The joint health market has matured in many areas, but with shifting demographics, sports nutrition market going mainstream and increased demand for inflammation-targeting formulas the growth potential for Glucosamine products is still quite significant.
Joint & bone supplements are not only used by the athletes – as the populations age and with osteoarthritis (OA) becoming an increasingly prevalent disease globally, maintaining healthy bones and joints becomes more important and in turn glucosamine sulphate popularity is increasing too. Indeed, the global bone and joint health supplements market is expected to hit a whopping $9 billion by 2017, according to Global Industry Analysts.
Glucosamine Sulphate is the most popular form of Glucosamine, which is an amino acid naturally occurring in the human body and plays a vital role in keeping the joints working properly. It is used by the body to produce a variety of chemicals that are involved in building tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and the thick fluid that surrounds joints. Glucosamine is usually harvested from the shells of shellfish, but it can also be made in a laboratory, which then makes it suitable for those with seafood-related allergies..
There are several well-known properties of glucosamine, which are very much appreciated by joint-pain sufferers. Firstly, glucosamine sulphate has been found to relieve pain in osteoarthritis patients. It has anti-inflammatory properties, proven in clinical trials, which indicated that this supplement significantly decreases knee pain in those suffering from moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis.
Additionally, glucosamine helps rebuild cartilages, decreasing joint stiffness and improving flexibility. By replenishing synovial fluids, it minimizes the loss of lubrication inside the joints and therefore reduces the cartilage damage.
At HTC we offer Glucosamine Sulphate 2KCL in 500mg, 1000mg and extra-strong 1500mg tablets. Additionally, we also offer a special formula containing Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM and Vitamin C to combine all these joint-pain relieving active ingredients in one tablet. For more information on any of our Glucosamine lines or for a free instant quote, please contact our sales team now on 01923 652529 or email email@example.com.
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