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Has anyone heard of this treatment for osteoarthritis?

This was on the news tonight. First time I've heard about it.

Rose-Hip Vital AKA LitoZin in Europe & the US is supposed to eliminate a lot of the pain when used in conjunction with Glucosamine.

I've got osteo in my lower back & I thought it might be a good alternative to the usual painkillers. Anyone tried it? :confused:

http://rosehipvital.com.au/home.htm
 

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Yes, I have heard of it. Glucosamine has been studied time and time again, and is very beneficial for OA and other types of degenerative joint disease. I just recently learned more about rose hips, and some patients do claim that they have benefited from that as well. Just be careful when buying supplements, as I know at least in the United States, the purity can vary greatly since they are not FDA approved. I don't know about how things work in your country though ;)
 

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At the top of that link, it says this:

TGA approved reference AUST L 91041



The TGA here, is the Therapeutic Goods Administration. Probably our equivalent of your FDA & they're pretty strict about what they give approval to. The fact they approved it made me think it must be safe to take. I guess like anything, Check with your Doctor first but then your are a Doctor. :)
 

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I have been taking glucosamine chondroitin supplements for years, and I swear that is what kept me from having more damage to my knee when I fell in December. I have also heard very good things about rose hips. Can't hurt!
 

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Don't know if this will be relevant but maybe so:

I've taken G&C for years (after an experience of forgetting to take it along on a trip and a return of knee pain -- then it took about 2-3 weeks to build up the titer to be effective again). [The G&C I now take is Costco's Kirkland G: 1500 mg, C: 1200 mg., same as my Puff gets]

I've had a recent experience with lower back pain for which ibuprofen & 2 months physical therapy gave no relief. Then my internist referred me to a pain specialist (MD) who fitted me with an electrical stim unit to block the pain PLUS suggesting I discontinue the ibuprofen and try naproxen sodium (saying that some people respond better to Ibu. vs. NapS and vice versa).

The naproxen sodium (Aleve is one brand) did wonders, so much so I discontinued the electrical stim PLUS I no longer have that pain nor take the NS.

Mentioned this to a friend who began also suffering back pain and the NS worked wonders for him, too.

 
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