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Healthy Joints: get the support you need

Healthy Joints: get the support you need | Mr Vitamins
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Clinically trialled Glucosamine sulphate for healthy joints

In this video Pam Stone, Blackmores Education director, talks about what you can do to protect your joints as you age. The wear and tear on joints increases with age, and protecting and supporting healthy cartilage is the key to maintaining pain free mobility, flexibility and healthy joints for the long term.
The ingredients in Blackmores Joint Formula Advanced, including glucosamine, chondroitin, manganese and boron, have been selected for the benefits they provide to the joints and can provide relief from various symptoms of osteoarthritis.

Healthy Joints keep you moving with ease

Osteoarthritis is characterised by joint degeneration and loss of cartilage. As we get older the ‘wear and tear’ effects of use may cause degenerative changes in the cartilage. The cartilage becomes more susceptible to breakdown and damage, which may result in the typical symptoms of osteoarthritis. Ageing decreases the ability to restore and synthesise normal cartilage.

How can Glucosamine help?

Glucosamine and sulphate are natural components of the cartilage matrix and synovial fluid. Glucosamine is a major building block of the substances that together with protein form the structural units in cartilage. These structural units, called aggrecan, are important for the elasticity, resilience and shock-absorbing properties of cartilage. Supplementary glucosamine sulphate as glucosamine sulphate sodium chloride complex helps reduce cartilage wear, increase joint mobility and decrease joint stiffness in osteoarthritis.

Clinical Trials show decrease in pain and improved movement

Clinical trials have shown that 1500 mg glucosamine sulphate as sodium chloride complex significantly improves pain and functionality in osteoarthritis. Results show a decrease in pain of 20-41%, and improved functionality of 21-46%. In addition, glucosamine sulphate may have a long-term protective effect, acting to reduce cartilage wear and. An eight-year study on 275 patients, published in 2008, found that supplementation with 1500 mg/day of glucosamine sulphate for at least one year reduced the risk of knee replacement to approximately half that of the placebo group. The same study also found in a sub-group analysis that patients who had previously taken glucosamine sulphate used significantly less medications & health resources for osteoarthritis symptoms. Chondroitin, like glucosamine, is a natural component of cartilage. Chondroitin is also involved in the lubrication and nutrition of the joint, and helps the joints to resist compression. Manganese and boron are minerals which appear to play roles in joint health. Manganese is essential for the production of cartilage and bone. Boron plays a role in the chemical make-up of bones and joints. A high Omega-3 Fish oil is a great anti-inflammatory to further increase mobility and limit pain.

 Mr Vitamins recommends

Blackmores Joint Formula Advanced + Omega TripleBlackmores Joint Formula Advanced Extra Strength together with Omega Triple Concentrated Fish Oil

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