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Glucosamine: An Overview

Fight Osteoarthritis

Glucosamine is the most widely used and accepted supplement for Osteoarthritis.  You may not be aware of all the benefits Glucosamine has to offer.  But, what is it? How does it work? How quickly? What is it derived form?

Glucosamine is naturally produced by our bodies.  As we age, or after an injury, we lose the ability to produce sufficient quantities of Glucosamine. It is an amino sugar that is produced from the shells of shellfish.  It is a key component of cartilage.  Having enough Glucosamine is essential in producing the nutrients we need to stimulate synovial fluid.  This is the fluid which lubricates our joints.  Glucosamine works to maintain joint function and repair damage from osteoarthritis.  It has been clinically proven to slow the progression of osteoarthritis in both humans and pets.

Liquid formula Glucosamine is easier for the body to absorb.  You will receive a higher impact from the supplement if you take a high quality liquid formula, aimed at easing osteoarthritis pain, aiding in rehabilitating cartilage, renewing synovial fluid, and repairing joints that have been damaged from osteoarthritis. The absorption rate and bio-availability of Glucosamine in pill and capsule forms are significantly less than that of a liquid formulation. When taking it in pill, capsule, or powder form, you only absorb 15%-25% of the Glucosamine.  Whereas, a high quality liquid Glucosamine has an absorption rate of 85%.  The liquid form is easier to administer and far more effective than the pill, capsule, or powder.  It usually takes 2-4 weeks to feel the benefits of the supplement.  You should not stop taking it before you have tried it for at least a month. 

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