Vitamin C Prevents Osteoarthritis –
Vitamin C is important in the development of normal cartilage. A deficiency of Vitamin C might lead to the development of weak cartilage. In 2010, The Arthritis Research Institute of America, Inc. published an important article in the Journal Public Health Nutrition which suggested that Vitamin C supplementation may indeed be beneficial in preventing new cases of knee osteoarthritis. You can read the article by clicking the link here.
Vitamin C is commonly available in citrus fruits. Right now, citrus happens to be in season. As long as you have no allergies or sensitivities to citrus, try adding some delicious Florida orange juice to your daily diet.
If dietary fruits are unavailable, supplementing with a Vitamin C tablet is another easy way to get your Vitamin C, though it’s generally best to get your vitamins from the foods you eat whenever possible. With your doctor’s permission, try taking 1 500mg tablet of Vitamin C daily. A 100 tablet bottle should cost less than $7.00 and will last more than 3 months!
As always, use common sense and consult your healthcare professional for specific guidance! Here’s to your good health!