Natural Nutrient Eases Knee Pain in New Study, Retailer Finds

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Royal River Natural Foods study shows chondroitin more effective in fighting osteoarthritis than celecoxib.

Royal River Natural Foods, a locally-owned independent natural health store in Freeport, Maine, reports a new study of people with joint swelling from osteoarthritis of the knee who took chondroitin or the standard medication celecoxib. While both treatments reduced symptoms, chondroitin was superior to celecoxib in reducing long-term progression of structural changes in osteoarthritis of the knee.

The report is part of the April 2016 issue of Natural Insights for Well Being®, which Royal River Natural Foods publishes free each month to inform the Freeport community of new scientific research in nutrition. Also in the April issue, older adults who took CoQ10 plus selenium were more likely to stay out of the hospital than those who didn’t take the supplements. Additionally, omega-3s EPA and DHA may help preserve ovarian egg levels in women with low egg reserves, among other important findings.

“At every stage of life, getting the right nutrients is important for optimal health,” said Becky Foster, supplement manager. “New findings we report this month include studies from scientific journals such as the ‘American College of Rheumatology,’ the ‘Journal of Health, Nutrition & Aging,’ and the ‘Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism,’ among others."

Natural Insights for Well Being® is free, and Royal River Natural Foods invites all those who wish to gain more valuable nutrition knowledge to stop in and meet the friendly, knowledgeable staff.

About the company:
Founded in 1994, Royal River Natural Foods is a unique community, natural food store. They are committed to well-being, body, and soul. Experience their outstanding customer service in a warm and welcoming environment. Royal River Natural Foods proudly features local organic food, produce, locally-raised beef, chicken, lamb, pork, and seafood, healthy takeout foods, bulk foods, snacks, special dietary products, specialty wines, micro-brewed beers, gourmet food made in Maine, unique gifts, eco-friendly products and much more. Royal River Natural Foods is committed to providing local, organic and sustainably-produced foods that enrich their customers’ lives. For more information about Royal River Natural Foods, visit their website at

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