Sodium-Free Glucosamine: The Ideal Choice?

May 5, 2022

Introduction
 

Osteoarthritis is a common joint disease that most commonly affects middle age and elderly people1As we age, the wear and tear of the cartilage will cause the tissue to break down and cause inflammation in the joint area. It usually happens at weight-bearing joints such as hips, knees, spine, lower back, or hands. The symptoms include pain, swelling, and stiffness that range from mild to severe and may cause disability. Therefore, managing our joint condition will help to prevent further damage.

Supplementing with glucosamine for people with osteoarthritis is an effective and natural way to optimize joint health. Glucosamine provides the building blocks to repair and rebuild the cartilage. However, glucosamine is normally bound to salts such as sodium chloride which is not ideal for a healthy lifestyle.

Excess Sodium Intake in Malaysia
 

According to the Malaysian Community Salt Survey (MyCoSS) study on salt intake, Malaysians are consuming an average of 3,167 mg sodium per day 2 which exceeds the recommended salt intake by the World Health Organization (WHO) which is 2000mg/day3. Most of the sodium in our diets comes from commercially prepared foods and frequent dining out.   Excess sodium intake may have a negative impact on health such as the increased risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke4.

Choose Sodium Free Glucosamine
 

For those who wish to reduce their sodium intake as part of a healthier lifestyle, the sodium content inside the glucosamine supplement needs to be considered. Choosing a sodium free glucosamine formula can help to reduce additional sodium intake in the diet.  If you are concerned about the sodium content of regular glucosamine formulas, we got you covered with our sodium free glucosamine! 

BiO-LiFE Flexsa 1500 is an excellent choice of sodium free glucosamine that delivers the clinical therapeutic dosage of 1,500mg glucosamine to improve joint health. This crystalline form of glucosamine provides better solubility and absorption. It also comes in an orange flavour for better compliance. 

Make a better choice to improve your joint health by choosing BiO-LiFE Flexsa 1500!

References
 
  1. National Institute of Aging. 2017. Osteoathritis. Retrieved on 7th April 2022 from: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/osteoarthritis
  2. Ministry of Health, Malaysia: Institute of Public Health 2019. Population-Based Salt Intake Survey to Support the National Salt Reduction Programme for Malaysia. Malaysian Community Salt Survey (MyCoSS 2019).
  3. World Health Organization. Prevention of cardiovascular disease: guidelines for assessment and management of cardiovascular risk. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2007.
  4. Harvard School of Public Health. The Nutrition Source: Salt and Sodium. Retrieved on 7th April 2022 from https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/salt-and-sodium/