Millions of people across the world suffer from joint pain, specifically knee and hip pain. This can occur from extreme physical exercise, deterioration of the cartilage, aging, or physical accident. The result however is always the same – joint pain and discomfort.
To reduce symptoms varies from simple Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen, and nutritional supplements, to injections, and in severe cases, even surgery. Research results seem to indicate that nutritional supplements, specifically Chondroitin sulfate, Glucosamine Sulfate, and Creatine Monohydrate, seem to help many people to reduce joint pain, and to keep the cartilage more healthy.
What are they?:
Chondroitin is a complex carbohydrate found in the connective tissue of all mammals, in the cartilage that cushions the joints. What it does is draw the fluid into the tissues as the joints themselves have no blood. The fluid in turn, draws nutrients, to the area, which makes the cartilage, which functions as a spongy padding, better absorb shocks. Chondroitin seems to strengthen the protein strands that comprise the connective tissue. It may also restrict the enzymes that break down the cartilage. Because Chondroitin is partly composed of complex sugar molecules, it seems to reduce joint pain and inflammation, and repairs cartilage, and acts as an anti-inflammatory. There have been scientific studies that show that Chondroitin may actually treat Osteoarthritis which attacks our cartilage. It may also decrease the pain associated with Osteoarthritis. However, not all test results have been conclusive. In 2006 a study was lead by Daniel Clegg of the University Of Utah School Of Medicine, on 1583 Osteoarthritic patients, who for 24 weeks took either Glucosamine, Chondroitin, or a combination of the two. They found that on average, in 65% of those tested the pain was reduced by approximately 20%.
Glucosamine is a natural substance created by our body, between joints, and is also found in some foods. It is a necessary ingredient for healthy cartilage. Unfortunately, as people get older, the natural production of Glucosamine slows down, which causes the cartilage to deteriorate, become brittle, and this in time causes stiffness of joints, accompanied by pain and discomfort-a condition known as Osteoarthritis. Click here for more information.
Creatine Monohydrate is an amino acid compound found in the muscle tissue and gives it strength and helps in its development.
In conclusion it would appear that Chondroitin Sulfate is an anti inflammatory that promotes flexibility in the tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. Glucosamine Sulfate helps to regenerate the cartilage, and lubricates the surface of the joints, whereas Creatine Monohydrate seems to improve muscle strength.
So what is Advanced Joint Formula?:
It is an excellent nutritional supplement that contains the 3 ingredients, Chondroitin, Glucosamine, and Creatine Monohydrate that seem to strengthen and repair joints, and reduce pain. It also includes Calcium Citrate for apparent bone development.