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Eating avocado and soy, even in large amounts, will not provide enough of the unsaponifiables to provide a benefit for osteoarthritisAvocado soybean unsaponifiables (often referred to as ASU) are a natural vegetable extract made from avocado and soybean oils. As a dietary supplement, avocado soybean unsaponifiables have been shown in clinical studies to have beneficial effects on osteoarthritis symptoms.

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  • What does the future hold for avocado soybean unsaponifiables?

Wherever it is available as a dietary supplement, a 300 mg softgel daily is what is recommended for osteoarthritis treatment. Eating avocado and soy, even in large amounts, will not provide enough of the unsaponifiables to provide a benefit for osteoarthritis. Only a small fraction of the oil is the unsaponifiable portion. Read more in Avocado Soybean Unsaponifiables for Osteoarthritis.

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July 31, 2009 at 5:33 pm
(1) Henry Rakoff says:

I found that taking ASU for arthritis resulted in me being constipated. As a result I had to discontinue taking the product.

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