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Relieve Pain & Stiffness, Restore Function.

Arthritis and joint pain result from inflammation. In fact the term "arthritis" literally means "joint inflammation".

Banjo addresses the root cause of pain and inflammation - the root cause of arthritis and joint pain.

That's why it works - quickly. Within 10 days of starting Banjo you'll notice a decrease in pain and stiffness. Within 30 days you'll be able to do more, more easily, with less (or no) pain.

Arthritis & Joint Pain Notes

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Osteoarthritis is not caused primarily by wear and tear

Osteoarthritis is a chronic, progressive disease characterized by inflammation in and around the joint space. Inflammation eventually results in damage to joint structures, especially the cartilage covering the end of each bone at the joint space.

Because osteoarthritis commonly makes its appearance late in life, it has often been called “wear and tear” arthritis. That term, however, is generally misleading. An actual tear or other damage to a joint component will increase the likelihood of later developing osteoarthritis and will speed the progression of osteoarthritis. But in the absence of such physical damage, moderate exercise is beneficial to the joint, as it reduces inflammation. If osteoarthritis was simply the result of normal use (e.g. “wear and tear”) then additional wear and tear would not be expected to have a beneficial effect.

Osteoarthritis: Socioeconomic impact basics

27 million Americans have osteoarthritis (OA). Direct medical costs resulting from OA total $185 billion a year in the U.S. insurers pay $149.4 billion patients pay $36.1 billion out-of-pocket Avg. woman: $1,400 a year Avg. man: $700 a year Osteoarthritis affects: 25-30% of persons aged 45-64 years 60% of persons older than 65 years Over…

Raw, vegan diet for fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis

Raw Vegetables Reduce Inflammation

In a nutshell 😉 those suffering with fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis experienced a substantial improvement in their conditions when they switched to a raw, vegan diet. Specifically, they experienced a decrease in pain and stiffness and self-perception of their health was improved.

The problem, of course, is that this diet represents a substantial and some would say extreme departure from our ‘normal’ diet. A vegan diet includes no animal products whatsoever – no milk, eggs, butter. The “living food” diet studied here included only raw foods – no cooking whatsoever.

The obvious reality is that very few people will ever attempt such an extreme dietary modification, and fewer still will adhere to it. Nonetheless, it is one option, and might result in general improvement in conditions related to inflammation other than those specifically studied.

As an alternative, one might want to add more fruits and vegetables to the diet, especially fresh, raw fruits and vegetables. Supplements might be considered as well.

Prevalence of joint pain in the United States

Number of Americans estimated to be living with arthritis or chronic joint pain:

1985 – 35 million

1990 – 37.9 million

1998 – nearly 43 million

2005 – 66 million: 42.7 million have doctor-diagnosed arthritis and 23.2 million people have chronic joint pain from another cause or that has not been diagnosed by a doctor.

2009 – 70 million

NF-kapaB activation in joint leads to cartilage destruction

Cartilage destruction is a hallmark feature of osteoarthritis. It is associated with elevated production of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) and matrix metalloproteinase-13 (MMP-13). In addition, it is reported in the study briefly summarized below that the ability of cartilage to heal is severely limited in the presence of bFGF.

MMP-13 was found to be elevated in large part due to over-activation of NF-kB. This may in part account for the observation that cartilage healing is severely limited when joints are inflammed, but may progress rapidly once joint inflammation is relieved.

Ginger extract reduces inflammation in arthritis

Ginger root extract was found to reduce inflammation in this study of cartilage cells in a pig model of arthritis.

Nitric oxide (NO) and prostaglandin-E2 (PGE2) were both reduced within 24 hours after application of ginger root extract. Both are key pro-inflammatory agents thought to be important in the pain and inflammation of arthritis.

It is suggested that ginger root extract may play an important role in the future treatment of arthritis.

Ginger an effective anti-inflammatory agent in arthritis

Ginger shown to reduce COX2 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) – probably via inhibition of NF-kB.

Arthritis is characterized by joint inflammation that causes pain and results in cartilage destruction.

TNF-alpha plays a key role in the course and progression of arthritis. It is both a product and an activator of NF-kB. It is probably by means of this NF-kB activating effect that it leads to an increase in other pro-inflammatory cytokines as well as destructive enzymes – all of which means that TNF-alpha plays a central role in arthritis.

In the study summarized below, ginger was found to decrease the level of TNF-alpha while also reducing the level of pro-inflammatory cytokines and destructive enzymes.

A decrease in the level of activated NF-kB was also observed, which is the most likely mechanism by which ginger exerts its beneficial effects in arthritis.

Synergy of multiple NF-kappaB inhibitors

Turmeric (curcumin) and resveratrol found to act synergistically in the treatment of arthritis.

This is an essential publication because it demonstrates that by combining different natural inhibitors of NF-kB, a greater anti-inflammatory effect may be achieved than is possible with either agent alone. The study further suggests that this might be especially true when the different agents act to inhibit NF-kB through different mechanisms.

By implication, the observed synergy will not be limited to the specific combination studied (curcumin + resveratrol.)

Banjo combines a number of different natural NF-kB inhibitors, each of which may act through a slightly different mechanism in the inhibition of NF-kB. While many of the individual agents might provide some benefit, Banjo is expected to provide a substantially greater benefit than any single agent. That possibility is confirmed by the study briefly summarized below.

Moderate exercise reduces joint pain

NF-kB is the master switch controlling response to exercise.

This is really quite interesting. Somehow, moderate exercise – through the transmission of physical forces in your joints – leads to the inhibition of NF-kB. The result is a decrease in inflammation.

However, if instead of being subject to the mechanical stress of moderate exercise, your joints are instead subject to a higher magnitude of physical forces – those physical forces transmitted to the joint (e.g. knee) activate NF-kB.

NF-kB is truly the Master switch of inflammation. It’s even mediating inflammation or anti-inflammation effects in response to physical forces on the knee.