At my pharmacy there is product herbal based; Natural Support Joint & Muscle Comfort Support. Pharmacist said no known success of this. Suggested Gluscosamine for repair cartlidge; many brands available. Which is best?
Glucosamine is an amino acid that is usually taken from shellfish (the slimey lining) its C6H13NO5
It may help to stop or reverse joint degeneration by stimulating the production of hyaluronic acid and proteoglycans which are the essential building blocks for forming and repairing cartilage. Research has been pretty good and unless you are alergic to shellfish or diabetic (its a type to sugar) its usually fine to take.
Boots, Tesco etc should all be about the same quality, they have a reputation to keep up, although as its not a drug its not regulated and products do vary. You can get it on prescription by your GP which should ensure quality (you hope!)
I’m firmly in the ‘give it a go’ camp, 1500 mg a day and give it at least 3 months to help your arthritis
on: 14th November 07
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