Most people who head to their primary care physician to complain about their stiff knees and sore hands will probably leave the office with two things: a diagnosis of arthritis and a prescription for some type of anti-inflammatory medication.
While these medicines can provide some short-term relief from the pain and stiffness of arthritis, they may actually do more harm than good. Let’s look at why this is the case.
Arthritis drugs: the Band-Aid effect
The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, that many people take to combat the pain and inflammation of arthritis only offer short-term relief from the discomfort. Just as a Band-Aid will only cover a scraped-up knee, these drugs are essentially doing the same thing – they are treating the symptoms of arthritis, but are not doing anything to actually make it better.
To make matters worse, NSAIDs and other arthritis drugs may also cause more harm than good. Long-term use of certain medications like Tylenol and Advil can have an adverse impact on the liver, and people who are prescribed steroids also typically have negative side effects like weight gain and damage to the pancreas and kidneys.
Nutrition to the rescue
Instead of taking costly medications that only address the symptoms of arthritis and can cause harm to the body, people should instead focus on good nutrition and how it can not only alleviate the pain of arthritis but also help to repair the bones and joints.
In addition to a healthy diet filled with plenty of fruits and veggies, our EF-Arthritis formula can help provide people with the nutritional boost that they need to reduce inflammation and pain and also repair the structural damage that is caused by this inflammation.
Codonopsis and Turmeric provide one-two punch against arthritis
Two of the key ingredients in EF-Arthritis are Codonopsis and Turmeric. Codonopsis is a super-herb that contains a high level of superoxide dismutase, an incredible enzyme that has been found to help rid the body of inflammation. In other words, rather than just temporarily reducing inflammation, Codonopsis can help your body eliminate it.
Turmeric and its key chemical curcumin, is another powerful ingredient in EF-Arthritis. This natural herb has been shown in studies to reduce the pain and stiffness of arthritis by blocking the key enzymes that cause inflammation in the first place. Research has also found that turmeric can help to reconstruct bone; so if people are dealing with bone loss from arthritis or if they have osteoblasts that cause their fingers and hands to crinkle up and look deformed, adding turmeric to their daily routine may help.
Codonopsis and Turmeric, along with the other carefully-selected ingredients in EF-Arthritis, can help provide your body with the nutrition it needs to battle back against joint pain and stiffness. As a bonus, they are safe to take and do not come with a long list of negative side effects.