An herbal extract blend for supporting joint health found to
The existing strategies for treating osteoarthritis are aimed at reducing pain and slowing the disease's progression. Both of these treatment targets have been shown to be achievable with herbal or natural supplements. Karallief® Quick ClimbTM (KEC) and herbal extracts with glucosamine (HEG), two recent patented herbal extract blends, combine many natural products that have been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. The efficacy and safety of KEC and HEG were compared to a placebo control in this study.

A total of 120 patients were divided into 3 groups and were given KEC, HEG and Placebo in the ratio 1:1:1. Treatment results were assessed using the 30 second chair stand test, WOMAC test, knee flexion test and joint space measurement using X-rays of the knee joint.

--The study found that the herbal supplements HEG and KEC significantly reduced osteoarthritis-related knee pain and increased joint mobility and were safe to use during 120 days of treatment.

--Both supplements resulted in an improvement in the 30 second chair stand test results, WOMAC pain scores, knee flexion, and joint space width as measured by X-ray, as compared to the placebo.

In conclusion, natural supplements such as HEG and KEC can help patients with osteoarthritis symptoms and can be a safe and successful treatment choice.