Clinical Trials Agree Glucosamine Is Beneficial for Osteoarthritis


Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/04/2014 -- Glucosamine has been studied closely for its ability to reduce inflammation and render pain relief. An area of specific research is glucosamine supplements for osteoarthritis. Multiple studies at respected institutions have determined that glucosamine does offer significant benefits for people with osteoarthritis.

“The disease is progressive and there’s currently no cure,” said VitaBreeze spokesperson, Michelle O’Sullivan. “It affects more than 12 million people and the condition typically makes itself felt in the knees.”

The early stages of osteoarthritis are missed or dismissed as the result of recent stress or strain on the joint. It’s only when the condition is sufficiently disruptive to daily life and activities that individuals seek medical attention, only to discover they have a degenerative joint disease marked by inflammation, swelling, pain and the breakdown of cartilage.

Results released by the University of Maryland Medical Center on multiple clinical trials demonstrated that a glucosamine supplement reduced the pain of osteoarthritis, reduced swelling and stiffness, and improved functionality for people with the condition in hips and knees. Improvement and relief lasted for up to three months after treatment was discontinued and the supplement was well tolerated by test subjects.

Glucosamine is a natural chemical compound the body produces itself and uses to create and maintain cartilage. In osteoarthritis, the body produces less of the chemicals needed to build cartilage. The connective tissue deteriorates and the body can’t repair itself.
The results of a tightly controlled clinical trial were published in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases. Subjects were given a combination of glucosamine and chondroitin during a two-year study and demonstrated a significant reduction in symptoms. The results were mirrored in independent studies abroad and reported by Arthritis Research UK.

Research and studies from around the globe have determined that the sulfate form of glucosamine is the most effective for relieving the pain and inflammation of osteoarthritis. A 1,500mg daily dosage is recommended by medical professionals who prescribe a supplement for their patients. Glucosamine supplements have a cumulative effect, with individuals typically experiencing observable results within two months.

For those who choose not to rely on prescription pharmaceuticals to treat symptoms, a glucosamine supplement offers a cost effective alternative. Multiple studies have shown that glucosamine is a natural anti-inflammatory and the supplement provides essential nutrients for joint health

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Benjamin Lasance