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When Coronavirus “Quiets Down” – Get Out and Walk – Knee Support Supplement

When Coronavirus “Quiets Down” – Get Out and Walk – Knee Support Supplement

The coronavirus pandemic of winter/spring 2020 has been a life-changing event for most of us. And the full cycle of the virus has not ended. I hope you and your families are staying healthy and safe. At the very least, staying in place in your home for 2 plus months has been a challenge.

Now that most States are opening up and the weather is warming, many of us are getting outside for some sunshine, exercise and social distancing socialization. But after being more sedentary, those who have had difficulty with joints or knee stiffness find themselves having to ease into the increased activity.

Many of my clients with knee osteoarthritis use Glucosamine Sulfate and Chondroitin Sulfate to help manage their knee pain and stiffness.

Glucosamine sulfate is a naturally occurring chemical in the human body. Our bodies utilize it to build tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and the thick fluid (synovial fluid) that surrounds joints. Similarly, chondroitin sulfate is an important structural component of cartilage and provides shock absorbance and much of its resistance to compression. It is the fluid and cartilage around joints that lubricate and cushion the joints; when the joint cartilage and other cushioning becomes thin, as in osteoarthritis, the joints have more friction, stiffness and even pain. With age, we make less of our our glucosamine.

Taking glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate supplements may increase the cartilage and fluid surrounding joints and help prevent breakdown of these substances and reduce pain.  If taken long-term they might even slow the breakdown of joints.

According to WebMD, after taking for 4-8 weeks, the relief from a glucosamine sulfate nutrition supplement may be comparable to acetaminophen or ibuprofen.

Read more about Glucosamine Sulfate and Chondroitin Sulfate. 

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