Glucosamine and Chondroitin Complex
Whats is Glucosamine…
Glucosamine is a naturally occurring compound found inside the cartilage of our joints. It’s needed for synthesis of certain proteins and fats to form cartilage. It also helps form synovial fluid which is the lubrication that is found in the cavities of our joints that reduces friction when we move. Glucosamine Sulphate is one of the most popular supplements when it comes to bone and joint pain. By supplementing with Glucosamine or by obtaining it through diet (bone broth, bone marrow, shellfish shells) can increase the amount of synovial fluid we maintain in our bodies and keep our joints well lubricated. Glucosamine is also used to treat digestive issues by helping protect and repair the our gut lining, treating leaky gut syndrome and other inflammatory digestive issues.
What is Chondroitin…..
Chondroitin is another natural occurring substance found in our bodies and makes up a vital part of our cartilage. It’s primary benefit is that it aids in naturally rebuilding cartilage and is popular supplement for those suffering from wear and tear in their joints. It also helps build other connective tissue in the body including skin, GI tract, and even our brain! Studies have shown it can help reduce the symptoms osteoarthritis. Like glucosamine it can also be obtained naturally by drinking bone broth or through supplement form.
Glucosamine and Chondroitin together….
Glucosamine and chondroitin both being natural compounds found in our cartilage have similar ways of improving joint pain and inflammation. They work together by reducing the symptoms associated with damaged or loss of cartilage and are able to stimulate the production of new cartilage and reduce inflammation. Glucosamine and chondroitin are also used together to help heal wounds and other skin inflammatory conditions thanks to their ability to rebuild and repair tissue. You will often find them in supplement form together.
FSC Glucosamine and Chondroitin complex also contains MSM (Methyl sulfonylmethane) which is sulfur containing compound found in the tissue of all living organisms. It works at decreasing inflammation and inhibiting the breakdown of cartilage. It also boosts immunity by playing a part in the creation of glutathione our bodies ‘master antioxidant,’
*Always speak to your doctor before starting a new supplement.