Thursday, May 31, 2007
WHAT IS GLUCOSAMINE?
KNEE JOINT WITH ADVANCED OSTEOARTHRITIS NORMAL KNEE JOINT
Glucosamine is a key part of the structure of cartilage,which is required for proper joint function.It is made in the body from glucose and an amino acid. The glucosamine in oral form is derived from crustacean shells.It is indicate for relief of pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis.
Glucosamine is the basic building block of cartilage, and as such it helps build and repair the joint matrix. It works by stopping and also reversing the breakdown of cartilage that occurs with wear and tear, injury etc.
Clinical trials have proven that glucosamine supplements provide more effective relief for the pain of arthritis, compared to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The dosage for adults is 500mg 3 times a day ,or as professionally prescribed.