Glucosamine Effects Are Amplified with the Addition of Chondroitin


Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/30/2014 -- Clinical trials conducted with people suffering from joint pain are proving what millions of individuals have known for decades – glucosamine supplements are beneficial for people with joint pain and the effects are enhanced when it’s combined with chondroitin.

“Actual studies conducted with real people who have joint pain have proven time and again that glucosamine supplements provide a critical element for joint health,” said VitaBreeze spokesperson, Michelle O’Sullivan. “The anti-inflammatory benefits are increased when combined with chondroitin, another natural chemical required to maintain healthy joints.”

Glucosamine and chondroitin are both chemicals the body manufactures naturally to build and maintain cartilage, the soft tissue that allows joints to move freely. As people age, the body typically produces less of those chemical compounds and joints begin to deteriorate, leading to inflammation, swelling and pain.

A ground-breaking two-year Canadian study conducted at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre revealed unequivocally that glucosamine reduces joint inflammation and the benefits were significantly increased when combined with chondroitin sulfate. Even more surprising was that test subjects experienced a steady reduction in the loss of cartilage during the study period.

Many medical professionals cite the unavailability of physical evidence for their reluctance to believe the results of glucosamine research. The Canadian study demonstrated that traditional x-ray imaging was inadequate for displaying the fine detail needed to document results. It was only with an MRI that positive results could be seen and cataloged.

The results of Australian trials published in March 2014 demonstrated that a combination of glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate significantly enhanced the protective benefits of each and that the earlier a supplement was initiated after pain appeared, the greater the effect. Researchers recommend the addition of a weight loss program to relieve excess pressure and stress on joints, along with mild exercise to achieve optimal pain relief.

When used in tandem, glucosamine and chondroitin supplements provide a readily available and accessible source of two indispensable elements needed for cartilage and joint health throughout the body. Both elements are manufactured naturally within the body to promote healthy cartilage and neutralize free radicals that cause damage at the cellular level.

Canadian and Australian researchers indicate that individuals should seek a supplement that includes both glucosamine and chondroitin for enhanced benefit. Consumers should take care that their chosen supplement utilizes the sulfate form of both ingredients for optimal pain relief and joint health(

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