Osteoarthritis is a disease condition associated with the aging process; an inability to successfully manage inflammation in our body. And it is on the rise worldwide (see Nguyen et. al., 2011).
Utilize the Phyto Power for its three varities of wildcrafted Potent Alaskan Rosehip to support the reduction of pain, swelling, and inflammation. See the Therapeutic Foods protocol in Clinical notes below!
Research by Winther et al. (2005) studied 94 patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee to ascertain the effectiveness of rosehip (Rosa canina or dog rose). They conclude rosehip helps to reduce pain, swelling and suffering; alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis and reduce the consumption of rescue medication. The dosing was 5 capsules (500 mg per capsule) BID for 3 months. (note that dog rose is not a strong rosehip, hence the large dosage).
Cohen M. (2012) conducted a meta-analysis of three randomized controlled trials involving 287 osteoarthritic patients with a median treatment period of 3 months with a standardized rosehip powder.
- Nguyen et al. (2011) Increasing prevalence of knee pain and symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: survey and cohort data. Ann Intern Med;155(11):725-32.
- Winther K et al. (2005) A powder made from seeds and shells of a rosehip subspecies (Rosa canina) rduces symptoms of knee and hip osteoarthritis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controled clinical trial. Scnd J Rheumatol; 34(4):302-8.
- Cohen M. (2012) Rosehip- an evidence based herbal medicine for inflammation and arthritis. Aust Fam Physician; 41(7): 495-8
See in clinical note three strong Therapeutic Food supplements that help with osteoarthritis:(1) Phyto Power, (2) Fructo Borate and (3) No. 7 Systemic Booster.
We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners. There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health. Please use our products under the advisement of your doctor.
(1) Phyto Power: Detox . Activate . Regenerate
Each capsule of Phyto Power contains three ingredients- 200 mgs of three species of wild-crafted Alaskan rosehips, 200 mgs of four species of wild-crafted Alaskan dandelion, and 100 mgs of wild-crafted Alaskan blueberry. As with all our whole plants selected we analyze for their actives and our rosehip serves as a powerful example of the high actives in all our Therapeutic Food supplements.
In this bar graph you can see the quantitative difference in the polyphenolic/flavonoid concentration of the Alaskan rosehip compared to the Europeon dog rose. The darker red represents the Alaskan rosehip and the more pink color the European dog rose.
For a more detail analysis click here and scroll down to the newsletter: Phyto Power’s Wildcrafted Alaskan Rosehip.
Take 2 capsules daily.
(2) Fructo Borate: Boron Complex
The Fructo Borate is one of our very first products specifically researched to help with osteoporosis and osteoarthritic type conditions. See Fructo Borate.
Take 1 to 2 capsules BID depending on the severity of the arthritis.
(3) No. 7 Systemic Booster: Multi System Support
No. 7 boosts a high potency blend of our Bulgarian probiotic and its supernatant, plus an important fusion of organic whole fruits and extracts (including tart cherry, cranberry, pomegranate and pineapple) known for their anti-inflammatory effect. We added selected complimentary nutriceuticals including Fructo Borate. It is a foundational product support for multiple sytems within the body.
Take one teaspon daily. It tastes good too.