Experiencing knee pain?
Aug 9, 2016
Osteoarthritis is known as a “wear & tear” problem, mostly affects the cartilage where the surface layer of cartilage breakdown and wears away. This allows bones under the cartilage to rub together, causing pain, swelling, and loss of motion of the joint. For this condition, glucosamine supplementation is highly recommended.
Glucosamine stimulates the production of both proteoglycans and collagen, normalizes cartilage metabolism which helps keep cartilage from breaking down, helps the body to repair damaged cartilage and slows the progression of joint deterioration. A 500mg glucosamine sulfate formula that is sodium-free is suitable for individuals with high blood pressure.
Apart from that, omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids are also beneficial. Besides suppressing inflammation, it can also help lower high blood pressure. Consider one that provides a 4:1 ratio of evening primrose oil (omega-6) to marine fish oil (omega-3) as it is the optimum ratio that our bodies can use.