Most people have experienced some sort of joint pain in their lives. It may be caused by trauma such as a sports injury, or maybe increased usage of the joints such as starting an exercise program or upping the intensity of your current regimen. Joint problems can also be caused simply by getting older. There are some non-prescription remedies to ease the pain.
* Glucosamine – is most commonly found in the exoskeleton of crustaceans but can also be produced by fermentation of wheat although more expensive. Glucosamine is a precursor for glycosaminglycans. Glycosaminoglycans are a major component of joint cartilage, and supplementing glucosamine may help to rebuild cartilage and treat arthritis.
Recommended Dosage: 1500mg
* Chondroitin – Chondroitin Sulfate is an important component of cartilage. It is what make cartilage resistant to compression.
Recommended Dosage: 1200mg
A great glucosamine/chondroitin combo is Country Life’s Glucosamine Chondroitin Formula.
* Gelatin – Gelatin is found in collagen. Collagen is the main protein of connective tissue in animals and the most abundant protein in mammals. Supplementing with collagen may help rebuild connective tissue such as ligament and tendons.
Recommended Dosage: 5000mg
Labrada’s Elastijoint contains the recommended dosages of collagen, gelatin, chondroitin as well as MSM.
* Hyaluronic Acid – hyaluronan is a major component of the synovial fluid and was found to increase the viscosity of the fluid. Synovial fluid is what lubricates the joints.
Recommended Dosage: 50mg
If you want a product that has everything, go with Animal Flex by Universal. It contains all the recommended ingredients for joint support including glucosamine, chondroitin and hyaluronic acid.
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