There have been a number of studies that have shown that some supplements can provide immense relief to sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis. Some of the most promising supplements include the following:
- Fish Oil: There have been many studies that point to the benefit of using fish oil supplements to relieve inflammation and reduce stiffness in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Omega-3, which is found in fish oil, has been found to reduce the inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Omega-3 has also been found to protect people against heart disease which individuals with rheumatoid arthritis are at an increased risk of developing.
- Thunder God Vine: This supplement has been shown in studies to help reduce inflammation and joint pain. In one study, thunder god vine was compared with a common rheumatoid arthritis medication, sulfasalazine. The study found that those who used the supplement were more likely to have reduced symptoms than those who used the traditional medicine. There are quite a few side-effects associated with the use of this supplement so a doctor should be consulted first. Side effects can include sterility in men, upper respiratory tract infections, hair loss, headache, and upset stomach. This supplement is not safe for pregnant women or for women who are at risk of developing osteoporosis.