1. Multivitamins and minerals daily
  2. Calcium, 1500-2000 mg daily
  3. DLPA (Di-phenylalanine), 375 mg capsule as needed for discomfort
  4. Glucosamine sulfate, 700-1200 mg daily
    -Glucosamine sulfate is a chemical found in the human body. It is used by the body to produce a variety of other chemicals that are involved in building tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and the thick fluid that surrounds joints.Joints are cushioned by the fluid and cartilage that surround them. In some people with osteoarthritis, the cartilage breaks down and becomes thin. This results in more joint friction, pain, and stiffness. Researchers think that taking glucosamine supplements may either increase the cartilage and fluid surrounding joints or help prevent breakdown of these substances, or maybe both.Some researchers think the “sulfate” part of glucosamine sulfate is also important. Sulfate is needed by the body to produce cartilage.
  5. Chondroitin sulfate, 1200 dailyChondroitin sulfate is a chemical that is normally found in cartilage around joints in the body
  6. Magnesium, 700-1000 mg daily
  7. Zinc, 50 mg daily
  8. MSM, 3000-8000 mg daily in divided dosages for inflammation(METHYLSULFONYLMETHANE)
  9. Bromelain, 500 mg between meals
    Bromelain is an extract derived from the stems of pineapples, although it exists in all parts of the fresh plant and fruit, which has many uses. The extract has a history of folk and modern medicinal use. As a supplement it is thought to have anti-inflammatory effects.
    Consider alfalfa, burdock, slippery elm, to reduce inflammation

Foods and nutrition:

Eat a diet with a wide variety of raw vegetables and fruits, and whole-grain cereals to ensure a complete supply of nutrients for the bones, nerves, and muscles.

  • Adequate intake of calcium is essential for the repair and rebuilding of bones, tendons, cartilage, and connective tissues.
  • Fresh pineapples are recommended for reducing inflammation.
  • To relieve cramps and spasms, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, especially those high in potassium, such as bananas and oranges.
  • AVOID red meat and seafood as they contain high levels of uric acid, which strain the kidneys
  • AVOID cold beverages, ice cream, caffeine, sugar, tomatoes, milk, and dairy products

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