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Read the latest information on how glucosamine can help to manage arthritis pain. Learn why glucosamine can help.


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Glcuosamine Blog: Osteoarthritis of the Hip: Avoiding Hip Replacement

Osteoarthritis of the hip is very common. The degenerative joint disease occurs when the cartilage of the joint surface (articular cartilage) becomes worn away, exposing the bones.

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Each person and animal produces a certain amount of glucosamine within their bodies. As you grow older, your body loses the capacity to make enough glucosamine, so the cartilage in your weight-bearing joints, such as the hips, knees, and hands is destroyed, then hardens and forms bone spurs, causing pain, deformed joints, limited joint movement and limping.

There have been many double blind placebo controlled trials and studies done on glucosamine. In many trials and studies, glucosamine has shown to be very effective at:

  • Easing osteoarthritis pain
  • Easing articular joint pain
  • Rehabilitating damaged cartilage
  • Slowing deterioration of cartilage from osteoarthritis
  • Improving mobility
  • Stimulating the production of proteoglycans, glycosaminoglycans, and synovial fluid

With such great news spreading very quickly, the glucosamine industry became very large. Almost every major nutraceutical or vitamin company put out a glucosamine product, and today it can be bought in just about every food store, health food store, vitamin store, wellness clinic, and chiropractors office.

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On Focus: Liquid Glucosamine is More Effective

Glucosamine based topical analgesics, in testing, has been shown to temporarily reduce pain in the direct area where applied as it penetrates the skin, but there is no real lasting effect.

Glucosamine capsules on the other hand, are better suited to reducing the pain over a long period of time and slowing the progression of osteoarthritis joint deterioration. Using pills, however, one is still not realizing the full potential of glucosamine. This is for two reasons.

First, many pills in the marketplace contain a great deal of fillers, binders, coatings, and disintegrants that do not provide any help with your problem and some may actually interfere with the absorption and bioavailability of the active ingredients of the product that you are trying to have your body absorb. If a company can sell you fillers and binders instead of more expensive active ingredients, they can pad their profits while reducing the benefits to you of using the product.