More people than ever are suffering from painful joints and bone conditions. Official figures from the NHS report that In the UK, more than 10 million people have arthritis or similar conditions that affect the joints. According to the study published by the WHO, approximately 22 million individuals in Europe and 14 million in the United States are likely to suffer from osteoporosis, by 2020.
Of all the supplements available to consumers to aid one part of our body or another, the most popular by a long way are those that can help our joints – and most of those contain glucosamine.
What is Glucosamine?
Glucosamine is a vital part of our bodies – it’s one of the building blocks of cartilage, ligaments, and tendons – all possible causes of pain in joints. Glucosamine is the starting point for the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans, which are the core of tissues like collagen. Glucosamine supports joint health by acting as a building block for connective tissue, cushioning joints, and maintaining the normal thickness of the fluids that sit between the joints. Fortunately, glucosamine is naturally produced within the body, however, as we age, our body’s ability to produce it declines. After an injury to joints or cartilage, the body may not be able to optimally heal.
Glucosamine can also be harvested from the hard-outer shells of crustaceous animals such as shellfish.
What is MSM?
HTC Health’s Glucosamine Complex also contains Methylsulfonylmethane, commonly known as MSM. This is a sulfur compound that’s stored in every one of the body’s cells. It can promote the growth of hair, skin, and nails and supports joint health by promoting the body’s ability to synthesize collagen for connective tissue health and cell membrane flexibility. Research has also been carried out into MSM and its role in post-exercise recovery. A study carried out in 2013 of 16 men revealed that taking MSM could reduce the signs of oxidative stress on their bodies after exercise. 1
Why add Vitamin C to the complex?
There are multiple health benefits of Vitamin C- it is most commonly thought of as an immune system booster and an antioxidant. However, it is also crucial for the formation of collagen and thus plays an important role in keeping ligaments and tendons healthy.
What else does Glucosamine Complex contain?
It contains Manganese, which is a type of metal that is found in many different minerals. We do not often encounter the term Manganese when it comes to diet, but it is just as crucial to our health as iron and potassium. In people who have arthritis, it is even more important. Manganese contributes to the normal formation of connective tissue, to the maintenance of normal bones and protection of cells from oxidative stress. Manganese is critical to muscle and nerve health. When the body lacks this mineral, you can suffer from joint pain and sore muscles. The anecdotal benefits of ginger and white willow that are also in this supplement help in reducing inflammation and pain.
For this month only, we are offering our Glucosamine Complex at a discounted price of £7.50/1000. MOQ is 15,000.
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*Claims for food supplements mentioned in this article are not meant for general public, but are purely for information of food supplement industry professionals. Please note that the claims are not authorised by European Food Safety Authority for use on labels or marketing materials.