With no cure and a limited number of treatment options, many people living with arthritis turn to natural treatments to help ease their symptoms. One vitamin that has shown some promise as a potential arthritis treatment is vitamin B6 as some studies have linked deficient vitamin B6 levels with a higher degree of joint inflammation and pain in arthritis sufferers.Read More >>
Vitamin D, the so called “sunshine vitamin”, which is thought to play a role in coronary heart disease and cancer prevention, may also reduce an individuals risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis according to recent evidence.
The largest study looking at the effect of vitamin D on rheumatoid arthritis was published in January 2004 in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatism. Researchers in that study analyzed 29,368 women who had participated in the Iowa Womens Health Study. The participants were aged between 55 and 69 and were initially free of rheumatoid arthritis. They were followed over an 11 year study period between 1986 and 1997.Read More >>