The fatty acid fix for arthritis

The Good Life Letter 

11th December 2016

If I were to ask you whether you thought inflammation was a good thing or a bad thing I would confidently predict that most of you would give it the thumbs down.

This reaction has been fuelled by a huge market in anti-inflammatory preparations which are prescribed by GPs or sold in pharmacies across the land.

Brand names such as Nurofen, Ibuprofen and Naproxen have entered the language as shorthand for pain relief and I’ll bet there is a pack of one of them lurking in your home right now.

But did you know that far from being a bad thing in all cases, inflammation is actually the first stage of healing, and without it our tissues couldn’t repair themselves.

So why are we pre-programmed to act like Pavlov’s dogs to a bell whenever we hear the word ‘inflammation’ that we should reach for a pill?

Blame it on the TV... our newspaper advertisements and above all our own expectations.

When we have something that hurts we want it to stop: immediately if not sooner.

So let me deal with these concepts one at a time.

First, inflammation not being all bad, well, the initial stages draw extra blood to the area of damage and this brings with it the body’s own healing and repairing compounds such as collagen.

The problem comes when these processes don’t cease and the inflammatory cascade continues unabated or the tissue under strain keeps getting damaged because we don’t rest it.

Using something to break this out of control cycle then becomes important, hence the commonly available anti-inflammatories.

This leads me to the second of my considerations.

Many of these painkilling products belong to a group of chemicals known as Non- Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs).

This is a wide group with products such as ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac and mefenamic acid some of the most common, but this group also includes aspirin too.

Because these types of medicines are everywhere you might be forgiven for thinking that they must be harmless, but in fact the list of side effects that they can cause is quite considerable: gut irritation and ulceration, kidney damage, heart and cardiovascular problems (apart from aspirin) and they can also prevent other common drugs, like those taken for lowered blood pressure, from working.

Interesting that they are available in every chemist, food shop and garage in the country then isn’t it, and also that they are taken to cure all sorts of joint and muscle pain.

Here is a much more effective and natural way to combat painful arthritis

Arthritis, ageing and cold weather

Firstly, I want to make it clear from the outset that arthritis in all its many forms is not a condition of increasing age nor is it due to people getting fatter and heavier.

Interestingly though there is correlation between cold weather and increased joint pain, as shown by a 2004 study which reviewed 17 trials conducted between 1985 and 2003 and concluded that the old adage that ‘cold and wet is bad, hot and dry is good’ was true.(1)

So all the old folk who said that they could predict a change in the weather because their joints were aching were better forecasters than they were given credit for, but pain is never a laughing matter.

Arthritis is the biggest cause of disability in the UK and contrary to popular belief it is not a disease affecting only the elderly. Some forms of arthritis strike toddlers, while thousands of others are stricken in the prime of their lives.

Secondly, if you do have arthritis you don’t have to accept it as the end of your world. But how you choose to deny its effects will determine how effectively you can control it...

...and many over the counter remedies are simply not going to do it.

More pain medications are purchased for the control of arthritis symptoms than for any other disorder. To put that into perspective, the UK spent over £300 million on prescription drugs last year alone and somewhere near half as much again on over the counter remedies.

But as I have already explained, the majority of those are NSAIDs and they are far from the safe option, even if they do help in the short-term.

The worrying fact is that research has consistently shown that this class of drug actually increases the level of damage to our joints.

The study published in the Lancet(2) over 20 years ago clearly showed that using NSAIDs actually caused greater degeneration of arthritic hip joints than in cases where none was given.

And many more studies since have reached the same conclusion, as well as those indicating how this class of drug interacts with other common prescriptions to wreck havoc on other body systems.

Make sure you use a proven, safe and natural pain relief for your joints this winter

So how can a fatty acid fix your arthritis?

One of the products that we were able to introduce to the Good Life Letter was a pain relieving balm called Celadrin and many people have used it and been amazed at how effective it proved to be, but wanted to know why.

You see it’s not that Celadrin is an amazingly complex product, it simply contains a unique patented compound of fatty acids known as ‘esterified’ fatty acids.

They’re similar to the EPA and DHA fatty acids found in fish oils, but because Celadrin’s fatty acids are ‘esterified’, it means they can be absorbed much more quickly by your body…

…and that means they help 'switch off' the processes that lead to joint inflammation, pain, and cartilage degeneration much more quickly.

And not only that, but the esterified fatty acids in Celadrin also act as a lubricant throughout the body, softening tissues and making them more pliable and easing the movement of muscles and joints. In addition, it has beneficial effects on the immune system providing the opportunity for improved tissue healing.

Just because it is so simple and totally natural though, don’t be fooled into thinking that it hasn’t been properly tested because the other important thing you need to know about Celadrin is that it has undergone rigorous scientific studies to prove its effectiveness.

A major study in 2004(3) concluded that Celadrin use not only reduced pain, but also improved balance and postural stability whilst standing in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, after using Celadrin cream for 30 days.
Lastly, this product is suitable for virtually everyone to use as it is:

  • FREE from Parabens
  • FREE from Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS)
  • FREE from MI (methylisothiazolinone)
  • FREE from Steroids
  • FREE from Petrochemicals
  • All ingredients are naturally sourced (other than carbomer in the balm which has shown to be safe for use by the Cosmetics Ingredients Review Expert Panel)
  • Safe for Diabetics
  • Safe to use with Warfarin and Coumadin
  • Safe for those with shellfish allergies
  • Suitable for vegans and vegetarians

So there you have it the unexpected answer to how a fatty acid can fix your arthritis – try it today you have nothing to lose!

Try Celadrin on a 30 day trial for yourself – click here for more information

Yours, as always


Ray

P.S. For those of you who are already convinced of the healing benefits of using Celadrin why not give the new Celadrin Joint Care System a test. Combining the balm with a new formulation of a pain killing supplement this is a two-way attack on this common problem – Click here to discover more and save £5 with a special offer. 

References

(1) Patberg, W. R., & Rasker, J. J. (2004). Weather effects in rheumatoid arthritis: from controversy to consensus. A review. The Journal of rheumatology, 31(7), 1327-1334.

(2) Rashad, S., Hemingway, A., Rainsford, K., Revell, P., Low, F., & Walker, F. (1989). Effect of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on the course of osteoarthritis. The Lancet, 334(8662), 519-522.

(3) Kraemer, W. J., Ratamess, N. A., Anderson, J. M., Maresh, C. M., Tiberio, D. P., Joyce, M. E., ... & Volek, J. S. (2004). Effect of a cetylated fatty acid topical cream on functional mobility and quality of life of patients with osteoarthritis. The Journal of rheumatology, 31(4), 767-774.


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