ARTHRID: TIME-TESTED FORMULA AGAINST ARTHRITIC PAIN
Arthrid is a herbal dietary supplement that aids in alleviating arthritic pain. It has been proven effective in the management of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spondylitis, Acute Muscular Rheumatism, and lower back pain.
Each Arthrid capsule contains extract of Salai Guggul and Piper Longum, ayurvedic herbs which possess marked anti-inflammatory properties. They improve blood supply to the joints and restore the integrity of damaged vessels to relieve pain and increase mobility. Arthrid is free from serious side effects such as gastrointestinal bleeding, ulcers, abdominal pain, and those that affect the cardio-vascular and central nervous systems.
ARTHRID'S AYURVEDIC HERBS
Some Ayurvedic herbs such as the Salai Guggul (Boswellia Serrata) and Piper Longum have been known to possess marked anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, and analgesic (pain relieving) properties.
Published clinical studies have shown that Boswellia Serrata produces significant relief from pain, swelling, and joint stiffness in patients with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
In a recent placebo-controlled study, Boswellia Serrata was significantly effective in relieving symptoms compared to placebo.
(Reference: Kimmatkar et al, Phytomedicine 10:3-7 (2003))
Likewise, in a randomized double blind placebo-controlled trial, patients receiving extracts of Boswellia Serrata reported decrease in knee pain, increased knee flexion and walking distance, improvement in the capacity to climb stairs, better ability in kneeling, cross-legged sitting, and squatting. The range of knee movement was also improved, while there was a decrease in the frequency of swelling in the knee joint. (Reference: Efficacy and Tolerability of Boswellia Serrata Extract in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee - MS Orthopedics, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Nagpur, India) Piper Longum, on the other hand, showed potent analgesic activity on laboratory mice fed with piper longum root powder.
(Reference: Vedhanayaki G., Shastri GV, Kuruvilla A: Analgesic Activity of Piper Longum Linn. Root, Dept. of Pharmacology, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, India)
Finally, in the study "Efficacy of an Ayurvedic Formulation in Rheumatoid Arthritis," patients treated with an indigenous Ayurvedic formulation experienced general pain relief. A significant reduction in the time duration of morning stiffness and joint score was also observed.
(Reference: Kulkarni et al; Double-blind placebo-controlled cross-over study, Pune, India)
These and other studies provide the assurance that Arthrid is effective in relieving Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spondylitis, Acute Muscular Rheumatism, and lower back pain.
DURATION AND DOSAGE
Arthrid should be started with a dose of 2 capsules two times a day. Depending on the severity of the disease, it takes one to two months to achieve its full effect. After two months, the ideal maintenance dose is one capsule two times a day after eating. Dosage during the maintenance period may be increased to two capsules twice daily if required depending on the intensity of the pain and swelling that occur.