Glucosamine & Chondroitin – Do They Work?
Glucosamine Sulfate (Glucosamine Sulphate)
Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM (GCM) are the most common supplements known that will help rebuild joints and provide pain relief. They are much safer than the prescription medications that cause a laundry list of harmful side effects. But do they actually help rebuild joints or provide any effective pain relief?
- The Good: It really is proven to work
- The Bad: It does require you to flex the joints for complete recovery
- The Ugly: You must use it regularly until the arthritis is reversed
Glucosamine sulfate is a beneficial nutrient that is one of your body’s natural building materials. It occurs naturally in your body and is composed of glucose molecules and an amino acid called glutamine. It’s main function is to repair damaged tissue and particularly cartilage (yes, that cartilage that cushions your joints, when it is there in proper amounts).
Glucosamine has another positive side effect: it has been found to be highly effective for weight loss. Its high glutamine content helps block insulin, which unchecked leads to diabetes, carbohydrate cravings and ultimately fat storage. Taking enough Glucosamine can lead to taming that Carb Craving Monster! Not bad for a supplement that can help you reverse your arthritis, particularly the Osteoarthritis variety. If you’re suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), then GCM formulas will help you rebuild and save your joints from being dissolved. You will need to address the rheumatic immune factor as well. I would recommend taking the GCM supplement with Provailen too. Because it address the over immune stimulation associated with RA
Glucosamine for Joint Pain
Glucosamine not only helps give your body the raw materials to rebuild your joints but it also does provide mild pain relief. This does take some time with glucosamine by itself for joint pain relief, but if you stick with it, you will get some results. The good news is that you can combine it with other supplements that work synergistically (work even better together than separate). Let’s look at the counterpart to glucosamine – chondroitin.
Glucosamine Dosage & Side Effects
Glucosamine has no side effects and safe at almost any dosage. It is still wise to use it in a balanced formula as it works best as such. Your body will flush any glucosamine that it does not use. It is best to take 500-1,000mg 2 to 3 times per day while rebuilding your joints and to reduce arthritis joint pain. Take it with your daily meals and it will be absorbed better. It will take 3-6 month of continued usage to see dramatic and lasting results. Remember that time will pass anyway and if you do not take it, you will be far worse off. Your joints will normally degrade if you do nothing, so adding the proper supplements just makes sense. Choosing to do nothing will be far more expensive and debilitating. Just hang around your doctor’s office (pain and high prescription medication bills, and office visits co-payments as well.) Glucosamine is a bargain by far!
Chondroitin is a negatively charged molecule that acts within the joint socket and is naturally attracted to joint surfaces. Chondroitin is a little more expensive than glucosamine, and does help rebuild the cartilage in the joints but not by itself! It really needs to be combined with glucosamine to have its effectiveness. It is a little more expensive than glucosamine, so it usually has a lower dosage when combined with it.
Chondroitin Side Effects
Chondroitin has no side effects and is pretty safe at any dosage. What your body does not use it will flush. That said proper balance is still suggested.
Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate with MSM
Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM work by far the best in combination Vitamin C also helps MSM work even more effectively. And I do take the combination after I perform a heavy workout or am on my feet all day. I like to have all the advantages in living a quality of life, even in my later years. Mobility and presence of mind are very important to me. You will want to use the best Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM supplement you can get, because it will save your cartilage from being destroyed and causing immeasurable pain and disability. You can find it in the proper balance to save your joints from destruction of an over acidic body and the effects of wear and tear from aging and overexertion. The Formula is called: The Joint Relief Solution.
Inflammation and De-calcification
The real challenge with arthritis is to reduce the inflammation caused by calcium deposits in your joints! This is what is actually causing the arthritis and inflammation not to mention the pain and immobility. Calcium does not bend, it only breaks. It is an excretion of parasitic organisms (bacteria, fungii, viruses, etc) and causes not only pain but inflammation and leads to other diseases. Notice I did not mention adding extra calcium to help your joints or bones?
We have an overabundance of “junk” calcium, from supplements to added dead calcium to our food products. Ever look at an orange juice carton? Yes, added calcium. Please skip on these things as well as calcium supplements in general. Get your calcium from the greens in food, living calcium. The dead calcium, like in coral calcium and tablets, will end up in your joints, arteries, lungs, organs and even your brain. You can find out more about de-calcification and it’s importance on dissolving the calcium (MSM, Magnesium) and the arthritis right out of your whole body, including your joints, on the Arthritis Treatment page.
Which Glucosamine Should You Take?
There are new varieties of Glucosamine products that are coming out all the time. The best overall Glucosamine supplement I recommend would be the Joint Relief Solution. It is a holistic arthritis supplement that addresses the main causes of chronic arthritis inflammation and provides joint pain relief without the dangerous side effects of prescription medications. Although it is a powerful arthritis remedy, it is gentle enough for kids to take because it’s made with all natural ingredients that promote long term health as well as protecting your joints from damage.
It is superior to prescription medications for lasting pain relief and does what they do not do – lubricate, rebuild and cushion your joints and stop them from attacking themselves! For more information click here.