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Dr. Beth's Top Picks For Joint Pain
Beth Ley Knotts, Ph.D.
Reducing inflammation is the most popular, and most effective, way to deal with joint pain. This is simply because all the stuff we see as “bad” when it comes to our joints such as pain and reduced mobility is because of abnormally high inflammation. Get the inflammation in check and pain improves!

Here are my top picks to reduce inflammation and promote healing to reduce scar tissue:

Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)
This important mineral is needed for healing of all connective tissue in the body; the type of tissue found in our joints. In addition it is anti-inflammatory and provides pain relief. Studies have shown that a 12-week course of supplementation with MSM led to significant reduction in both pain and physical disability. However, benefits are seen within days, not weeks. The higher the dose used, the faster the results. Works best taken with Vitamin C.

I recommend Drs. Best MSM Capsules, 1,000 mg. Dosage: 2 - 4 capsules 2 - 4 times daily.

Ginger Extract
There's evidence that ginger can have therapeutic benefits similar to over-the-counter pain relievers. The anti-inflammatory, analgesic benefit has been shown in a few studies to be a 40% reduction in pain compared to a placebo. Studies are showing that it can not only help with pain, but also with morning stiffness.

I recommend Jarrows Ginger Extract Capsules, 500 mg each. Dosage: 1 in am and 1 in pm

Curcumin (Tumeric)
Curcumin works by reducing the production of two enzymes, COX2 and LOXs, which have vital roles in turning anti-inflammatory signalling molecules into pro-inflammatory ones.

I recommend Drs. Best Curcumin Phytosome with Meriva. 500 mg each. Dosage: 1-2 capsules 2 times daily.


Omega-3 Oils
This essential fatty acid is needed for it’s anti-inflammatory benefits. Without adequate amounts, we simply cannot make anti-inflammatory prostaglandins.

I recommend Metagenics Omegagenics EPA/DHA 500
Dosage: 2 in am and 2 in pm
or Jarrows Organic Flax Seed Oil, 1,000 mg Dosage: 2 in am and 2 in pm


Boswellia Serrata (Frankincense)
Studies show boswellia has a high AKBA content producing fast-acting and effective pain relief associated with osteoarthritis. It appears to be comparable to celecoxib (a NSAID) with at least one study suggesting that the combination of boswellia and curcumin is more effective. Boswellia, similar to curcumin, works by reducing the activity of enzymes that create inflammatory signalling molecules but works on a different, complementary, set of enzymes. These two herbs have been tested together in a few studies.

I recommend Young Living Frankincense Oil
Apply a few drops directly to painful area twice daily and message in OR can also be taken orally in capsules.
To order Frankincense Oil, Contact Dr. Beth directly.

Glucosamine
This supplement may exert both analgesic and disease-modifying actions. Beware, though, because positive effects are usually not super dramatic and it does require months to see the full benefit.

I recommend Drs. Best Synergistic Glucosamine with MSM Capsules, Dosage: 1-2 capsules 2 times daily.

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