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Athletes Turn to Glucosamine and Chondroitin to Keep Their Joints In Shape


Many athletes add a Glucosamine supplement with Chondroitin to their daily regimen to ensure good joint health.   Athletes strive to perform at their best, and with all of the training and performing involved, they place a lot of stress on their body, particularly their joints.  Previous injuries and repetitive bodily motions, such as swinging a tennis racket or squatting in weight lifting competitions, can cause the cartilage to wear away.  When the cartilage breaks down and the synovial fluid that cushions the joints diminishes, Osteoarthritis may be inevitable.  It is important to protect your body, whether you are an athlete or not.  Sports related injuries, genetics, and age play vital roles in developing Osteoarthritis.  In Osteoarthritis, joint space narrowing causes moderate to severe pain.  The joint space narrowing is caused by chemical changes in the joints and can elevate pain when bones start to run against bone, as well as diminish range of motion.   We all probably take our mobility for granted, but athletes are usually very aware of their body and depend on its proper functionality.  Athletes are always at risk of developing new injuries, as well as the fear of experiencing pain from the old injuries that they have experienced throughout their careers.  Arthritis does not develop over night.  You may not feel the effects of diminished joint health for years after the fact.  That’s why vast numbers of athletes turn to these aids to help them continue on their journey.

It is recommended that athletes take 1500 milligrams of Glucosamine daily, with a Chondroitin additive.  Both compounds are naturally found in the body, but unfortunately the body can stop producing them.  Athletes turn to the supplements to prevent the deterioration of new, healthy cartilage and to stabilize the integrity of the joint while performing intense training practices.  Studies show that Glucosamine and Chondroitin may act as an anti-inflammatory, alleviating pain and inflammation.  Sometimes athletes, who have already developed the debilitating disease of Osteoarthritis, will try to avoid taking the NSAID’s (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) that their doctors have prescribed.  Some of these medications have adverse side effects that outweigh the benefits, so the athlete turns to more holistic and alternative forms of medicine.  Glucosamine and Chondroitin have been clinically proven to be 90% absorbable by the body, especially in a liquid form.  Synflex America® offers a trusted liquid Glucosamine product, containing Chondroitin.  Many athletes have turned to Synflex® to improve and stabilize their joint health.  In fact, Olympic Biathlete, Tim Burke, turns to Synflex® for his arthritis relief.  He found that at the age of 20 he was suffering from Arthritis and needed to find some relief in order to continue with his training.  After trying many different brands of Glucosamine, he found that Synflex® enabled him to continue with his strenuous training and competitions.  You should take your joint health seriously, whether you are a competitive sports enthusiast or you are enjoying your retired life.  Glucosamine with Chondroitin is one way in which you can take your health into your own hands.  You should always check with a healthcare professional however, before you begin taking any new supplement.  

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