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    Bedford, England
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    Default Arthritis - supplement

    "Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis; it commonly affects weight-bearing joints such as the knees and hips, along with the hands, wrists, feet and spine. The symptoms include pain, stiffness and limited movement. This randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial of 70 patients will be of great interest to sufferers, especially those who don't get adequate relief from existing treatments.

    The study was led by Siba Raychaudhuri, a faculty member of the University of California, Davis, in the United States. According to Raychaudhuri, "The high incidence of adverse affects associated with currently available medications has created great interest in the search for an effective and safe alternative treatment". The extract the authors used was enriched with 30% AKBA (3-O-acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid), which is thought to be the most active ingredient in the plant. Raychaudhuri said, "AKBA has anti-inflammatory properties, and we have shown that B. serrata enriched with AKBA can be an effective treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee". This is a proprietary product developed by Laila Nutraceuticals. "


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    Sep 2003
    Seattle, Washington, USA
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    It will be interesting to see if anyone does a study comparing the efficacy of boswellia serrata compared to other OTC supplements and treatments, such as glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin, methyl sulfonyl methane, hydrotherapy, massage, etc.

    It may well turn out to be a treatment best used in combination with, or in rotation of, some of these other treatments.
    Yours in Budo,

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