Understanding Osteoarthritis a chronic inflammatory condition
Osteoarthritis is a debilitating, and chronic inflammatory disease of the joints that affects a huge proportion of the population. Up to 85% of people over the age of 70 and 20% of the general population are affected by this chronic inflammatory painful disease. Healthy joints are protected and cushioned by layers of connective tissue called cartilage that allows them to move freely without any grinding or contact between the bones surfaces themselves. A special fluid in the joint capsule, called synovial fluid, is also extremely important for joint function. It acts as a natural lubricant and cushions joint movement. In patients with osteoarthritis there is a reduction in synovial fluid and a loss of cartilage that eventually leads to cartilage degeneration. This results in severe joint pain, chronic inflammation, stiffness and an eventual loss of mobility. It has been shown that Neo-Pain Relief a formula containing a combination of natural pain relief herbs, Palmitoylethanolamide, and Bromelain that work together to reduce the symptoms of arthritis and to improve joint function without the side effects.
The most common treatment for osteoarthritis involves anti-inflammatory drugs that treat the symptoms, but do not target the root cause of arthritis. These drugs are also associated with a large number of unpleasant and potentially serious side-effects and adverse reactions involving the gastrointestinal system, the skin, the nervous system, liver, kidneys and bone marrow. Fortunately valid natural therapeutic solutions are available to millions of patients, with the great advantages of not having the above side-effects.
A Natural Choice with Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA)
Unfortunately, current treatments for osteoarthritis or generally chronic inflammation involve drugs that address only its symptoms, and do not target the underlying cause. Furthermore, these drugs are frequently associated with potentially serious side-effects and a long list of adverse reactions affecting the intestines, skin, liver, nervous system, kidneys and bone marrow. Today research offers natural alternative for those affected by chronic pain, without the unpleasant side effects of typical anti-inflammatory drugs. These ingredients have also shown the potential to go beyond simply managing the symptoms of chronic inflammation, targeting this painful disease at its source.
Happy Biopharma’s Neo-Pain Relief is a formula containing a combination of natural pain relief herbs, Palmitoylethanolamide, and Bromelain that work together to reduce the symptoms of arthritis and to improve joint function without the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs. Its ingredients have been studied for their inflammation reducing properties, and have also shown to help prevent abnormal inflammatory response, reducing pain and preventing chronic inflammation from the sources.
Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA): a member of the N-acylethanolamine family, an endogenous fatty acid amide which is produced from the cells lipid bilayer on-demand, is capable of exerting anti-inflammatory, and anti-hyperalgesic effects by down-modulating both microglial and mast cell activity has led to the application of this natural pain relief ingredient in several clinical studies of neuropathic pain, with beneficial outcome and no indication of adverse effects at pharmacological doses.
By Dr Emmanuel Mbobda
Pharmacologist & Pharmacognosy