If your joints have been aching for some time, you’ve likely turned to the supplement market in search of relief. Surely there must be something out there that can help ease your joint pain, right?
We’ve been working with supplements for a long time, and we know that the two most sought after supplements for joint health are glucosamine and chondroitin. In fact, they are frequently sold together.
But what exactly ARE glucosamine and chondroitin? Do they actually help? If so, how?
There are lots of questions on these two supplements, and we’re going to answer some of them today. More importantly, we’re also going to inform you on the importance of knowing HOW a supplement brand acquired it’s glucosamine and chondroitin.
We know that some people are averse to taking supplements that involve introducing their body to a foreign substance. No need to worry about that here. Glucosamine is a naturally-occurring chemical compound found in our bodies.
Glucosamine is incredibly important when it comes to the construction of cartilage. Cartilage is a durable tissue that sheaths and protects the ends of our bones at the synovial joints.
As we age our cartilage starts to fall apart. Despite being a resilient tissue, it does need to maintain a level of elasticity – after all, we need our joints to be flexible. Over time, the elasticity level drops and stiffness starts to set in.
It is believed that by taking glucosamine we can help decelerate these symptoms of aging – particularly through glucosamine sulfate, as the introduction of sulfur has been shown to help build and repair cartilage.
Like glucosamine, chondroitin also occurs naturally in the human body. Found in our tissue, it is formed from sugar chains and is believed to help our synovial joints maintain fluid resulting in greater flexibility.
There are a variety of d
ifferent chondroitin supplements, all focused on easing our joint pain.
As our joints
get older and start to stiffen, they become far more susceptible to breaks and fractures. One of the functions behind chondroitin is to restore the shock-absorption levels of your joints to prevent this from happening.
It can also be taken preventatively to block the enzymes that start to break down cartilage in the first place.
This all sounds great! So, what’s the catch?
When you’re looking at your chondroitin and glucosamine in supplements, you’ll find them sold as isolates, and also as part of formulas.
To isolate means: to cause (a person or place) to be or remain alone, or apart from others.
So when you see a compound that is an isolate, that means that it was originally part of a larger compound and was then broken down and extracted from that compound.
If you’re especially sensitive to chemicals, it’s a good idea to research how the original compound was broken down. You’ll want to make sure that solvents were not used.
One of our October Spotlight products this month is Joint Health advanced ™, by Redd Remedies, with it’s revolutionary 6-in1 ingredient, NEM (Natural Eggshell Membrane).
A totally natural ingredient that already holds all of the supplemental value you need!
NEM stands for Natural Eggshell Membrane. If you’ve ever hard-boiled an egg, you’ll know exactly what we’re referring to. It’s the thin layer that exists between the white of your egg and the shell.
It’s an absolutely brilliant food-based ingredient – because NEM naturally contains both glucosamine and chondroitin! So there’s no need to break the compound down to extract them!
It also contains collagen, hyaluronic acid, and other essential proteins for joint health. This is especially important as it means that NEM works on the health of your entire joint – not just the cartilage relief that chondroitin and glucosamine provide.
There are no question marks over the effectiveness of NEM either – it has been clinically proven to work in as little as 4-10 days!
It’s time to relieve your joint pain. Live the life you deserve to be living. Try NEM in our Joint Health Advanced today!
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