Can you get arthritis relief with antioxidants?
In his book, Pain Free, 1995, Luke Bucci, Ph.D. recounts,
“After taking four grams of vitamin C daily for several months, Dr. J. Greenwood reported that he had ‘cured his lower-back pain.’ He started recommending that his patients with degenerative–joint disease take daily oral does of one-to-four grams of vitamin C. Most patients got relief from their symptoms.”
Vitamin C is in a class of well known antioxidants. The basic class of these antioxidants is vitamin A, C, E, and selenium. You may also be familiar with these other antioxidants, glutathione, glutathione, coenzyme Q10, SOD, catalase, methionine, lipoic acid, and flavoniods. All of these antioxidants are powerful agents and you should be using them in your diet even though you may not have arthritis.
So what makes these antioxidants so amazing for arthritis relief? Arthritis is a painful inflammatory disease. This is why people use Anacin, Buffrin, and Ibuprofen and even more powerful pain killers to block this pain. But, antioxidants are not pain killers, yet they work as a treatment for arthritis.