Glucosamine & Chondroitin formulation uses only the finest ingredients to emulate the body's own naturally occurring glucosamine & chondroitin production. Each tablet contains 450mg pure glucosamine sulphate & 100mg Chondroitin. Both ingredients work synergistically to help improve your joints health.
- Glucosamine & Chondroitin increases joint lubrication
- Glucosamine & Chondroitin increases joint mobility
- Helps decrease joint pain and improve joint health
- Helps decrease joint swelling & inflammation
- Helps protect joints from wear & tear
- Helps maintain joint health
- Can help when your body can't keep up with the cartilage repair
Glucosamine and chondroitin are the two main components that make up the cartilage found within joints. Inside your joints, cartilage experiences a constant process of breakdown and repair. But, to be suitably repaired, the building blocks of cartilage must be present and available. Therefore, by using glucosamine and chondroitin supplements, more of the building blocks needed for cartilage repair will be available, helping improve joint health.
What is Glucosamine &Chondroitin sulphate?
Glucosamine sulphate plays a part in the formation and repair of joint cartilage. It's an amino sugar that absorbs water and provides lubrication and shock absorption for the cartilage which covers the ends of bones in the joints. As we age, glucosamine levels decline and so cartilage loses some of its ability to absorb water.
Chondroitin is a fibrous protein which actually helps to hold water in the cartilage, and is essential to the proper functioning of cartilage. Chondroitin sulphate helps give cartilage its elasticity.
Why take Glucosamine & Chondroitin?
Because the body makes chondroitin, the possibility of a dietary deficiency remains uncertain. Nevertheless, chondroitin sulphate may be reduced in joint cartilage affected by osteoarthritis and possibly other forms of arthritis.
Take Glucosamine & Chondroitin if you want to:
- Increases joint mobility
- Help decrease joint pain
- Help decrease joint swelling & inflammation
- Helps protect joints from wear & tear
How Glucosamine & Chondroitin works. The science behind the secret…
Glucosamine is a natural substance located within joint capsules. In humans, glucosamine is made by chondrocyte cells within joints and used to createglycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans. These by-products of glucosamine merge with collagen to form and maintain healthy cartilage. Glucosamine, glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans also maintain joint fluid viscosity, which allows for normal lubrication and cushioning, particularly in weight-bearing joints.
Chondroitin is a long chain of sugars that is a structural component of cartilage. Cartilage acts as a shock absorber within synovial joint capsules. Thus an ample amount of chondroitin within the body helps maintain healthy cartilage. Chondroitin also has the ability to absorb water, which allows cartilage to maintain its pliable and spongy properties.
Glucosamine & Chondroitin may help prevent knee pain
A large 2006 study conducted by Clegg et al titled 'Glucosamine, Chondroitin Sulphate, and the Two in Combination for Painful Knee Osteoarthritis'and published in the "The New England Journal of Medicine" reported that "Glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate alone or in combination did not reduce pain effectively in the overall group of patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. Exploratory analyses suggest that the combination of glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate may be effective in the subgroup of patients with moderate-to-severe knee pain".
A 2010 review published in "Rheumatology International" conducted by Lee et al titled 'Effect of glucosamine or chondroitin sulphate on the osteoarthritis progression: a meta-analysis' showed that both glucosamine and chondroitin slowed the progression of osteoarthritis, but only after two to three years of use.
The aim of this study was to assess the structural efficacies of daily glucosamine sulphate and chondroitin sulphate in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). The authors surveyed randomized controlled studies that examined the effects of long-term daily glucosamine sulphate and chondroitin sulphate on joint space narrowing (JSN) in knee OA patients.
Six studies involving 1,502 cases were included in this analysis, which consisted of two studies on glucosamine sulphate and four studies on chondroitin sulphate. After 3 years of treatment, glucosamine sulphate revealed a small to moderate protective effect on minimum joint space narrowing. The same was observed for chondroitin sulphate, which had a small but significant protective effect on minimum joint space narrowing
after 2 years.
This meta-analysis of available data shows that glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate may delay radiological progression of OA of the knee after daily administration for over 2 or 3 years.