Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/18/2016 -- Nowadays, people have a variety of treatment options to choose from for dealing with rheumatoid arthritis. There are individuals who use pharmaceutical drugs and there are also those who rely on natural alternatives such as turmeric.
Research finds turmeric extract to be a superior blockbuster drug for rheumatoid arthritis. Turmeric is a widely popular natural alternative nowadays, especially among arthritis sufferers. Its therapeutic benefits are thought to come from its phytochemical called curcumin.
"Curcumin contains antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties," said Divine Bounty spokesperson, Melissa Scott.
In a study published in the Phytotherapy Research journal, the researchers tried to determine which natural alternative is safer and more effective than pharmaceutical drugs in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
RA is a debilitating and painful autoimmune disease that results in significant loss of function and mobility, especially when not treated. One of the signs of the disorder is having a gradual disfiguration of the finger's flexible joints.
Rheumatoid arthritis can also affect many organs and tissues by participating in systemic, chronic inflammatory activity.
According to statistics, extra-articular rheumatoid arthritis affects 15 to 25 percent of individuals with RA. This means that the condition's effects could go beyond the joints.
The use of pharmaceutical drugs formulated to provide temporary pain relief has been popularly practiced for decades. However, in the recent years, more and more arthritis sufferers have reported experiencing side effects from the use of the medication.
The widespread scare in the side effects linked with the use of pain medications have led many arthritis sufferers to resort to the use of natural alternatives such as curcumin.
A study called "A randomized, pilot study to assess the efficacy and safety of curcumin patients with active rheumatoid arthritis," was conducted. It involved forty-five RA sufferers who were divided into three different groups.
Curcumin is believed to be the most thoroughly researched active ingredient of the spice turmeric. Turmeric, on the other hand, has been used for thousands of years for a range of medical conditions.
It was found that the curcumin group has achieved the highest percentage of improvement. Curcumin was also found to be safe since it did not cause any side effects. The researchers conclude that curcumin could potentially be an effective, safe, and superior treatment among individuals with active RA.
Curcumin supplements are widely available in the market. These supplements are even used by many arthritis sufferers to be more effective and safe than pain medications (http://www.amazon.com/Turmeric-Curcumin-BioPerine-Pepper-Extract/dp/B00VSVKJ8I/).
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