Researchers list supplements that might work for osteoarthritis

Curcumin is in but omega-3 fatty acids fail to make the grade

Australian researchers have listed supplements that appear to produce the most clinically meaningful improvements for osteoarthritis (OA).


Their systematic review suggests research be concentrated on four supplements that may make a difference to either pain, disability or both.

They failed to find clinically significant evidence in favour of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins D and E, glucosamine and chondroitin (either together or separately), Willow bark extract or collagen hydrolysate.

While curcumin (found in turmeric) may be familiar, the other three supplements might