Curcumin For Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment
Studies have proven time and time again that curcumin is able to complement or even replace conventional drugs in treating various health conditions. In this article, we will look into two studies providing further evidences that curcumin not only matches conventional drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment but also without side effects!
A Curcumin Supported Greater Improvement In Ra Disease Activity, Tenderness & Swelling Than Diclofenac; Without Side Effects
Curcumin is a component of the curry spice, turmeric. Recently a similar study involved osteoarthritis patients and involved a comparison of a group supplemented with curcumin vs a group treated with the drug celecoxib (Celebrex).
Five patients diagnosed with RA were randomized into three groups with patients receiving curcumin (500mg) and diclofenac sodium (50mg) alone or their combination. The primary endpoints were reduction in Disease Activity Score (DAS) 28. The secondary endpoints included American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria for reduction in tenderness and swelling of joint scores.
Patients in all three treatment groups showed statistically significant changes in their DAS scores.
Interestingly: The curcumin group showed the highest percentage of improvement in overall DAS and ACR scores (ACR 20, 50 and 70). And these scores were significantly better than the patients in the diclofenac sodium group. More importantly, curcumin treatment was found to be safe and did not relate with any adverse events.
Our study: Provides the first evidence for the safety and superiority of curcumin treatment in patients with active RA, And highlights the need for future large-scale trials to validate these findings in patients with RA and other arthritic conditions.
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Bioavailable Curcumin Matches Prescription Drug For Joint Health Benefits
Supplements of a patented, high bioavailability curcumin may match a prescription Rheumatoid Arthritis drug for joint health benefits, but with fewer side effects, suggests new data.
For more information, visit http://www.nutraingredients.com/Research/Bioavailable-curcumin-matches-prescription-drug-for-joint-health-benefits.