Glucosamine Considered One of the Best Supplement for Runners


Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/29/2014 -- Glucosamine is one of the most popular natural supplements used by individuals who suffer from arthritic conditions. Scientific studies and the positive experiences of arthritis patients have supported the health claims made by herbal companies for glucosamine. However, it seems that glucosamine supplements do not only benefit arthritis sufferers, but also those who belong to the running community.

Research shows that glucosamine is one of the top supplements used by runners. Experts believe that glucosamine can assist in recovery after training and marathons, and also improve performance.

“Glucosamine is a widely known natural ingredient that can support the joints. It has been the subject of many high quality studies that suggest it can be helpful in preventing and repairing inflammation and damage in the cartilage. Glucosamine can be found in some energy bars, recovery drinks, nutritional shakes and supplements,” said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O’Sullivan.

The Japanese Journal of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine published a study that found glucosamine to be extremely helpful in reducing the wear and tear on the joints caused by running. The study showed that those who took a glucosamine supplement experienced a decrease in the blood markers of cartilage damage.

According to orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, Dr. Kevin Plancher, 70 percent of runners are highly susceptible to experiencing knee injuries. It is very common that runners take precautionary measures to avoid serious injuries when engaging in intense training or marathons.

Runners of any age are always susceptible to injuries, such as 'runner’s knee' and iliotibial band syndrome. These injuries can result in erosion of cartilage and impede a person from performing. Experts suggest that runners practice some precautionary measures to avoid injury, including wearing the right shoes, stretching, eating right and using the right supplement.

Glucosamine is highly recommended for runners as a natural alternative that can significantly help with water retention and elasticity in the cartilage. Experts also suggest supplements that contain other joint health ingredients, such as MSM, chondroitin, and turmeric for greater efficacy

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Benjamin Lasance