Treating chronic pain naturally
Recent research on natural eggshell membrane shows it to be particularly helpful for relief of chronic joint pain in physically active individuals.
More than 4.2 million Canadians aged 15 years and older are estimated to suffer from some form of arthritis, and by 2031 this number is expected to grow to an estimated 20 percent of the Canadian population. Natural eggshell membrane is a new natural treatment for joint pain that is showing real promise. A recent study has found it particularly beneficial for physically active adults who suffer chronic joint pain.
The proprietary study, by Dr. John Berardi, followed 60 adults through a workout program designed to challenge their irritated joint. Participants in the eggshell membrane group reported significantly less joint pain post-exercise following eggshell membrane supplementation when compared to those in the placebo group.
Recent research results
Two previous peer-reviewed studies by independent sources have also shown eggshell membrane to be effective. One human clinical study used two phases with a total of 39 patients who suffered from various joint and connective tissue disorders (including those of the knees, hips, shoulders, elbows, hands, lower back, and neck). The study authors documented a significant reduction in pain, and improvement in flexibility and in range of motion.
The final randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study involving 67 individuals, tested the efficacy of natural eggshell membrane on pain and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis of the knee. The results showed significant reductions in both joint pain and stiffness compared to a placebo at 10, 30, and 60 days.
Components of eggshell membrane
Researchers became curious about the potential of natural eggshell membrane for supporting joint health, such as pain caused by osteoarthritis, when it was discovered that eggshell membrane contains many substances that are important for our joints and connective tissues.
Some of these components are collagen (a protein that’s an essential component of connective tissue), glucosamine and chondroitin (which are both important parts of healthy cartilage), and hyaluronic acid (present in synovial fluid, which helps cushion joints). In addition, research has suggested that individuals suffering from osteoarthritis have a decreased concentration of hyaluronic acid in their synovial fluid, meaning that this fluid has a tougher job of cushioning the joints.
Natural eggshell membrane provides all of these substances in combination, rather than each on its own. With trials now demonstrating significant improvements in joint pain using 500 mg of natural eggshell membrane daily, those suffering from chronic joint pain have a new option for relief that is thought to be free of side effects and may work as quickly as within seven days of use.