I suffer with chronic pain every day with fibromyalgia and arthritis where as I Cannot function through out my day. Right now I'm looking for a relief asap until I have my appointment at my Dr.in February. This interfere with my daily life and makes me depressed. From head to toe it's so painful. Please if you can give suggestions or tell me if olive oil is good for it?
I don't have Arthritis, however I do have Fibromyalgia and Neuropathy (non-diabetic pain in my feet and ankles). I take Gabapentin for the pain--800 mg morning, afternoon, and before retiring and it does help. Additionally, I take Adderall for ADHD and surprisingly it acts to relieve my pain! ~Go figure. I did some research on olive leaf and here's what I found. Hope it'll be helpful to you.
Be well & God bless.
Olive leaves and their extracts have long been used in the Mediterranean as folk remedies for arthritis. Now, scientific evidence has proven that olive leaf extracts can in fact interfere with the development of several different kinds of arthritis, including gout, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis.
Gout is caused by the accumulation of uric acid crystals in joints, the byproducts of impaired recycling of DNA and RNA in cells. In a mechanism identical to that of allopurinol (the gold standard drug therapy for gout), oleuropein prevents the buildup of uric acid by inhibiting xanthine oxidase, the enzyme responsible for converting DNA and RNA into uric acid.57
Oleuropein has also been found to help prevent and treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. When administered at the earliest sign of arthritis in animal models, oleuropein prevented symptoms from developing and also produced marked improvement in the microscopic appearance of joint tissue from affected animals. When administered after arthritis was fully developed, there was significant improvement in inflammatory changes to joints, compared with untreated animals.58
Oleuropein had similar benefits on osteoarthritis. In animal models of this degenerative joint disease, olive leaf extract improved joint swelling, improved the microscopic appearance of joint tissue, and prevented the production of inflammatory cytokines.59
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