May is Arthritis Awareness Month

According to an article published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, arthritis tops the list of most common causes of disability. The number of people who report arthritis as the primary cause of disability has increased by one million since 1999.* According to the Arthritis Foundation the prevalence of arthritis is expected to rise by 40% by the year 2030. In addition, the new CDC report also found women are most likely to cite arthritis as the cause of their disability (6.4 million women vs. 2.2 million men). The Arthritis Foundation is working to curb the impact of arthritis through the Arthritis Prevention, Control and Cure Act (H.R.1210), which proposes strengthening public health prevention initiatives to ensure early diagnosis and appropriate management to help prevent permanent disability. This Act is an alternative to paying more for the burden of arthritis in escalating health care and disability costs and the impact on the American workforce.

One alternative for joint health is combination of glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM for joint lubrication, elasticity and shock absorption.

Vitamin Health offers Neoflex® Caplets (glucosamine HCL, chondroitin and MSM) and Neoflex® Powder (shellfish free glucosamine HCL, chondroitin and MSM). Neoflex® Powder mixes in water once-a-day.

*Arthritis Foundation Media Relations Department. “New CDC Report: Number of Americans with Disability Growing; Arthritis Cited as the Most Common Cause.” Arthritis Foundation. April 30, 2009.

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