January 30, 2009
What to combine with glucosamine
to rebuild your joints
(hint: it's not just chondroitin)
If you have degenerative arthritis, you probably have tried glucosamine and chondroitin to ease the pain. But now there's evidence that you can combine two other supplements with them to make them more effective.
Researchers recently divided rabbits into two groups. Then they induced damage to their knee cartilage. One group received glycosaminoglycans (GAG), which include glucosamine or chondroitin sulfate, together with the supplements vitamin E and selenium. They gave the other group milk sugar as a placebo. After six weeks of treatment, the researchers did a histological and cellular chemical analysis of their cartilage.
They found two positive results in the rabbits that took the supplements. They had increased viscosity of the synovial (joint) fluid. And they had significantly higher levels of sulfated GAG (the nutrients) in new cartilage cells. Furthermore, regeneration of cartilage cells in the treatment group was 35% higher than the placebo group.
The authors said these supplements could also benefit patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.
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Knee arthritis is rampant and debilitating. If you have it, these supplements can actually regenerate cartilage cells and make joint fluid thicker (more lubricating).
You don't have to suffer with osteoarthritis or take toxic painkillers. Supplements like Advanced Joint Support from Advanced Bionutritionals, along with a good multivitamin that includes both vitamin E and selenium (such as Healthy Resolve, also from Advanced Bionutritionals), can go a long way toward rebuilding your joint compounds.
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Yours for better health and medical freedom,
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