Research Investigates the Role of Glucosamine as a Natural Alternative for Osteoarthritis


Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/07/2015 -- Glucosamine has long been used for a variety of health purposes. It is popularized by the natural therapeutic ingredients it contains. It is also believed to be a helpful remedy for arthritic conditions such as osteoarthritis.

Research investigates the role of glucosamine as a natural alternative for osteoarthritis. The natural alternative has been used as a pain relief management option among arthritis sufferers. It is believed that its use can help reduce the prevalence of the condition.

"Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and has become a public health problem across the globe," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.

It is estimated that 18 to 25 percent of men and 24 to 50 percent of women between the ages of 60 and 79 in Holland are suffering from osteoarthritis in the knee. In Spain, osteoarthritis appears to affect 28 to 34 percent of the population. It is also estimated that there are about 100 million people in the European Union who suffer from the condition. In the United States, it was found that 69.9 million individuals suffered from arthritis.

According to research, glucosamine sulphate has demonstrated some positive effects on the structural and symptomatic outcomes of knee osteoarthritis. Glucosamine is considered by many arthritis sufferers to be a great natural alternative to combat arthritis pain. The natural remedy is not only believed to help slow down joint cartilage degeneration, but also alleviate joint pain. One of the things that makes it even more popular is that its use is associated with little to no side effects, unlike most medications that are used for the management of arthritis pain and inflammation.

Osteoarthritis takes place when there is wear and tear on the cartilage located at the ends of the joints. This often results in the bones being forced to rub together during movements. This friction also leads to stiffness, loss of motion and joint pain.

Glucosamine is often found in the body's connective tissues, such as those that cover the ends of the bones in the joints. It can be obtained or extracted from shrimp shells, lobster or crabs. Today, the natural ingredient is widely available in a form of supplement.

It is believed that glucosamine can help in the formation of cartilage and repair. There were also some laboratory tests that demonstrated glucosamine can aid in the protection of the joint cartilage. Glucosamine supplements with chondroitin are highly recommended by experts. Chondroitin helps in adding elasticity to the cartilage, and it appears to have some anti-inflammatory effects (

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Benjamin Lasance