According to the Arthritis Foundation there are over 100 different types of arthritic diseases that affect over 54 million adults. The four most common are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia.
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. Repetitive motion and overuse injuries contribute to this form of arthritis. The cartilage that cushions the joints wears down and can form bone spurs on the side of the joints. Joints are painful and may be swollen and stiff.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that affects approximately 1.2 million people. It attacks the synovial membranes that line the joints. In RA joints are swollen, painful, "red" and "hot".
Psoriatic arthritis is also an autoimmune disease that causes an inflammatory type of arthritis. We learn that up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis.
Fibromyalgia causes long-term pain and tenderness in spots all over the body, in joints, muscles, tendons along with fatigue, sleep problems, headaches, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, and anxiety. A PubMed article notes that 20 to 47% of individuals with fibromyalgia suffer from chemical intolerance. Low levels of environmental chemicals that would normally be considered non-toxic are reported to trigger reactions in persons with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.
Three Helpful Tips
Toxic chemical exposure can be reduced by converting your home to safer EcoSense household products and Melaleuca personal care products.
Maintaining a healthy weight is important, not only because excess weight is hard on knees and hips, but also because doctors now know that some forms of fat cells promote pain-causing inflammation.
Try Pain-A-Trate for soothing relief.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
A PubMed abstract explains that omega-3 fatty acids alleviate the progression of osteoarthritis and has potential for preventing cartilage degradation that comes with joint inflammation. Consuming omega-3 fatty acids helps decrease the need for NSAIDS drugs. Coldwater Omega-3 contains recommended fatty acids.
Grape Seed Extract
Another PubMed abstract looked at grapeseed extract to suppress bone destruction commonly seen in rheumatoid arthritis. The results suggest that grapeseed extract may be beneficial for the treatment of inflammation associated bone destruction.
ProvexCV and Provex-Plus are concentrated super antioxidants and sources of grapeseed extract. ProvexCV in particular has the flavonoid power of nearly 10,000 grapes in every bottle. Flavonoids are known to be powerful antioxidants that neutralize free radicals that damage tissue.
Patented Replenex and Replenex Extra Strength help rebuild, cushion, and strengthen joint cartilage. Besides 1,500 mg of research-recommended glucosamine HCI, Replenex formulas also contain ginger, green tea, and bromelain which promote healthy joint function. Replenex Extra Strength in addition contains chondroitin, MSM and patent pending A.I. Blend for comfort.
One Last Note
Scientists have found that bacteria found in the mouth not only cause gum disease but also may trigger rheumatoid arthritis. This Medical Daily article notes that "brushing your teeth could help prevent tooth decay and gum diseases, and potentially RA." Only Melaleuca's Whitening Tooth Polish combines six natural ingredients that work together to fight bacteria and help protect gums.
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The Melaleuca Wellness Guide
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I started taking the Replenex Extra Strength after reading the description. My daily arthritis pain significantly declined in several joints. During one order, the regular Replenex was on sale, so I ordered it. After about a week, I found myself wringing my hands all the time and realized it was because of the ache from arthritis. I ordered Replenex Extra Strength again and have never looked back! I am still enjoying my bowling, walking, and crafting on a regular basis!
With my veterinarian's approval, I started giving my black 12 year old Standard Poodle, "Annabella," 1 Replenex Extra-strength daily along with 1 Cold Water Omega or Cardio Omega both by Melaleuca. She weighs a little over 50 pounds. My husband has had great results with the product. So I thought why not try it on my girl. She liked the flavor of the Pro-Hip Dog treats but my vet preferred the bottle of Replenex Extra-Strength as it has a higher amount of what "Annabella" needs. She and my 7 year white Standard Poodle "Dirk" wrestle around like crazy since she started taking it! My husband was surprised to see them playing so vigorously. Glory to God! I am very grateful for Replenex Extra-strength. Thank you and God bless.
Two years ago I was diagnose with RA and Fibromyalgia. My rheumatologist told me to educate myself on both conditions, and stay active. That part is easier said than done when your joints hurt, but it's important to stay active. It actually helps with the pain. He also recommended turmeric because it's a natural anti-inflammatory. I called Melaleuca one day after my doctor visit and asked if we had products that contained turmeric and they said absolutely. The following products contain turmeric: Omega3 Lime Sorbet, Extra strength Replenex, Recover AI. Those products along with the 50+ Essentials pack, RestEZ and Pain-A-trate are what has helped me take control of those two evil conditions. I also take Luminex in place of Cymbalta for anxiety. ALL were approved by my rheumatologist. I'm so thankful to have a doctor who encourages healthier alternatives, and Melaleuca for offering products that have actually helped me and many of my friends and family.
I have arthritis and I also have CMT a muscular dystophy. I started taking Replenex Extra Strength about 8 years ago and was able to stop taking Ibuprofen and other pain medication because of the natural anti-inflammatory in Replenex. It has literally changed my life. I am able to hike, walk, go fishing and keep up with my 3 kids. If I miss a dose I notice it right away and feel the ache and pain return.
Arthritis: Melaleuca helps me deal with arthritis so well! I use the Replenex Extra Strength lemonade powder packets and, many times, double up on it using the Replenex Extra Strength caps. I also take the Peak Performance TOTAL HEALTH pack supplements daily, which includes the Recover AI, which helps any stiffness or pain. My husband won't take most of the supplements, but he WILL take the Recover AI. He sleeps better, not in pain, and admits it helps him. That is a relief to me. We live on a ranch and own 2 Livestock Guardian Dogs which are with the goats 24/7/365, and also 2 Belgian Malinois, which are very active dogs. I have given the Replenex Extra Strength caps to all these dogs, and formerly to my first Belgian Malinois years ago. With the Oligo, it helps them all immensely. They are less expensive, and work better than many dog supplements on the market. For stiffness, as well as pain, I also include using the Pain -A-Trate on many areas of my body. Keeping inflammation down as much as possible is very important for one's health. With less inflammation, our bodies are able to heal better.
I've been a customer for 14 yrs. and am amazed at the changes in my health; one being that when I first got up in the morning, my knees where so achy and stiff that I had to walk down the stairs sideways very slowly. I started taking the Replenex Extra Strength and could not believe the difference! I lift weights, take long walks and sometimes run and feel like a 30 yr. old instead of almost 60.
I would hate to be without Replenex Extra Strength. Whenever I have had the beginning of arthritic pain I'd take three Replenex Extra Strength and then one a day for a couple of days and voila! No more pain. BUT, I haven't needed it for several years as I now take the Total Health+ 50 and I thank God that I am a healthy 84-year-old, no other medications except thyroid medication, following surgery almost 40 years ago. Every week I walk 2 and 1/2 miles in less than 50 minutes and go to seniors' exercises. I am just an active old girl! I love Melaleuca!
Ten years ago, an acquaintance through work called me and asked if I knew about Melaleuca. I said no, she asked if I had any medical issues. I said yes, I had just returned from a doctor appt and I have an arthritic hip and can hardly walk. I was introduced to Melaleuca and Replenex. I have been taking them since day one and without Replenex Extra Strength I have difficulty walking. I ran out of the product for a week once and it reminded my body why I need that product. I am now using the Replenex drink and find that it works even better for me! Thank you to Glenda for introducing me to Melaleuca 10 years ago, and to Dr Phil for helping me find this fabulous product. I am a "lifer"! I have happily progressed to using and needing more than 35 points a month of Melaleuca products.
This is my "go to" for arthritis relief. I have been using Pain-A-Trate and Extra Strength Replenex along with my Vitality Total Vitamins. When the oils became available I Googled arthritis and looked up natural products. I then went to the Melaleuca website and read about the various oils and read the ingredients. I matched the ingredients to our very own oils and started mixing them in the little bottles that Melaleuca sells. It has given me great relief. I rub my ankles and knees every night and every morning with the solutions I have mixed up in the bottles. My best mixture is a combination of 5 from Melaleuca oil, Sweet Almond oil, Frankincense, Lemon, Clary Sage, Merry and Bright, Armour, Eucalyptus and Peace. Out of these I always picked 5 to 6 selections. If I ran out I would substitute another from this list. They all help me with my arthritis. Try a different 5 until you find one that pinpoints your pain. And yes you can still use the Pain-A-Trate with your oils.