Results of a new study reveal that Arjuna Natural’s proprietary turmeric extract is as effective as paracetamol in reducing pain and other symptoms of knee osteoarthritis (OA).
The study demonstrated that the highly bioavailable compound was more effective in reducing inflammation. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease of the articular joints characterized by the breakdown of cartilage, joint lining, ligaments, and underlying bone. Common manifestations of osteoarthritis are stiffness and pain.
Led by Shuba Singhal, PhD, this randomized, controlled clinical study was conducted at the Department of Orthopedics of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital/Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi.
Results were published in the journal Biomed Central BMC. For the study, 193 patients diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee were randomized to receive either turmeric extract (BCM-95®) as a 500 mg capsule two times daily, or a 650 mg tablet of paracetamol three times daily for six weeks.
The study was a follow up to an Arjuna study conducted over a year ago that demonstrated a positive link between its flagship high-bioavailable curcumin formulation and osteoarthritic care.
“The goal of the current study was to build on the earlier studies to give a better clarity and specificity by including more markers and a better scoring methodology,” explains Benny Antony PhD, Joint Managing Director for Arjuna.