Nutraceuticals for Osteoarthritis

Providing effective intervention to avoid long-term disability in osteoarthritis may be difficult, but there is reason for hope. Recent studies of non-pharmacological interventions indicate they may help:

• Administration of glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate can decrease joint-space narrowing and other radiographic markers of disease progression.

• Adding omega-3 fatty acids to glucosamine sulfate showed benefit in pain reduction.

• A proprietary complex of curcumin with soy phosphatidylcholine has been shown to reduce symptoms.