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Glucosamine, Chondroitin + MSM
Glucosamine, Chondroitin + MSM is one of the best health supplement combos for joint flexibility and cartilage health and for relieving mobility problems and stiff painful joints associated with osteo-arthritis and sports injuries.
Glucosamine, Chondroitin & MSM is the three-in-one, joint support supplement comprising Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM sulphates. These sulphates are the building blocks the body needs to to repair the cartilage structure, as well as to prevent loss of cartilage, where it is still intact:-
Glucosamine: Glucosamine is a naturally occurring body chemical, which the body uses to produce cartilage, tendons and ligaments; which are the connective tissue for joints. Glucosamine has been describes as the 'cement of the connective tissue'. Glucosamine occurs only in very small quantities in our normal diet, derived from shellfish shells
Chondroitin: Chondroitin is a naturally occurring body chemical that helps to attract water into the structure of the cartilage. This is essential for maintaining the cushioning effect between the joints, and bringing in nutrients to the cartilage, as it does not have its own blood supply. Chondroitin has been called a 'liquid magnet' Chondroitin is present in the normal diet from the gristle around the joints in animal tissue.
MSM: MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is a sulphur mineral. and natural pain killer. MSM blocks the inflammatory process while simultaneously stimulating the body’s natural anti-inflammatory hormone, cortisol. MSM also helps increase the synovial fluid level in joints and protects cartilage from being broken down
Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease of joints resulting from wear of the articular cartilage. The joints are painful and stiff with restricted movement. It is recognized on x-ray by narrowing of the joint space (due to loss of cartilage). Osteo-arthritis is associated with factors such as ageing, obesity and physical injury (sport or otherwise), all of which can contribute to degeneration of joint cartilage.
Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM & Osteoarthritis Research: There has been a lot of research supporting the use of either glucosamine, or glucosamine plus chondroitin, as an effective natural treatment for reducing the pain and disability of osteoarthritis. More recently, another study (Clin Drug Invest, 2004. 24(6): p. 353-363) has found that Glucosamine Sulphate and MSM are more effective for arthritis when they are taken together.
The Lancet published a key article in January 1991, which showed that glucosamine was safe and effective to use in the long term, and stopped much of the progression of osteoarthritis in the knee joint. In December 2001, Bandolier updated its findings of all the published evidence. It concluded that there was now even more good evidence to support the use of glucosamine, and now also chondroitin, in reducing the progression and symptoms of osteoarthritis in the short and long term
Good News for Diabetics: Research has recently concluded that oral glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation is safe for Type II diabetes as it does not alter glucose metabolism.
Good News for Vegetarians: Glucosamine +MSM is now available as a Vegetarian formula