Well-spoken and well-established nutrients like Vitamin D, calcium and magnesium are essential for better bone health. Natural sources of these nutrients include eggs, milk and milk products, whole grains, green leafy vegetables and sunlight for Vitamin D.
Did you know that calcium, to work efficiently in the formation of bones, requires magnesium and vitamin D? When consumed in enough amount, they help in better calcium absorption. So, try including these important nutrients in your diet for better joint health.
Apart from these, we have hidden nutrients in our food that are beneficial for our joints. Among these, today we will discuss 2 nutrients that are highly researched, but least spoken about. They also play a vital role in your joints’ health:
What Is Chondroitin?
Chondroitin [kuhn-droit-n] is found naturally in the body as a component of cartilage, particularly in the joints. Chondroitin helps with cartilage structure. Cartilage is the tough, connective tissue that cushions the joints.
What Is Glucosamine?
Glucosamine [gloo-koh-suh-meen] is an extraction of amino sugars commonly found in shellfish like lobster and shrimp. Glucosamine is a compound found naturally in the body in the fluid around the joints. It is also a building block of cartilage (nature’s cushion). It is made up of chains of proteins and carbohydrates and makes up the connective framework of collagen. Glucosamine can help form and repair the cartilage found in joints.
How Chondriotin helps joint health?
- Glucosamine and chondroitin support the body’s natural ability to regenerate cartilage.
- Glucosamine and chondroitin support the body’s ability to maintain joint health associated with aging and daily wear and tear.
- Glucosamine and chondroitin are the premier building blocks for joint lubrication and joint cartilage.
- Glucosamine and chondroitin support the body’s ability to regulate the enzyme pathways involved in joint function.
- Supplementing with 1500mg of glucosamine and 1200mg of chondroitin has shown effective clinical benefits for joint health. Only by taking supplements with the clinically proven dosages can you be sure of the benefits of the supplement as seen in research studies.
How should I take it?
Difficult to get it from the natural sources. From the above benefits and clinical study, it is clear to consume chondroitin with glucosamine. Chondroitin, paired with MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) and glucosamine work to help promote joint flexibility and mobility. MSM is also, along with glucosamine and chondroitin, a component of cartilage.