Compound Found In Chicken Can Relieve Arthritis Pain, Research Concludes


Compound found in chicken can relieve arthritis pain, research concludesA new study conducted at the Anhui Medical University in China suggests that chicken collagen type II (CCII) can provide relief from symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

The research team tested the experimental treatment by comparing it to the traditional anti-rheumatic drug methotrextrate. Patients who took CCII capsules showed considerably improved joint function and experienced milder side effects compared to those who went through the conventional western treatment.

"We’ve shown that CCII is a promising alternative therapeutic strategy that may be used as a nutritional supplement against rheumatoid arthritis," said lead researcher Wei Wei.

RA is an autoimmune disorder that forces the body to mistakenly attack its own tissue. The team believes that patients who take chicken collagen capsules can develop an "oral tolerance" that will lead to a reduction in autoimmune activity with little or no side effects.

Other alternative treatments that have shown promise in relieving RA symptoms include fish oil, thunder god vine and tai chi, according to the Mayo Clinic. Techniques such as deep breathing, muscle relaxation and guided imagery can also be used to help prevent pain associated with the condition.

Personal Liberty

Special To Personal Liberty

You Sound Off! is written by our readers and appears the last Wednesday of each month. If you would like to submit an article or letter to the editor for consideration for You Sound Off!, send it to by the Friday before the last Wednesday of the month. To be considered, a submission should be 750 words or less and must include the writer's name, address and a telephone number. Only the writer's name will be published. Anonymous submissions will not be considered.

Join the Discussion

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.