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Posts Tagged ‘joint health supplement’

Glucosamine and Chondroitin

Glucosamine and Chondroitin

 

A joint health supplement is a safe and inexpensive treatment for arthritis.  Glucosamine has been used for twenty years to help with joint pain.  Nutramax is the manufacturer of CosaminDS and other glucosamine and chondroitin based joint health supplements.

The joint health supplement industry is not regulated.  That means companies can basically design and engineer their products however they see fit.  Nutramax follows pharmaceutical guidelines at their facility.  That means they produce, package, and ship their glucosamine products following the same regulations that drug companies must obey.

Nutramax has been in business since 1992.  They were the first company to market and sell glucosamine to treat osteoarthritis.  You now why they are still in business and growing?  The answer is simple.  Their products work.



Glucosamine for Arthritis

Glucosamine for Arthritis

Glucosamine is a “building block” molecule that your body produces naturally.  Glucosamine is essential in the production of proteins important to joint health.

Glucosamine stimulates the production of cartilage.  In young healthy bodies cartilage cells reproduce and protect themselves.  As we age cartilage cells die and are not replaced.  Glucosamine helps stop the break-down of cartilage and reduce knee pain.

Glucosamine can be obtained over the counter and is a safe joint health supplement.



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.



Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Everyone at Heritage Medical and Osteoarthritis Blog wants to wish you  a happy and healthy New Year.  If you are looking for a resolution in 2011, how about using more conservative treatments to treat your knee osteoarthritis?

Stop the medications, co-pays, trips to the pharmacy, postpone surgery – maybe even avoid going under the knife altogether.  This blog will provide you with information on diet, exercise, stretching, knee braces, joint health supplements, and other conservative treatment options.  Visit us once in a while to learn how to help your knees without the dangers of medications and without risking surgery.



Changes in Vision

Changes in Vision

Using NSAIDs to treat the pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee can lead to changes in your vision.  Some of the more commonly reported vision problems are:

  • Double Vision
  • Color Perception Irregularities
  • Night Blindness
  • Decreased Vision
  • Eye Pain
  • Eye Irritation
  • Blindness

That’s an awful lot to worry about.  Why not try a joint health supplement?  The worst side-effect of Cosamin DS is gas.