Herbal Supplement Found To Be As Effective As a Drug In Relieving Rheumatoid Arthritis
Recently, a study comparing 500 mg of a highly absorbable form of curcumin to the drug Voltarin found that they are equally effective in relieving rheumatoid arthritis. To me, this makes curcumin the winner. While the two clinically tested substances, curcumin and Voltarin, were both effective, there were no side effects due to the intake of curcumin. There were no dropouts in the group given curcumin while there were side effects and drop outs in the group given Voltarin. Not only was curcumin effective in relieving rheumatoid arthritis but other studies at other institutions found that the same curcumin was effective in a number of studies involving obesity, osteoarthritis, depression and Alzheimer’s disease. I make certain that I take curcumin every day, 500 mg twice daily. Some days I may even double that dosage. It’s my number one favorite herb. There have been over 5,000 studies done on curcumin in the last several years. They found so many benefits in how curcumin affects pathways in the body that they are now doing studies on Alzheimer’s disease, colon cancer and mouth and throat cancer. From all the scientists I’ve talked to, they are pretty certain that the outcome of these new studies will be successful and positive.