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Boswellia

HOW IT WORKS: An Ayurvedic remedy traditionally used to treat degenerative disorders, boswellia acts as an analgesic, or natural pain reliever. A 2008 study showed positive results for pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee.

DOSE: 250 mg three times per day between meals

Bromelain

HOW IT WORKS: This natural enzyme found in pineapple alleviates arthritis, headaches, and musculoskeletal tension by decreasing inflammation. Also stimulates healing in muscles and connective tissues.
DOSE: 250 mg three times per day between meals

Curcumin

HOW IT WORKS: Derived from the curry spice turmeric and used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat inflammatory disorders, research shows that curcumin suppresses cytokines, naturally occurring pro-inflammatory proteins.
DOSE: 250 mg three times per day between meals

White willow bark

HOW IT WORKS:Contains salicin, a substance chemically similar to aspirin. Shown to decrease levels of pro-inflammatory prostaglandins. In research, it relieved pain caused by degeneration of knee and hip cartilage as effectively as conventional medicine. Also recommended for back pain.
DOSE: 240 mg per day