Arthritis is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It can cause severe pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints, making everyday activities difficult. Fortunately, there are several natural remedies available that can help reduce the symptoms of arthritis pain. One such remedy is the use of coconut oil. Coconut oil has been used for centuries to provide relief from the symptoms of arthritis, and is widely considered to be a safe and effective natural remedy. In this article, we’ll discuss how coconut oil can be used to naturally relieve arthritis pain and what precautions you should take before using it.
Does coconut oil help reduce the symptoms of arthritis?
Yes, some studies have shown that coconut oil may help reduce the symptoms of arthritis. It contains anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce pain and swelling in the joints, as well as providing lubrication and flexibility. Additionally, coconut oil is high in antioxidants, which can help protect the joints from further damage.
What are the benefits of using coconut oil to manage arthritis?
1. Coconut oil is rich in anti-inflammatory properties which can help reduce joint inflammation associated with arthritis.
2. Coconut oil contains lauric acid which can help reduce joint pain and stiffness.
3. The fatty acids in coconut oil can help lubricate the joints and reduce friction which can help ease discomfort in arthritis patients.
4. Coconut oil is also rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which can help reduce inflammation and pain associated with arthritis.
Is it safe to use coconut oil for long-term relief of arthritis symptoms?
Yes, it is safe to use coconut oil for long-term relief of arthritis symptoms. Coconut oil is a natural anti-inflammatory and contains beneficial fatty acids that can help reduce inflammation in the joints. Additionally, its antioxidant content may offer additional benefits in reducing joint pain and stiffness.
What is the difference between coconut oil and CBD oil for treating arthritis?
Coconut oil has been used as a topical treatment for arthritis for centuries due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It is thought to reduce inflammation and joint pain, as well as improve mobility. CBD oil, on the other hand, is a more recent development in the treatment of arthritis. It is thought to reduce inflammation, joint pain and discomfort, but also to reduce the underlying inflammation that causes the pain. Therefore, while they both have anti-inflammatory properties, CBD oil has the additional benefit of reducing the underlying inflammation.
Are there any side effects associated with using coconut oil for arthritis?
Yes, there are some potential side effects associated with the use of coconut oil for arthritis. These include increased risk of gastrointestinal upset, skin irritation, and allergic reactions. Additionally, coconut oil can interfere with certain medications, so it is important to speak to a doctor before using coconut oil for arthritis.
We evaluated the protective efficacy of the polyphenolic fraction from virgin coconut oil PV against adjuvant induced arthritic rats. Arthritis was induced by intradermal injection of complete Freunds adjuvant. The activities of inflammatory, antioxidant enzymes and lipid peroxidation were estimated. Antioxidant enzymes were increased and on treatment with PV. The increased level of total WBC count and C-reactive protein in the arthritic animals was reduced in PV treated rats. Synovial cytology showed that inflammatory cells and reactive mesothelial cells were suppressed by PV. Histopathology of paw tissue showed less edema formation and cellular infiltration on supplementation with PV. Thus the results demonstrated the potential beneficiary effect of PV on adjuvant induced arthritis in rats and the mechanism behind this action is due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Keywords Anti-inflammatory Antioxidant Polyphenols Virgin coconut oil. Abstract We evaluated the protective efficacy of the polyphenolic fraction from virgin coconut oil PV against adjuvant induced arthritic rats.
This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the authors own. I am one of many Americans who suffers from arthritis. Now that Ive passed 60 years old, the disease became painful and disturbing. My physician told me that there is not much I can do to stop or reverse it. The anti-inflammatory drugs have severe side effects, if I would decide to take them. I had a dog which died from severe stomach bleeding, kidney and liver damage related to a high dosage of anti-inflammatory drugs, prescribed for this type of arthritis. After that experience I decided to take my arthritis pain with dignity, which is not always easy. One day I read an article written by Dr. Bruce Fife, on causes and treatments of arthritis. Accordingly to a group of scientist, arthritis is caused by bacteria and viruses attacking the joints and the cure is in the use coconut oil. What makes coconut oil a cure for arthritis? Here is what Dr. Fife says. On page 78 of his book The New Arthritis Cure. What makes coconut oil such an effective antimicrobial agent? And what makes coconut oil different from any other dietary fat? The key to unlocking the secret to coconut oils remarkable healing powers comes from the study of human breast milk. Years ago it was discovered that human breast milk contains a unique group of saturated fats known as medium-triglycerides MCTs. These fats are very different from the fats found in meats and vegetables. When eaten, the body transforms MCTs into monoglycerides and medium-chain fatty acids MCFAs , both of which possess powerful antimicrobial properties capable of killing disease-causing bacteria, viruses, and fungi. It is due primarily to the presence of MCTs in human breast milk that protects babies from infections for the first few months of their lives, while their immune systems are still developing. They are deadly to disease-causing germs, they are completely harmless to us. What does this have to do with coconut oil? Like mothers milk coconut oil also contains MCTs. In fact, coconut oil is composed predominately of MCTs. The MCTs in coconut oil are identical to those find in mothers milk and possess the same antimicrobial potential. For this reason, food manufacturers have been putting coconut oil, or MCTs derived from coconut oil, into baby formula for years in order to give the formula the same disease-fighting capability as natural breast milk. If you fed your children formula when they were infants, you were giving them coconut oil in some form or another. I own the book and I know that coconut oil works. I use it three times a day to rinse my mouth and I also take coconut oil internally. Its only been three weeks that I have devoted myself to this routine and Im a free woman again. I walk with ease up and down the stairs, I run with my dogs and I finally sleep through the night. On the top of everything, my gums do not bleed anymore when I brush my teeth, nothing helped this problem in the past. If you are questioning my findings, try it for yourself, all you have to loose is pain. To find out more about the benefits of coconut oil and a few other oils, please read the book mentioned above as well as Dr. Fifes other book Oil Pulling Therapy. Unfortunately these books are not available in book stores, you do have to go online. I got mine through Barns and Nobles in Deerfield, and since I am a member, the express shipping was free. The views expressed in this post are the authors own. Want to post on Patch? Register for a user account. The secrets of coconut oil. Find out whats happening in Deerfield with free, real-time updates from Patch. Lets go! Remember, take care of the best body you have ever had, your own. Thank Reply Share. The rules of replying Be respectful. This is a space for friendly local discussions.