Can vitamin C deficiency affect knees?
Hello, Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that fights molecules that trigger joint inflammation. According to research Vitamin C may protect against the development and progression of Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Inflammation increases during arthritis that may be mediated through adequate vitamin C intake. My father suffers from knee pain, will including vitamin c in his diet eases pain? Should I trust such findings?
@baka Hello, yes you should include it in your diet as well. There is no denying that vitamin C benefits everybody, whether they have arthritis or not. Therefore, it is a good idea to include a healthy amount of vitamin C. Vitamin C serves a role as a co-factor in collagen synthesis, the main protein in joint tissue and bone. Vitamin C reduces inflammation, protects cartilage, and eases pain. Vitamin C may also help to reduce joint pain associated with arthritis. Also, the study suggested that patients taking vitamin C require less medication for relief than those not taking the vitamin. They suggest it could be used to reduce medication intake for other conditions as well.