Nutraceuticals and osteoarthritis pain: Impact of Artropol
Major Gheorghe GIURGIU1,Prof. dr. Manole COJOCARU2, SciRes I, EuSpLM
1Deniplant-Aide Sante Medical Center, Biomedicine, Bucharest, Romania
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2Titu Maiorescu University, Faculty of Medicine, Bucharest, Romania
Romanian Academy of Scientists
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Background The prevalence of osteoarthritis increases not only because of longer life expectancy but also because of the modern lifestyle, in particular physical inactivity and diets low in fiber and rich in sugar and saturated fats, which promote chronic low-grade inflammation and obesity. The gut microbiome may shed light on this possible common pathogenesis.
Objectives Nutraceuticals have recently been shown to have potential in relieving osteoarthritis pain. The purpose of this study was to review the association between gut microbiome and pain in the osteoarthritis population. This study designed to evaluate the effect of nutraceutical supplementation on pain intensity and physical function in patients with knee/hip osteoarthritis. The objective of this review is to discuss the scientific evidence supporting the efficacy of Artropol.
Materials and methods Nutraceuticals refer to compounds or materials that can function as nutrition and exert a potential therapeutic effect, including the relief of pain, such as pain related to arthritis, of which osteoarthritis is the most common form. We will overview osteoarthritis pain and the use of Artropol in osteoarthritis pain management, focusing on those that have been evaluated by clinical trials.
Results Our study opens new horizons for the managing of degenerative joint diseases. Nutraceuticals and dietary supplements derived from herbs have long been used in traditional medicine and there is considerable evidence that nutraceuticals may play an important role in inflammation and joint destruction in osteoarthritis.
Conclusion The study indicates Artropol may represent promising alternative for the relief of osteoarthritis pain. Such prevention and alternative/adjunct therapies could come from nutraceuticals.
Keywords: osteoarthritis, pain management, nutraceuticals, Artropol