Natural eggshell membrane a proven, cost-effective solution
Jason Marr, BScH, ND
If you suffer from the pain of arthritis, natural eggshell membrane may be the answer. Discover its impressive benefits in this quick read.
More than 4.5 million Canadians suffer from the pain of various forms of arthritis, conditions that may impair our ability to enjoy summer activities, or even just accomplish our day-to-day activities. Pain not only prevents our full enjoyment of physical activities, but it can also contribute to weight gain, obesity, and mood disorders when it restricts our ability to move or exercise. Given the known negative side effects of long-term pharmaceutical drug use for pain management, the need for safe, natural, effective treatments that work quickly and have sustained results is glaring. Sufferers of arthritis and other pain syndromes have a number of natural health product choices. More recent options gaining popularity may include natural eggshell membrane. It has the advantage of being a source of hyaluronic acid and other substances associated with joint health, including specific proteins and peptides, such as collagen and elastin. Evolving scientific literature supports natural eggshell membrane as an excellent tool for joint pain management for a number of reasons.
In a recent clinical trial, a single 500 mg dose per day of natural eggshell membrane product was effective at reducing joint pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee. Natural eggshell membrane products are typically manufactured as easy-to-swallow capsules and generally only require the consumption of a single capsule each day. Many other natural health product options require multiple doses throughout the day to provide therapeutic effects.
For the management of arthritic pain, few natural health products begin to show long-term, sustainable results as quickly as natural eggshell membrane. Studies suggest that natural eggshell membrane products start working to reduce pain and increase range of motion in joints in as few as five days, and for many people within 30 days.
Natural eggshell membrane appears to exert its ability to reduce joint pain via anti-inflammatory mechanisms. Research indicates it is stable even after being exposed to digestive enzymes.
Natural eggshell membrane products produce results quickly and sustainably, are well supported by scientific literature, are easy to use, and are inexpensive. While the current literature strongly supports their use in the management of arthritis, natural eggshell membrane products may also have benefits for those who have joint pain without the diagnosis of arthritis.
These products should be considered essential components to a natural approach to joint pain, used in conjunction with an anti-inflammatory diet, omega-3 essential fatty acids from fish oils, anti-inflammatory nutraceuticals, and proven anti-inflammatory herbs such as devil’s claw root. Speak with your health care practitioner about the right combination for you.