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For Arthritis Natural Treatment, Try Antioxidants

Stewart Hare

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In this article on arthritis natural treatment, you will discover:

  • What are antioxidants?
  • Why are antioxidants an arthritis natural treatment?
  • How many antioxidants to take to help with your arthritis

What are antioxidants?

An antioxidant is a substance which helps to protect your body from harmful oxidation reactions caused by free radicals.

These harmful oxidation reactions have been linked to the formation of many degenerative diseases, one being arthritis.

There are many vitamins, minerals, supplements and foods which act as antioxidants, here are a few:

  • Alpha-Lipoic Acid
  • Bilberry
  • Cat’s Claw
  • Co-enzyme Q10
  • Copper
  • Ginkgo
  • Grapeseed Extracts
  • Green Tea
  • Lutein
  • Lycopene
  • Manganese
  • Pine Bark Extracts
  • Reishi
  • Riboflavin
  • Selenium
  • Vitamin A (beta-carotene)
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Zinc
The top antioxidants from the list are:

  • Vitamin A (beta-carotene)
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Selenium
Why Are Antioxidants An Arthritis Natural Treatment?

The best antioxidants for osteoarthritis are vitamin C and vitamin E.

Research has shown that a diet rich in these antioxidants can reduce the inflammation of osteoarthritis and slow the progression of the disease.

So, if you are looking for an arthritis natural treatment, a diet high in fruit and vegetables would be a great start.

Foods which are high in vitamin C are:

  • Blackcurrants
  • Blueberries
  • Citrus Fruits
  • Guava
  • Kiwi Fruit
  • Peppers
  • Strawberries
Foods which are high in vitamin E are:

  • Avocado
  • Broccoli
  • Eggs
  • Nuts
  • Oily fish
  • Seeds
  • Wheat Germ

How Many Antioxidants To Take To Help With Your Arthritis?

OK, so you now know that antioxidants are good for your arthritis but you are not to keen on the foods which are listed as being rich in antioxidants.

What do you do?

Well the good news is that a lot of these antioxidants you can get in supplement form from your local health store.

But, the question is, how much do you need to take to help with your arthritis?

To help with your osteoarthritis, you can take between 400 and 1600 IU of vitamin E per day and between 100 and 125 mg of vitamin C.

So, to sum up…

If you want a good natural arthritis treatment, look no further than increasing your diet with fruit and vegetables which are high in antioxidants, plus supplement your diet with the antioxidants vitamin C and vitamin E in supplement form.

Stewart Hare C. H. Ed Dip NutTh

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