Natural remedy for the inflammation causing Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis results from an inflammatory process after initial joint damage. Untill around 2011 it was believed that wear and tear on joints was the main reason.

Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disease, afflicting some 27 million people in the United States alone. It is characterized by breakdown of cartilage, most often in the knees, hips, fingers and spine. Drugs commonly used to treat osteoarthritis, such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen, relieve pain but do not slow the disease’s progression.


Remedies exist that can slow the disease’s progression by inhibiting the production of the IL-17 and TH-17 cells that cause the inflammation and attack the cartledge.

Explanation how Interleukim 17 (IL-17) is attacking Cartledge in OA patients.

The natural remedy is Turmeric, active ingredient: (Curcumin) and additionally black pepper to allow the absorbtion of Curcumin into the bloodstream.

Source: Rune B. Lorentzen,  M.D. · Organizational Communication & Psychology


Can be found in Helsam, 60 capsules = 188 DKK

The recommeded dosage is 300mg Turmeric 3 times pr. day. The above capsules contain a guaranteed amount of 285mg of Curcumin. May vary between different brands or capsules. The capsules must be taken together with Black pepper. This is highly important, otherwise Curcumin will not be absorbed into the bloodstream and the capsule will be ineffective.

One 300 mg capsule is equivalent to 8750 mg of dried Tumeric root. But, it might be abit much to eat 9 grammes of this three times a day in natural form:


The therapeutic dose is 9 grammes of Tumeric root extract 3 times pr. day.

Alternatively 2x capsules twice a day.

Source: Rune B. Lorentzen,  M.D. · Organizational Communication & Psychology

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