Vitamin D may not relieve arthritis pain.

sunshineeA new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at use of vitamin D  for osteoarthritis of the knee. 156 patients were randomly assigned to receive either a placebo or a daily dose of vitamin D (from 2000 to 8000IU).  The results of the study found there were no significant differences in knee pain or loss of cartilage among the two groups. With the new data conflicting with the previous findings, the beneficial effects of vitamin D still remain unclear.  What natural products do you generally recommend your patients for osteoarthritis of the knee?

For additional information, please visit Reuters. “Image courtesy of [Maggie Smith]/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net”

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