Beat arthritis and save money at the same time

I don't know too many people with piles of extra cash sitting around these days.

We're all looking for ways to save a little scratch and not waste money on things that don't even work.

Yet that's exactly what's happening right now.

A new CDC analysis finds arthritis costs us more than $300 BILLION -- with "B" -- per year, including $140 billion in direct medical expenses, most of which goes to drugs.

Just that last number alone -- $140 billion -- is more than the GDP of 20 states, and is roughly the same as the GDP of Kansas.

Yes, Kansas -- one of the nation's top 10 agricultural states AND one of the nation's top 10 petroleum producers, as well as home to some of the country's leading aerospace manufacturing facilities.

We spent more on arthritis meds than the value of this entire state, and it's only getting worse: The latest arthritis med, just hitting the market this month, costs $500 a pop.

So much money... yet so little in the way of results.

You might know that firsthand. Odds are, you've sunk a ton of cash into meds and other mainstream treatments -- and instead of getting better, you find that the pain is actually getting WORSE.

It's time for a new approach, one that costs a whole lot LESS and -- more importantly -- works a whole lot BETTER.

Natural treatments can often do what drugs can't -- and that's not only ease the pain but also attack the cause. These therapies can stop the damage inside the joint and even help regrow lost cartilage.

Obviously, natural therapies still cost money.

But I did the math: Giving safe and science-backed natural therapies, such as glucosamine and chondroitin supplements, to all 55 million Americans with arthritis would cost $3 billion a year.

That's just 2 percent of what we waste on mainstream medical treatments.

If you want to go with something a little more cutting-edge, UC-II collagen is proven to be more effective than glucosamine and chondroitin and is STILL far cheaper than meds.

Giving everyone a quality UC-II supplement would cost about $18 billion a year -- just 15 percent of what we flush away on useless mainstream treatments.

In real terms, on a person-to-person basis, natural therapies would cost between $1 and $3 a week, depending on which one you choose.

While these are often out-of-pocket expenses, even the most expensive high-end supplements are still often cheaper than a year's worth of drug copays.

You'll have less pain in your knees... and more money in your pocket!