Knee cartilage biology and chemistry
Proteoglycan, the natural constituent of joint lining cartilage
Knee injury supplements
Knee injury treatments can include diet, health supplements, acupuncture, infra-red sessions, aromatherapy, massage and physiotherapy.
Most supplemental knee treatments aim to keep the knee supple and healthy by maintaining a good supply of blood enriched with the chemical combinations that the knee needs. Essential chemicals might be missing because of diet, lack of sun or age. If the body's natural healing processes can be activated in the area of injury, medical treatment might not be necessary. At the very least joint supplements might help recovery after any medical interventions.
- Collagen (and take with Vitamin C?)
- Alpha Lipoic Acid (antioxidant) found in spinach, broccoli, peas, Brewer's yeast, brussel sprouts, rice bran, and organ meats.
- Chondroitin (increases hyaluronic acid)
- Hyaluronic Acid injections
- SAM-e (short for S-adenosylmethionine)
A dietary supplement - methionine.When taking SAM-e, it is important to also supplement your diet with vitamin B12, vitamin B6 and folate. Chemically-speaking, with the help of B-vitamins, SAM-e gives up a methyl group to surrounding tissues and organs and regulates several biochemical processes. For example, SAM-e helps maintain cell membranes, removes toxic substances from the body, and produces mood-enhancing neurotransmitters. [...Treatments for Arthritis...]