Steps to more comfortable joints (Part 1)

I feel as I have the best job in the world. I get to hear from people that often have life-changing benefits from effective nutritional therapy programmes. I was contacted by someone with significant discomfort from osteoarthritis in her hands, feet and hips. We made some changes to her diet and supplement programme.

She was taking a mostly glucosamine joint supplement, but it was clearly not helping. I introduced my Bettaflex high Chondroitin supplement with a very different formulation.  She was taking Omega 3; we just changed the doses.

We added more Fish oil and 1500mg of both Chondroitin and Glucosamine with 400 mg of Curcumin extract. The results have been excellent. Her joints have greatly improved and is especially thrilled with her feet as these were causing real problems.

The key to improved joint health is being prepared to try new options. Most joint supplements are based on glucosamine sulphate.  While beneficial, it is nowhere as effective as chondroitin sulphate, as this is a constituent of cartilage and exerts many positive benefits to joints.

I replaced her supplement with my Bettaflex joint formula. I believe this was the most important part of her improvement. You must wonder why most supplements have little or no chondroitin. I think this comes down to the cost of quality chondroitin.

There are many diet changes that can help arthritis. By far the most important are fats. Some fats are inflammatory and worsen arthritis. Some are anti-inflammatory and reduce the inflammatory part of arthritis. Omega 3 from oily fish is very anti-inflammatory and is the most important oil to reduce joint pain. Please email me if you would like a copy of my Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition Guide.

John Arts (B.Soc.Sci, Dip Tch, Adv.Dip.Nut.Med.) is a nutritional medicine practitioner and founder of Abundant Health. If you have questions or need help you can contact John 0800 423559.  You can email John at

Please note that the health advice given through this column is for general educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any health problem. © John Arts 2024

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