Studies Show Glucosamine Supplements Aid Recovery During Athletic Training


Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/22/2014 -- Glucosamine supplements have been an integral element in the training routines of athletes for more than 30 years. Research has proven that the dietary supplements are so beneficial that medical professionals in multiple fields are now adopting glucosamine supplements to enhance recoveries from training injuries.

“Athletes place extraordinary stress on joints,” said VitaBreeze spokesperson, Michelle O’Sullivan. “Glucosamine supplements provide the nutrients that the body makes naturally for joint health.”

Glucosamine is one of the substances the body requires to maintain cartilage and soft tissues that allow joints to function without pain. Cartilage is elastic and provides joints with frictionless motion. It distributes weight and eases stress on bones. Clinical trials have shown that athletes who receive a boost of glucosamine recover quicker following training exercises and from injuries when they do occur.

As joints move, changes in pressure occur in surrounding soft tissues and the fluid-filled bursa between bones. Glucosamine works much like a sponge to replenish appropriate fluid levels in cartilage in preparation for further activity.When individuals have insufficient glucosamine levels, cartilage can’t respond appropriately to stress and loads, increasing the potential for a variety of injuries and cartilage degeneration.

Scientific studies have demonstrated that the sulfate form of glucosamine is most effective and readily used by the body when taken orally. A recommended dosage of 1,500mg per day is generally well tolerated, enhances injury recovery and helps reduce joint pain by reducing inflammation.

Glucosamine has been determined to be as therapeutic as many prescription medications for pain and doesn’t have the adverse effects associated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Its effect is cumulative and progressive. Benefits are normally seen in approximately two months, continue as long as the supplement is taken, and lasts longer than prescription drugs if discontinued.

Results of tests published in the Journal of Athletic Training indicate glucosamine is an effective dietary addition for healthy cartilage. It assists athletes to recover quicker from stresses encountered during strenuous training programs. Glucosamine works to relieve inflammation, maintain joint flexibility and mobility, and provides nutrients needed to help cartilage recover quickly for enhanced performance.

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