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Offline stickshifty

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Certo and Grapefruit juice?
« on: April 22, 2007, 09:08:40 PM »
Has anyone tried adding Certo to grapefruit juice? My mom's making me try it since Dr. Gott swears by it for people with joint pain, but I haven't seen any mention of it here and was wondering if anyone's tried it. Seeing how nothing has worked before, I'm not too optomistic (especially after my mom made me drink Joint Juice + grapfruit juice  :P).

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7.22.2004: horseback riding accident :(
5.9.2008: scope + plica removal on left knee.
12.16.2008: de-plica-tize my right knee.
3.14.2011: lateral release + medial plication on left knee.


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Re: Certo and Grapefruit juice?
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2007, 09:16:11 PM »
Hay... in for a penny in for a pound i'll try anything once!! I'll report back tomorrow. What is joint juice? sounds nasty. Common theme going on there with your mum and grapefruit juice.!!! does she put it in everything? :D sazzle1

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Re: Certo and Grapefruit juice?
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2007, 12:16:35 AM »
Certo (gelatin powder)  is a thickening agent that can be found in most grocery stores. It contains an extract called pectin, which is a natural ingredient found in plant cells. Its primary usage is to make jellies and jams.

The pectin found in Certo can purportedly reduce swelling in joints and therefore relieve the pain of arthritis, yet the mechanism by which this works is unknown.

To treat arthritis Certo is usually mixed with grape juice, and taken 1-3 times per day. This home recipe is quite popular, but again all evidence that it works is strictly anecdotal.

SCAM? Hmmm...not likely. Does it work? Maybe not for all, but perhaps for some.

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Re: Certo and Grapefruit juice?
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2007, 01:51:32 AM »
Whoops I meant grape juice... not grapefruit. Mi malo y lo siento muchisimo.

7.22.2004: horseback riding accident :(
5.9.2008: scope + plica removal on left knee.
12.16.2008: de-plica-tize my right knee.
3.14.2011: lateral release + medial plication on left knee.


It's great to be a Tennessee Vol!!!!

Offline Patty0513

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Re: Certo and Grapefruit juice?
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2007, 03:06:06 AM »
Certo has long been touted as a way for arthritis suffers to decrease their pain, via reducing inflammation, as Graceful1 stated.  Some people swear that it works well for them, others find no pain relief......sounds very similar to glucosamine/chondroitin.  Unlike glucosamine/chondroitin, Certo is inexpensive and it is easily obtainable and has no side effects, other than possibly strengthening your fingernails and making them grow faster.  It is certainly worth a try, in my opinion.  This is definitely not a scam. 

Good luck.

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