Mobility matters: Keto diet for knee osteoarthritis, antinociceptive formula for arthritis and more

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Mobility matters: Keto diet for knee osteoarthritis, antinociceptive formula for arthritis and more

Related tags: Knee osteoarthritis, mobility, Rheumatoid arthritis

This round-up features new scientific findings and product formulations that alleviate conditions stifling physical mobility, including keto meal benefits for knee osteoarthritis, Bergenia ciliata for managing rheumatoid arthritis and more.
Knee osteoarthritis and diet: Ketogenic meal replacements and exercise lead to reduced pain and weight loss

Eighty per cent of knee osteoarthritis patients on a ketogenic low energy diet and exercise regime experienced improvements in pain and an average of 10 per cent in loss of body weight, a new trial has reported.

More than 400 individuals with knee osteoarthritis participated in the Better Knee, Better Me trial, developed by the University of Melbourne in partnership with Medibank and Austin Health.

Published in the Annals of Internal Medicine​, the study shows researchers evaluated two six-month telehealth-delivered exercise programs, one with and one without a weight-loss dietary program, compared with an information-only control group.

Painstaking effort: India’s Viridis BioPharma to commercialise national institute’s botanical formula for rheumatoid arthritis

Mumbai-based Viridis BioPharma will be launching a botanical formula for managing pain related to rheumatoid arthritis.

The botanical formula contains locally grown Bergenia ciliata ​as the key ingredient.

The formula was developed by​ national research institute Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (CSIR-IIIM) Jammu.

Max Biocare nutraceutical improves mobility and joint flexibility in people with mild knee osteoarthritis 

Max Biocare’s polyherbal joint health nutraceutical Tregocel has been shown to significantly improve joint flexibility and walking distance progressively over 36 weeks of supplementation in people with mild knee osteoarthritis.

Published in Wiadomości Lekarskie​, a Journal of the Polish Medical Association, improvements in these parameters were observed consistently across the weeks​, regardless of gender, and history of osteoarthritis.

Produced by Australian nutraceutical company Max Biocare, Tregocel contains a patented extract of curcuminoids in a phospholipid complex, trademarked as Meriva by Indena, as well as other herb extracts such as Indian frankincense, devil's claw, celery and ginger.

Athlete approved: Ajinomoto expands sports nutrition range with joint health amino acid supplement

Ajinomoto has expanded its sports nutrition brand (aminoVITAL) with a new amino acid-based joint health supplement that was first developed for the nation’s Olympians.

The supplement is the first joint health product in the aminoVITAL series​, currently comprise of products to promote recovery, improve endurance by regulating blood sugar levels, and building lean muscle.

It contains 4,000mg of six amino acids, which are serine, aspartic acid, glutamate, glycine, alanine, and proline, amino acid, in a ready-to-consume power.

Diet and rheumatoid arthritis: Review shows no specific diet more effective for managing condition

There is no clear indication​ that supports a specific dietary management strategy for managing rheumatoid arthritis, according to a review by researchers from Australia and Ireland.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes pain, joint stiffness, swelling, fatigue and weakness.

People living with RA are commonly prescribed medications to decrease joint pain, swelling, and inflammation. Most people also frequently experiment with different dietary approaches to seek improvements in their symptoms.

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