Glucosamine Sulphates are not all the same!

Posted by Mark Hamilton on

Why do the little supplement company only use Glucosamine 2 Kcl?
Glucosamine sulphate 2KCL which stands for 2 x molecules of Potassium (K) chloride (Cl), this is the preferred form rather than sodium chloride – thus eliminating any potential hypertensive effect (increasing blood pressure).
• OSTEOARTHRITIS (OA) – osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease affecting mainly the weight-bearing joints and joints of the hands. Many studies have shown that glucosamine sulphate produces much better results than NSAIDs and placebos in relieving the pain and inflammation of OA. The advantage of glucosamine is that it gets to the root of the problem by reducing pain and helping the body heal and repair damaged joints. Symptomatic relief can take up to 12 weeks to become apparent.
• SPORTS INJURIES – recent research reviewing the effects of glucosamine and knee pain, due to cartilage damage, showed that glucosamine supplementation can provide some degree of pain relief and improved function in those taking 2000mg daily for 12 weeks.
• ANTI-INFLAMMATORY – recent research has demonstrated that glucosamine sulphate inhibits a number of inflammatory markers known to be involved in Osteoarthritis. Thus glucosamine is being noted for its role as a symptom- and structure-modifying supplement in the treatment of OA.

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