Did You Know…that pomegranate can help alleviate the pain and discomfort of arthritis and other rheumatoid conditions?
For the 50 million Americans who suffer from arthritis, the pain and stiffness that affects joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones can severely limit the ability to enjoy life and live it fully. Many conventional treatments for arthritis come with worrisome risks and side effects—but the good news is that natural and proven solutions do exist!
A Tiny Red Solution for Arthritis Pain
According to some exciting new research, the small, juicy red seeds of the pomegranate fruit hold great promise as potent alleviators of rheumatoid arthritis… so you or a loved one afflicted with arthritis can get the most out of life again.
Here are just some of the most impressive examples of recent studies:
- A study published in the Journal of Inflammation and conducted by the University of South Carolina School of Medicine found that pomegranate is able to suppress human mast bosophil cells, which promote inflammatory reactions and encourage the breakdown of cartilage, a common symptom of arthritis.
- Another study conducted by Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio indicated that pomegranate significantly reduced key chemicals in the inflammatory response—such as the enzyme COX-2 that causes pain and inflammation.
- The Israeli Medical Association Journal recently published a human study made up of 8 patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Patients were treated with 8 mg of pomegranate extract daily for 12 weeks. Their joint status and serum oxidative status were measured at the start and finish of the study. Results showed that across the board patients’ composite Disease Activity Index (DAS28) of arthritis decreased by 17%, tender joint count decreased by 62%, and inflammation markers also dramatically decreased.
An Antioxidant Powerhouse
One of the reasons pomegranates are so useful in alleviating arthritis is due to their high antioxidant content.
Not all fruits are the same, and results from a recent study rank pomegranates as one of the most potent antioxidant reserves. The study analyzed 10 different antioxidant-rich fruits, including blueberries, acai, concord grapes, and pomegranates. The pomegranate had an overall antioxidant concentration at least 20% greater than that of other fruits, and the pomegranate has the most of every individual antioxidant!
By fighting free radicals, antioxidants fight disease, because free radicals trigger the #1 cause of virtually every disease: inflammation! And antioxidants help soothe the chronic inflammation that causes rheumatoid disorders such as arthritis.
A Long History of Healing
Pomegranates have long been praised as an all-natural therapy for heart and joint health, but experts advise that the method of consumption matters greatly.
When treating arthritis with pomegranate therapy, it is best to consume organic and locally grown pomegranates.
If you are battling rheumatoid arthritis, natural health experts recommend that you consider eliminating sugar and grains and only eating unprocessed, organic, and raw food. Experts also advise that you eat plenty of omega-3 rich foods and supplement with other natural remedies, such as tumeric, boswellia, ginger, and astaxanthin.
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