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Supplements/food to prevent knee/hip arthritis and keep joints lubricated?

Postby omg » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:21 am

is there any good stuff to prevent arthritis and keep joints "lubricated" - as the marketing gimmicks state it?
Some suggest glucosamine and some ginger, but are there any harmful side effects (to glucosamine)?

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Re: Supplements/food to prevent knee/hip arthritis and keep joints lubricated?

Postby or6 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:04 am

They say Kurkuma has a beneficial effect...so if you like Indian curries, go for it. I'd suggest you consult a doctor or dietician, though.

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Re: Supplements/food to prevent knee/hip arthritis and keep joints lubricated?

Postby abel » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:48 am

or6 wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:04 am
They say Kurkuma has a beneficial effect...so if you like Indian curries, go for it. I'd suggest you consult a doctor or dietician, though.
+1, but...
The amount of Curcumin (the active stuff) in the spices is not enough for assisting anti inflammatory treatment.
There are capsules of Curcumin that are concentrated about x30 (equivalent of about 30 teaspoons of cúrcuma spice powder).
I had inflammatory-rheuma something in my upper back and shoulders (as normal, the Docs didn't know exactly which :angryfire: )
and started taking curcumin pills. It works ok for me for about two years.
Regarding the reliability of food supplements and medical issues, I generally look into Mayo Clinic website, as it is one of the most serious I found.
Quote from http://www.mayoclinic.org/nutrition-and ... 08638?pg=2
"Curcumin. Curcumin is the active ingredient in the spice turmeric, which comes from a plant in the ginger family. Popular for centuries in Asia for its health benefits, turmeric recently has been the subject of much research in the West. Preliminary studies suggest that curcumin (which is what gives turmeric its bright orange color) has a number of health-promoting benefits. For example, it helps your body to maintain a normal response to inflammatory events, such as reducing soreness and tenderness after strenuous physical activity or promoting healing after surgery or an injury."

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Re: Supplements/food to prevent knee/hip arthritis and keep joints lubricated?

Postby Rakky » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:03 pm

Aspirin also has anti-inflammatory effects, and beneficial to the heart etc. But taking heavy doses is not good, and taking it to prevent arthritis is not proven
I know a lot of Indians with arthritis - can't tell them to eat more Indian food.
Most of the products on the web sound great - but where is the data.
Glucosamine and chondroitin were brought in with fanfare but have not shown any benefits

Sorry for being a debbie downer

Keep active and strong, and eat healthy. I would say 'stay young' but not possible.
Excessive impact activities will cause joint damage - but that is the fun of running, mountain biking and kiteboarding.

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Re: Supplements/food to prevent knee/hip arthritis and keep joints lubricated?

Postby bri7 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:11 pm

what about a copper bracelet ?

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Re: Supplements/food to prevent knee/hip arthritis and keep joints lubricated?

Postby kiterocky » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:22 pm

Codeine

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Re: Supplements/food to prevent knee/hip arthritis and keep joints lubricated?

Postby Seabizzle » Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:27 pm

Why not try some weed :kiff:

sorry what was the question??

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Re: Supplements/food to prevent knee/hip arthritis and keep joints lubricated?

Postby alexeyga » Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:25 pm

This isn't as easy to take in as most commercially-available stuff, but in the long-run it actually helps a lot.

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Re: Supplements/food to prevent knee/hip arthritis and keep joints lubricated?

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Re: Supplements/food to prevent knee/hip arthritis and keep joints lubricated?

Postby tmcfarla » Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:52 pm

My father in law (not a kiter) swears by glucosamine for his knees, so maybe it is worth a try. My guess is that a good physical therapist or sports doctor will be much more beneficial.

My guess for knee or hip problems is something about stance. Do you ride a twin-tip? If so, have you tried adjusting bindings? Have you tried a strapless board (helps to see what your natural stance is)? Really small adjustments in stance can have a tremendous impact on the total forces your legs are experiencing.


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