Studies Reveal Glucosamine Sulfate Works Best for Joint Pain Relief


Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/17/2014 -- Individuals with arthritis are turning to glucosamine supplements to alleviate pain, but few are aware that the most effective form is glucosamine sulfate. The sulfate form of the chemical compound is the most effective for pain relief and is more easily absorbed by the body.

“Many glucosamine supplements use Glucosamine Hydrochloride,” said Michelle O’Sullivan, spokesperson for VitaBreeze. “The two are similar, but may have widely differing levels of effectiveness.”

Glucosamine sulfate is a naturally occurring chemical within the body. It’s found in the fluid and cartilage that surrounds joints, keeping them moving freely and easily. When tendons or the bursa that contains the fluid is damaged or doesn’t get the appropriate nutrients for renewal, joints don’t function properly, resulting in inflammation, swelling and pain.

The first large-scale trial conducted on the efficacy of glucosamine sulfate was performed by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) in the U.S. Researchers concluded that glucosamine sulfate has the ability to modify the effects of osteoarthritis.

Clinical studies conducted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and reported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) showed that patients taking glucosamine sulfate didn’t exhibit narrowing of the joint that’s typical in osteoarthritis of the knee.

European studies have been going on for several years. Meanwhile, results of clinical trials by the University of Sydney in Australia determined that glucosamine sulfate was effective in reducing the inflammation of osteoarthritis in the knee and with less narrowing of the joint.

The effectiveness of dietary supplements varies widely and they aren’t controlled by the Food and Drug Administration. VitaBreeze is one of the few firms that have instituted its own independent, third-party quality control program to ensure that each batch meets the company’s stringent standards for purity, potency and safety.

Glucosamine has been combined with chondroitin in other countries in traditional medicine for years, but the medical community in the U.S. has been slow to consider or accept dietary supplements as a viable means of addressing pain and disease. Consumers haven’t been as reticent and have achieved pain relief without costly prescription medications.

The Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM and Turmeric dietary supplement offered by VitaBreeze contains a triple dose of all four ingredients and is found exclusively at The supplement is manufactured exclusively with glucosamine sulfate that’s easily absorbed by the body to begin working quicker to provide pain relief and the necessary elements needed for joint health.

About VitaBreeze
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Benjamin Lasance
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