In today’s blog I am going to explain what glucosamine is and how can you make it work. Glucosamine is a precursor to a molecule called a glycosaminoglycan - this molecule is used in the formation and repair of cartilage. The human body produces glucosamine, however the amount of glucosamine that the human body can produce sometimes is not enough; therefore, cartilage may get damaged, which leads to osteoarthritis.
Unfortunately there is no cure for osteoarthritis, but luckily there is a solution. The solution is supplying your body with glucosamine from an external source. There are many glucosamine products available on the market. However, there are certain factors that any glucosamine buyer should be aware of. First thing that I want to point out is that in order to get glucosamine to work you need to combine it with Chondroitin. For additional information about Chondroitin, please click here. Secondly, glucosamine in liquid form known also as liquid glucosamine is absorbed better by the human body than the glucosamine in pill form. For more information on benefits of liquid glucosamine vs glucosamine in pill form, please click here.
Also, some glucosamine products have added MSM. MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is an organic sulfur compound that (some claim) will assist with osteoarthritis. Although it has been added to some Glucosamine and Chondroitin products, one has to look more closely at this practice. It would appear to offer little if any benefit given the clinical evidence and it can adversely affect the flavor of products that use it. Addition information about MSN can be found here. I also strongly encourage you to review our Glucosamine Poruct Guide.