When most folks hear the term arthritis, they just assume it’s some aches and pains in the knees, fingers, or wrists.
But if you’re one of the nearly 1.5 MILLION Americans that have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you know first-hand that it’s much more than some achy joints.
You see, while the majority of arthritis cases in the U.S. are caused by years of overuse and wear-and-tear on your joints, rheumatoid arthritis is MUCH different…
RA is an autoimmune disorder, which means your body attacks itself.
If you have RA, your body interprets the soft lining around your joints as a threat, similar to a virus or bacteria, attacking even the healthiest of joints –leading to pain in places you never expected.
And because it’s an autoimmune condition, RA can also attack and inflame other areas of your body like your eyes, lungs, and heart!
And with no cure in sight, arthritis sufferers are forced to turn to mainstream solutions such as expensive medications, injections, and over-the-counter painkillers.
But there is hope yet.
New research finds a ‘forgotten’ vitamin could help sink some of your worst RA symptoms (and pain)!
Treat RA with Vitamin E
According to a study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, taking vitamin E supplements had a positive effect on folks who suffered from the side effects of RA.
In fact, the study, encompassing nearly 40,000 participants, found that supplementing with vitamin E on a regular basis helped folks:
- Reduce joint discomfort…
- Slow edema (swelling from excess fluid) …
- Alleviate stiffness…
- And, enhance their overall quality of life
And that all spells RELIEF!
A quick note about vitamin E… especially as it relates to any type of arthritis.
Vitamin E could interact with medications you’re currently taking to control RA – especially powerful prescription drugs.
So, be sure to have a conversation with your doctor before supplementing with vitamin E. And, as with any new supplement, only take the dosage listed on the product label.