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Benefits of Glucosamine complex and Chondroitin

Benefits of Glucosamine complex and Chondroitin

Benefits of Glucosamine complex and Chondroitin

Glucosamine and chondroitin are two substances which make part of the composition of synovial fluid, the liquid present in the joints that contains all the necessary nutrients for nutrition and maintenance of cartilage. Throughout life, there is the natural aging of the joints and an inevitable burden exerted on them, this causes the cartilage tissue becomes more fragile and lose some of its properties.

Glucosamine is an essential nutrient for joint health with ability to stimulate the production of cartilage-building proteins. Often the natural production of glucosamine by the body is insufficient to meet the need of cartilage repair, since the wear of the cartilage occurs at a rate greater than the body can produce glucosamine, then enters the role of supplementation. Since the chondroitin is a carbohydrate that is part of the synovial fluid composition and is capable antinflmatória can inhibit the production of enzymes that destroy cartilage.

* The dietary level, you can get glucosamine with the consumption of seafood in large quantities, the main source from which it is extracted glucosamine to be sold in supplement form.

Benefits of Glucosamine Chondroitin and:

Lubricate and moisturize the joints
Nourish, protect and restore the joints
Preventing the progression of joint degeneration

Supplementation of these compounds is indicated for people who want to prevent or treat joint, pain they act together to strengthen the cartilage, tendons and ligaments.
Joint pain are caused usually due:

To excess body fat an individual
Diseases like arthritis / osteoarthritis
Excess Overload
Movements performed incorrectly and / or
Genetic tendency, among others
Studies have shown that patients with advanced degenerative diseases frame, when making use of chondroitin and glucosamine may benefit from the reduction of pain, however, it is unlikely that supplementation with only will obtain clinically relevant results. On the other hand, people who are not already installed disease and advanced framework can enjoy the benefits of supplementation of Glucosamine and Chondroitin.

Side effects

Within the recommended doses are not known severe side effects of supplementation.
Individuals with any type of allergy to shellfish, should pay attention if there is some sort of reaction and exercise caution when supplementing, since the extraction comes from shellfish. Although there is a study suggesting that individuals with allergies to shellfish can get along with this type of supplementation. If you experience any kind of allergic reaction is recommended to immediately stop taking the supplement. Today the market there are options glucosamine supplements (Glucosamine HCl) containing no animal ingredients, which may be another option supplementation.

* Remember that it is essential to consult your doctor and / or nutritionist before making the use of supplementation, only this way you will know the necessary dose and the type of ideal supplement for you.


  • Wandel, S. et. al., Effects of glucosamine, chondroitin, or placebo in patients with osteoarthritis of hip or knee: network meta-analysis, BMJ. 2010 Sep 16;341:c4675
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  • Gray, H. & Hutcheson, P. & Slavin, R., Is glucosamine safe in patients with seafood allergy?, J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2004 Aug;114(2):459-60

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