Two Arthritis Powerhouses Even Stronger Together
May 08, 2010
New research shows that omega-3 fats and glucosamine work together to provide additional benefits for people with osteoarthritis.
Scientists gave 1500 mg of glucosamine sulfate to the study participants, but some also received 200 mg of omega-3 fats. Both groups had about the same number of participants who reported a 20 percent or less reduction in pain.
But according to Dr. Christiane Northrup:
“However, when researchers asked those who experienced an 80 percent reduction in pain, those in [the glucosamine plus omega-3 group] reported reduced morning stiffness and pain in the hips and knees by between 48.5 and 55.6 percent, compared to 41.7 to 55.3 percent for those in [the glucosamine only group].”