Nature's Cure for Arthritis

Nature’s cure for arthritis may have been found in the unlikeliest place. Scientists have discovered hyaluronic acid, a natural joint lubrication compound, in the comb of roosters! This anatomical feature of male chickens is primarily made of a naturally occurring substance called hyaluronic acid. This product is now used as an alternative to surgery around the globe and has helped countless individuals regain their mobility and alleviate pain.

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Nature’s Cure For Arthritis May Have Been Found In Unlikeliest Place

Scientist’s discover hyaluronic acid, a natural joint lubrication compound, in the comb of roosters!

In 1996 scientists successfully extracted and purified the hyaluronic acid found within the rooster’s comb creating a now FDA approved product for the treatment and relief of knee pain resulting from Osteoarthritis. Nature has provided the human race with medical breakthroughs throughout recorded history. One example occurred in 1796 when Edward Jenner developed a method to protect people from smallpox by exposing them to the cowpox virus. In his famous experiment, he rubs pus from a dairymaid’s cowpox pustule into scratches on the arm of his gardener’s 8-year-old son, and then exposes him to smallpox six weeks later (which he does not develop). The process becomes known as vaccination from the Latin vacca for cow. Jenner is sometimes called the founding father of immunology.

Now although medicine has come a long way since the eighteenth century modern day scientists are still discovering the healing powers of nature in the unlikeliest of places every day. One current example of this resides in the red crest of the rooster’s comb. You see, this anatomical feature of male chickens is primarily made of a naturally occurring substance called hyaluronic acid.

Hyaluronic acid is also present in humans, and is a primary ingredient in synovial fluid, the body’s natural joint lubricant. As we age and under the stress of continued use, the bodies synovial fluid can become depleted, especially in the knees which are the body’s largest weight bearing joint. This can lead to a reduction in joint space resulting in loss of cartilage, swelling, and discomfort, as well a reduced strength and limited range of motion. This process results in a condition known as Osteoarthritis of the knee, sometimes referred to as “wear and tear arthritis”. Until recently the primary arthritis treatments for Osteoarthritis of the knee were limited to corticosteroid injections, physical therapy, knee replacement surgery, or simply learning to live with the pain and frustration of a mobility limited lifestyle. That is of course until the rooster came along…

In 1996 scientists successfully extracted, purified, and concentrated the hyaluronic acid found within the rooster’s comb into a product used for the treatment and relief of knee pain resulting from Osteoarthritis. This product is now used as an alternative to surgery around the globe and has helped countless individuals regain their mobility and alleviate pain.

The future of healthcare in the United States is centered on addressing the healthcare concerns of the elderly. The “Baby Boomers”, and specifically the 85+ age group, represent the largest growing segment of the US population today. If you are interested in learning more about this aging trend I recommend reading this article, which was also endorsed by AARP: http://transgenerational.org/aging/demographics.htm. In 2007–2009, 50% of adults 65 years or older reported an arthritis diagnosis. (Source: MMWR 2010;59(39);1261-1265. [Data Source: 2007–2009 NHIS]) Addressing this growing health concern of the elderly can stimulate rapid growth of new patients as well as opening the door to tremendous revenue earnings potential.

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