Sunday, 8 January 2017

Glucosamine supplement for joint pain

Glucosamine and chondroitin. These two joint supplements are from substances naturally found in healthy cartilage.

The glucosamine in your body helps keep your cartilage healthy. Cartilage is the rubbery tissue that cushions bones at your joints. But as you get older, your levels of this compound begins to wear off, which leads to the gradual pain of the joint.

There's some evidence that glucosamine sulfate supplements help counteract this effect,

Can you get glucosamine naturally from foods?

Although glucosamine sulfate supplements are often manufactured from the shells of shellfish, there are no any natural food sources of glucosamine. But you may try drinking bone broth that will increase the amount of cartilage and fluid that surrounds our joints. [see collagen].


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There are two main types of glucosamine supplement: hydrochloride and sulfate.

Side Effects
On the whole, glucosamine seems to be a fairly safe supplement. Side effects are generally mild. You're more likely to get them if you take high doses. They may include things like:

  • Upset stomach
  • Heartburn
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache

These joint supplements may interact with drugs like diuretics and blood thinners, so let your doctor know that you’re taking them.


You may want to read: 
Why your parents make bone broth? Collagen
Collagen ingredient better than glucosamine for joint health?

Fish oil during pregnancy reduces baby's asthma risk

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A Danish study of 695 pregnant women is raising the possibility that fish oil supplements begun in the final three months of pregnancy may reduce the risk of asthma or persistent wheezing in offspring.

The supplements brought the risk from 23.7 per cent among mothers in the placebo group who took 2.4 grammes of olive oil daily down to 16.9 per cent in the women who got the fish oil capsules. That's a 30.7 per cent reduction during the first three years of life.

The real benefit seemed to be exclusively among the children whose mothers started out with low levels of the two key ingredients in fish oil - eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). That may make them more vulnerable to the inflammation and heightened immune system response that is a factor in asthma and related conditions.