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    HI! I use rose hips and green sea mussel. They've helped with my pain. (As odd as it sounds lol)

    Dee

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      Hi, both the rose hips and sea mussel are capsules. The sea mussel capsules are: FoodScience of Vermont Sea Mussel, Green-Lipped Mussel Joint Supplement Capsules. I get them from amazon.com (I get the rose hips from them also.)

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      Interesting. I'll look into it. It's the thought of of the green lipped mussel.....!!!! You're lucky you have found something. I made up some turmeric paste last night so I'll see how that goes.

      Many thanks

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    I believe I already mentioned to you that I take glucosamine. On the advice of a fellow arthritis sufferer I doubled the dose I'd been taking and for quite a few years have been taking 1000 mg twice a day. I believe this is a long term treatment. It's not a painkiller, but I believe it does help the joints. Studies which indicate it "doesn't work" are not long enough and the dose is probably not high enough. I, too, would be interested to hear from other people who have used it.

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    I've probably tried every new wonder supplement known to man - I was a sucker for all the marketing claims - to be honest, none were much good really. glucosamine definitely didnt do much for me although others have stated it works for them. I gave up spending a fortune on these things after watching one of those facts behind medical claims tv shows that debunked most of them. I recently heard that onion skins were a very effective anti inflammatory so have been trying them also - you take just the papery outer skin and soak in boiling water for around 20 mins, strain then drink (I add lemon and honey to make it more palatable) - might be just wishful thinking or the placebo effect but the pain in my thumbs has really decreased a lot. Used to wake me up during the night now it doesnt. I have OA in one ankle due to a major accident and that still hurts when I walk or stand too long hoping it helps with that too.

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    Wow I've not heard of onions being effective (is your chopping hand the one with the problem thumb?!). I'll look into this. Is it literally the outer layer, not that chewy bit between the paper outer and the onion itself?

    Interesting - thanks for this!

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      It's just the papery outer skin/shell - not any of the fleshy part. They can be frozen too so I take the papery peel off a load of onions crumble them up and freeze them in containers - the onions can still be stored and used later because I dont take the fleshy skins off. I saw a documentary about how in eastern countries onion skins are used for every ailment known to man so I read up about them and they contain something called quercetin - here's what a medical blog stated about quercetin : With Quercetin being a powerful flavonoid, there is a wide range of health benefits, including its ability to reduce inflammation, eliminate pain, protect against cardiovascular diseases, act as an anti-cancer, boost the immune system, reduce histamines, and decrease irritation of the skin

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