Rheumatoid arthritis can be prevented and treated with special activity and a change in diet (RA). Vitamin supplementation may also help in this aspect, according to new research. The European Journal of Clinical Nutrition published the research.
Vitamin supplementation affects disease outcomes, according to researchers from Xi'an Honghui Hospital in Shaanxi, China. Researchers discovered that vitamin E supplementation helped persons with rheumatoid arthritis, based on data from over 40,000 people.
What effect does vitamin E have on the joints?
The study's authors state, "Vitamin E's capacity to reestablish the intestinal barrier and improve gastrointestinal function may be linked to the prevention and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis." "Regular vitamin E administration can assist persons with RA improve their overall quality of life by reducing joint soreness, fluid swelling, and stiffness."
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However, nutritionist Ginger Haltin advises that you get medical advice before beginning vitamin E supplementation.
"Be mindful that vitamin E supplements can mix with other vitamins and drugs," she cautioned, "so consult your rheumatologist first."
What is the disease RA?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune and inflammatory disease in which the body's own immune system assaults healthy cells, causing painful swelling and other unpleasant symptoms. Drug therapy and making healthy lifestyle modifications are both important components of RA treatment.
Vitamin E - in which products is it found?
Products rich in vitamin E include:
oils and olive oil
wheat bran, oatmeal