Wednesday, February 10, 2010

An olive offering to Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis

Are there alternatives to glucosamine-chondroitin therapy for arthritis?

Olive phenols contain biologic response modifiers 
that can help reduce the inflammation associated 
with arthritis. – AP

IN Malaysia, an estimated 60% of the population will have some form of arthritis by the age of 60, particularly osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), on the other hand, affects a smaller percentage of our population and can affect all age groups.

The most effective method for osteoarthritis pain relief is any treatment that reduces inflammation. One class of treatment called “biologic response modifier” (BRM) reduces inflammation in the joints by blocking the action of a substance called tumour necrosis factor (TNF). TNF is a protein of the body’s immune system that triggers inflammation during normal immune responses; however, when overproduced, TNF can lead to excessive inflammation such as that experienced by patients with arthritis both RA and OA.

Amongst these natural BRMs, the most researched and best documented is olive phenols. Although its chemical structure is quite different from the anti-inflammatory compounds in non-steroidal drugs, olive phenol’s anti-inflammatory component has a similar effect.

A 50 gram dose (about four tablespoons) of extra-virgin olive oil supplies enough phenols to produce an effect equivalent to that of about 10% of the ibuprofen dose recommended for adult pain relief.

One single capsule contains the phenolic quantity you find in 6oz of extra virgin olive oil. The high potency BRM and pain relief effect from olive is delivered to the human body without fats and calories.

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