Glucosamine Tablets 1000mg Twin Pack
90 Tablets x 2
Bioconcepts' Glucosamine formulation uses only the finest ingredients to emulate the body's own naturally occurring glucosamine production. Each tablet contains 1000mg pure glucosamine sulphate 2KCL and helps maintain healthy joints with good flexibility and mobility.
Bioconcepts Glucosamine 1000mg contains the finest ingredients and can help maintain healthy joint movement and mobility and help improve joint mobility after injuries, accidents and the effects of general wear and tear.
What is Glucosamine?
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. Unfortunately, natural production of glucosamine slows significantly with age so from as early as your mid-20’s, glucosamine supplementation can be necessary to help maintain healthy joints and to improve joint flexibility and mobility.
How does Glucosamine work? The science behind the secret...
Glucosamine plays an important part in the production, maintenance, and repair of cartilage (a cushion that exists between the meetings of two bones) that prevents them from rubbing against each other creating pain as we move. It also helps form ligaments, tendons, and nails.
Our joints should produce a sufficient amount of glucosamine naturally within our bodies to keep our cartilage in good condition. If this does not happen, cartilage can dry out, degenerate, crack, and may even completely wear away. Left unprotected, joints can become swollen, stiff, inflamed, tender, and painful, leading to osteoarthritis.
It is glucosamine that stimulates the production of the two essential building blocks of cartilage - glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans, which helps to slow down this degenerative process and maintain joint health.
Study 1: Glucosamine & Osteoarthritis
Glucosamine supplements are widely used for osteoarthritis, particularly knee osteoarthritis. In osteoarthritis, cartilage -- the rubbery material that cushions joints -- becomes stiff and loses its elasticity. This makes the joint prone to damage and may lead to pain, swelling, loss of movement, and further deterioration.
Since the body's natural glucosamine is used to make and repair joint cartilage, taking glucosamine as a nutritional supplement is thought to help repair damaged cartilage by augmenting the body's supply of glucosamine. There is promising evidence that glucosamine may reduce pain symptoms of knee osteoarthritis and possibly slow the progression of osteoarthritis. For example, a study published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine examined people with osteoarthritis over three years. Researchers assessed pain and structural improvements seen on x-ray. They gave 202 people with mild to moderate osteoarthritis 1,500 mg of glucosamine sulphate a day or a placebo.
At the end of the study, researchers found that glucosamine slowed the progression of knee osteoarthritis compared to the placebo. People in the glucosamine group had a significant reduction in pain and stiffness. On x-ray, there was no average change or narrowing of joint spaces in the knees (a sign of deterioration) of the glucosamine group. In contrast, joint spaces of participants taking the placebo narrowed over the three years.
Study 2: What type of Glucosamine is best?
Glucosamine sulphate, as used in the clinical study outlined below is the type used in all Bioconcepts Glucosamine products as it is the most widely researched and studied format with the most evidence to support its performance in improving osteoarthritis symptoms.
Importantly, a report from the Arthritis Research Campaign states:
Despite some mixed results, the majority of trials that have evaluated the effectiveness of glucosamine sulphate demonstrated significant clinical benefits when compared to placebo or NSAIDs. Evidence from trials on glucosamine hydrochloride is scarce and much less convincing. The medication, in both sulphate and hydrochloride preparations, appears to be safe with only mild and infrequent adverse effects.
Is Glucosamine right for me?
Anyone from their mid-20’s onwards who is keen on maintaining healthy joints with good flexibility and mobility should consider a Glucosamine supplement as part of their daily nutrient intake. Younger people can use Glucosamine from a maintenance perspective to help delay the onset of arthritis and continue to enjoy sporting activities. Anyone over the age of 30 should take Glucosamine to help improve joint pain caused by injuries, accidents and most importantly general wear and tear and to significantly improve the painful and debilitating loss in movement caused by the onset of arthritis.
How to improve joint health:
Tip 1: Eat at least 5 different fruit and vegetables a day & oily fish as they may help maintain healthy cartilage.
Tip 2: To maintain good hydration and a flow of nutrients to the joints, drink 6-8 large glasses of water a day.
Tip 3: Excess weight puts your joints under extra stress. So if you are overweight, consider going on a diet – try chemistdirectdiets.co.uk
Tip 4: Good joints require regular physical activity as this maintains the muscles around the joints strong and replenishes lubrication to the cartilage of the joint.
Tip 5: Try a fitness programme that includes walking, swimming or cycling, along with stretching exercises.
- Walk the dog for at least 20 minutes.
- Walk to the shops and getting the bus back.
- Cycling - you can always stop for food somewhere.
- Get a workout video of maybe gentle yoga or tai chi as stretching the simplest way to keep joints and muscles flexible and it's a good stress buster too.
- Swimming or water aerobics as water reduces wear and tear on joints as it is a non-weight bearing exercise.
Directions for taking Bioconcepts Glucosamine 1000mg
- Most studies have been completed on 1500mg of Glucosamine so we recommend taking 2 x 1000mg per day, one in the morning and one in the evening just before you eat.
Before taking Bioconcepts Glucosamine Tablets 250mg:
- Always follow the instructions carefully
- Please tell your doctor or pharmacist about all the medicines you are taking, have recently taken or plan to take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, dietary supplements and herbal remedies. Your doctor will decide if you can take this supplement with your other medicines.
- If you take this supplement at the same time as some other medicines, the treatment may be affected and so caution is needed.
- If you are uncertain about how to take your medicine ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice
- Do not take if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients.
Bioconcepts Glucosamine Tablets (360s) 1000mg:
Glucosamine sulphate 2KCI Tablets 1000mg, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Sodium Croscarmellose, Silicon Dioxide, Magnesium StearatePolyvinyl Pyrolidone, Hydroxypropyl Methlcellulose, Titanium Dioxide.
Bioconcepts Glucosamine Tablets contains shellfish extract.
Free from gluten, yeast, dairy, artificial flavours, colours and preservatitives
Great value! A far better deal than Holland
I am a man of 56 years. I injured my right knee running for a bus in March 2012 and was in considerable discomfort and pain for months, walking with a limp and taking medication. Earlier this year I spoke to my GP saying that I needed a solution to get me off painkillers. She suggested that I try Glucosamine. I bought 2 bottles of Bioconcepts 1000mg daily tablets from Chemist Direct (who I had an account with). After only a few days I noticed that my knee joint had considerably improved and for the first time in ages I was able to walk with minimal discomfort. In my experience a top quality product. Thank you CD!