Pain and reliefLearn how to manage your Arthritis pain naturally with new ingredient Theracurmin and popular Magnesium. Waking up with the same pains every morning can be frustrating, overwhelming and a source of anxiety. If your healthcare practitioner has suggested complementary and alternative therapies as part of your treatment, you may be relieved to know that controlled studies have found nutrients and minerals may be useful for chronic pain management. Pain may be caused by medical conditions, injury or surgery. One of the major causes of chronic pain and disability in Australia are musculoskeletal conditions, of which arthritis and osteoporosis are the most common.
ArthritisArthritis is a musculoskeletal condition where the joints are inflamed and the cartilage deteriorating, resulting in pain, stiffness, disability and deformity. The symptoms often have a significant impact on everyday life. In the 2011-12 Australian National Health Survey, 14.8% of Australians (or around 3.3 million people) had arthritis, with prevalence higher amongst women than men (17.7% compared with 11.8%). Of persons with arthritis, more than half (55.9%) had osteoarthritis, 13.6% had rheumatoid arthritis and 37.3% had an unspecified type of arthritis. (Note that as it is possible to have more than one type of arthritis; proportions add to more than 100%.) The prevalence of arthritis increased with age, from less than 1% of people aged under 25 years to 52.1% of people aged 75 years and over. Women aged 45 years and over were considerably more likely to have arthritis than men. In particular, at ages 75 years and over 59.9% of women had arthritis compared with 42.3% of men.
OsteoporosisOsteoporosis is a condition of the musculoskeletal system in which a person's bones become fragile and brittle, leading to an increased risk of fractures. Fractures can lead to chronic pain, disability and loss of independence. In 2011-12, 3.3% of Australians (or around 726,000 people) had osteoporosis. Over the last decade, the proportion of Australians with osteoporosis has increased (up from 1.6% in 2001) but has remained stable since 2007-08. Osteoporosis is more common amongst women than men, affecting more than twice the proportion of females (5.3% compared with 1.2% of males). Similar to arthritis, osteoporosis is more common at older ages, with over 1 in 5 women (22.8%) over the age of 65 years having osteoporosis, compared with around 1 in 20 men (5%).
Enter CurcuminA new ingredient from the ancient Indian spice turmeric is now providing relief for practitioners and their patients alike. Consumed for medicinal purposes in India for centuries, scientific interest in the potential of curcumin, the active component of turmeric, has renewed as the evidence supporting its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties has grown rapidly. A study comprising 172 subjects showed that curcumin greatly reduced inflammatory levels.1 Plus, a randomised trial of 50 patients aged 40 years or more with mild to moderate medial knee osteoarthritis has shown a reduction in pain scores.2 Most of the recognised benefits of curcumin have been attributed to its powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
A new form of CurcuminIn an Australian first, a new form of curcumin called Theracurmin has been discovered that is absorbed at 27 times the normal rate, maximising the anti-inflammatory power and unleashing the true medicinal potential of the traditional Indian spice.3 Theracurmin features a highly advanced delivery system that dramatically increases the solubility and systemic absorption of curcumin – and it’s making its mark on Australians of all ages and backgrounds. Watch this video for insights into the bio-availability of Theracurmin...
Magnesium the hero mineralPopularly known for its role in energy production, our hero mineral magnesium is also important for relaxation, particularly when it comes to muscles and the nervous system. The role of magnesium is to encourage normal and healthy muscle contraction and relaxation.4 When we want to sleep, we want adequate muscle relaxation in order to be able to get to sleep and have a restful night. Magnesium supports healthy bone formation, maintenance and structure, and aids normal growth and development of strong healthy bones.5 Plus, magnesium provides relief of muscular cramps and spasms, and may reduce the frequency of nocturnal leg cramps.6
The benefits of Theracumin
- Shown to help down-regulate inflammatory mediators
- Helps reduce joint inflammation associated with arthritis
- Provides antioxidant support
- Helps reduce the oxidation of LDL cholesterol
- Helps maintain healthy digestive function
- Helps emulsify fats in the digestive tract
What to look for in a Magnesium Powder
- Ask your healthcare practitioner to recommend a blend of highly bioavailable magnesium chelates that will not give you a digestive upset
- Features important cofactors to support the actions of magnesium, including taurine, glutamine, carnitine and a range of B vitamins
- Specially indicated for relief of muscular aches, pains, cramps and spasms
- Pleasant tasting flavour for your benefit
Mr Vitamins Recommends:
Theracurmin Bioactive 300mg & Pharma Mag Forte by Bioceuticals
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- Double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised Theracurmin knee osteoarthritis study, Theravalues 2013. Conducted at National Hospital Organisation: Kyoto Medical, Japan.
- Sasaki H, Sunagawa Y, Takahashi K, et al. Innovative preparation of curcumin for improved oral bioavailability. Biol Pharm Bull 2011;34(5):660-665.
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