Benefits of Glucosamine for your Body and the warnings

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Benefits of Glucosamine for your Body

 

Glucosamine is a natural compound found in the body, made from glucose and amino acid glutamine. Production of this lessens with aging.

So many people now suffer from Osteoarthritis, which is a type of arthritis. Our aging and even some young people suffer from the breakdown of cartilage in our spine and joints. Cartilage is a substance, which acts as a cushion between our moving bone disks and joints.

This will affect millions of people at some time during their life. It may affect the hands, spine, knees, and the feet. There are many different types of arthritis conditions although osteoarthritis is more common. The water content of our cartilage increases, causing the protein to degenerate as we age.

Other Uses for Glucosamine

Glucosamine is used for rheumatoid arthritis, chronic venous insufficiency, skin disorders and bowel disease or Crohn's disease.

Glucosamine Forte 1500

Glucosamine 1000

Side effects from Overuse of Glucosamine

 

Many studies on humans find short terms use of glucosamine is okay. Long-term use could affect some people in various ways. These could include headache, insomnia, and drowsiness. Some of these temporary digestive conditions are abdominal pain, nausea, constipation, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Allergies

If you are allergic to shellfish, then you should avoid taking glucosamine as some supplements are made from shellfish. Not all products print exactly what's in the products when manufactured.

There is also some evidence, which suggests that glucosamine, in doses used to treat osteoarthritis, could worsen the blood sugar, insulin, and hemoglobin. Therefore, it could increase the risk of bleeding.

Vegetarian

Rapid cream

Glucosamine is Available in many forms

 
 
To quote a few types:
  • Bio-organics glucosamine rapid cream
  • Bio-organics glucosamine sulphate complex capsules
  • Bio-organics glucosamine Forte 1500
  • Blackmores Healthy Joints 1000
  • Blackmores vegetarium Capsules 1000

I am not qualified in this field, and therefore this is only from information I have read. On reading this information, I felt it needed to be addressed. Before taking this product, I would suggest that you check with your local physician.

 

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wellness5 8 years ago from Fondi, Italy

Excellent - I have just taken Glucosamine for arthritis for six weeks and it had no effect at all. I was glad to read your hub though because it answered a lot of my doubts. I shall now have to try something else !


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Wellness. Oh I wouldn't be completely against it Just check with your doctor. My husband and I have been taking it for years and so far no problems. I just thought we need to know the good and bad things of on what we consume.

Thanks for stopping by


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cgull8m 8 years ago from North Carolina

Another useful Hub Eileen. I have bookmarked it. Thanks.


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Glad to be able to help. cgull and thanks for comment


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MrMarmalade 8 years ago from Sydney

Eileen,

Strangely enough Choice did an expose on this subject last night on ChNNAL TWO.

They said you are better off taking a placibo. It was of no use what so sever.

I rang a close friend of mine at about 8.00 Am and he has been taking for about four years and believes it helps him tremendously?Where do you go from here/ I do not know.


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Mr Marmalade, I believe if it works for you then take it. There is nothing worse than suffering bad pain all the time. But I still think you may be best to contact your doctor

We have been taking it for years, but have stopped now to have a break. And we will just have to wait and see. We also take fish oil capsules each day.


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seriessek 8 years ago from Tampa Bay

Thanks Eileen,

Very informative. Our company has a Joint supplement formula with glucosamine and it has really helped my husband a lot with the pain he gets in his muscles. As he ages it seems that the pain is more often, but not now since he's been using it. It works! Bottom line, if it works, do it!


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

You have to do what you and your doctor feel is the best. I am glad it is working for you. thanks for stopping by


bdog 6 years ago

does glucosamine help rebuild skin collagens and tighten aged loose skin?


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Eileen Hughes 6 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Bdog, I am not qualified in this field, and therefore this is only from information I have read. so I cannot quote what it can and cannot do, you would need to ask a qualified person for the answer to that.

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