Liquid Glucosamine landed on the market around 1999 and has been a worldwide hit with arthritis sufferers since. Finally, something that does not cause potentially harmful side effects! People everywhere were desperate for an all-natural supplement that could help ease the everyday aches and pains of arthritis. So, the first question you may have is what is it and why liquid Glucosamine?
“Glucosamine is an amino sugar that is naturally produced by the body. Though it is common in the liver and kidneys, it is most often found in cartilage. Glucosamine is derived from glucose molecules and believed to aid in repairing damaged cartilage, building new cartilage, cushioning joints, relieving pain, and reducing inflammation.” It is also a proven fact that the body’s natural production of Glucosamine may slow as we age. So you can see why many people with various forms of arthritis are giving Glucosamine a try.
So where does Glucosamine come from? Most Glucosamine is derived from shellfish; however, there are many people who are allergic to shellfish. The good new is that new research has shown that Glucosamine is very unlikely to cause an allergic reaction in someone allergic to shellfish. In most cases, allergies are caused by proteins in shellfish, not chitin, a carbohydrate from which Glucosamine is extracted. None the less, it is highly recommended that you speak with your physician before using Glucosamine if you have such allergies.
Liquid vs. Pill form: Many people are well aware that Glucosamine is available in pill form, as well as liquid, and may find themselves comparing the two. The difference between liquid Glucosamine and Glucosamine in pill form is the actual absorption rate. In pill or capsule form, Glucosamine is simply not delivered into your body effectively. As little as 10-15% of what you ingest actually reaches your body. In liquid form, Glucosamine is absorbed much more effectively (80-85%). To learn more about the comparison between liquid Glucosamine vs. pill form, feel free to browse this site: http://www.activexamerica.com/comparison.php.