Joint Pain? This might help
Swelling, tenderness, aching, or simply stiffness from exercising?
While some of you might be tempted to just ‘get on with it’ and work around the issue, it can lead to further pain, injury, and avoiding using that particular joint (or exercising all together). Adding Glucosamine Chondroitin into your daily supplements is something you could benefit from.
Glucosamine and Chondroitin are naturally occurring amino sugars found in the body. Glucosamine is primarily used to form and repair cartilage, whereas Chondroitin is responsible for the durability and resilience of the cartilage.
Together, they act as building blocks for a variety of molecules but primarily maintaining cartilage in joints.
Glucosamine is primarily used to form and repair cartilage. Specifically, it is a precursor that helps form the chemical compound that creates cartilage and synovial fluid in joints. Synovial fluid is important as it helps to lubricate and reduce friction in the joint, thereby reducing pain and allowing for smooth movement.
Chondroitin is responsible for the durability and resilience of the cartilage. It is a compound that is structurally very similar to glucosamine, however it works by maintaining our current cartilage by helping it retain water.
Hence why both GLUCOSAMINE and CHONDROITIN are combined together; one to maintain and one to strengthen cartilage.
In laboratory tests, glucosamine showed anti-inflammatory properties and even appeared to help cartilage regeneration, and chondroitin may provide additional pain relief for some people with knee and hand osteoarthritis.
Due to its absorption rate in the body, normal dosages of 500mg 3 times a day are advised (1500mg total), however please do consult with a healthcare practitioner before adding this into your diet.
Written by: David Markham