Glucosamine Supplements Gain Popularity for Skin Health


Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/08/2014 -- Healthy skin is a prized possession at any age, compelling individuals to spend billions on beauty products each year. Many of the most popular cosmetics utilize glucosamine, an all-natural ingredient that can be obtained with a daily glucosamine supplement.

“Glucosamine has been used in Europe for more than 40 years,” said VitaBreeze spokesperson, Michelle O’Sullivan. “It’s generally used in the U.S. for joint problems, but research indicates it can help with healthy skin and it may have a number of other applications.”

Glucosamine is an essential nutrient that the body makes naturally. It’s an element in hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in the body that lubricates joints. It’s used in topical cosmetics and as a lip filler in plastic surgery. Hyaluronic acid is derived from glucosamine, a natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.

As an antioxidant, glucosamine works to neutralize free radicals that build up in the body over time and cause damage at the cellular level. When free radicals cause more damage than the body can readily repair, the signs of aging begin to appear. Those include fine lines and wrinkles, along with dry, droopy, less supple skin that looks rough.

Glucosamine is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties and those qualities make it popular for an array of cosmetic reasons. It is thought to help reduce the redness from blemishes and clinical studies have also shown it has the potential to prevent freckles, liver spots and areas of discoloration.

The botanical stimulates the production of collagen within the body, a substance that keeps skin firm and gives it elasticity for a younger appearance. One of the most important properties of glucosamine is the ability to hydrate skin. Properly hydrated skin is firm and has a healthy glow that can make individuals appear up to five years younger than their chronological age.

Cosmetic companies have conducted extensive clinical research on how glucosamine affects skin that’s already begun to show signs of aging. Results indicate the herb aids in the prevention of dull, rough skin and is equally effective for skin that’s already been damaged. The sulfate form of glucosamine has been determined to be the most beneficial, with a daily dosage of 1,500mg recommended for optimal results

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Benjamin Lasance