Shopping List for Osteoarthritis

Below are items which have been demonstrated through scientific or clinical studies to have significant positive effects on osteoarthritis. These are provided for educational and research purposes only. As always, be mindful of any allergies you may have and consult with your physician before starting any regimen in addition to your prescribed therapy.

  • Boron supplement
  • Magnesium supplement
  • Glucosamine
  • Chondroitin sulfate
  • Manganese ascorbate
  • Mediterranean diet items (fruits, beans (cannellini, chickpeas, fava, green, kidney and navy), almonds, coucous, lentils, pistachios, quinoa, farro, oats; cinnamon, rosemary, paprika, basil, mint leaves, olive oil, oregano, thyme, vinegar, tahini; salmon, sardines, tuna, chicken, eggs; reduce the following: beef, goat, and lamb)


Das Jr A, Hammad TA. Efficacy of a combination of FCHG49™ glucosamine hydrochloride, TRH122™ low molecular weight sodium chondroitin sulfate and manganese ascorbate* in the management of knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and cartilage. 2000 Sep 1;8(5):343-50.

Korkmaz M, Sayli U, Sayli BS, Bakirdere S, Titretir S, Yavuz Ataman O, et al. Estimation of human daily boron exposure in a boron-rich area. Br J Nutr. (2007) 98:571–5.

Morales-Ivorra I, Romera-Baures M, Roman-Viñas B, Serra-Majem L. Osteoarthritis and the Mediterranean diet: a systematic review. Nutrients. 2018 Aug 7;10(8):1030.

Shmagel A, Onizuka N, Langsetmo L, Vo T, Foley R, Ensrud K, et al. Low magnesium intake is associated with increased knee pain in subjects with radiographic knee osteoarthritis: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. (2018) 26:651–8.

Travers RL, Rennie GC, Newnham RE. Boron and arthritis: the results of a double-blind pilot study. Journal of Nutritional Medicine. 1990 Jan 1;1(2):127-32.