Glucosamine is one of the most used types of health nutrition these days.
A lot of people who are suffering from arthritic, are using glucosamine (or glucosamin as it’s also called) on a daily basis.
The benefits of using glucosamin, is that it’s supposed to reduce arthritic pain and stiffness, or joint pain after a sports injury.
Glucosamine is what you would call an amino sugar, and an important precursor in the biochemical synthesis of glycosylated proteins and lipid.
Please note that this product is a dietary supplement and is not a pharmaceutical drug, so there are not the same restrictions on it as with a true pharmaceutical drug. This also means that the side effects (if any), should be a lot lower than with a real drug.
Read more about glucosamin here at – http://www.perlcritic.org/glucosamin-og-slidgigt/
Why does glucosamine work?
In people with osteoarthritis, the amount of glucosamine in their joints, are significantly less than in a healthy person. Thus, the joints cannot be rebuilt as quickly as they are destroyed by arthritis.
If you take a dietary supplement with glucosamine, you can increase the reconstruction process and thus reduce the symptoms of the disease. However, it should be said that while taking a supplement of glucosamin, the cartilage will still be destroyed by the osteoarthritis, but more slowly than before. Therefore, it makes a a lot of sense that arthritis patients, should be taking a daily supplement of glucosamin.
If the disease is to progressed, there won’t be much cartilage to rebuild, and therefore the effect of a dietary supplement like glucosamine will not be particularly high. But in people with mild to moderate osteoarthritis, there are many who have had a great deal of benefit from glucosamine.
Where can you buy Glucosamine?
As it’s a normal dietary supplement, it can be brought many places, such as your local drugstore, health store or online webshops such as med24 A/S. It’s a pretty cheap product where you can get the needed amount for less than half a dollar a day.
Is glucosamine something for me?
If you are a young healthy person, without any joint problems, then it would very likely be a waste of money to take a supplement such as glucosamine. But if you are having problems with your joins due to sports injuries or osteoarthritis, then it’s very likely this product will also benefit you.
A lot of people who have begun using glucosaine, have after a while reported, that the are no longer using painkillers for their joint soreness, or at least have lowered the number of painkillers they normally use.
There are also people who have been using it for a while, and haven’t noticed any changes at all. This is also one of the reasons, why some studies show a good effect on people with arthritis, which other studies failed to prove any effect at all.
But since it’s a realative cheap product, and completely safe too, there shouldn’t be any reasons why you shouldn’t give it a try, if you are one of the people with prolonged joint pains.
Glucosamine is a normally a product you take in the form of pills. Usually 1-3 pills per day depending on which brand you have selected.
I have not tried the product myself, so I can’t recommend it from my own experiences, but my brother in law, took it for a while after several months of joint pain after a sports injury, and he said there was a big difference once he started taking glucosamin. My aunt is suffering from osteoarthritis, and for the last year she have been on glucosamine. While it didn’t remove all the pain, it did remove enough for her to decrease the daily amount of painkillers with almost 70%. I haven’t yet talked to anyone who have been taking it for joint pains and not seen any positiv effect.