A variety of supplements exist for the supposed treatment of osteoarthritis. Some provide pain relief while others claim to actually help stop the progression of the disease. Cherry extract, glucosamine and chondroitin are the most popular supplements for osteoarthritis, though their efficacy has been questioned by doctors and research studies.
Consuming adequate amounts of vitamin D is certainly important for preventing and treating osteoporosis. But what about osteoarthritis? In 1996, McAllindon et al. published a study in Annals of Internal Medicine in which they looked at this question. The authors screened 556 people who were part of the Framingham Heart Study and who also had…