Arthritic disorders of one kind or another have always plagued mankind. Many people suffer from the aches and pains of damaged or inflamed joints. Some are just uncomfortable and some become crippled as a result of the disease that has been recognized since prehistoric times but understood in only the past few decades. Any part of your body can become inflamed or painful from arthritis. The significant sign of arthritis is pain and swelling in a single joint or multiple joints in the body. The symptoms common in most joint diseases is an incurable condition that causes the disintegration of the cartilage. When the bones rub against each other disintegrating the cartilage, it causes stiffness, pain and loss of movement in that joint.

Classical drugs usually given by doctors  

Take the medicines as directed by your doctor for relief from chronic joint pain. If you have not consulted with any doctor as yet then you need to do that immediately. There are options in medications like prescription and non-prescription medicines. Analgesic are used for pain relief like Tylenol (acetaminophen), prescription opioids and a typical opioid called Ultram (tramadol). Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are used to reduce inflammation and pain like asprin, Advil (ibuprophen), Aleve (naproxen) and Celebrex (celecoxib). Corticosteroids are very strong anti-inflammatory drugs taken orally or injected directly into the affected joint. Hyaluronic acid can be injected into a joint as a shock absorber and a lubricant. Duloxetine (Cymbalta) normally used as anti-depressants is also used to treat chronic pain in osteoarthritis.

Options other than drugs and pain killers

As new scientific research uncovers the mysteries of the Seas, the New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel (GLM), a shellfish found off the coast of New Zealand seems to contain the therapeutic agents needed to treat one of the most debilitating diseases of our time. This revolutionary therapy has already benefited millions of users around the world and is now also available in India. According to Dr. John Croft, a marine scientist associated with research on the GLM says, the reason for the benefit of GLM is because it contains anti-inflammatory agents, immune modulators and many essential proteins, minerals, glycosaminoglycans and marine long chain fatty acids, all naturally occurring substantial therapeutic agents known to maintain joint mobility and well-being. All these agents are needed to rebuild collagen, proteoglycans and synovial fluid found in all the joints, ligaments and tendons of the body. GLM contains the components to overcome arthritis and other auto-immune inflammatory conditions.

Since its discovery in 1974, Green Lipped Mussel Extract (GLME) has now been subjected to more than forty years of quality scientific research and proven in laboratory and clinical trials, to be effective in relieving the symptoms of both rheumatoid and osteo forms of arthritis.

The benefit is relief from pain and improvement in general mobility. This improvement is gradual and progressive and its effect is usually long lasting and not a temporary change. The first thing you will notice is the reduction of pain which is followed by gradual improvement in grip strength, freedom of movement or general mobility and all this without any adverse side effects of classical drug therapy.

GLME is manufactured by Vitaco Health (NZ) ltd in a multi-million dollar manufacturing facility located in Auckland and is available in India through their Authorised representatives – Perma Healthcare. The cost for this therapy of 1000mg/day comes to approx. Rs 50/- per day for first three months, which can be later reduced to 500 mg/day, i.e. ~Rs 25/- per day.