All About: Glucosamine
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Glucosamine has become one of the most popular supplements in the UK. It occurs naturally in the fluid around the joints. Many people take it as a supplement to treat arthritis and osteoarthritis.
What is Glucosamine?
Glucosamine is part of a building block that makes the protein found in cartilage (the tough part that lines bones). This is essential in good mobility and to aid the production of new cartilage.
Do you need a Glucosamine supplement?
Most people only need about 750mg daily of Glucosamine Sulphate 2KCl, however for those with mobility problems, 1500mg is recommended. Many studies have shown that it takes at least a month before the effect of Glucosamine are seen.
Chondroitin is also a part of cartilage. It can help prevent the breakdown of cartilage whilst stimulating its repair mechanisms. Studies show that it reduces the enzyme activity that is responsible for the breakdown in collagen in joints.
Glucosamine can be combined with other ingredients such as chondroitin sulphate, MSM or shark cartilage.
Naturplus offers a wide range of Glucosamine supplements to suit your needs.
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