about the only thing that works even though I like to go against conventional wisdom and treat myself with loads of alcohol and marijuana.

The alcohol thing is stupid as fuck, theres nothing better then being hydrated, but if you can get some medicinal herbz, you can't go wrong.

I try to regimen glucosamine.
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:32 PM   #13 (permalink)
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In fact, anyone with OA or RA should be on a daily doze of Omega-3,6,9 complex, Vit D, glucosamine-chondroitin and calcium.
Yep, pretty much everyone should take fish oil supplements (krill oil is best) and vitamin d regardless of arthritis or not.

It's basically impossible for anyone to get enough omega unless they eat a ton of fish, which is not recommended because of heavy metal polution. And from studies they've found that practically everyone in a non sunny climate suffers from lack of sun (and some people in sunny climates because of office jobs).
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Chomps yeah that's it.
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Yep. Krill oil has the best ratios of Omega-3 to omega-6s. It is also absorbed a bit better. Many people think that fish oil has omega-3s so it is good. What is important is the RATIO of omega 3 to omega-6 in the product. Also the ratio of DHA to EPA. Krill oil, by my research, seems to have the most desirable ratios of any omega 3 product. If you want to reduce the cellular inflammation associated with arthritis, you want way more EPA than DHA. Most fish oil has more DHA, which does not help with inflammation as much.

Here is a great article about types of omega 3s:

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/...en-epa-and-dha

I have a similar issue after a meniscal tear when I was 15, and after tons of research and speaking to multiple doctors, I've found that krill oil, zyflamend, and glucosamine/chondroitin with a daily multivitamin would be the best way to supplement care for the knee.

What gets me about zyflamend is made from New Chapter, which was just purchased by Proctor and Gamble... so I'm not so sure I want to consciously support that company.

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Proctor and Gamble... so I'm not so sure I want to consciously support that company.

too bad, you breathe air and require food and water.
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Old 10-27-2013, 03:26 PM   #17 (permalink)
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too bad, you breathe air and require food and water.
Yeah I know right? Thus the "consciously" part.

I was just particularly unhappy about it because I really liked the company and then they sold out to a company that directly antagonizes what they were going for.

A good analogy would be if Mervin was sold to a company that supported increased drilling/fracking efforts and promoted deforestation through un-sustainable logging operations.
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Osteoarthritis isn't a thing to be scared of. Ive seen people with complete degeneration and almost no meniscus and have absolutely no pain.
Rehab your feet/hips and your knees will be just fine.
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Not much to add, other than my old man body does benefit from glucosamine chondroitin and staying at less-than-fat weight.

Mostly I'm tagging this lost so i can lurk and learn.
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Definately strengthen those supporting muscles as others have mentioned-I jacked my knee years ago as a uninsured drunk college student and completely tore my PCL. Never had it repaired and after all these years later cannot tell the difference in feel of my knees even tho one is PCL deficient. I walk everywhere and I think this helped being active and using those other muscles to take the strain off the joint.
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