Opt for sodium and sugar free glucosamine for healthier joints!

Oct 23, 2017

Introduction

It is common for people with osteoarthritis to take glucosamine supplements as their regimen for improving their joints health. Glucosamine serves as the building blocks of glycosaminoglycan (GAG) in the cartilage. As we grow older, the wear and tear of the cartilage will cause the tissue to get thinner and thinner (degenerate), thus leading to osteoarthritis – the inflammation of joint.

People who are suffering from mild osteoarthritis will have these kind of symptoms:

  • Frequent cracking sound when using the joints
  • Stiffness after sitting for long hours
  • Discomfort while walking up the stairs and bending the knees
  • Slightly painful while moving the affected joints

Please bear in mind that the pain may come and go or become even chronic which can last for months or years. If left untreated, mild osteoarthritis may develop into moderate and severe osteoarthritis which eventually will limit your movement and cause severe damage to the joints such as bone spurs. Bone spurs will develop when there is an inflammation or injury in the cartilage.

Symptoms such as pain, swelling, stiffness, numbness, and tenderness may present depending on the severity of the affected joints. Please do not wait for the symptoms to go away on its own when they occur. The symptoms are telling us that the joints are already inflamed or injured. Therefore, we must take an action to manage our joint condition in order to prevent it from further damage.

Glucosamine sulphate is considered as one of the essential supplements for mild osteoarthritis cases. Glucosamine sulphate is normally bind to salt such as sodium chloride salt and potassium chloride salt. However, only sodium free glucosamine sulphate is suitable for people those who are at risk of cardiovascular risk diseases especially those with high blood pressure (hypertension).

According to The American Heart Association, the ideal dose of sodium intake is to limit less than 1,500mg per day1. Unnoticedly, we probably have consumed more salt than we should as salt present largely in processed foods and fast foods. People who frequently eating outside tend to consume more sodium because soy sauce (hidden sodium), and monosodium glutamate (MSG) are commonly used to enhance the taste and flavor of the food. Therefore, choosing a glucosamine formula which is free from sodium can help to reduce the additional sodium intake in daily diet.

Introducing a sodium and sugar free, crystalline glucosamine sulphate formula with high solubility and bioavailability. As it is in powder form, it is easily dissolve in water, and therefore it is suitable for people who have the difficulty to swallow capsule or tablet. In fact, its orange flavor can also improve the consumers’ compliancy. Besides, it has been clinically proven to be bioequivalent to the originator, hence, it is as effective and safe as the originator preparation. Flexsa 1500 delivers the clinical therapeutic dosage of 1,500mg glucosamine for improving osteoarthritis condition.
Do not wait until it is too late! Take an action to prevent mild osteoarthritis from progressing into moderate follow by severe condition by Flexsa 1500. This sodium and sugar free, crystalline glucosamine can be an excellent choice of glucosamine supplement in managing osteoarthritis!

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Reference
 
  1. The American Heart Association, 2016. Shaking the Salt Habit to Lower High Blood Pressure. Retrieved from http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HighBloodPressure/PreventionTreatmentofHighBloodPressure/Shaking-the-Salt-Habit_UCM_303241_Article.jsp#.WcuIbvkjHIU