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Contrary to popular belief, exercising does not wear out joints. Joints start to wear out for a variety of reasons, usually due to age, arthritis or other medical conditions, and injuries accumulated over a lifetime. Activity is rarely the culprit, as joints are designed to move. When joints aren’t moved, they begin to stiffen up.

It’s sort of a catch-22. Joint pain leads people to move less because movement can hurt, but without movement the pain can become more severe. One way to battle pain is to take joint health supplements, then, get moving! Even a walk around the neighborhood once a day can help keep your joints from stiffening up further.

Teddy Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, is one of my personal heroes. It’s not so much his politics that I admire, but his appetite for living life to its fullest. He didn’t let childhood asthma get in his way; in fact, he led a more strenuous life because of his ailment, just to prove that he could.

I, too, try to live my life to the fullest each day and have a love of adventuring in the great outdoors. Unfortunately, as I’ve aged all of my outdoor activities have really done a number on my joints. Rather than simply push through the knee pain as Roosevelt might have, I’ve followed the advice of my doctor and now take a joint health supplement. The supplements have helped protect healthy cartilage in my joints, which will hopefully afford me a long life full of grand adventures of the type that my favorite president may have enjoyed.

Good News

Good News

Chondroitin Sulphate reduces the volume of cartilage loss.  This is what was proven by a group of Canadian researchers. They published a clinical trial that shows for the first time the disease modifying effects of chondroitin sulfate.  The study looked at quantifying changes in cartilage, over time, by utilizing MRI results.

Patients with knee osteoarthritis were divided into two groups.  One group took chondroitin sulfate,  the control group took a placebo.  After six months MRI results showed that the group of patients taking chondroitin sulfate showed a significant decrease in the loss of articular cartilage.

The lead researcher, Professor Jean-Pierre Pelletier said, “Chondroitin Sulfate is a safe drug with an overall positive effect on OA.”

This study was conducted at the Osteoarthritis Research Unit at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre, and published in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases.

Glucosamine is an amino sugar. In case it’s been a while since you took a biology class, amino sugar is a critical building block for the creation of connective tissue and healthy cartilage in the body. People who suffer from osteoarthritis have deteriorating cartilage that fails to repair itself.

Cartilage is worn away as the body moves, and the cartilage will restore itself to its normal shape when a healthy body is at rest. For osteoarthritis patients a glucosamine supplement promotes the creation of proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans that improve the natural repair process. Even if you don’t suffer from osteoarthritis, taking a glucosamine supplement is still a good idea. Take as a preventative measure, glucosamine supplements can minimize the possibility of suffering from arthritis later.

Most people who think they eat a well-balanced and healthy diet probably aren’t aware that it’s almost impossible to get all the nutrients and minerals that our bodies need from eating balanced meals. In fact, in order to obtain the minimum amount of necessary nutrition people would have to consume far more calories than is healthy. As a result, dietary supplements have become more and more popular among people of all ages and from all walks of life. When you augment your nutritional regimen with vital supplements you’re giving your body the energy and nutrients it needs to combat the negative effects of aging.

For anyone living with knee OA the proper supplementation can make a world of difference. Osteoarthritis supplements have been proven effective in helping to manage pain and promote joint health. By treating causes rather than symptoms you can experience pain relief and a higher quality of life. And the best part is, they’re affordable. You can lead a life with less pain without breaking the bank.

Nature’s Gift

December 18, 2010

It’s easy to see why glucosamine has become one of the best-selling supplements in the United States. Providing your body with the critical means to create and maintain healthy joint cartilage, glucosamine is truly a gift for arthritis sufferers and anyone suffering from joint pain. As if our own experience wasn’t enough, even clinical trials have proven it effective in the treatment of arthritis. It provides both relief from pain and peace of mind.

Liquid glucosamine is also increasing in popularity as it can be mixed in juice or some other beverage. In liquid form your body doesn’t have to work as hard to break down a hard pill, powder or capsule. The uptake time is decreased and you can experience the benefits of glucosamine even faster than before. With these kinds of advancements it’s hard to believe more people haven’t treated their aching joints with this simple and effective home remedy.

Joint deterioration is a major concern as we grow older. While exercise and a healthy diet can help prolong their health, its often necessary to take supplements for knee pain and other joint problems. With the surfeit of products now being peddled online and in retail outlets, it can be difficult to obtain objective information on which supplements are the best. Here are some recommendations from Jonathon Cluett, M.D., of

~Glucosamine: an amino acid found naturally in the body. It may promote the creation of new cartilage.

~Chondroitin: often used in conjunction with glucosamine, it helps to build and preserve cartilage.

~MSM: also known as methylsulfonylmethane, it is believed to promote healthy ligaments.

Avoca ASU

Avoca ASU

Avoca ASU from Nutramax is a joint health supplement that contains non-shellfish glucosamine, NMX1000 avocado/soybean unsaponifiables (ASU), and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM).  It also has decaffeinated green tea for antioxidant health benefits.  All ingredients are from non-animal origin.

So vegetarians and those allergic to shellfish now have a new treatment option for their knee osteoarthritis.  If you couldn’t take Cosamin DS – try Avoca ASU.

Cosamin ASU

Cosamin ASU

CosaminDS has been the premium joint health supplement on the market for over ten years.  Nutramax has discovered a method of making their original product more effective.  Cosamin ASU is maximum strength glucosamine and chondroitin.

This new formula from Nutramax is trademarked and shown in cell studies to be better than the combination of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate at inhibiting several agents involved in cartilage breakdown.

If Cosamin DS helped with your knee osteoarthritis then this product can take your pain relief to an entire new level.

Cosamin DS

Cosamin DS

Cosamin DS is the only brand of glucosamine and chondroitin proven effective in published U.S. studies.  The studies show that joint pain is reduced.

Cosamin DS, designed and manufactured by Nutramax Labs, contains the full clinical strength of glucosamine and chondroitin.  Nutramax Labs manufacture this joint health supplement as if it were a pharmaceutical – meeting rigorous production and safety protocols.

Thousands of patients have successfully used Cosamin DS to treat their osteoarthritis of the knee.