arthritis supplements and herbs

Supplement and Herb Guide

Avocado Soybean Unsaponifiables (ASU)

Avocado Soybean is a natural vegetable extract made from one-third avocado oil and two-thirds soybean oil. Get information about benefits, studies and dosage. Read More >>

Black Currant Oil

Black currant seed oil contains 15 to 20 percent gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Learn more about the origin of Black currant and recommended dosage. Read More >>

Borage Oil

Borage seed oil contains about 20 to 26 percent GLA. Learn more about the origin and dosage of borage oil. Read More >>


Boswellia also known as Indian Frankincense may have some everyday benefits in your daily diet. Find out what boswellia may offer. Read More >>


Bromelain is a group of enzymes found in pine­apple that break down protein. Find out the benefits of bromelain. Read More >>

Supplement Guide: Capsaicin

Capsaicin can be applied as a topical cream, gel or patch, capsaicin works by depleting the amount of a neurotransmitter called substance P that sends pain messages to the brain. Learn more about studies and dosage of capsaicin. Read More >>

Cat's Claw

Cat's claw is an anti-inflammatory that inhibits tumor necrosis factor (TNF), a target of powerful RA drugs. It also contains compounds that may benefit the immune system. Learn more about the benefits and recommended dosage. Read More >>

Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondrotin sulfate is known to reduce pain and inflammation, improves joint function and slows progression of osteoarthritis (OA). Learn more Chondrotin and its' benefits. Read More >>


Curious about curcumin? Get the basics and more on the natural supplement - also known as turmeric. Read More >>

Devil's Claw

Devil's Claw can relieve pain and inflammation and may help lower uric acid levels in people with gout. Learn more about the benefits of Devil's Claw. Read More >>


DHEA can help control lupus flares and may help regular the immune system. Find out other information about DHEA including findings from studies and how much you should take. Read More >>


Also known as Dimethyl Sulfoxide, can relieve pain and inflammation, improve joint mobility in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, JRA and scleroderma, and manage amyloidosis. Learn more about about its' benefits and recommended dosage. Read More >>

Evening Primrose

Learn about the usages of Evening Primrose to help relieve arthritis symptoms. Read More >>

Fish Oil

Fish oil is reduces inflammation and morning stiffness. Treats rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, depression and Raynaud’s phenomenon. Important for brain function and may inhibit RA development. Learn more about the benefits of fish oil for arthritis. Read More >>


You've heard a lot about flaxseed or flax. But should you add it to your diet to help relieve arthritis symptoms? Learn about the benefits of Flexseed here. Read More >>


Thinking about supplementing your diet with ginger? Find out more about ginger as a nutritional supplement. Read More >>


Lots of people supplement their diets with ginkgo (ginkgo biloba), but is it for you? Read more about the nutritional supplement and its' benefits. Read More >>


Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) lessens joint pain, stiffness and swelling associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and also eases symptoms of Raynaud’s phenomenon and Sjögren’s syndromes. Find out more about what Gamma-Linolenic Acid can do.. Read More >>


Glucosamine slows deterioration of cartilage, relieves osteoarthritis (OA) pain and improves joint mobility. Find out more about the benefits of glucosamine for arthritis related symptoms. Read More >>

Green-lipped Mussel

The New Zealand mussels are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and may have the same anti-inflammatory effects as fish oil. Learn more about Green-lipped Mussel extract. Read More >>

Indian Frankincense

It sounds exotic but Indian Frankincense may have some everyday benefits in your daily diet. Find out what this frankincense supplement may offer for arthritis relief. Read More >>


Thinking about taking melatonin to help with sleep problems? Read more about the hormone, produced by the pineal gland in the brain. Read More >>


MSM is an organic sulfur compound that is claimed to reduce pain and inflammation. Read more for how MSM can help with your arthritis symptoms. Read More >>

Pine Bark

Pycnogenol (Pine Bark) contains procyandin, a powerful antioxidant, and also seems to inhibit pro-inflammatory enzymes, including COX 1 and COX 2. Read on to discover more about Pine Bark and its' benefits. Read More >>

Rose Hips

Rose Hips powder – a rich source of vitamin C – appears to decrease inflammation by inhibiting production of inflammatory proteins and enzymes. Read about studies on Rose Hips, dosage and more. Read More >>


Sam-E has been known to treat pain, stiffness and joint swelling; improve mobility; rebuild cartilage and ease symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA), fibromyalgia, bursitis, tendinitis, chronic low back pain and depression. Find out if Sam-E could benefit you. Read More >>

St. John's Wort

St. John's Wort has been to known to act as an antidepressant drug and reduce inflammation and pain. Read about the benefits, dosage and studies of St. John's Wort. Read More >>

Stinging Nettle

Stinging Nettle is a natural supplement that reduces inflammation, aches and pains of osteoarthritis. Find out if Stinging Nettle could benefit you. Read More >>

Thunder God Vine

Thunder God Vine is a natural extract that reduces pain and inflammation and treats symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and other auto­immune diseases. Read about its' benefits, dosage and more. Read More >>


Tumeric has more uses than just cooking. Tumeric also reduces pain, inflammation and stiffness related to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA). Learn more about the benefits and uses of Tumeric. Read More >>


Valerian is claimed to treat insomnia and help ease pain and also has antispasmodic and sedative effects. Learn about the uses and benefits of Valerian. Read More >>

Where Does It Hurt?

Back & Neck

The spine runs from the back of the neck to the lower back and can be painful and stiff from problems such as arthritis and muscle stress.


These ball-and-socket joints move in almost all directions. Shoulders are prone to arthritis injury and fracture.


Elbows can be affected by arthritis and repetitive use that can mean ongoing pain and stiffness.


These ball-and-socket joints move in almost all directions. Arthritis and osteoporosis can mean pain, stiffness or fracture.

Wrists, Hands & Fingers

Wrist, hand and finger joints are among the most important joints for performing daily activities.


The largest joints in the body, like the knees, are vulnerable to injury and arthritis.


The ankle is a complex joint with many moving parts, making it vulnerable to injury and arthritis.

Foot, Heel & Toe

As the foundation of the body, feet bear the brunt of the weight. Arthritis and impact-related injuries are common in feet.

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