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Nov 11, 2017 17:50:47   #
smidge1952
 
Hi,
Do any of you lovely people out there take turmeric for arthritis and if you do does it help? If so what product do you take?
There are so many options out there I am confused. Have been taking glucosamine and chrondrotin for several years with great success but this now seems to have lost its effectiveness.
 
Nov 11, 2017 18:02:55   #
jenven
 
I am taking turmeric capsules daily with freshly ground pepper as this aids absorption. I do think it has helped as I had a very painful hip and it feels much better than it did. I can’t take any anti inflammatory drugs as they upset my stomach too much. I also take Cherry Active as this is supposed to help.
Nov 11, 2017 18:03:44   #
grandmaof13
 
I have tried turmeric for arthritis and suffered from diarrhea. My naturalist said that it can be a side effect of the turmeric in some people. Just try it I guess and see how it affects you. I have tried numerous remedies, instaflex among others and nothing helped with the pain. Now I am on Tylenol 3 which does not help much either. Sorry I can,t be more positive!
Nov 11, 2017 18:13:59   #
Crochetnknit (a regular here)
 
You said that the glucosamine chondroitin has lost its' effectiveness. Have you, by any chance, changed brands?

I have found that I can tell when I switched ... Some brands do not work as well as others. I'm taking one that also has boswellia and that seems to have helped.
Nov 11, 2017 18:15:08   #
dollknitter
 
I'm just finishing up bottle of turmeric which I take with pepper and also Resveratrol which is supposed to enhance
It seems to help a little,will continue to take it to give it a good trial. It does cause an odor to my urine.
I also take Advil as needed. Years ago, I tried Gloucosomine Chondroitin. But didn't help
Be careful with the Tylenol ( acetaminophen) it is metabolized thru the liver and too much can affect your liver enzymes
Nov 11, 2017 18:17:49   #
Keepmeinstitches
 
I would be interested in any of the replies.
 
Nov 11, 2017 18:21:45   #
smidge1952
 
No. Unfortunately I cannot put loss of effectiveness down to changing brands as I have been using the same brand since I started taking them.
Nov 11, 2017 18:30:25   #
golfhag
 
I use turmeric sprinkled on my food. Be conservative in the amount, it does add some heat if too much is added. Start with a pinch of dried turmeric then add to your taste. My friend, from India, introduced the herb to me when she demonstrated traditional dance at the Senoir Center. My friend is 89 years old and is as lithe as a25 year old. Wish I could say the same.
Nov 11, 2017 18:32:34   #
Tallest-Toad
 
Yes I take tumeric with ginger. I have not found any with pepper locally. I have been taking it for about a year and I won't be without it. The brand is Spring Valley. I ran out and I could feel the difference. Make sure it says 95% curcuminoids.
Nov 11, 2017 18:44:44   #
dollknitter
 
I take my turmeric in pill form, do many use the dried spice to sprinkle on food, is it more effective?
My pills are 95%
Circuminoids
Nov 11, 2017 19:11:04   #
kaypriest (a regular here)
 
There is a facebook group devoted to turmeric use. It is called Turmeric Users Group and they have a recipe to make a paste with turmeric. People use it as anti inflammatory for themselves or their pets. You can ask questions about using and is a good resource.
 
Nov 11, 2017 19:29:18   #
knitteerli
 
I use dried powdered turmeric every day, but have not noticed any improvement in my arthritis, but perhaps it would be worse if I quit. Perhaps the capsules would be more effective.
Nov 11, 2017 20:10:24   #
Evie RM (a regular here)
 
Be sure to take MSM with your other arthritis supplements. MSM is a natural anti-inflamatory and really helps with the pain. I take 4,000 mg daily and so does my DH. I also take tumeric in pill form and a couple of other supplements to help the arthritis in my knees.
Nov 11, 2017 20:23:01   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
When I do take it, I use the fresh spice and freshly ground black pepper. I only use a few months, stop for a while and start back up. It seems to stop working if I take it every day. So I space it out. It does seem to help with the unhappy knees.
Nov 11, 2017 20:56:00   #
MMWRay (a regular here)
 
My rheumatologist recommended tumeric in large doses. 6 to 8 pills a day if you can tolerate it and most people can. I was already taking it but have increased my dose. I buy mine at Sam's club.
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