Studies Show Glucosamine Eases the Inflammation of Osteoarthritis


Potland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/31/2014 -- The symptoms of knee osteoarthritis are small and subtle in the beginning, but the disease progresses to the point of disability over time. Current treatment methods focus on relieving pain and maintaining mobility, typically culminating in joint replacement. Many people are seeking relief through the use of glucosamine dietary supplements that provide one of the primary substances needed for joint health.

"Glucosamine is an essential bio-chemical manufactured in the body," said VitaBreeze spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan. "It's a building block for the soft tissues surrounding joints that allows them to slide and move without pain."

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease with no known cure. It's the most common type of arthritis, but the exact cause of the condition is unknown. It involves the entire joint, from cartilage and ligaments to bones. Treatment encompasses multiple methods, from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and physical therapy to joint replacement.

The problem with NSAIDs is that they're known to cause potentially deadly side effects and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended limited use of the pharmaceuticals. In many instances, joint replacement can cause more pain and stiffness, become loose, or need replacement due to wear and tear.

All those factors have led many people with osteoarthritis to seek relief with a glucosamine supplement. Glucosamine is a chemical substance the body makes and uses to maintain the soft tissues surrounding joints. A supplement utilizing a 1,500mg dosage of glucosamine sulfate is most effective. It provides a ready-to-use source of glucosamine that doesn't first require processing by the body.

Osteoarthritis causes the breakdown and degradation of cartilage. As soft tissues erode, bone rubs against bone and painful bone spurs can develop. Joints become inflamed and swollen. Glucosamine has multiple functions within the body. It's an essential nutrient for joint health and it's also the body's natural anti-inflammatory. When the body can't produce enough glucosamine, the anti-inflammatory response is inhibited.

Glucosamine is also believe to act as a natural antioxidant, neutralizing free radicals that damages cells and impairs the body's ability to repair itself. The knees endure a lot of use, are instrumental in supporting the body's weight and are a prime target for osteoarthritis. There's no cure for the condition, but clinical studies have demonstrated that glucosamine supplements can have a significant impact on pain, swelling and inflammation.

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Benjamin Lasance