Glucosamine Reaches No. 2 as Most Popular Dietary Supplement on the Market


Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/04/2014 -- The increasing use of glucosamine supplements has made them the second most popular dietary supplement for people around the world. They’re a perennial favorite with people living with pain and joint dysfunction.

“There’s a tendency for many in the medical profession to discount glucosamine as a home remedy with little effect,” said VitaBreeze spokesperson, Michelle O’Sullivan. “Clinical studies and research projects from some of the most prestigious institutions in the world have documented the benefits of glucosamine supplements.”

Glucosamine is a substance that humans need to build and maintain cartilage, a soft tissue that allows joints to move without pain. The body produces glucosamine naturally, but if it can’t manufacture enough for its needs, cartilage throughout the body begins to break down. Bones rub against each other causing inflammation, swelling and pain.

One of the functions of glucosamine is to quell the body’s response to inflammation, allowing it to heal itself and create more cartilage. Glucosamine sulfate is the most effective form of the natural chemical and a glucosamine dietary supplement provides the body with a readily available source of the substance.

The results of research and clinical studies from around the globe have repeatedly proven the beneficial properties of glucosamine supplements for easing the pain, swelling and inflammation associated with arthritis. The substance is so effective that many rheumatologists are now prescribing it for their patients as an alternative to dangerous non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

In addition, some studies suggest that glucosamine can be more effective when combined with other nutrients essential to joint health. Chondroitin and MSM are also compounds produced naturally by the body, and are often added to glucosamine supplements to further support joint maintenance.
Joint pain and dysfunction are two of the most prevalent causes of pain and disability in the U.S. Numerous studies suggest that glucosamine can stimulates the body to create cartilage where needed and repair damaged areas. It’s that ability that has made glucosamine supplements the second most popular dietary supplement currently available

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Benjamin Lasance