Bone & Joint Fast Facts
Why a glucosamine supplement?
Promote healthy and comfortable joints. Glucosamine is the building block of proteoglycan, one of the main structural components of cartilage. Studies show that glucosamine stimulates cartilage cells (chondrocytes) to produce proteoglycans, thus normalising cartilage metabolism and keeping it healthy.
Why NeoLife Full Motion?
Provides 1500 mg of glucosamine, the “therapeutic” dose shown in studies to reduce pain and sti ness associated with osteoarthritis.
The Cellular Connection
Glucosamine: The Basic Building Block Of Cartilage
Glucosamine is an amino sugar (a combination of an amino acid – glutamine and a sugar – glucose) normally found in healthy cartilage. It is synthesised by many cells in our body but is concentrated in joint cartilage. Glucosamine functions as the basic building block of cartilage by first being a basic building block of glycosaminoglycans (GAG) which themselves make up very large structures known as proteoglycans. Without adequate glucosamine, proteoglycans synthesis by chondrocytes would shut down and this in turn would cause the synthesis of cartilage to stop. Glucosamine makes up 50% of one of the most important GAGs, hyaluronic acid, which acts as a “glue” that holds cartilage matrix together. Hyaluronic acid is also a critical component of synovial fluid, which lubricates joints and keeps cartilage smooth and healthy.
Does Supplementation Really Work?
Because the body’s complex process of cellular manufacture or biosynthesis results in a circulating “pool” of stable glucosamine in the body, many scientists believe that providing the body with increased amounts of “pre- formed” glucosamine will help keep supply ahead of demand and thus stop or even reverse degenerative cartilage loss. Several studies have explored the effects of glucosamine supplementation. Studies documenting the effects of giving subjects a dose of 1500 mg of glucosamine followed the participants over a three-year period and found that glucosamine can slow the breakdown of joint cartilage. Results from double blind, placebo-controlled clinical studies consistently illustrate glucosamine’s role in joint cartilage production. Glucosamine has been shown to slow down or stop the progression of arthritis of the knee, finger joints, hip and spinal disks. Studies have shown glucosamine is also effective in addressing the symptoms of osteoarthritis, particularly joint stiffness, pain and decreased range of motion.
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