Best Glucosamine Supplement
Read Before You Buy a Glucosamine Supplement
September 17, 2013
If you are considering taking a Glucosamine supplement, then you want to make sure it’s the best product available. So, what exactly should you be looking for when searching the Glucosamine market? One major thing to look into is pill form versus liquid form. Did you know that in pill or capsule form, Glucosamine is simply not delivered into your body effectively? As little as 10-15% of what you ingest actually reaches your body. In liquid form, Glucosamine is absorbed much more effectively (80-85%). So, it seems that a liquid Glucosamine supplement may be better, than a Glucosamine supplement in pill form. It seems that in liquid form, you will get the best of Glucosamine’s benefits. To get the most out of your liquid Glucosamine supplement, you want to make sure that the Glucosamine that’s in the supplement you are taking is of the highest quality. It is also very important to make sure that the Glucosamine supplement you are planning to take undergoes a laboratory analysis to ensure ingredient quality and efficacy, in addition, be sure that the product is issued a certificate of analysis. This information should be available on the manufactures website.
Another very important ingredient that should be included in a Glucosamine supplement is chondroitin. Chondroitin is a molecule that occurs naturally in the body. It helps to keep cartilage healthy by absorbing fluid into the connective tissue. Chondroitin is a major component of cartilage. You may see that many Glucosamine supplements offer high amounts of chondroitin which may lead you to believe that the product is “stronger” or more effective. This may actually be false. Recent studies have shown that in the digestive process, very little chondroitin is actually absorbed. This is due to its large molecular makeup. That which is absorbed has the same effect as Glucosamine. It may be far more beneficial to have a greater amount of pharmaceutical quality Glucosamine Sulfate and HCL. Adding more chondroitin to a Glucosamine supplement would provide little benefit and may add significantly to a products cost.