Can Glucosamine Really Help with Joint Discomfort?

August 15, 2017

Have you heard of the bone broth craze? Many people swear by the beneficial


properties of bone broth, claiming


that the soup has helped to alleviate


a variety of different disorders. That’s


likely because bone broth is high in


glucosamine, a chemical naturally


found in our bodies that helps to protect our joints and lower inflammation of


various types.



If complicated soup-making isn’t your thing, you might wonder whether


glucosamine is available in a simple, convenient supplement. Well, the


answer is yes! It’s even included in our MotionPlus supplement, for that very


reason. So far, we have learned that glucosamine supplementation can help


in the following four ways.



Joint health. As we age, it is normal to lose cartilage around our joints.


Glucosamine can slow down this deterioration, and lower chronic


inflammation. Since the loss of cartilage can increase pressure and friction on


joints, a glucosamine regimen can also help to manage symptoms of


osteoarthritis. It is not a cure, but can lead to significant improvements.



Digestion. You might have heard of “leaky gut”, a condition in which


undigested particles (such as gluten and certain toxins) cross the lining of the


digestive tract and get into the bloodstream where they don’t belong. At that


point, an immune response is triggered in the body, leading to problems such


as inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, and arthritis. Glucosamine


has been shown to help repair damaged tissue in the gut, and can lead to


improvements in these conditions.



TMJ symptoms. TMJ is an inflammation of the jaw, which can lead to jaw


and neck pain, headaches, and sleeping difficulties. Glucosamine can help to


alleviate this inflammation and result in a reduction of TMJ symptoms.



Bone pain. Glucosamine also aids in bone healing, so those with low bone


density, pain, or a history of fractures can also benefits from


supplementation. It might even help to speed up recovery from bone injuries


such as fractures.



It’s important to remember that no supplement is 100 percent safe for


everyone; however, glucosamine has been shown to carry a low risk of side


effects or interactions. If you’re allergic to shellfish, check the labels on all


supplements to ensure that you aren’t using one made from those sources.


Click here to learn more about glucosamine and our Motion+ product


or contact us. We can help you understand how supplementation might help




by iFit Zone Team





Bonnie Ellen



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