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1.Nutrition Supplements: Vitamins, Minerals, and Non-Nutrient Supplements
One of the great medical discoveries of the last century involved the identification of the nutritional substances necessary for life. Along with the macronutrients (fat, carbohydrate, and protein), these micronutrients make up the essential ingredients of a healthful diet. Vitamins and minerals have been available as supplements since at least...
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2.Glucosamine
Glucosamine, most commonly used in the form glucosamine sulfate, is a simple molecule derived from glucose, the principal sugar found in blood. In glucosamine, one oxygen atom in glucose is replaced by a nitrogen atom. The chemical term for this modified form of glucose is amino sugar . Glucosamine is produced naturally in the body, where it is a k...
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3.Chondroitin
Chondroitin sulfate is a naturally occurring substance in the body. It is a major constituent of cartilage the tough, elastic connective tissue found in the joints. Based on the evidence of preliminary /tnp/pg000907 doc 21861 double-blind studies , chondroitin is widely used as a treatment for /tnp/pg000268 doc 21505 osteoarthritis , the typical ar...
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4.Osteoarthritis
In osteoarthritis, the cartilage in joints has become damaged, disrupting the smooth gliding motion of the joint surfaces. The result is pain, swelling, and deformity. The pain of osteoarthritis typically increases with joint use and improves at rest. For reasons that aren't clear, although x-rays can find evidence of arthritis, the level of pain a...
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5.TMJ Syndrome
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome is a disorder involving the two joints (one on each side) that attach the lower jaw to the skull. These two joints open and close the mouth, and are located directly in front of each of the ears. In TMJ syndrome, the area around the temporomandibular joints becomes chronically tender and inflamed. Symptoms inc...
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6.Methyl Sulfonyl Methane (MSM)
MSM (methyl sulfonyl methane) is a sulfur-containing compound normally found in many of the foods we eat. It is chemically related to DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide), a popular (although unproven) treatment for arthritis. When DMSO is applied on the skin or taken orally, about 15% of it breaks down in the body to form MSM. ref1 1 Some researchers have su...
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7.Injuries, Minor
This article addresses injuries such as bruises, minor fractures, and sprains. Other forms of minor injury such as /tnp/pg000199 doc 21445 minor burns , /tnp/pg000392 doc 21615 minor wounds , /tnp/pg000110 doc 21370 back pain , and more chronic /tnp/condition/softtissue 39029 doc soft tissue injuries are discussed in their own articles. Unless you...
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8.Cat's Claw
Cat's claw is an herb popular among the indigenous people of Peru, where it is used to treat cancer, diabetes, ulcers, arthritis, and infections, as well as to assist in recovery from childbirth. It is also used as a contraceptive. There are two primary species of cat s claw used medicinally: Uncaria tomentosa and Uncaria guianensis . Cat's claw is...
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9.Herbs & Supplements
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10.Sports and Fitness Support: Enhancing Recovery
In the competitive world of sports, the smallest advantage can make an enormous difference in the outcome of a contest. A supplement that could improve an athlete's strength, speed, or endurance could make the difference between tenth place and first place in a race. Supplements advocated for these purposes are discussed in the article /tnp/conditi...
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