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Supplements for osteoarthritis

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What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint disease, is the most common form of arthritis. The disease affects both men and women, but is more common in men before age 45 and more common in women after age 45.

In a healthy joint, a smooth cartilage encases the ends of the bones. This cartilage allows the bones to glid...

What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint disease, is the most common form of arthritis. The disease affects both men and women, but is more common in men before age 45 and more common in women after age 45.

In a healthy joint, a smooth cartilage encases the ends of the bones. This cartilage allows the bones to glide smoothly over one another, and also absorbs shocks of physical movement, such as running/walking.

Osteoarthritis affects the cartilage of the joints: its surface breaks down and wears away. The bones under the cartilage are then able to rub together, causing pain, swelling, and loss of motion. Bits of bone or cartilage can break off and float inside the joint space, causing still more pain and damage.

Unlike some other forms of arthritis, osteoarthritis affects joints only, not internal organs. Rheumatoid arthritis, for example, impacts other parts of the body in addition to the joints. Although osteoarthritis can occur in any joint, it most often affects the ends of the fingers, thumbs, neck, lower back, knees, and hips.

Supplements useful to alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis

The two following molecules are the most recommended one for osteoarthritis. They are often packaged together in the same supplement, so that it is more convenient to use.

Glucosamine sulfate

Glucosamine sulfate is one of the most popular supplements for osteoarthritis. Its stimulates the production of glycosaminoglycans (the molecules that provide the structure of cartilage and attract water to provide the gel-like nature of cartilage) in joints. Indeed, when some people age, they lose the ability to manufacture sufficient levels of glucosamine. Therefore, their cartilage loses its gel-like nature and consequently its ability to act as a shock absorber. Extensive research supports the role of glucosamine as a treatment for arthritis.

Chondroitin sulfate

Chondroitin sulfate contains a mixture of glycosaminoglycans (see description above). It seems less potent than glucosamine sulfate, due to the fact that the molecule of chondroitin sulfate is larger than the one of glucosamine sulfate. Therefore, the absorption of these molecules by the body is lower. However, one study using chondroitin sulfate for two periods of three months over the course of one year showed decreased pain and improved knee function, as well as a decrease in the progression of joint space reduction.

Omega 3

Omega-3 fatty acids are known to help decrease inflammation. They might be an interesting alternative to glucosamine sulfate, especially to protect your body and avoid appearance of arthritis.

Dosage

  • Glucosamine sulfate: 1,500 mg/day
  • Chondroitin sulfate: 1,000 1,200mg/day
  • Fish oils: 1,000 mg EPA + DHA per day
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  • Glucosamine / Chondroitin
    nut-gluco

    Description: Glucosamine and chondroitin are some of the best known nutrients available for the support of healthy joints. Scientific studies have shown that glucosamine and chondroitin can promote normal joint mobility and comfort.Quality guarantee: NutriOptima supplements are made in Chile Our manufacturer has a SEREMI agreement

    $ 10.900
  • Omega 3
    nut-om3

    Description: This formulation provides a natural, concentrated source of the essential Omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA from deep-sea, cold-water fish. EPA and DHA support cardiovascular, joint and metabolic health.Quality guarantee: NutriOptima supplements are made in Chile Our manufacturer has a SEREMI agreement

    $ 7.990
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