Celadrin® Alleviates Joint Pain
STORRS, Conn.Cetylated fatty acid topical cream (as Celadrin® by Imagenetix Inc.) helps patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) to move more freely and with less pain, enabling them to engage in regular exercise, according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (19, 1:115-121, 2005).
In the study, 40 patients with knee OA were randomized to receive topical cetylated fatty acid twice daily or placebo, and were tested for improvement in OA symptoms (including postural stability) at baseline and following 30 days of treatment.
Based upon the results of the study, the researchers concluded 30 days of treatment with a topical cetylated fatty acid cream improved postural stability in patients with knee OA, presumably due to pain relief during quiet standing. They added such over-the-counter treatment may help improve the exercise trainability of people with OA.
The publication of this article is extremely significant because it shows that people with painful joint afflictions who use Celadrin can successfully renew exercise programs without pain, said Bill Spencer, president of Imagenetix. Without exercise, these individuals are subject to a host of health problems including obesity, to diabetes and heart disease.