An Increasing Number of Cyclists Turn to Glucosamine


Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/30/2014 -- Although cycling is considered as a low-impact sport, it also has detrimental effects on the joints. Pedaling repetitively can cause “Gritty knees” and this condition can be painful. This takes place when the cartilage that surrounds the kneecap breaks down due to excessive use.

Statistics show that an increasing number of cyclists are using glucosamine to improve joint health. Health experts also support the use of supplements, along with doing some stretches to prevent gritty knees. They also added that the combination of glucosamine and chondroitin can have positive long term effects on the knees.

“The kneecap is protected by a thick cartilage that reduces impact when a person pedals. This cartilage takes care of allowing the bones and kneecap to glide past one another. However, repetitive and excessive cycling increases grinding of the kneecap and this typically leads to wear and tear,” said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O’Sullivan.

According to health experts, cyclists can prevent the onset of gritty knees. First, they need to have a bike that fits their body type properly. For example, select a bike that does not cause the rider to sit too far forward, as this can force the knee too far back. A cyclist also needs to watch their knee position to avoid straining the knee joint.

The hyaline cartilage takes care of covering the ends of the bone. Experts believe that glucosamine and chondroitin can help maintain and improve cartilage health. Cyclists who take the natural supplements have reported a reduction in the gritty noises and pain.

Many people nowadays, especially those who are suffering from arthritis, are using glucosamine supplements for pain relief, to reduce tenderness and improve mobility. Several studies have already found that the subjects who took glucosamine have experienced long-term positive effects on their joint health by using glucosamine

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Benjamin Lasance