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Calcium, Zinc and Silica from plants:
Ayurvedic treasures and natural minerals for joint pain relief and stronger bones.
Healthy aging: joint pain alters the quality of life
Joint pain is a prevalent, debilitating and economically costly condition worldwide. It especially affects an aging population and is complicated by obesity and vulnerable practices. Chronically affected patients experience a loss of everyday quality of life. In the UK (2017), 54% of adults over the age of 45 suffer from multisite peripheral joint pain. In the US, the United States National Health Interview Survey estimated 52.5 million adults are diagnosed with arthritis and 22.7 million adults suffer from arthritis and arthritis-attributable activity limitations. It has been estimated that by the year 2030, 67 million people will be diagnosed with arthritis.
Turmeric (curcuma longa) is a well known spice from India. Turmeric has been used in India for over 2500 years in Ayurvedic medicine to treat a variety of ailments, of which joint pain is an important one.
This article is available in full in the Autumn 2019 issue of Nutraceuticals Now