Complementing Pain Relief with Supplements

A look at the latest on fish oil and folic acid.

Overcoming pain is a daily challenge for those with arthritis, and one route many consider to alleviate the ache is by taking supplements. While research has shown that some may help and might even allow patients to take lower doses of prescription drugs, the fact is that supplements are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).Certain supplements do have value in controlling osteoarthritis (OA) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA) joint pain, but even though these are not prescribed drugs does not mean they are safe, according to Cleveland Clinic rheumatologist Linda Mileti, MD.
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