Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Glucosamine

Glucosamine sulfate is being uses for athletes with osteoarthritis in the knees. Glucosamine received a grade of A on health line,which gets input from the NIH for its benefit in this area. Most of the evidence suggests that it provides a low anti inflammatory component along with increased flexibility. A study published in the Journal Archives of Internal Medicine examined people with osteoarthritis over three years. People in the glucosamine group had a significant reduction in pain and stiffness. On x-ray, there was no average change or narrowing of joint spaces in the knees (a sign of deterioration) of the glucosamine group. In contrast, joint spaces of participants taking the placebo narrowed over the three years. I usually have my patients try a 3 month course to see if it works for them.

1 comment:

Andy said...

Hi,

A supplement designed for joint pain and inflammation can be very successful at getting to the root of the problem. Supplements may contain certain ingredients such as glucosomine or chondrootin that are known to help the body rebuild cartilage. They also help to keep the body from losing further cartilage. Supplements are very safe and can be very effective making them a great thing for many people to try.