Dispensing Liquid Glucosamine for Arthritis Pain Relief
Usage Instructions & Side Effects
Dosage Instructions for Liquid Glucosamine Formula Synflex®
The recommended daily dosage for humans is 1/4 of an ounce per day of liquid glucosamine formula Synflex®. You may wish to double the dose during the first 10 days to a 1/2 oz. for maximum effectiveness and arthritis pain relief. If you are over 230 pounds, you may find that staying with a 1/2 oz. daily dosage works more effectively.
A 1/4 oz. is equivalent to 1.5 teaspoons (or one half of a tablespoon). To measure this accurately, Synflex® includes a measuring reservoir.
Remove both caps and remove each seal. After this initial process, you simply need to open the reservoir cap and squeeze until the level of liquid reaches the desired amount. There is a 1/4 oz. and 1/2 oz. marker on the bottle. Once it reaches this level, you can either pour the liquid onto a spoon, mix it with your favorite drink, or take it straight from the bottle.
Side Effects, Interactions, Contraindications
In comparison to the dangerous side effects of NSAID's and Cox-2 Inhibitors, there are very few side effects to using Synflex®.
- While unlikely, those who are allergic to shellfish may experience a reaction to Synflex®. In most cases, allergies are caused by proteins in shellfish, not chitin (a carbohydrate from which glucosamine is extracted). Therefore, it should be safe for someone with an allergy to shellfish or iodine to take glucosamine. However, if you notice any reaction, you should consult your physician and you may choose to discontinue taking Synflex®.
- If you are pregnant or lactating you should consult your physician before beginning to take a glucosamine supplement.
- We recommend that individuals with diabetes check their blood glucose levels frequently when initiating glucosamine into their regimen.
- High dosages of Synflex® may cause minor gastric problems, nausea, diarrhea, or indigestion in a small percentage of users. If this occurs, split the dosage between morning and evening, take following a meal, or reduce dosage.
Other than these, there are no side effects or contraindications to using Synflex®. While osteoarthritis drug treatments like Vioxx and Celebrex have a number of serious and potentially fatal side effects, Synflex® is a very safe product.