Nutraceutical Strategies for Preserving Cartilage in Osteoarthritis

The loss of cartilage associated the osteoarthritis reflects an inflammatory process that promotes degradation of cartilage proteins. This essay proposes that a number of nutraceuticals – spirulina, phase 2 inducers, berberine, glucosamine, vitamin D, and fish oil – have potential for intervening in the pro-inflammatory signaling pathways that promote cartilage loss.

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