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According to a study (Glucosamine/chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial) showed that glucosamine and chondroitin supplements were effective for pain relief for people who suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee. Glucosamine and chondroitin may also help to prevent cartilage damage. Glucosamine is not found in foods, however a healthy diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables will add phytochemicals that may reduce pain and inflammation, plus vitamin C that is needed for healthy joints.

 

 

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Glucosamine is a compound found naturally in the body, made from glucose and the amino acid glutamine. Glucosamine is needed to produce glycosaminoglycan, a molecule used in the formation and repair of cartilage and other body tissues. Production of glucosamine slows with age.

 

 

Glucosamine is available as a nutritional supplement in health food stores and many drug stores. Glucosamine supplements are manufactured in a laboratory from chitin, a substance found in the shells of shrimp, crab, lobster, and other sea creatures. In additional to nutritional supplements, glucosamine is also used in sports drinks and in cosmetics.

Glucosamine is often combined with chondroitin sulfate, a molecule naturally present in cartilage. Chondroitin gives cartilage elasticity and is believed to prevent the destruction of cartilage by enzymes. Glucosamine is sometimes combined with methylsulfonylmethane, or MSM, in nutritional supplements.

 

Joint care can help protect our joints from injury and prevent degeneration that leads to problems later in life.

The following vitamin, minerals and supplements all play a role in joint health.

Vitamin A - "Painful joints and bone growth problems may be symptoms of vitamin A deficiency" (Bedson). A deficiency in vitamin A can lead to joint degeneration. But in using this vitamin for joint care, be careful not to exceed recommended daily allowances. Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin and can build up in the tissues.

Vitamin B6 - Vitamin B6 deficiency may lead to arthritis is used therapeutically for osteoarthritis - 50mg of both vitamin B6 and vitamin B5 per day. (Bedson)

Vitamin E - stimulates cartilage synthesis and inhibits the breakdown of cartilage. Take the recommended daily amount for joint care.

Chelated zinc - can improve joint pain, and joint stiffness in the morning. Take 100mg per day for joint care

Vitamin C - Vitamin C is important in wound healing, including tissue repair, and also functions as an antioxidant. It is needed for the creation of collagen, which is used in the skin, ligaments and bone. Thus it is also important in joint care.

Folic acid - Paul Bedson writes that a folic acid deficiency can lead to arthritis. Folate is needed for the absorption of iron and calcium.

One study found that supplementation with folic acid reduced the number of hip fractures in elderly patients who had a stroke. Their bone mineral levels were the same as the group taking the placebo, so that was not the reason for fewer hip fractures. Researchers believe it relates to folate's ability to reduce levels of the amino acid homocysteine in the blood. Previous studies have shown high homocysteine levels to increase the risk of fractures resulting from osteoporosis.

Calcium - 1000mg of calcium (broken into doses no greater than 500mg), and 500mg magnesium per day, can reduce inflammation, including associated pain and swelling.

Bromelain - This is a digestive enzyme with anti inflammatory properties. As such, it can help control inflammatory processes throughout the body, including in joints.

Glucosamine sulphate - 1000 to 3000 mg three times a day.

MSM - A recent study on MSM at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and the Arthritis Health Center in Arizona found that it had a significantly beneficial effect on joint pain and stiffness. This reflected current understanding of the benefits of MSM.

Potassium - Potassium is important for muscle tissue, being used for the contraction of muscle, and muscle repair.

Phosphorus - Phosphorus is also used in the contraction of muscles, as well as being used to help with protein metabolism for muscle growth and repair.

Anti inflammatory herbs can help reduce swelling and pain in the joints.

 

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Stem Cells For Tissue Regeneration And Joint Repair

Inflammation, cartilage and bone erosions, joint destruction--that's the typical progression of arthritis and most rheumatic diseases. While inflammation may be controlled, and perhaps even eliminated, with early aggressive treatment, few therapeutic approaches offer hope for repairing tissue once the damage has been done. One promising strategy is the use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). MSCs are capable of extensive self-renewal and adaptable to forming all kinds of connective tissues. While detected in several adult human tissues, MSCs have traditionally been obtained from bone marrow, an invasive, painful, and costly process.