Which Vitamin Best Fights Arthritic Pain?
More news on the arthritis front: a compound found in vitamin A could help ease painful inflammation. It’s called retinoic acid. If you’re not familiar with retinoic acid, it’s a nutrient that comes from vitamin A and that your body needs, in small amounts, to stay healthy.
All-trans retinoic acid (to use its full name) helps your cells grow and develop into healthy, mature cells. All-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) has made headlines for its potential to fight cancer. It’s been used to treat acute promyelocytic leukemia (a fast-growing cancer in which there are too many immature blood-forming cells in the blood and bone marrow).