SAMe may be one of the most effective arthritis supplements for osteoarthritis pain that you’ve never heard of. While many studies show it works as well as common pain medications, with fewer side effects, there are also studies that show the opposite. There is still some controversy about SAMe.  It doesn’t have the same name recognition as glucosamine or turmeric, but the Arthritis Foundation’s website cites it as one of the supplements that scientific studies have found to be effective in treating osteoarthritis. Two studies cited by the organization showed it to be as effective as NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug)…

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The supplements you take to improve your brain health may contain drugs that haven’t been approved for use in the United States, according to new research. The study, published last Wednesday in the journal Neurology: Clinical Practice, found five unapproved drugs in the supplements examined by researchers, says Dr. Pieter Cohen, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and the lead author of the study. Drugs that have not been approved for use by the FDA are not allowed to be sold in the US.  And often those unauthorized drugs are in plain sight on the supplement label.…

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