Health care professionals specializing in preventive medicine are looking for effective alternatives to the drugs commonly prescribed for patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
While methotrexate and PUVA therapy may have serious side effects, recent studies in the Netherlands, West Germany and Switzerland have demonstrated the great benefit of a fumaric acid ester in normalizing the hyperproliferative response of epidermal growth factor.
This product is well tolerated by sensitive individuals.
Ech capsule contains: A special ester of 120 mg Fumaric Acid (Reagent Grade)
Contains no corn, soy, yeast, wheat or other common allergens.
Suggested Use: Take 1 to 3 capsules daily for psoriatic arthritis relief, or as directed by a health care professional.
Some of the most encouraging news about psoriatic arthritis is that you can do a great deal on your own to help manage the condition:
Maintain a healthy weight. Maintaining a healthy weight places less strain on your joints, leading to reduced pain and increased energy and mobility. The best way to increase nutrients while limiting calories is to eat more plant-based foods — fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
Exercise regularly. Exercise is essential for everyone — and that includes people with arthritis. In fact, exercise alone can help relieve many of the symptoms of arthritic conditions, including pain and fatigue. You're the best judge of how much you can do, but an appropriate activity level should make you feel the same or better afterward, not worse. Introduce new activities gradually and heed warning signs. If you experience new pain later in the day or fatigue the following day, you've probably done too much.
Use cold and hot packs. Because cold has a numbing effect, it can dull the sensation of pain. Before using an ice pack, apply a thin layer of mineral oil over the painful joint. Place a damp towel over the mineral oil and then put the ice pack on the towel. You can apply cold several times a day for 20 or 30 minutes. Some people prefer to briefly massage the painful area with an ice cube. If you try this method, keep the ice moving to avoid frostbite.