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Glucosamine And Chondroitin – What Is It And Can It Help You?

glucosamine-supplement

Glucosamine is a popular alternative medicine used by consumers for the treatment of osteoarthritis. Glucosamine is a compound found naturally in the body, made from glucose and the amino acid glutamine. Glucosamine is needed to produce glycosaminoglycan, a molecule used in the formation and repair of cartilage and other body tissues. Glucosamine is available as a nutritional supplement in health food stores and many drug stores.

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Joint support

joint-support

The popularity of joint support products lies in their double effect. They can both ease joint pain and treat damaged joints. They can be used both for prevention and treatment. These products strengthen connective tissues, thus they keep the joints healthy. They provide tendons and ligaments with proper elasticity, so those can efficiently weaken shake and strain caused by intensive workout and repeated exercises. Glucosamine Glucosamine can play a role in sustaining the structure and function of cartilage found in joints. It possibly has an anti-inflammatory effect, too. It is used in therapies of arthrosis and it helps prevent and treat osteoarthritis. It supports cartilage in a way that every single glucosamine helps fill the cartilage with water by binding three water molecules. This is essential, because cartilage does not contain blood vessels so its cells can only get nutriment via water-rich tissues. Glucosamine from an external source makes up the deficiency, supports preteoglycan synthesis and thus slows down or even stops harmful processes in the body of patients with arthrosis. Studies revealed that glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate mutually enhance each other’s effect. Consequently, it is recommended to take 250-300 mg chondroitin three times a day beside glucosamine. RDA- Manufacturers’ ...

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