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Supplements for Knee Pain

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Knee pain facts and supplementsOne of the common locations of pain is the knee joints caused mainly due to injuries, sporting activities, inappropriate stretching, obesity and other factors. It is important to treat such pains as early as possible - one such option  is through the use of natural supplements.


These have been used since ancient times and have immensely contributed to reducing of the pain related to the knee joint.  However, it is always recommended to discuss it with your physician before starting to use any such supplement.



Facts about knee pain:


This is one of the most common health problems. As per a recent study, 33% Americans suffer from knee pain or other types of musculoskeletal problems and are currently receiving treatment. This pain is common among physically active individuals - almost 50% athletes suffer from knee pain around the globe.  The severity and treatment of such pain is dependent on the knee problem and the degree of impairment of your daily activities.



Natural Knee Pain  supplements


Natural supplements are usually prescribed by conventional health providers as well as alternative health care providers.


  • Meadowseeet:


This is considered to be a very powerful supplement and highly recommended for the treatment of knee pain. It not only reduces the pain but also decreases the inflammation in the affected area of the body. Meadowseet is considered to be an astringent and anti rheumatic which helps to remove excess fluid from the body. This is available mainly in powdered form.Meadowsweet is a natural supplement


Other Supplements:        




  • All cells in our body need calcium and if it doesn't get it enough, it starts extracting it from the bones, which starts weakening the bones and starts causing pain. You can have these as tablets. It is recommended to have one calcium per day for best results.

Calcium is very good for your knee


  • Glucosamine:


Research has revealed that it is very effective in reducing knee pain and in several cases it has completely cured the pain too. This is available in the form of tablets and capsules and need to be taken as per dosage prescribed by your doctor.



  • SAMe (S-Adenosylmethionine):


Just like the above two supplements SAMe (S-Adenosylmethionine) has anti inflammatory properties and helps in reducing knee pain. It takes a little extra time to work but is quite effective. It is recommended to have the tablets or capsules as per the suggestion of your doctor.

SAMe is good for knee pain


This is mainly found in cod liver oil, fish oil and also flaxseed oil - it is known for its anti inflammatory properties and mainly in the form of capsules. As per a recent study carried out at Cardiff University, it was seen that in a three months time, it helped in reducing the severity of the pain as well as inflammation. These are available in capsules and tablets too.

Flax seeds are rich in omega 3 fatty acids

  • Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM):


MSM is helpful in strengthening connective tissue and building cartilage which helps in reducing the impact of the pain. This is available in dried form.


You can try out all these knee supplements to get relief from the pain, but rememeber to give your knee adequate rest and do not over exert yourself while you are using the right supplements.


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Supplements For Knee Pain